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Welcome to Year 3

 Summer Term 2019


Class Teacher : Miss Phillips



Our topic this term is . . . 





This term our topic has a Geography focus.


We will be exploring and researching countries throughout Europe, focusing on their flags, capital cities, food and culture and the weather and climate. We will be looking at seas, lakes and oceans around Europe and we are also going to compare and contrast a European country to the United Kingdom.


Please see the topic overview for further details.




Our Science topic this term is Electricity and Light. We will be looking at how light is reflected, how shadows are formed and protection from the sun. We will also learn about common appliances and how to create a simple circuit then identify and name parts of the circuit. We will then investigate common conductors and insulators.



Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Please ensure correct and appropriate PE kit is in school at all times.



The children will have an Outdoor Learning session each WEDNESDAY morning. Please ensure wellies and a coat are in school every week.




Getting Snappy!!


The children will have weekly spellings to practise at home.

Each day in Spellings we will be focussing on practising the spelling patterns and writing our spellings correctly, using joined handwriting.



The children LOVE Snappy Maths and all the children have started the Addition Facts challenge with the hope of scoring 100/100 five times in under 5 minutes before moving on to the Multiplication Facts challenge. 


Please keep 'firing' addition facts at your child so they have the answers at their finger tips!! If you want any additional Snappy Maths sheets to practise at home, please don't hesitate to ask.




Homework will continue to be sent home each Friday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday. Spelling Tests this term will be on Friday.



We are all looking forward to another fun, jam packed term with lots and lots of learning going on!


If you have any worries, concerns or questions, please feel free to pop in and see me or contact me through class Dojo.



Thank you


Miss Phillips



Dates for the Diary

23rd April ~ First day of term 5

26th April ~ PTFA Quiz Night @ 7pm

2nd May ~ School closed - Polling Day

6th May ~ School closed - Bank Holiday

19th May ~ Schools Challenge on the Hoe

22nd May ~ Sports Day

27th - 31st May : Summer Break

3rd June ~ School closed - Non-Pupil Day

15th June ~ PTFA Summer Fayre @ 11am - 2pm

25th June ~ Class Photo Day!

28th June ~ Mini Summer Reports out

3rd July ~ Family Learning Conversations

4th July ~ Family Learning Conversations

17th July ~ PTFA Disco

23rd July ~ END OF TERM

Further dates to be confirmed by the Office.


Year Three Reminders



 The majority of the children have moved onto the Renaissance Reader book scheme and they should be bringing home a number banded book every day. We already have lots of children who are keen to complete their quizzes. I have reminded the children that the quiz tests their understanding of the book and as we are looking for at least 85% for a pass rate on their quiz, we always advise to read the book through at least twice before attempting the quiz. Children should be taking quizzes regularly (at least once every two weeks) and they should bring home the results of their quiz ~ if you aren't seeing them please check their school bags! Remember you can register with the website and receive text/email alerts with your child's test results. Any problems ~ please pop in and see me! 

Please make sure you are continuing to read regularly with your child ~ they should be bringing their books home EVERY day!!


Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child has a clear water bottle, with a sports type cap, in school every day and that they bring it home to be washed out and refilled!


School Uniform


Please support us in sending your child to school in appropriate uniform and footwear.  All clothes should be clearly labelled to reduce incidents of lost property.




Whilst children are provided with all the stationary they require, I understand that many parents wish to support their children by providing extra items.  If this is the case, can you please ensure such items are labelled clearly and encourage your child not to exchange or give away items to others.




All school events and activities are noted on the school newsletter: The Steady Eddy which is put onto Class Dojo every week.