Hello and welcome to Year 3! Each week, I will write a blog for you to read about what your children have been learning. I will also include any important notices and homework tasks.

Your children have blown me away this week. They have started Year 3 with a positive attitude and an enthusiasm to learn. I couldn’t ask for any more!

Despite it being the first week back, we have still managed to do lots of amazing learning…

Maths - we have been recapping our number bonds to 10 and 100, and then looking at adding three and four numbers together! The children have done some fabulous work and you wouldn’t think they had just had six weeks off!

English - we have completed our star reading tests this week and we have also written a story set in the past.

Science - we have started a topic on animals (including humans). Firstly, we thought about what we already knew, and then we had a go at sorting some foods in to the five main food groups as we are going to start our topic thinking about diet.

R.E. - we are starting our year thinking about our Christian family. We discussed this as a class and then we drew a picture of who we thought was in our Christian family. We also spoke about a special time we have shared with our families.

Art - we created some beautiful adjective posters with watercolours to describe ourselves! They are super!

We also voted for our school councillors for this year. Well done to Max & Abigail who will be the Year 3 representatives. I know they will do a fabulous job.

Important notices:

  • P.E. days are Monday and Thursday. In Autumn term the children also need to wear their PE kit on a Tuesday as they will be taking part in a yoga session on a Tuesday afternoon.

  • Your child will come home with a reading book and log. Please sign and date when your child has read. I do expect the children to read nightly. Once the children have read a book they will then take a quiz on accelerated reader based on their understanding of the book. If you have any questions about accelerated reader, please ask. I will be sending home a letter next week with your child’s details so that you can log in yourselves and track their progress.

  • The children will come home with weekly spellings to learn (starting next week) but there will be no weekly spelling test. Instead, the children will consolidate their learning through activities in class and an end of term assessment.

  • I will put details of times tables work that I would like the children to complete at home on my blog next week.

  • Please do not hesitate to call school or catch me at the end of the day if you would like to chat about your child. I will be more than happy to do so! Unfortunately, I am unavailable in the morning as I will be in the class room preparing for the day ahead.

  • Homework details will always be put on the website on a Friday under the homework tab. Homework is given out on a Friday and due in on a Tuesday. There will be no homework this week.

I am extremely excited for the year ahead - your children are so lovely and I can’t wait to see what the year brings!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Heim-Sarac

AuthorCandice Heim-Sarac