Year 3 2019 - 2020

Miss Brown

Year 3 class teacher

Mrs Yearsley

Welcome to Year 3! 

Welcome back to the Autumn term. We hope you have had a restful Summer break. It has been wonderful getting to know you all over this last week. 

Forest School

Our forest school sessions are taking place every Monday until the end of term. Please ensure your child has suitable clothing for all weather e.g. waterproof coat, wellies and tracksuit bottoms. Children can come in to school in their forest school clothing. Our forest school sessions will be focused on our term topic, the Romans, with lots of creative and exciting activities planned such as making Roman shields and swords.

Topic

Our topic this term is the Romans in Britain. We are going to be exploring the chronology of the Roman rule of Britain, who the Romans were and their legacy. We will explore this topic further in our Art and DT sessions where we will be studying and creating our own mosaics, shields and Roman pots. 

There will also be plenty of opportunities for SPAG, reading and writing. The children have been studying the features of list poetry in English this week and have been writing their own poems using alliteration, onomatopoeia and repetition. Over the term, the children will also explore setting and character descriptions through our driver text 'Escape from Pompeii' and will explore how to write instructions such as 'How to be a Roman Solider.'

Maths

Over the upcoming weeks we will be looking at numbers up to 1000 and focusing on the value of each digit: place value. Pupils will learn how to compose and decompose numbers, compare, order and look for patterns.

Homework

Homework will consist of spellings, timetables and reading. Each week, the children will learn a new spelling pattern that they will practice every day and will be tested on every Friday. Children are also encouraged to complete times tables activities at home, for example 'Times tables Rockstars.'

As always, reading is expected every night for at least 10 minutes. The children will recieve a levelled book that they will be expected to read each night and will be changed weekly. Alongside this, the children will have access to 'Bug Club.'

Snack

This year the children bring their own money for toast at break time. We advise that your child brings their money in a purse or wallet to avoid them losing it. Your child may alo bring in their own snack, but please be aware that only fruit may be brought in from home. If your child brings a water bottle to school, this should only contain water.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the day or schedule a longer appointment. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you over the year.

Miss Brown and Mrs Yearsly

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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,
Widnes,
Cheshire,
WA8 0BW

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794
sec.stjohnfisher@halton.gov.uk