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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Our Year 3 classes are 3 Denmark, 3 Norway and 3 Sweden.

Summer Term 1:
In English, this term we will be exploring different graphic novels, comics as well as looking at Norse mythology. Our main text is Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton- as always, we kindly ask you don't read ahead at home to help preserve the element of surprise in our teaching sequences at school!
In R.E. we'll answer the question, 'Who is Jesus?’ by examining the ways he presented himself in the Bible and the comparisons he made. We will reflect on what makes these statements important to Christians and how to apply lessons in daily life.

Maths will begin with looking at statistics before we move on to various aspects of measure: mass, volume and length etc. Please note, there will be no assessment week during Summer Term 1.

PE for 3 Sweden and 3 Norway will be on Mondays. For 3 Denmark, it will be on Fridays. Children should come to school in school uniform as usual with their full PE kit in their bags. If you have any trouble at all with PE kit, please do speak to one of us or the office.

Please find spellings for this half term as a downloadable document below. Each week we typically follow a spelling rule for the first 10 'core' spellings and the remaining 'extension' spellings (which are optional) recycle old spellings and introduce topic words or words that will be encountered in our main text.

As part of their homework, please ensure your child reads every day and that it is noted in their reading journal. This is increasingly important as the demands of the curriculum increase throughout Key Stage 2, with children expected to sustain reading over longer and longer pieces of text.

Maths homework
An exercise sheet handed out each Friday and to be returned by the following Wednesday.

We will continue to tweet celebrations and news from our Twitter account. Please note the year 3 twitter feed is: @St_JamesYear3.

A note on trips
We welcome parents and carers to accompany us on trips. Please mention it at least two days in advance to your child's class teacher if at all possible, in order for us to arrange staffing.

We endeavour to give as much notice as possible for trips, but in some cases we are offered tickets to other exciting opportunities at the last minute. Your understanding is appreciated.