Hello and welcome to Year 3!

I am very much looking forwards to working with both children and parents this year. The children have settled in really well into our class community and routines of Key Stage 2.

This half term, our topic is all about Aspirations. The children will learn about various job roles that support our communities and start to think about what their future aspirations are too. We will also have a special enterprise day which will be linked to our learning.

In Maths, we have started with Place Value, working with numbers up to 1000. Recognising the place value of each digit and comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000. To help your child at home, please practice securing times tables 2’s 5’s and 10’s, as this will help immensely in all areas of their number work. Then, children can quickly move on to their 3’s 4’s and 8’s.

In Literacy, we are reading The BFG by Roald Dahl. We will use the text to help build children’s vocabulary and improve punctuation so that writing makes better sense. Children will also be writing their own version of the story through their story structure work. This year, we will encourage the use of cursive handwriting through discrete handwriting lessons. This will support your child’s natural writing flow and spelling accuracy.

PE will be on Thursdays and on Wednesdays, the children will have an additional sports session with Jack from The Manchester City Sports. Children should have their PE kits in at the start of the week and take it home each Friday.

Homework will be a Maths activity linked to your child’s current learning in class. Children will also complete one Topic homework challenge per week, handed out each Friday to be returned on Wednesday.

Please do not hesitate to come and ask if there are any questions that you might have. I am out on the playground before and after school. I look forward to seeing you next week Wednesday 12th September, where you can get to know more about the expectations for children in Year 3 and the best ways that you can support them at home.

Thank you for your support. Miss Hull