This term in Lagoon Class...
Spring term: Year 3 are going to be learning about the inter-relationship of habitats and animals on our planet, looking especially at the ecosystem of the sea, but also briefly investigating some on land and in the air. We shall be starting with a fantastic trip to the Brighton Sea Life Centre where we will have the chance to look at all the amazing aquatic creatures on display and to also participate in an exciting lifecycle workshop. We know the children will really enjoy this topic, which is a new one this year for us. We shall be finishing in the week before half term with a real focus on climate change and the impact it is having on environments around the world. We are very keen for all the pupils to have a real understanding of the importance of looking after the world, which is after all their future!
If any of you have any skills or knowledge in relation to this topic, please do come and share with all the children. It would be great to help you to share what you know with us all! Like the children we are always keen to learn more!
Please note that PE this term is on a Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon for year 3, but PE kits, including plimsolls or trainers should be in school every day, as there can always be unexpected changes or opportunities to do extra PE.
As you are aware it is this school’s policy to set 30 minutes homework a week in year 3. Maths is set one week and literacy the next. It is generally sent home on a Tuesday and should be returned by the following Tuesday. This is set as a means of preparing children gradually for the substantial homework they receive at secondary school. We are finding that many children are not completing this each week. We would like to urge you to encourage your child to spend a 30 minute session on this work at some point during the week. If they do not finish in this time this is not a problem and they should not feel they have to do more, but are welcome to if they wish. In addition we would like to also encourage children to read a book of their choice independently at least three times a week. It would be brilliant for their fluency and confidence if at least one of their home reading sessions could be aloud to you. Finally, spellings are also sent home most weeks and we would again be grateful if you could encourage your children to practice them regularly during the week to help them build their confidence and fluency with spelling.
Mrs Palmer - Year 3 teacher
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