This term in Lagoon Class...
Summer Term 1: Year 3 have begun the summer term by finishing off the last few aspects of last term’s Scavengers and Settlers topic, which they have really enjoyed, but now they are ready for the new topic; Because we’re worth it. This is a science based topic in which we explore how our skeletons, hearts and digestive system work. We also look at the importance of exercise and a healthy diet. There will be lots of exciting practical activities to help the children learn all about their bodies.
We will continue with this topic until the end of June, during which time we have the benefit of our student, Miss Hosken, to help us with our learning. We are especially lucky to have Miss Hosken, because before deciding to become a teacher she completed a photography degree and so she is going to help us with our ICT project where we will be making films all about ourselves and our school. We expect them to look very professional by the end!
You will already be aware that after half term we will start our swimming lessons. These will take place on Thursdays, so please do remember to send your child in with their swimming kit every Thursday in June. Otherwise we are hoping to have regular PE slots at Vale Park, so please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day, including a pair of plimsolls or trainers.
Can I please gently remind you that homework is handed out on Wednesdays. There will be spellings to learn each week, as well as a piece of maths or literacy to complete. Please do not feel that more than half an hour should be spent on the maths or literacy, but at the same time please actively encourage your children to do this homework. We are working to develop in all pupils the expectation of giving up a little of their time outside school to focus on their learning. The purpose of this is to prepare them for later years when homework becomes increasingly important. Thank you for your support with this.
Mrs Palmer - Year 3 teacher