We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable Christmas break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the New Year. As expected the children have settled back in well after an exciting break and have continued well with their learning.  

The Spring term is always a busy time for children in Year 3 with lots of new learning taking place as well as consolidating previously learnt skills. In our Science work we will be studying rocks and soils’ followed by magnets, our Geography learning will concentrate on local area and Europe and our DT planning will focus on designing objects from the Celts.

As History is taught chronologically, we will be moving onto learning about the Celts and in Art, we will be making models of the Alps. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. 
Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions. 
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. Water bottles are also available at a cost of 20p each. We will continue with morning toast up until close of register and should you wish, children can bring a piece of fruit to school for their morning snack. 
In Year 3, we are very lucky to be chosen for class instrument lessons this academic year. Class 11 have already been learning an instrument through the Autumn Term, and will be holding a short sharing concert for their families on the afternoon of Wednesday 10th January (Details coming home soon).  In the Spring Term, instrumental lessons will then switch to class 12; we look forward to hearing their progress!  Class 10 will have then have this opportunity in the Summer term. 
Children in Year 3 receive regular homework: purple creative homework books will be continued and spellings will be given out each week and tested on the following Thursday. Your support at home is so valuable with this, and helps your child make super progress – thank you!  
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. We anticipate a busy and exciting term ahead and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.