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How to support your child’s learning at home To help your child further in their education, they must be doing the following activities at home. 

They must read for 10 minutes each night to an adult. The adult must then fill in their reading journal. Practice times tables. By the end of year 3 your child should know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10 times tables off by heart. Each child has a home school journal. These must be signed by an adult each week and be in school every day.

If you need to speak directly to the class teacher please go to the main office to arrange this or find us in the playground after school. We politely ask that you do not come into school with your child in the morning to do this.

Make sure you know your targets and are constantly striving to achieve them.

Homework Year 3 children are given homework every Friday which is to be handed in the following Wednesday. All tasks will be based around the weeks learning so your child should have a good understanding of what they are expected to do. It is your child’s homework and they must complete it. Anyone who has any difficulties with it must come and see their class teacher on Monday. It must be completed to an acceptable standard which means that it must be at least as good as the work children produce in class, and all tasks must be completed in pencil. Mr Heseldon runs a drop in homework club on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes for children who would like some help with their work. We have super new journals full of helpful tips to support work at home. Please ensure that journals are signed and handed in each week. Lomeshaye Junior School Norfolk St Nelson Lancashire BB9 6SY

Curriculum Overview Year 3 Spring Term 1 Miss Wallace, Mrs Kelly and Mr Switzer

Creative Curriculum: Once Upon a Time. During our next theme we are going to venture into the make believe world. The children are going to be given the opportunity to invent their own fairy tale characters or creatures in an imaginative world.

Maths: We have now moved back onto calculating, partitioning and counting. The children will be looking further into the processes involved with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will then move onto securing number facts and shapes. Encourage your child at home to recognise and name shapes in the environment.

Science: Forces and Magnets During this topic the children are going to learn about materials and their magnetic properties. We will be looking at how magnets work and what they can be used for. There will be lots of fun experiments for us to try out. Following this we will then concentrate on forces.

Creative Partner: Nicole The children will be working with Nicole for the next 5 weeks to create a traditional tale performance with a twist! Look out for the letter telling you when our performance will be.

Design and Technology: Watch out! The children are going to be turning into fairy tale characters. During this topic they will plan, design and make their own fairy tales hand puppets ready to be presented in our frozen museum.

English: Traditional Tales. When we look at traditional tales the children will be reading a range of fairy stories and traditional tales before planning and writing their own. All the stories that they write will have actions added to them so that they are easier to remember and retell.

Jack and the Beanstalk: Year 3 will be going to watch Jack and the Beanstalk at The Muni in Colne.

Year 3 Curriculum Leaflet Spring 1