Carr Head Primary

Our mission statement is to prepare the children of today to flourish in the world of tomorrow through nurturing mind, body and soul.



                                                     Year 3 Newsletter                            September 2017

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

We have an exciting year ahead and this newsletter will inform you of the learning that will take place in Year 3 this half term.  It is great to have all the children back and I hope you all enjoyed your summer holidays!

In literacy we will be looking at the ‘Lancashire Giant’ and other folk tales in our folk tale unit. We will then write our own folk tale. We will also be learning how to write biographies. In numeracy, we will start to learn our 3 and 4 times tables. We are also looking at place value, 2D shapes, perimeter and the written methods for addition and subtraction.

Our history topic this half term is the Anglo Saxons. We shall be focussing the idea of Invaders and Settlers, who the Anglo Saxons were and how their lives differed to ours.  Our science topic is animals including humans and movement where we will focus on skeletons, exercise and how muscles work. In RE we will be looking at Judaism, thinking about who we trust, what makes a good leader and how this links with some beliefs.

 Guided reading will take place every day. This will consist of a carousel of activities where twice a week your child will read with an adult in a small group and discuss their understanding of the group’s book. Your child will have a ‘personal choice’ session once a week where they are welcome to bring in a book from home to read and keep in their bags.

PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times.

Homework will be set each Friday and children are expected to complete their homework and hand it in by the following Thursday. Thank you in advance for your continued support to ensure that your child reads regularly at home.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me after school.

Best wishes,

Mrs Swarbrick