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It has been so lovely to see children around school again and enjoy teaching our fabulous classes. We are so impressed with how well the children have settled back into school life at Newcroft, and we are so proud of how resilient you have all been. We are really starting to see the children embrace Year 3 and they are working incredibly hard to catch up on lost learning time. We would like to thank you for your continued support at home with your child’s learning and we look forward to having a great Autumn term!
We are currently following a whole school Recovery Curriculum plan, focussed on core subjects, to support our pupils as best we can to catch up.
In Year 3, we are developing the skills to write instruction texts, diary entries, non-chronological reports and narrative texts. Although we are focussing on the core subjects, we are exploring our topic, The Stone Age, through the texts we are reading. We are writing instructions about how to wash a woolly mammoth, including adverbs, subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time. We have been researching to find interesting facts about the Stone Age and create our very own non-chronological reports. We have organised our information under sub-headings and started to use paragraphs to structure our writing. We will also be looking at sentence types, paragraphs and word choice when writing diary entries as the Stone Age Boy. We are encouraging children to focus on their spelling and handwriting in English lessons to ensure they feel really proud of all their brilliant work!
In Maths, we have been revising and learning all about place value. Some of the topics we have been learning about are: partitioning numbers in different ways, finding 10 and100 more or less than a given number and we have been enjoying different activities to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. The children have impressed us with their knowledge and have done well to remember lots of number facts from their time in Year 2. We will be moving onto addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in the coming weeks. We would like to encourage children to continue to learn their times tables and feel confident in reciting these, and using them to solve multiplication and division problems.
We ask that parents ensure that PE kit is in school all week and sent home as required for washing through the term and at the end of a half term. A reminder that as the weather gets colder, we ask that parents send their child with a warm jumper and jogging bottoms for outdoor PE sessions.
Miss Newton’s class PE Day is: Wednesday (the children have both their sessions on a Wednesday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon).
Miss Hunt and Mrs McConnell’s class PE days are: Wednesday and Friday.