Dear Parents,

The Autumn Term is here again, may I say a big ‘HELLO’ to all the new arrivals, welcome to Class 3. ‘Reach for the Stars’ is our theme this term and will be used, when possible across our curriculum

For many children in Class 3, this year will be their final one at Singleton, we will as always endeavor to make your child’s learning a happy and rewarding experience.

Home work will be available online on Fridays (MyMaths) however please have a look at the homework before Thursday evening so any concerns can be addressed before the completion deadline.

As always I would ask that all children read at least 3 times a week, children are free to change their books when necessary. We have a small class library; children are allowed to sign books out for class use and for home reading. Whatever stage your child is at in reading; please encourage reading for enjoyment and also to help them to develop research skills. As all children know, a signed, ‘I have read planner’, means ‘a prize draw raffle ticket!’ In addition to this home IDL work will also earn a raffle ticket!

Please keep practicing times-tables, as this has huge benefits for pupils. Remember tables should be practiced using the whole table’s sentence i.e. ‘seven times six is forty two, eight times six is…..’

In Literacy, Class 3 will be looking at the power of imagery, poems, narrative writing, persuasive leaflets and letter writing. As always a strong emphasis will be placed on handwriting and
presentation, especially joined writing. I encourage and expect every boy and girl to take pride in their work. Guided reading will take place for 20 minutes every day.

In Numeracy we will be working on place value, rounding, estimation and each of the four operations. Roman numerals will also be revisited.

Our ICT lessons will look at ‘programming’ within our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenges.

Art will be covered during Fantastic Friday.

P.E. this term will involve Gymnastics and Dance. P.E. will be on a Thursday but please ensure that full P.E. kits are kept in school throughout the week.

In Modern Foreign Languages – class 3 will be covering French.

Our focus in Geography this term will be the Alpine region of Europe. We will look at both human and physical geography; including tourism, trade and resources.

Science this half term will be looking at Electricity, Light and astronomy – How light travels.

In R.E. we will be investigating – The Bible, Christmas (including Christmas around the world) and the Gospel of Mathew and Luke.

Once again thank you for all your support and I look forward to a successful term in Class 3.

If you do have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me in person or by using your child’s school diary.

Many thanks.

Chris Goostry