Year 3 (Oystercatchers)


Spring Term 2019

Mr Collett


This term we are studying the Antarctic – learning about the history of the “Heroic age of exploration”, the wildlife that inhabits the area, the climate and why it is important for scientists today. We will be linking our literacy with this all term.

Please continue to hear your child read at home and talk about what they have read. Many of the children are now using the Accelerated Reader system and are taking scored tests on their books so it is important they understand the books they have chosen. We aim to have all the children in the class onto AR by the end of the year.


In maths we are continuing to revise our number knowledge including counting in steps of 4, 8, 50 and 100. We will also working on partitioning and place value. Later in the term we will continue to work on addition and subtraction methods.

Please use Doodle Maths as much as possible – 10 minutes per day is ideal – and help your child with their times tables.


Our PE this term includes gymnastics and dance. PE is on a Tuesday and a Thursday afternoon . Please ensure your child has full PE kit on these days and if they wear earrings, that they are able to remove them or have brought in some micropore tape to cover them (we unfortunately cannot supply any tape, nor can we put it over the children’s earrings ourselves)


Homework will usually be issued on a Thursday to come back the following Tuesday or Wednesday. It will usually be a maths activity to do with your child, and there is a grid of other activities stuck into the children’s homework books on which you will be able to see all the homework activities right to the end of term. Please also use the Doodlemaths and Doodle tables apps as much as possible.

Many thanks!

Mr Collett.