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Year 3 Class Sarum

Class Teacher: Miss A. Sainsbury    

Teaching Assistant: Mrs J. Garner

PPA: Ms Wildman (PE) and Mr Humphreys (RE)

Term 3 2020-2021

January and February 2021

Happy new year!

Well here we are again, I am raring to get going again and catch up with you and your news from the Christmas break.  I know and understand that it has been a challenging time but I hope you have made the best of it and we can all hope for brighter times moving forward.  I know that I am optimistic that 2021 will be a very good year and we have more exciting learning experiences coming our way.

In Term 3 here is a little taster of what is coming up for Sarum and Year 3:

  • In English we are focusing on non-fiction texts relating to our Geography  work.
  • The children are concentrating on designing and making photo frames in Design and Technology.
  • Computing activities are varied and include tasks related to our DT and Geography projects.
  • In Geography we are learning about the climates and habitats all around our world.
  • The children will be starting to learn to play the recorder in our music lessons.
  • In Science we will be learning about skeletons, muscles, healthy foods and nutrition.
  • For Maths activities, again we focus on the four number operations, place value and money.

This term there are a few changes from Terms 1 and 2.  Year 3, that is both Sarum and Danebury, will have PE on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.  On Wednesdays, Sarum will be learning about teamwork and communication games and activities, whilst on Thursdays Ms Wildman will be leading the children with gymnastic activities.  Therefore we would strongly encourage all children in Year 3 to come to school dressed for PE for both days.  Obviously with the Winter weather biting now, we know that the children will be dressed appropriately for the conditions we face now.

The new and exciting development is the opportunity Year 3 have to enjoy Forest School activities.  Again Ms Wildman will lead us with these; the children will thrive on a diferent type of learning and it will hopefully give them a greater appreciation for nature and the great outdoors.  We will have our sessions on Monday afternoons, alternating with Danebury.  Sarum's first Forest School session will be on Monday 11th January and again we do strongly encourage children do come to school dressed or have clothing which is strong, waterproof and warm.  They could get quite muddy.

With the COVID19 restrictions becoming more strict, we do still strongly encourage children to bring to school only what they absolutely do need for their school day.  Throughout terms 1 and 2 Sarum worked hard to keep to the guidelines and I know that they will continue to do so.  We do ask that the children do bring in a labelled water bottle and, if appropriate, lunch box and a separate small container for a healthy snack should that be appropriate.  A small book bag and again if necessary reading glasses.  If in doubt do check our guidelines or speak to me or get in touch with the school office team.

I still encourage the children to read daily and to access the online Bug Club to help them when paper books may be difficult to get hold of.  In addition they now have log in details for TT Rockstars and Numbots to support learning of multiplication tables.  For now I hope that these will support Sarum in their home learning activities.  Mrs Green and myself will continue to provide Home Learning packs for times when children are not able to attend school.  If you should find any Bug Club books at home, especially Brown level, please do return them. 

Please let me know if there is anything you would like further information about.  I am happy to help and do what I can to support your child's learning.  You can contact me through the School Office or you can find me outside in the morning or in the afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support to us all at Amesbury CE Primary School.

Best wishes,  Miss A. Sainsbury.