Truro Class (Yr 3)

Welcome back!

Truro Class Spring Term Welcome Letter

A very warm welcome back to Tregolls. We hope you have all had a fabulous break and are raring to go for the new term. Please see below details of the Autumn curriculum and key information.

Our teamMay I take this opportunity to welcome our team for this academic year: Myself, Miss. Henderson, class teacher, Miss Kendall and Mrs Richards, who will be supporting our learning throughout the week.

Project and Science

Our project this term will be mythical creatures, with the focus question being ‘What lessons can mythical creatures teach us?’ We will be learning about mythical creatures from acient Egypt and Greece.

Our Science will focus, firstly, forces and how magnets work. During the second half of the term will will be learing about light and how to manipulate shadows.

Literacy and Numeracy

The literacy throughout this term will link with the main project, we will be writing; stories based on The Mermaid of Zennor, Greek mythical creatures and other Cornish creatures.

Numeracy will be focused on multiplying by 100, 4 and 8 and will be learning about place value. Can I please ask that your children are regularly learning their multiplication tables at home, as these are so important for all of our Maths learning.

MFL – French and RE

Truro class will be learnintg about basic conversation and colour in French.

In RE, the children will be learning about Cornwall as a place of Christianity. We will be learing about main Christian beliefs and traditions.

PE days and kit

We will be continuing our PE sessions this year with our sports coach, Mrs Butterly. These lessons will take place every Tuesday. Please ensure that the children have all of their kit clearly labeled in a PE bag each week. Thank you for your support with this.

The kit requirements are:

Boys – Blue short and a Tregolls t-shirt

Girls – Leggings or blue shorts and a Tregolls t-shirt

Footwear –PE plimsolls or trainers.

If you have any issues with the PE kit please pop in and speak to us.

Homelearning Requirements

As per the Home Learning Policy, children in year 3 should be spending 45 minutes on their literacy and numeracy pieces each week. Where possible, these two pieces of homelearning will reinforce skills being taught that week in class. The children will be set homelearning which challenges them and tests their resilience. Please support your child by offering tips and advice for each piece.

In addition to the weekly literacy and numeracy piece, the children should be reading for at least 15 minutes every day. Please question your child on what they have read and then sign their homeschool reading records. This will need to be completed daily as we will be completing a daily reading chart in school each morning. Children who choose not to read each day will forfeit their breaktime.

Homelearning will be given out on Thursdays (beginning the week commencinbg 17th September) and homelearning will be collected in on Mondays. Spelliongs will be given out on Mondays and will be tested on Friday. Children have the responsibility to complete their homelearning, and so, if it is late, they will forfeit part of their lunchtime. Please support your child in keeping their homelearning books neat and tidy. Thanks for your support with this; we cannot overemphasize the importance of learning away from school – it will support your child in making great progress this term.

Open door policyAs you should be aware by now we operate an open door policy at Tregolls, and therefore I will always be on hand before or after school to discuss any issues you may have.

As there is some crucial information in this letter (for example the daily reading), I am kindly asking that you sign the slip below and return it asap, I then know that you are aware of all of our joint aims.

Many thanks,

The Year 3 Team.