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Dear Parents,


Week beginning 25th March 2019


Please remember the following dates this week.


Thursday 28th March: CAFOD fundraising event: Whole School Sponsored Silence.


During one of our CAFOD assemblies, your child has been finding out about a boy called Rabuil who lives in Bangladesh.  We are raising money for Rabuil and his family and would very much appreciate your support.  CAFOD are already helping Rabuil to go to school but, with your help, there is so much more we can do.  In response to the assembly,  the children will be doing a sponsored silence on Thursday.  Yuur child can bring in their favourite book to read and will need to stay silent for 30 minutes!   A sponsorship form has gone home by parent mail and we would be very grateful if you could sponsor your child to help raise money for this very worthy cause.  More details can be found on our Faith page in this website.


The week ahead


We have now starting planning and developing our own adventure story.  We have written a description of the forest and will now look at the discovery  of a special chest full of treasure and our characters meeting some villains!  Please see homework sheet for details.


Spellings: Please see homework sheet below




The children will be starting a new topic on Money.  Recognising the value of coins and being able to add and subtract small sums of money.



Looking at the terms endoskeleton ( e,g, humans)  and endoskeletons (e.g. tortoises).  The children are writing their own fact booklet.


Guided Reading

Thank you for your support with the guided reading.  Please ensure your child's guided reading (yellow) book is handed in the day before your child reads.  On the front cover of their yellow books you will see a sticker and that tells you the day your child's homework should be in:


Dr Suess:   Reading group Monday, homework due in on Monday

Lear:        Reading group Tuesday, homework due in on Monday

Stevenson:  Reading group Wednesday, homework due in on Tuesday

Elliot:       Reading group Thursday, homework due in on Wednesday

Wordsworth: Reading group Friday, homework due in on Thursday.



Times tables Tests

Every Thursday or Friday your child will  have a times table test.  The children get 40 questions in 3 minutes!  Therefore they need to be able to mentally recall them at speed. Children who score 35 or more out of 40 are moved on to the next times table. When they have attained their 3, 4, and 8 times tables your child will move on to all the times tables to 12 and then the inverse (division).   


Well done to Charlie Auty who has learnt all his times tables to 12 and is now doing tests with the inverse of multiplication, division.


I would be very grateful for parent's support in helping your child learn their times tables. Please practice these at home as some of the children are still on their x2.  Please see the websites below to help your child.  Learn a few each day and test your child (going to school by car, bus, walking!). e.g. 1 x2, 2x 2, 3 x2.   Rehearse these for a couple of days and then add a couple more e.g. 4x 2, 5 x2, and then get your child to rapidly recall the ones you have learnt.  Keep building upon this.


Lots of games are available to help your child, some of the them listed at the bottom of this page.




This term's topic is Europe starting with GB first.  The children are now ready to explore a country in Europe.  We will focus on the country of Greece.


Homework books (orange covers)

Please ensure these books are returned no later than a Thursday.  I like to write their spelling test scores in the book and place their next weeks' homework in.  I like to do this on a Thursday evening and not when the children arrive on a Friday morning as this delays getting on with the day's lessons!



Please ensure your child has their PE Kit at all times in school.  PE is currently on a Tuesday and Friday.


With thanks and best wishes.


Mrs Smith




Year 3 Elm Class Timetable