St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

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St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

“...encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

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Welcome to 3LB Class



Class: 3LB & 3MW                                                  Date: 8/3/19



This year, Year 3 children will swim for half of the year, rather than the full year, but for longer lessons (1 hour instead of half an hour).

3MW children will need a swimming bag with a towel and trunks (boys) or a swimming costume (girls). Please note that long hair must be tied back with a bobble and jewellery must not be worn.  Children with long hair also require a swimming hat. Please practise using this with your child. Goggles are not allowed. Thank you for your support with this.

If you have any questions or concerns about swimming or PE, please come and speak to us; we will be happy to help!


PE - Lessons 

3MW will continue with swimming until the end of the academic year and then have their PE lesson on Wednesday afternoons.  3LB will be having their PE lessons on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday afternoons. 

We would be very grateful if jewellery is not worn on PE days due to health and safety reasons.

Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school when they have PE. We recommend that they keep it in school for the full half term.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Fiction – Ottoline and The Yellow Cat

Nonfiction - Animal information texts / Leaflets

Grammar –word families; powerful verbs; expanded noun phrases; conjunctions to link clauses


Multiplication and Division 

Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables. Measure, compare, add and subtract lengths, perimeter of simple 2d shapes. Recognise and use fractions, find fractions of a set of objects, count up or down in tenths Understand what a tenth is and how it arises.


Light and Shadows Reflections

How shadows are formed how/why shadows change / dangers of the sun.


Easter – Joy and Sadness - Palm Sunday events of Holy Week. Comparison of different accounts of Easter morning.


Privacy / Raising Concerns 

Acceptable / unacceptable physical contact. Personal boundaries / Secrets / When it is right to break a confidence / Recognise peoples’ feelings - see, respect, constructively challenge different points of view.



Reading Books

Home reading books will be changed on a weekly basis, either by a member of staff or by the child themselves.  Please encourage your child to let us know when they have finished their book so they can change it before our library day if needs be.

It would benefit your child immeasurably if you could read with or to them on a daily basis. Please ask for any support with questioning.



Email Open/respond to emails

Use an address book Email safety Add attachments


Our European neighbours

 The 7 continents Compare Europe with other continents Seas and Oceans Countries in Europe – flags, currencies, governments Compare 2 major capital cities


Painting Colour mixing.

Make colour wheels. Introduce different types of brushes. Techniques- apply colour using dotting, scratching, splashing.


Adverbs of manner, Asking politely, Creating sentences with masculine and feminine nouns, Punctuation.


3LB – Games – Multi-Skills & Athletics    3MW – Swimming & Athletics





What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be

returned to school?

Maths – Worksheet  


English – Worksheet  


Spellings – 10 per week 











Will be tested the following Tuesday. 


How can parents help?


  • Daily reading.
  • Accessing the websites listed below.      Providing a quiet area for homework.
  • Regular visits to the library. Giving children the opportunity to select their own books encourages a love of reading and allows them to explore their own interests.
  • Practising counting in 3’s, 4’s and 8’s and learning these times tables and related division facts.
  • Counting money, paying for items in shops, working out change, making the same amount with different coins.
  • Practising telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. This will be particularly important later in the year when we work on time.  



Useful links to support learning


Thank you for your support.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Miss Harrison & Mr Worrall.