St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

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Welcome to 3LB Class



Class: 3LB & 3MW

Date: 9.11.18

PE – Swimming

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). 3LB will go first up until February half term and then the classes will swap and 3MW will go from February half term until the end of the year.

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.


PE - Lessons

As well as swimming, 3LB will have their PE lesson on Wednesday afternoons.

3MW 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 could you 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.


All children in school will also be completing daily physical activity in the form of the Daily Mile. This follows ths successful trial undertaken during last academic year.


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

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.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Performance Poetry – Studying and performing a range of poems  

Story settings and character descriptions – Using the text The Christmasaurus

Grammar – Direct speech, nouns, verbs, adjectives; singular/plural, adding prefixes to nouns.


Multiplication and Division

3, 4 and 8 x tables, Solve problems involving multiplication/division, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication facts.


Rocks and Soils

Compare/group rocks, Fossil formation, How soil is made.


God with us – Christmas - Nativity – appearance of God as Jesus, Preparations for the birth of Jesus, Announcement of His birth.


Choices & Lifestyle

Physical, mental and emotional health, Choices and consequences, Balanced lifestyle.


Online Safety / Spreadsheets

Password safety, Communication, Information accuracy on websites, Pie charts and graphs, Use ‘more than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equals’ tools, Describe cell locations.


The Rainforest

Location – tropics, Climate, Type of vegetation/animals, Comparison between tribal life and modern, western lifestyles


Drawing Experiment with the potential of various pencils, close observation. Draw both the positive and negative shapes. Initial sketches as a preparation for painting.


Adjectives, Vocabulary for creating sentences.



3LB – Swimming & Rounders       3MW – Multiskills & Rounders 



What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Maths – MyMaths or worksheet


English – or 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.


Mrs Boulakhras & Mr Worrall.


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