St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

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St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class: 3LT

Date: 17.1.18


The children will continue their swimming lessons at Chadderton baths every Thursday morning. They 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. Thank you for your support with this.


PE day for 3LT will be every Thursday. We would be very grateful if jewellery is not worn on this day of the week, due to health and safety reasons.


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


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 member of staff, or sometimes the children will be given the opportunity to choose for themselves.


It would benefit your child immeasurably if you could read with, or to them on a daily basis.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Non-fiction Unit

Where would you like to live? Focus: writing postcards and persuasive writing.

Poetry Unit

Playing with Words. Focus: personification, alliteration and similes.

Fiction Unit

Dragon Slayer. Focus: characters and plot.



Multiplication and division.



What plants need

Requirements for life and growth.



Jesus – The Man who Changed Lives


The Calling of Levi.

Mother Theresa.

How Jesus changed lives – healing minds and spirits.


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.



Pie charts and graphs.

Use ‘more than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equals’ tools.

Describe cell locations.



Invaders and Settlers – The Romans

Roman occupation of Britain.

Why the Romans were successful invaders.

Celtic Britain.


Roman legacy on life today.



Accurate cutting, overlapping materials.





Family, numbers and colours.





Translate ideas from a stimulus into movement.

Partner work.

Repeat/remember/perform phrases.



Linking singing and playing instruments.




What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Maths – MyMaths/worksheet




Spellings – Please note: sometimes spellings may not be sent home. On these occasions, we will have an additional spelling lesson in place of this test. We find this can often be more beneficial than a test.

3LT - Friday


3LT - Friday


3LT - Thursday






N/A. To be tested the following Thursday.




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.



Thank you for your support.

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


Mrs Thompson.