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 3KH Class




St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter

Class: 3LB & 3MW

Date: 13.01.20

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). 3KH will finish swimming as of February half term and 3MW will begin from after 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

3KH will continue with swimming until February half term and will also have a PE lesson on Thursday morning.

After half term, they will have PE on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

3MW will be having their PE lessons on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.  When they begin swimming on Tuesdays after half term, they will have only have PE on Thursday mornings.

We would be very grateful if jewellery is not worn on swimming and 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.


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?


Fiction - Dragon Slayer

Fiction - Legends

Grammar – verbs/verb tense; homophones / homonyms; adjectives; prepositions; word families


Multiplication and Division

Missing number problems involving multiplication and division Add/subtract amounts of money to give change Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables


Forces and Magnets

Magnetic force Poles – attract/repel Magnetic materials Compare/group materials


Jesus – The Man who Changed Lives - Zacchaeus 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


Coding Design 

Write a program to achieve a specific goal Simulate a physical system. Use repetition commands. Introduce ‘if’ statements. Debug a program. Introduce variables.


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



Theory of music/language. Note names. Notes. History of pieces/genres. Compose/play and perform (small groups) History of the Glockenspiel.


Numbers 7-10, Phrase of celebration, Responding to instructions.


3KH – Swimming & football        3MW – Dance & football


Painting – learning about creating tone, creating monochrome pictures, create cool and warm tones, create a colourwash and silhouette picture, compare and contrast the work of artists.



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.

Miss Harrison & Mr Worrall.