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



St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter

Class: 3KH & 3MW

Date: 6.9.19

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 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?


Fiction Taking flight – Diary Entries   / Stone Age Boy / Storm

Nonfiction - Animal information texts / Leaflets

Poetry – Lost words

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


Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number, place value of each digit in a 3-digit number, compare/order numbers up to 1000, read/write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and words, count from 0 in multiples of 50 and 100, add and subtract mentally – 3-digit numbers +/- ones, tens, hundreds, add subtract- written method, Estimation


Movement and Feeding

Animals and nutrition, Skeletons for support, protection and movement


Called by God – Old Testament / Harvest

Prophets – in the Bible and more recent, Jewish festival of Sukkot, Christian harvest festivals


Rule of Law

How/why rules and laws are made and enforced, take part in making/changing rules


Touch Typing

Posture, Practise/improve typing skills, correct fingering, improve speed/efficiency


The Rainforest

Location – tropics, Climate, Type of vegetation/animals, Graphs about precipitation/temperature

Role of the water cycle, Yanomami tribe, Comparison between tribal life and modern, western lifestyles, Deforestation Protection



Experiment with the potential of various pencils, close observation.

Draw both the positive and negative shapes. Initial sketches as a preparation for painting.


Numbers 0-6,  greetings, responding to classroom phrases.


3KH – Swimming      3MW – Football  


Let Your Spirit Fly –

Listen and Appraise, learn songs, play musical games, more dimensions of Music, learn to play songs (without notation), improvise with voice and instruments.



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 and Mr Worrall.