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 3MW Class





St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class: 3LB & 3MW                                                  Date: 17/6/19



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?


Nonfiction – Persuasive brochures

Poetry – Shape poems        

Grammar – Main/subordinate clauses; adverbs and conjunctions expressing cause; co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions (extension of all year group objectives)


Geometry / measurement

Right angles and turns , horizontal, vertical, parallel  perpendicular lines

Draw 2d shape ,Make 3d shapes Recognise 3d shapes in different orientations

Measure, compare, add and subtract, mass,



Function of each part in a flowering plant

How water is transported

Role of flowers in the life cycle – pollination, seed formation/dispersal


Rules for living – Non-Christian

Exploration of rules in other faiths – Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism


Human Rights / Community & Equality


Basic human rights, United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child

Responsibilities, rights and duties at home/school/in the community/towards the environment

National, regional, religious and ethnic identify. Different values/customs.























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.



Simulations / Graphing

Explore, analyse and evaluate simulations

Enter data into a graph

Solve an investigation and present results in graphic form


Investigating India.

Countries surrounding India, population, climate and capital city, mountain ranges, journey of a river, major rivers/cities in India, Indian culture, Indian communities in other countries, compare India with the UK.



Days of the week, developing an awareness of tense using verbs and adverbs of time, taking the register.


3LB – Dance & Badminton 3MW – Swimming & Badminton





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.  
  • Times Table Rock Stars



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.