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: 3KH & 3MW

Date: 08.11.19

PE – Swimming

3KH will continue to go swimming.

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

3MW will continue to have their PE lessons on Tuesday 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 Tuesday by Mrs Cross.  Please ensure your child has both the reading book and reading record in school on that day.  Please record when your child has read and indicate when the book is finished.  If your child has read three times he/she will be awarded a star moment.


It would benefit your child immeasurably if you could read with and to them on a daily basis. Please ask for any support with questioning.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Poetry – Studying and performing a range of poems  

Story settings and character descriptions – Using the text Stone Age Boy

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


Multiplication and Division

Rehearse x2, x5, x10 tables and learn 3x 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.


What do we know about Prehistoric Britain?

Life in pre-historic times, how Britain became an island, Stonehenge, Stone Age / Bronze Age Britain, weapons and tools



2d shapes to 3d products , types of stitch, join fabric to form a soft toy, add detail using sewing


Adjectives, Vocabulary for creating sentences.


3MW – Gymnastics 



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 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s and learning these times tables and related division facts.
  • Practising number bonds for all numbers up to 20 (e.g. 13 + 7 = 20, 13 + 6 = 19) number bonds for 10s numbers to 100 (e.g. 30 + 70) and all 2-digit number bonds for 100 (e.g. 52 + 48).
  • 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.