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We would like to welcome the children back to school after what we hope has been a wonderful and relaxing Summer break; the children have been full of stories to tell.

The children have settled in remarkably well to KS2 and are already adjusting to the rules and routines of Year 3.

 

We are encouraging the children to be as independent as possible by remembering to bring their book bag (this is not optional) - with their reading book, a drink, a healthy snack that must not contain nuts and whatever else they may need for the day. Pencil cases and rucksacks are optional but do cause distraction and are yet another thing for the children to carry.

 

Please be mindful of the uniform policy and ensure that the correct PE kit is in school. All items that are sent into school must be clearly named.

 

In the first half of the Autumn term, we will be focusing on place value and recognising and representing numbers to 1000 in a number of ways. These will include the ’part-whole’ model, place value grids and using place value cards.

 

Our main focus in our other subjects will be based around our key text, ‘Stone Age Boy’. We will be engaging in lots of cross-curricular learning related to this text and for any extra information please see the Curriculum Overview for Year 3, which is also on the website.

Year 3 is a very important time for the children, as we will be preparing them to receive two sacraments this year. First, they will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation - also known as First Confession - and the Sacrament of the Eucharist or First Holy Communion. There will be a number of meetings that will be taking place to provide you with the key information you will need and to prepare the children. Going to Mass weekly is a very important part of this preparation. Even if your child is not receiving the sacraments this year, we would like to invite them to be involved and to support their peers by coming along to the celebrations and to sing in the choir.

 

We are really excited about the year ahead and look forward to not only working with the children, but with all of you as parents to ensure our children have a happy and successful year.

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