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Autumn Term - Welcome Back! 

Dear Parents and Carers,


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your Year 3 child back to school. I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding year ahead.


This term Year 3 children will  be supported by Miss Jackson and myself all week, except Tuesday afternoon where Miss Jackson will cover my PPA time. 


The topic for Year 3 this term is ‘The Romans’. We will be reading stories around this subject and Finding out about life in Roman Britain. In science we will be investigating ‘Rocks’, we will discover the different types of rocks and how they are formed, compare and group rocks based on appearance and simple properties. They will also learn how fossils are formed and then investigate the permeability of different types of soil. PE will be Swimming and Gymnastics where we will be practising our gymnastics skills. We will be covering lots of other subjects as well so it will be a busy term!


Tuesday and Friday are when we have our PE lessons.

Please remember to send your child in their kit PE kit on the day. Pupils with longer hair would benefit from their hair being tied back on this day. No jewellery is allowed on those days unless the children can remove and put it back on themselves.


Children will be given books and have bug club updated over the next few weeks. We still expect pupils to read daily at home with their school book, own books or on bug club every day in order to develop their reading, writing and comprehension ability. We are using organisers again and using bug club.


Spellings - Weekly spellings will go out every Monday and tested the following Friday. The timetables challenge will continue from last year and be tested on the Monday please remember to practise them both throughout the week.

Once the term is fully underway children may be sent home other homework to consolidate their learning in reading, writing and maths as well as looking into our topic.


The Good to be Green card system which every class uses, so that it is focussed more on the positive. This means that your child will start the day on a green card but they may be promoted to a gold or even a platinum card for hard work, good manners, being helpful. I will endeavour to let you know at the end of the week if your child has achieved a gold card or platinum via the school app or text.


If you have any queries or questions we are always here to help. If you need to contact us to discuss anything please contact me on the Class 3 email class3@stjohns-pri.notts.sch.uk. As you know time is limited before school and after for a short chats, so emailing me or calling the school to arrange a telephone call back is the best way to get in touch and discuss any concerns you may have. If you have an important message or worry, please contact us as soon as you can so we can address them as soon as we can.


Yours sincerely,

Mr Mazzotti

Summer Reading Challenge 2021