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Mrs Sarah Hall

Brooke Primary School

At the heart of it all is the child.

Y3AG

Welcome to Y3AG

We hope everyone had a great Christmas break and is ready to start the new year with our next topic, Hail! Caesar.

This half term we will be looking at our theme, ‘Hail! Caesar’. The children will be learning about the ancient Roman civilization and the impact on Britain. In science we will be learning about Magnets and forces, exploring our topic through observation and experiment. Once again this topic runs through the whole of the spring term so we have two class reading books: ‘Romans on the Rampage’ by Jeremy Strong and ‘Diary of a Roman Soldier’.

Library/Reading

We are very fortunate this year to have our own library in school where the children can borrow books and take them home to enjoy with their family and friends to develop a love of reading. The children can borrow the books for a maximum of 14 days but they can return the book and it can be reissued on the same day for them to borrow it again if they haven’t quite finished it. As well as children enjoying a library they will also have a reading book and diary to take home and enjoy. The children’s book will support their phonic knowledge and comprehension skills so that they can read 90% of the book independently. We will be monitoring the children’s reading regularly to see how often they read at home, and children will climb the reading ladder in class as they read more and more. Hopefully, we will see all of our children to the top before the end of the year! The expectation is that children read at home 3 times a week; this should be documented with a date and signature in their reading Diary. Those children who read 3 or more times a week will be entered into the class raffle which is drawn at the end of each half term.

PE

Your child will participate in 2 PE lessons per week and we would really appreciate it if your child could bring their PE kit to school on Monday and take it home on Friday then it will save any confusion if for any reason the PE times change due to unforeseen circumstances. Currently PE is on a Tuesday morning with myself, and Thursday morning with Club Doncaster. Both of these sessions are booked into the hall for indoor PE, but as the weather gets warmer we will be taking the children outside for their sessions.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Gough, Mrs Gregory and Miss Clegg.

At the heart of it all is the child.