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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘Happy, Confident and Successful Learners’

Autumn Term 2017

Curriculum Letter Autumn 2017

Week beginning 18 September

This week we are continuing our Literacy/topic work on Roman soldiers with the aim of producing page in a book on the subject. We will be researching all about the types of soldiers and their names and roles, their weapons, their armour and how they lived. In maths we are developing our confidence in place value, extending into hundreds and continuing to learn our single digit addition facts.

We will start swimming on Tuesday, so please pack your child's costume, towel and goggles in a draw string bag or similar so it can easily fit on a cloakroom peg. Friday is library day, so please ensure your child comes with his/her library book and a coat in case it rains walking down to the Glebe Hall.

Miss Swan will cover Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week, but all lessons are planned together so that the transition from one teacher to the next is seamless!

Week beginning 11 September

The children have made such a wonderful start to Year 3, adjusting well to the new routines and grabbing every opportunity with both hands! They have been a pleasure to teach.

Mad minute adding is going well and our work on Roman Soldiers is great fun. Please come and look at our shields! On Wednesday Miss Swan is covering Roald Dahl Day, so expect a lovely display from the class in the library. 

Could you parents send a named old shirt in for art, please? An old cotton man's shirt with the cuffs cut off is perfect.

Thanks to those parents who encouraged diary writing over the holidays. Not only are these journals a lovely keep-sake for the future, they help to reduce learning loss over the holiday, which can be inevitable if children aren't writing or practising maths for six weeks!

Please come to the parents' presentation on Friday at 2:45 in the Year 3 classroom. I have done a lot of research on parental engagement and really value this partnership in learning throughout school. If you have any concerns, please call in to see me at the end of school.