Sandcastles - Year 3

Welcome to Sandcastles Class


Teacher comment: The warmer weather is finally on its way! Our topic for the Summer term is Today’s news, tomorrow’s chip paper which will enable us to use and explore our local area. Giving the children the opportunity to find out about some of the history of Felixstowe, the impact of the sea on the coast line as well as having some fun out in the sun. If you have any expert knowledge of Felixstowe then please approach me and I will get you in to talk to the class.


Within Literacy we will be using our newly acquired knowledge of the local area to create information texts, develop our understanding of fairy tales and fables as well as continue to expand our word knowledge and application to longer pieces of writing.  


In Maths we will be trying a new way of learning in class which may mean lots of independent investigation and thought when solving maths problems. Our maths work will involve using lots of practical resources before writing anything down. The new mastery flow is enabling children to drive their own learning and push themselves to achieve more within class. This terms focus will be mental calculations and methods to solve problems without writing anything down.


Our topic this term is Today’s news, tomorrow’s chip paper. It will include local history, geography of the local landscape and science with the formation of rocks. As the topic is local it will mean we can use the local area to enhance our learning.


Homework - Handed out on a Friday, due in on the following Wednesday.

Spellings - Handed out on a Friday, tested the following Friday.


Our P.E. day is Thursday.
Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit including trainers and plimsolls.
P.E. kits will be sent home at the end of every half term to be washed.

Please ensure children with long hair have their hair tied up. Please ensure earrings are taken out.

Other Information

Children should be reading every night with an adult. Please read with your child as many times a week as you can and sign their reading diary. Reading diaries are checked every morning by an adult. Children who read with an adult 5 times are eligible for entry into the ‘reading challenge’ and have a chance to win a book.

WOW assemblies are each and every Friday at 2:30p.m.

We invite all Parents/Carers to our WOW assembly. Each week at least one child per class receives the WOW award for something brilliant they have done that week!

9 Feb 2016, 10:02