Primary 3H

Welcome to Primary 3 and a new year in Holy Family.  The children have settled very well into their new class and are eager in learning new things. They are working actively in all curricular areas and are interacting well with a partner and in a group situation. Homework is issued on a Monday to Thursday and all children should bring their homework folder to school on a daily basis. Please encourage your child to take pride in their homework and to discuss with you what they are learning in class. Please remember to sign the homework daily and to use the diary as a means of communication.

Literacy

This year your child will be reading a range of texts in class and will be developing his/her comprehension skills. Your child will be encouraged to read with expression and to respond to different kinds of questions with increasing independence. Your child is given a spelling list on a Monday to learn and is then tested on a Friday. Please encourage your child to learn his/her words daily and revise the 100 Common words frequently at home. This will develop his/her confidence and independence in writing. In writing this year your child will be adding more detail to stories using descriptive vocabulary. In Primary 3 we will begin concentrating on the content of our stories using a beginning, middle and end. Your child will be learning to join up his/her writing this year and he/she is already enthusiastic in joined- up script.

Numeracy

Primary 3 will cover many matematical topics this year.  The children are already trying hard to learn the 2 and 3 times tables and are completing multiplication activities actively in class and on the computer. Addition/Subtraction to 20 will be revised before moving onto 100. You child will explore numbers to 1000 and will be introduced to place value. Please encourage you child to work with money at home and to tell the time using analogue/digital displays.

Social Studies

The topics we are covering this year are-

Katie Morag and the New Pier

Things we eat

Egyptians

Magnetism

If you have any expertise in the above topics then please feel free to talk to the class!

 

Other Information

Your child's gym days are on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child brings in his/her gym kit and encourage no jewellery to be worn on those days. Your child is given friut 3 times a week.

We look forward to discussing your child's progress at parents' night in October.

Many thanks,

Mrs Hendry/Mrs Kenny