Year 3

Welcome to Class Rockingham
Mrs Scothern and Mrs Rhodes are excited for 2020-2021
This term our topic is...
 Vincent van Gogh
During this topic, we are going to explore the different techniques that were used by van Gogh. We are going to critique different pieces of van Gogh's work and thinking about his life. We are going to start by looking at Sunflowers one of his most famous pieces. We will then move on to Starry Night. 
This year our PE lesson will be held on a Thursday afternoon. Please can you ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit. They will wear their kit all day and leave in it at the end of the day. This is so we can minimise risks in the current COVID pandemic. I would recommend checking the weather the day before to ensure they are wearing appropriate PE kit.
The children will participate in an outdoor PE lesson unless the weather becomes too extreme to complete outdoors. It would be recommended that pupils have a T-shirt and shorts in case they become wet during the lesson.
Required PE kit:
A blue team Elsecar PE T-shirt;
A pair of black shorts, PE skirt or Skort;
A pair of tracksuit bottoms and a top for outdoor use;
A pair of trainers suitable for the playground and field.
Please can you ensure you are reading with your child on a regular basis. We ideally would like them to be reading every day. This can be a mix of independently or with an adult. We ask that you write in a comment regarding how you feel their child has coped with the book they are reading. 
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are asking that pupils try to change their books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday because we need to ensure we are as socially distant as possible from other bubbles in school.
Any books returned are being quarantined for 48 hours before going back into stock.
If your child reads any e-books on the Scholastic Reading Pro website, this should be written in their reading records also. 
Reading for pleasure!
We greatly encourage reading for pleasure. Therefore if your child is reading anything which is not their own school reading book, we ask they write in what it is they're reading and how they are enjoying this book. 
If you are on the lookout for books to read with your children, here is a list of books ideal for Y3 students. You can even tick them off once you have read them if you print out the list!

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