Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

Welcome Message

Spring term 2020

Here in Class 3 we are looking forward to the new year and all the new, exciting things it will bring. Mrs Tyson will be teaching the class Monday- Wednesday, while Miss Matenczuk will be teaching on Thursday & Friday.


For the Spring term, the Class will be building on a wide variety of skills and knowledge. We will be learning about the Romans, how they lived, where and why they created their empire and the influence they’ve had on Britain.  We’ll be learning about Hadrian’s wall, Boadicea/ Boudica and how the Roman army was run.


In Maths we will continue to develop the children’s confidence in basic number operations, with a focus on fast recall of all times tables and on multiplication and division strategies. Any help you could give at home in supporting your child in learning their times tables would be very useful.  The children will also be focussing on time on Thursdays and Fridays.


In Science we will learn about living things and investigate a variety of habitats.


Alongside all of this, the children will be building on their ability to research and record using the Internet using multimedia packages to present their findings. We will also be building on their knowledge of coding, which we began working on in the Autumn term.  The children will work on debugging their code and on their knowledge of coding terminology.


Conversational French will be taught weekly, as will specific spelling/ grammar lessons. SPAG will also be taught during our English time.  RE and French will initially be taught in Mrs Tyson’s planning time on alternate weeks.


P.E will be on Wednesday and Friday, but we do request that the full kit is in school all week as the Sports Partnership often offer specialised lessons, which can be on any day. Please refer to the school uniform email for our full P.E kit or enquire with the office. Children are unable to take part in P.E. with earrings in and we advise any new piercings are done at the beginning of the summer to give chance to heal before the term starts.  Our PE topics for this term are cricket and hockey as there are competitions this term for these sports.


Spellings will be both collected and given out on a Wednesday and specific Maths or English homework will go home on a Tuesday to be returned the following Monday.



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