Rucstall Primary School

A caring, fun loving, learning community


Lime Class 2019/20
Autumn Term 1
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Year 3 were lucky enough to be first class to try out the new Boomwhackers! We had lots of fun and made lots (and lots...) of noise! 

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Hello and welcome to Year 3!


I have really enjoyed our first 2 days of school together and so I hope you have as well. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning with lots of fun activities and experiences along the way.


Our first topic is Extreme Earth. In geography we are going to be learning about the physical geography of the earth looking at volcanoes and earthquakes. We will be exploring how they occur and what effect they have on the earth. We will also be looking at extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. 

In science we will be exploring forces and magnets to understand how things move on different surfaces and how magnets attract or repel different objects. 


This term our PE days will be on a Tuesday and a Friday.

Please make sure that PE kits are bought into school on a Monday so that they are ready to use in case plans change.

Children need to have a full PE kit to change into including a top, shorts/trousers, a jumper, shoes and a spare pair of socks if they might have worn tights to school. Hair needs to be tied back and earrings need to be removed. 



On Friday your child should have come home with a 'reading folder'. This should contain their school reading book, a reading record sheet and a times table book. The children know that this is their responsibility as a Year 3 to remember to bring this into school every day! This is so that we can read with them in class and check how they are getting on. 


It is extremely important that children are reading at home. Now the children are in Year 3 they are able to read independently and fill in their reading record by themselves. We would just ask that an adult at home signs to show that this reading has taken place.

If the children read 4 times at home then they can earn a golden token which enters them into a raffle in our celebration assembly.


The times table book is a way for the children to learn and practice their times tables at home. We encourage the children to complete a page of times tables a week as this will help them move up the 'limes tables' chart when we do our weekly times tables tests in class. They can also earn up to 12 house points per page of times tables!


I hope you have all had a good rest over the weekend ready for our first week back at school!


Miss Kay