Welcome back to a full and busy Spring term. First of all I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year, I hope that you all had a wonderful time over the holidays and had lots of fun.

This term promises to be lots of fun too. We are beginning a new topic entitled “Gods and Mortals” where we will be discovering the myths and legends of Ancient Greece as well as looking at the geography of the region. We might even explore how we would have acted if we had found Pandora’s Box. Would you have opened it or left it well alone?

I am really looking forward to studying two different books this term, The Tin Forest and The Iron Man. Both are amazing books, but very different, one definitely appeals to the eye with beautiful and meaningful illustrations, while the other is the definition of “don’t judge a book by its cover”. We will look at how these books surprise and challenge the reader, as well as trying to write in a range of styles.

Maths will continue to challenge us to build on our knowledge daily, we will look at topics which include multiplication and division, money, fractions and measurement. As well as learning new methods and facts, I hope that we will continue to have fun with numbers and explore this exciting subject.

This term also sees Year 3 starting swimming sessions. This will take place after February half term, and more details will be sent out near the time. We will finish the term with our Grandparents’ Concert, which is always a highlight of the year, I wonder what the theme will be this year!

As you can see, this is a very full term, with lots to look forward to.