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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

PE - Spring 1

This half term our PE is on a Monday morning with Mr Prentice. The focus this half term is netball. We will generally be outside weather permitting.

On a Tuesday afternoon we will continue to go swimming, please remember to have swimming kits, which should include costume, towel, swimming hat and googles if your child wishes to wear them. No ear rings should be worn for both netball and swimming, please ensure your child removes them prior to participating in these sports.


Reading is ongoing during year 3 and as part of your childs reading development, they should be reading at home as often as possible. Selelect a relaxed time and a quite place to sit and enjoy a book with your child. In order to progress through the stages your child must beable to understand whta he/she has read an answer a range of various question tyoes based on the text. Therefore to assist progression please ensure you are also questioning your child about the text they are sharing with you. (Question tip and reading advice attached).

In our class we are currently encouraging the children to read more often and ato select a wider range of genre.  We now have an interactive reading display set up, this display encourages your child to select a book reviewed by a peer member as well as encourage them to write a  book review of their own. When your children has read and reviewed three books throughly (books to be selected from our classroom reading area and our school library) They will be rewarded with a special cirtificate. This is optional and does not include their day to day home school reading books which must be shared at home on a daily basis.


Hopefully you all have the laminated year 3 spelling list displayed at home. If you have misplaced this please request another copy. These spelling are on going and should be practiced at home. Each week we will select random words from the list to see how your child is progressing with these. Spelling patterns and spelling rules are being covered in class, there will be occasions when some are sent home for reinforcement and practice.

Home Learning

We have throughly enjoyed looking at our homelearning, sharing our work with each other. Please keep this up as it is an important part of our learning development.

This half term, please select from the Romans homelearning menu.