WELCOME TO YEAR 3!
Welcome back. I hope everyone had a relaxing Christmas break. Happy New Year. Onwards and upwards to Spring term.
I operate an ‘open door policy’ and will be available briefly each morning to answer any questions. If you would like to talk about anything in private or in more detail then please make an appointment for the end of the school day.
Our topic this half term is ‘Tremors’ so we are learning all about volcanoes, eruptions and natural disasters! Please find below a link to an overview of the learning we are doing across the curriculum this half term.
Times Tables; Each week your child will have a times or divide table to learn. By the end of Year 3 the expectation is that children will know their x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10 tables and the related division facts. The table your child needs to learn each week will be stuck in their blue times table and this should be brought into school EVERY FRIDAY.
Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets. This will always be linked to the learning we have been doing in class. The children will write the pages that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors. If you are unsure as to what homework your child needs to be doing there is a notice on the notice board outside of the classroom which is updated each week.
Reading; Now that your child is in Juniors we will not be listening to them read on an individual basis as often. However, please be assured we will be monitoring the progress of their reading very carefully through activities such as group reading during ERIC time, comprehension activities during ERIC time and discrete English lessons dedicated to developing reading skills. The expectation is that your child still reads for 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. We will be monitoring how often children are reading at home.
PE Days; Please make sure your child’s PE kit remains in school throughout the half term. Our PE days are as follows; Wednesday morning with Mrs Higton at the Leisure Centre and on a Friday afternoon in school. We will be doing lessons outdoors where possible so please ensure you child has outdoor PE kit in school.
Show and Tell; Each week I will choose one child for Show and Tell. They will bring home a note on a Friday night explaining the task and they can bring in something to share with the class on the following Friday.
School Clubs; If your child is interested in attending any of the school clubs on offer then please see the link on the school website or speak to myself. If we have more interest in clubs that we have space for we will keep the notice boards updated with a list of children who have the first slot and then we will rotate the spaces over the next few half terms so everyone will get a chance to participate.
Tuck shop; A healthy snack is available each day at the tuck shop, run by the children. Snacks are 20p per day. We encourage children to bring £1 on Monday where possible.
Please keep checking the website for notices and to see photographs of the different things we have been up to!
Latest news from this class
Today we have welcomed local author Caryl Hart into school and she has been busy working with all of the children on their story writing skills. The day began with an inspirational assembly in which Caryl shared some of her published work with us, spoke about her journey to becoming an award-winning author and what […]Read this story
Author Challenge for Christmas
We are setting the children a challenge- To find out about their favourite author. Please see the letter in your child’s book bag. This homework will be followed up in School on Monday 7th January.Read this story
World percussion music workshops
Today the Year 3 and 4 class have had great fun taking part in a workshop learning about music and instruments from all over the world. We have been learning about instruments from West Africa, Cuba and Brazil including different types of drums and hand percussion instruments. Thank you to those parents and carers who […]Read this story
Bhangra dancing workshops!
Today we have been trying some traditional Bhangra dancing. The children enjoyed learning about this traditional Indian dance and listening to the rhythm of Bhangra music however our favourite part was definitely learning the dance steps. It was an incredibly energetic morning but we had a lot of fun. The children were fab! The staff […]Read this story
Anti-bullying Week 2018
The children have used the school values of ‘Hope, friendship, forgiveness, kindness’ to explore bullying, and how we can stamp out any bullying behaviours. Photos can be seen below.Read this story