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Miss Austin

My name is Miss Austin and I am your class teacher. I am very excited to be teaching you this year. We will also have the assistance of our wonderful TA, Mrs Yeomans, every morning.

WELCOME TO YEAR 3!

Our first half term is well underway and we have made a great start to the year.

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 ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’ so we are learning all about food glorious food! So far we have created some wonderful fruit themed artwork with Tim which is up on display in class. If you are coming along to our Open Morning (Saturday 13th October, 10-12) please come down and have a look. Please find below a link to an overview of the learning we are doing across the curriculum this half term.

Spellings; We will be issuing your child with a new set of spellings every Friday. They can be found in your child’s green spelling book which they will bring home each week. Please ensure they are in school EVERY FRIDAY. Take some time to practise these with your child, little and often is best. There are lots of fun ideas and activities you could use to help with this such as practising in sand or shaving foam, rainbow spellings, pyramid spelling or even have a practise in the condensation at bath time!

Times Tables; Each week your child will have a x 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. 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. 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 morning we are swimming which will continue up until Christmas. Any helpers for swimming would be greatly appreciated. Please ensure earrings are removed/can be removed by the children on PE days.

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!

 

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