Year 3 Class Teacher
Teaching Assistant with QTS
Welcome to our class page, we are all looking forward to welcoming you back after the Christmas break.
Usually, parents would be invited into School to meet the teacher at the beginning of the academic year. However, due to COVID this is not feasible this year. Therefore, we have put together a PowerPoint explaining all the information that you need to know.
This half term our topic is ‘Pharaohs’. Our model text will be ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ by Shirley Climo. The group will look at change tales and develop character descriptions, story plots and extend their sentences by using conjunctions. Please see the link below for the topic overview.
Here is the long term plan, giving a brief overview of the learning which will be covered in Year 3 over the course of the academic year.
Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets. 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 we 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 board at the front entrance which is updated each week. If you are finding something on your child’s homework difficult, please come and speak to me and I can show/explain the best way to support your child.
Spellings; Your child will get a new set of spellings every Friday. They can be found in your child’s red spelling book which they will bring home each week. Please ensure they are in school every Friday. Take some time to practice these with your child, little and often is best.
Times Tables; Each week your child will have a times table to learn. Please ensure your child is practicing these at home ready for their times table test on a Friday. Each child has an individual login for an app called Times Table Rockstars where they can practice the table which has been set for that week. If you go to the Arena, you can play against your friends! If you lose your login details, please let me know and I can reissue them. By the end of Year 3 the expectation is that your children will know their x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10 tables and the related division facts.
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 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. Your child also has their reading map inside their reading record whereby they can collect rewards and prizes for reading with an adult at home. We will be monitoring how often children are reading at home.
PE Days; We have PE on a Wednesday morning at the Leisure Centre and the school hall. Children will continue to come to school in their PE kit on Wednesdays. Please remember no earrings, watches or Fitbits are allowed and long hair needs to be tied up.
Snacks; Your child can bring a healthy snack to school to eat at break-time (fruit or vegetables). Please ensure your child has their own water bottle in school daily and that it is named. (No juice or cordial, just water).
School Clubs; At the moment extra-curricular clubs are on hold. We will let you know of any developments with this. We are still offering wraparound care.
Please keep checking the website for notices and to see photographs of the different things we have been learning!
Ancient Egypt-January 2022
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