Welcome to Year 3
We hope you all had a restful and relaxing summer break and are ready for the challenges Year 3 will bring.
We will add more details as the term starts so check back here soon.
- Things to bring each week:
Monday- Please bring your homework diary in and every week and then library books will be changed every other week.
Thursday - spelling book, homework diary, reading books, and returned and completed homework.
- The topic this term is the Stone Age.
- Every Thursday the children will continue to have their spellings and cracking times tables test. Children have learnt their 2, 5, 10 times tables in year 2 and will be learning 3,4 and 8 in year 3. By year 4 they need to learn their times table up to 12. It is important to practise this at home as this will help them to gain confidence in Maths. They can go on Times tables rockstar as well to practise.
- Homework will be given every Friday to return on the following Thursday (please do not spend more than 30 minutes at a time). Please let us know if your child needs more help to complete any tasks. The children will get two tasks a week and these tasks will be based on learning they have completed in class.
Reading Books - Parents are asked to continue to read and discuss texts with children and record a minimum of 4 sessions a week.
We will visit the Library when it is our turn so children will always have the opportunity to change their books and we also have a range of books in the classroom. We can’t stress enough the importance of reading and understanding a text as it is vital to access so much of the curriculum.
Home Learning Diaries - Children should write Home Learning tasks and any reminders in their Home Learning Diary every day. If there is no Home Learning they should write “No HL” so parents know they haven’t just forgotten to write it down! Please sign the diaries over the weekend as these will be checked on Monday each week. This is an excellent way to communicate too, so feel free to send any non-urgent messages using it. Diaries should be in school every day.
PE & Games - Our PE slots for the Autumn Term will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday. It is important to wear PE kit for PE days. Earrings must be taken out for PE and we would thoroughly recommend not wearing them on days when there is PE. Tuesday will be indoor and Thursday is our outside PE day.
Uniform - We remind you that children are expected to set a good example and look smart at all times. Hair should be tied back with plain hair ties and clips of a colour which blends in with school uniform. Ear studs are permitted as the only type of jewellery but nothing else.
Pencil Cases - Please send your child in with the equipment they need and we will then provide a ziplock wallet for them to store their equipment in. In year 3 the children need to bring from home:
- Colouring pencils
- Glue sticks
- Whiteboard pens
Please kindly replenish them as and when required.
Finally, please communicate with us as it is important that your child feels happy and safe in school and is making good progress. You can catch either of us on the playground at the end of the day or you can contact the office via phone or email and we will get back to you are soon as possible.
'Working together to be the best we can.'
Mrs Basu & Mrs Harper