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Welcome to Year 3, where lots of fun and exciting learning takes place. Year 3 is an exciting year as we make the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. We have many new skills to develop and topics to explore, we cannot wait to see what we will be learning and to share our new learning with you at home. Mr Elliot is our class teacher and in the mornings we are joined by Mrs Wood. On this page you will find our class news and lots of interesting pictures showing you what we have done. We hope everyone has a lovely summer break and are ready for September.
Welcome to Year 3
A very warm welcome to Year 3. We hope you enjoy reading our class page, especially finding out about all the wonderful things we have and will be doing throughout the year; latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.
During the Autumn Term, it will be important to both consolidate and build upon progress made thus far and continue to aid the children in continuing to become confident, happy and well-rounded people.
Any concerns or queries that you may have are hugely valued so please feel free to approach me after school. Additionally, I am available for more formal meetings by appointment which can be arranged by emailing the school office or by catching me outside.
Please take the time to read our class page.
Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.
Your teaching team will be Mr Elliot, Mrs Wood and Mrs Questa. Mrs Woodwill be our teaching assistant and she will be with us Monday – Friday mornings. Mrs Questa will teach Year 3 on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please continue to scroll down for further information regarding our PE coverage.
So that you can take your learning as far as possible, this page will be updated regularly with all the learning and events that will be taking place. Each half term our learning objectives will be put up so that you know what we will be doing and fortnightly we will be updating you on all the latest news from class and any upcoming events that you need to be aware of.
We are really looking forward to our time in year 3 this year, and hope that you are too!
Mr Elliot, Mrs Wood and Mrs Questa
The Year 3 Team
Homework Expectations-Please see the front of Learning Logs
Every Week the Learning Log homework will be stuck into your child's Learning Log. On there will be Maths, English and Topic work, We also ask that you practise spellings with your children from their Read Write Inc. spelling log books, which should go home every night and then come back to school the following morning.
Topic homework will be shared with the class. Completed homework will be shared with the class or marked in the way highlighted on the learning log page. We will go through the maths and English homework during the maths and English lesson on the due date and any questions can be asked then. It is really important that the homework is completed and in class on the due date to ensure we can go through it with the work in front of the children so that we can help with any questions.
Please make sure all work goes into the Learning Log and is stuck down. If your child has made a large piece, such as a model, that won't stick into the Learning Log, please leave a space and we will put a photo of the work there instead.
We will aim to complete a timestable test every Friday.
Curriculum this Term:
This half term we will be learning to:
READING (Word reading):
VOCABULARY, GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION:
Our PE days for the Autumn term will be Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that you are wearing your School PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster.
As some you may be aware, the National curriculum requires that by the end of year 4 children should know their times tables up to 12 x 12. So this is the term to really push this at home and help children to master their multiplication and division facts. Learning by rote is one option (the old fashioned way!) and we use Numberlink boards at school (more information on the school website under the ‘About us’ and then ‘Curriculum’ tab). There are lots of great interactive games/ apps available on the net too. This is a good place to start: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables
It has been wonderful to see so many of the children develop a love for reading this year and we have some very competent and independent readers out there. Reading must continue to be recorded at home and we would ask that listen to your child read aloud to you on a regular basis. Many children enjoy this and it also gives you the opportunity to check their comprehension, discuss vocabulary, make inferences and develop opinions of their own. We ask that children read at least three times a week at home and that this is recorded in their Reading Records (and signed weekly by parents weekly). Reading Records will continued to be checked on a regular basis.
Lost uniform and equipmentPlease ensure all clothes, lunch boxes, bottles etc are labelled. There is a box of lost property in the Y3 classroom which is never empty and a cloakroom which is always scattered with lost items. Please encourage children to take responsibility for looking after their belongings, and to check that lunch boxes and bottles in particular are taken home daily.