Welcome to Year 3
Best Practice Manager – Ms Lewis (3L)
Ms Gordon (3G)
Ms O’Dea (3O)
Mr Cooper (3C)
Ms Tindal, Ms Ellis, Ms Cannarsa & Ms Haque
Dear parents and carers, we hope that you had a wonderful summer and we are really looking forward to working with you and your child this year.
Dates For Your Diary
Cake Sale Dates TBC:
- 3L and 3C – 29th January 2021
- 3O and 3G – 12th February 2021
Cake Sale Dates TBC:
- 3L and 3G – 26th February 2021
- 3O and 3C – 5th March 2021
A copy of your child’s timetable for the Autumn term is available to download below. Please note P.E. times for your child as they will be able to come into school wearing their PE kit and wear their kit for the remainder of the day. Please ensure that they are wearing weather appropriate kit such as jogging bottoms (blue, grey, black) particularly as the weather turns colder.
The carousel dates for your child’s PE lessons are as follows:
10th September – 3C and 3O
17th September – 3L and 3G
24th September – 3C and 3O
1st October – 3L and 3G
8th October – 3C and 3O
15th October – 3L and 3G
In Year 3, children will receive a home learning grid at the start of every half term. This will include a range of activities to complete over the half term. The activities are optional however, we do encourage the children to complete as many as they can. Once they have competed an activity we would be delighted for them to bring the article into school so that your child can share their work with the class. The home learning grid for Autumn 1 is attached to this letter.
In addition to these home learning activities, your child will continue to bring home the ‘Good Times Challenge’ and spellings to practise. We will start the ‘Good Times Challenge’ on the week commencing 14th September. They will start with the last challenge they did in Year 2. Our first spelling quiz will be on Friday the 18th September and you will receive the spelling homework on the 10th September.
Our Year 3 ‘Learn On Demand’ videos will also be added to throughout the year. Please keep checking in with the website to see what is new. We will promote any new videos in class and through the weekly school newsletter.
At the beginning of the year children will be given a reading book at their appropriate level. They can then take this book home and return it to school when they have finished it. We recommend that children read for at least 10-15 minutes each night and you and your child can record what they have read in their reading diary. Discussing your child’s reading with them is important and comprehension continues to be a focus in Year 3. We also welcome children bringing in books from home if they wish. Children will also access the library once a week, taking a book home and returning it the following week. There will be no parent reading taking place.
We will continue with school diaries this year and the children are now in an established routine of writing down their favourite part of the day. We ask that children return this diary to school each day so that they have it in class to complete.
We will meet the children in the playground for the first two days to assist with their transition. From Monday 7th September the children will free flow into class from 8:45am onwards. The staff will meet them in their classroom and there will be a starter activity waiting for them.
Swimming is on your timetable, however further information about this will be coming out soon. Children do not need their kits in school yet.
If you would like to be a class rep, your class teacher will be very pleased to hear from you. Each class normally has two or three class reps that will take the lead in organising the class cake sales and other events.
We are no longer able to provide ‘oatie’ snacks for playtime. Please send your child with a healthy (nut-free) snack for them to have during morning play. Please ensure your child comes to school with a named water bottle.
- Please ensure that your child’s teacher has any relevant medication and that this medication is up-to-date.