Welcome to Year 3
A copy of your child’s timetable 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.
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.
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 meet the children in the playground for the first two days to assist with their transition. Later that week 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.