Welcome to year 3
Year 3 are taught by Mrs Adonu and Miss Crofts . The children are supported by Mrs Churchill, Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Hartshorn.
- Lining up – children should line up outside the Year 3 block in class lines (fire door side).
- End of the day – children will be collected by a recognised adult from the block (fire door side).
- Children should bring a healthy snack for break times – fruit/veg only please, dried or fresh.
- Most lessons are taught by the class teacher. Wednesdays are taught by Mrs Heal (ICT & PSHE) and Mr Forchione (PE).
- Children are responsible for their own reading books, reading quizzes and should ask to change or complete either of these. They will always be given time in the school day.
- Reading daily – out loud to an adult or discussing reading with an adult, recording pages read and a comment in reading records please.
- Practising spellings daily – these are issued on a weekly basis with a Look, Say. Cover, Write, Check sheet in spelling folders.
- Practising times tables – focusing on 2x, 5x, 10x then 3x, 4x, 8x. If the multiplication and division facts for all of these are secure, children should move on to 6x tables, 7x tables and 8x tables.
- Maths homework – set on a Friday, to be completed by Wednesday, alternating between a written/home task and an online MyMaths task. The children also have access to Times Tables Rockstars, which they can use at any time.
- English homework – set on a Friday, to be completed by Thursday. This could be a research task, writing, reading comprehension or a SPaG activity (spelling, punctuation or grammar).
- Occasionally, we may set a Topic or Science homework. This will usually run over more than one week and may take the pace of one of the other homework for a week.
- All homework should be completed neatly and in pencil or black handwriting pen (if the child has been issued with pen license).
- All homework should be handed in on time (children will be reminded).
- Parents should support their child with homework and help them manage the organisation of the tasks and handing in dates.
- Named pencil case containing: pencil, 15cm ruler, small selection of coloured pencils, eraser and pencil sharpener. Children will be provided with a black handwriting pen when they have earned their pen licence. Children may also bring a green pen for editing work but these are routinely provided in school.
- Please ensure pencil cases are a sensible size – they should fit easily in drawers and not be the large, ‘book’ size cases; these take up so much room on tables and ca make working space too small to be practical!
- Named, non-spill, sports style water bottle. Please remember that children should only bring water for their classroom drink.
- All belongings, including reading records, spelling folders, reading books, water bottles etc should be brought to and from school every day in a sensible sized bag – backpack style is the most practical and, when used with two straps, the best for children’s backs.
PE kit and requirements
Children will need:
- Navy blue short-sleeved t-shirt
- Navy shorts
- Spare socks (particularly girls, who may be wearing tights)
- Plain tracksuit for outdoor PE when the weather dictates.
- All long hair must be tied back.
- All earrings should be removed for PE. If earrings cannot be removed, children must bring surgical tape and cover their earrings for the lesson.
What’s new in key stage 2?
- French – taught by the class teacher on a weekly basis – basic greetings and vocabulary
- Pen licences – awarded when children are demonstrating neat handwriting across all subjects and the ability to edit and correct work neatly as well.
- A gradually increased expectation for children to work independently and take more responsibility for their own organisation (homework, equipment, relaying messages)
How can you help?
- Please encourage your child to be more independent.
- Read with them daily (or discuss what they’re reading independently, including questioning them on their understanding.
- Rehearse, quiz and chant times tables with your child (they should know 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 8x by the end of Year 3).
- Check and sign reading records on a weekly basis – using these as a means of communication between school and home.
Make sure all belonging are clearly named – we stand a much higher chance of reuniting your child with their property if this is done!