Welcome to year 3
Year 3 are taught by Miss Crofts, Ms Jacques and Mrs Pool. The children are supported by Mrs Churchill, Mrs Lawrence and Miss Watson.
- Temporary times for Year 3 are 8.30-8.40am and 3.15-3.25pm
- Lining up – children should line up outside the Year 3 classrooms in class lines (by the Bollards).
- End of the day – children will be collected by a recognised adult from the classroom doors.
- Children should bring a healthy snack for break times – fruit/veg only please, dried or fresh.
- Most lessons are taught by class teachers. Mr Higgs takes the children for PE on a Wednesday afternoon for 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 however, reading quizzes can now be completed at home.
- Reading daily – out loud to an adult or discussing reading with an adult, recording pages read and a comment in Class Dojo Portfolio reading records please.
- Practising spellings daily – these are issued on a weekly basis, via a photograph on Class Dojo. There is a Look, Say. Cover, Write, Check sheet available on this page to copy the spellings on to. The familiarity of words are important for all children, as we are focusing on the Year 3 spelling rules throughout the year.
- 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. The children have access to Times Tables Rockstars to help with this practice.
- Maths homework is an online MyMaths task, set weekly.
- Occasionally, we may set a Topic or Science homework. This will usually run over more than one week.
- All homework should be completed neatly and in pencil or black handwriting pen (if the child has been issued with a 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, non-spill, sports style water bottle. Please remember that children should only bring water for their classroom drink.
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! 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:
- Due to restrictions in place within school, due to Covid-19 – we are asking all children to come into school dressed in PE kits for the days they have PE – September 2020 PE days are Monday & Wednesday Children should have trainers in school, so there is a spare pair of shoes in school in case a change of shoes is needed due to mud etc.
- Navy blue short-sleeved t-shirt
- Navy shorts
- Supportive Trainers for suitable for use on the school field – Plimsolls are not suitable for KS2 PE lessons.
- Spare socks (particularly girls, who may be wearing tights)
- Plain Dark 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.Complete the Class Dojo Reading Record task each week to share your child’s reading. Please use Class Dojo to aid communication between home and school.
Make sure all belonging are clearly named – we stand a much higher chance of reuniting your child with their property if this is done!