Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome back. We trust that you all had a lovely summer and are looking forward to starting your first year in the juniors! This half term our class topic is ‘There's No Place Like Home’ – please see the topic overview for more specific details about the areas we will be covering. In addition to our daily English lessons, reading, spellings, handwriting and PaG (punctuation and grammar) will be taught separately. Maths will involve the children working on a range of mathematical skills. The learning of times tables is an important part of this development – any support you can offer at home with this would be greatly appreciated.
Staff in Year 3
Class Teacher: Mrs M. Emery and Mr A. Tomlinson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs H. Twigg and Mrs J. Shaw
PPA cover: Mrs D. Taylor
Maths and English Targets
The Year 3 children have maths and English targets (which are at the front of their relevant books). Please ask your child their current targets as they should know them.
English and maths homework will be given on a Friday to be uploaded to Class Dojo by the following Wednesday at the latest please. Spelling homework will be given on a Tuesday and children must learn the spellings for the following Monday.
TTRockstars, Prodigy and Spelling Shed are all available for the children to use at home - they have their usernames and passwords on their bookmarks.
In addition, there may also be homework linked to our topic, but this will not be on a weekly basis.
Reading books will be changed as and when required if your child is a free reader. Those children who are reading books from the reading scheme will have their books changed twice a week on a Monday and Friday.
We have a dedicated reading area in class. The reading area has a wide selection of magazines, fiction and non-fiction books.
Before and After School
At the beginning of the school day, before registration (8.45 – 8.55), the children will have different maths, reading and writing activities to complete throughout the year.
At the end of each school day (3.15 pm) the children will be dismissed from the hall door.
Please ensure that full P.E. kit is in school at all times and that all items are named – our timetabled P.E. slots are on Wednesday and Thursday this half term. In your PE kit should be a white T-shirt, black/blue shorts/sports trousers and suitable trainers.
The children must also bring in their own water bottle and hand sanitiser from home, but please make sure that they are labelled.
I hope that this last half term will be enjoyable for all the children. Please feel free to contact me if there are any problems or anything which you wish to discuss with me.
Thank you for visiting our class page
Mrs M. Emery and Mr A. Tomlinson