Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome back Year 3 :)
We hope you are looking forward to the rest of the year back in school. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back!
Miss Davidson will teach 3D and Mr Spamer will teach 3S with Miss Shaw teaching you on a Wednesday. Mrs Hurst and Mrs Jones will also be supporting you with your learning in both classes. We are all here to help you with any questions or problems you may have so please do not hesitate to ask. We realise that it has been a strange several months for everybody and your happiness at school is very important to all of us.
Here is some important information about your school week:
P.E days will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. No children should bring a PE kit to school. Please wear appropriate P.E kit to school on those days. Prepare for these sessions to be outdoors unless weather does not allow for this.
You will not need to bring anything other than a water bottle and your packed lunch (if you are not having a school dinner) to school, as all other equipment will be provided for you. Please do not bring a bag or anything else into school.
Every day, you will not need to bring anything to school other than a water bottle and your packed lunch (if you are not having a school dinner), as all other equipment will be provided for you. If you choose, you may bring a pencil case into school that will be kept in your tray.
You will have two reading books: one reading book will be taken home and kept there until it has been completed; the other reading book will be a book to keep in school and read during independent reading time. Please continue to record your home reading in your reading diary and then upload a photograph of this on a Friday onto your Seesaw journal.
You should be reading every day at home (if possible) and, as a minimum, three times a week. Research into learning shows that the more that you develop your comprehension skills and understanding of vocabulary the better you will do in school across the whole of the curriculum. Please do give reading the priority it needs and make sure you keep a list of, and look up, any tricky words you come across- there is a space in your reading diary to make a list of these.
Homework activities will resume after the Easter holidays. In the meantime, please continue to read regularly and practise the either the Year 2 common exception words or the Y3/4 spelling words at home. These are the words that you should aim to spell correctly in any independent writing and not just for a weekly test. These words can be found under the Home Learning section.
Times Tables are tested weekly, on a Thursday, through Big Maths Beat That. It is essential that you practise your tables regularly. By Year 3 the National Curriculum states that you should already know you 2, 5 and 10 times tables, so if you are still learning them make sure you practise daily. By the end of the year you will also be expected to know you 3, 4 and 8 times tables. The more confident you are with your tables - the easier other aspects of maths will be. Times Table Rockstars is very useful to help your practise these- and good fun too!
Finally, please do contact any of the Year 3 staff if there is anything at all that you need explaining. Parents/carers should ring, email or make an appointment through the school office and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.
We look forward to all being back together for the remainder of the year for some very exciting learning!
The Year 3 team