Welcome back Year 3! It has been fantastic to see you all return to school. 

Year 3 Staff

  • Teachers – Mrs Davidson-Sault, Mr Calloway, Miss Derbyshire, Mrs Lester
  • TAs – Mrs Thatcher, Mrs Hogg, Miss Edmonds
  • PE Teacher – Mr Boon, Mr Evans, Mrs Burt

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

As a proud ‘Rights Respecting School’ we learn about the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Our class charters set out what both adults and children must do to ensure children can enjoy their rights.

Welcome back to school as we move in to Term 1 of 2020.  It has been lovely to see the children after such a long break and we are looking forward to continuing our learning adventure!

As always, please can you ensure all belongings and items of clothing are clearly named. Pupils will need to bring a filled water bottle to school each day. They may bring a pencil case  and hand sanitiser for their own use in class.

This term we will be learning about The stone age and Stonehenge. Through this we will explore how they created cave paintings in our art work, investigate rocks and soils as a part of our science work and find out about some of the mysteries of Stonehenge in our history lessons. In PSHE we are initially going to continue to look after our wellbeing and focus on mindfulness activities.

 

Within Maths and English lessons we will be recapping some work from Year 2 to address any misunderstandings or gaps and then moving onto new learning. The pupils will take part in daily English and Maths lesson.

PE   This year, our PE days will be on the following days.

  • 3DS Thursday morning 
  • 3C Friday afternoon
  • 3DL Monday morning

As always, please remember to clearly name all items of clothing including PE kits, school uniform and coats.

Key Dates

Other events taking place this term include:

  • Back to School information meeting – Date TBC
  • Parents Evening – Date TBC

Home Learning

Spellings– Throughout the year the children will take a weekly spelling test. The spellings for Term 1 will be sent home once the children have settled in and we have mad some initial assessments. Please encourage them to practise these as often as possible.

Times Tables– The children will start to take a weekly times tables test shortly. More information to follow. The pupils will be sitting a National Times tables test in Year 4 and so we will be working towards their success in this.

TTRockstars

All pupils are encouraged to use the TT Rockstar App as much as possible; just 10 minutes a day can have an impact on their times table knowledge. If there are any problems with the app or you have misplaced a log-in, please let your class teacher know.

Homework– The children will receive weekly Maths and English homework on a Friday each week. The completed Homework then needs to be returned to school to be marked by the following Wednesday. This will begin shortly.

Reading– We will be reading with the pupils in school on a 1:1 basis and within teacher led groups. Please continue to read regularly with your child at home as it really does improve their attainment and confidence. As well as decoding words it is really beneficial to ask your child questions on what they have read e.g. To work out the definitions of new vocabulary, discuss why a character did or said something, recall an event and what happened. When you have read with your child at home please record this in their reading record as will starting a class reward system for those children who have read 3 x a week or more at home. Due to current Covid guidelines, Year 3 are only able to change their reading books on a Monday so they are able to have 2 books at a time. The non-fiction school library is not currently in use so please continue to read your own books from home also.

Important dates for your diary:

Term 1: Tuesday 1st September 2020 to Friday 23rd October 2020;

Term 2: Monday 2nd November 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020.

INSET Days: Tuesday 1st September; Friday 23rd October; Friday 18th December.