Welcome To Term 1 2021

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Year 3 Staff

  • Teachers – Mrs Davidson-Sault (3DS), Mr Calloway (3C), Miss Derbyshire and Mrs Lester (3DL), Mrs Claridge
  • TAs – Miss Trott, Miss Malik, Mrs Hibbitt
  • PE Teachers – Mr Boon and Mr Evans
  • Cover Supervisor – Mrs Burt

Welcome back to the new school year! We hope you all had a lovely summer break and are looking forward to returning to school. We can’t wait to see you all and get to know our new classes.

Here is a reminder that Year 3 pupils start at 8.55 A.M. and finish school at 3.15 PM.

Our Enquiry this term is called ‘What is Stonehenge?’ We will focus on History skills whilst also continuing to study all other curriculum areas.

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 also bring a pencil case and hand sanitiser for their own use in class. We would also ask that pupils do bring a coat to school every day as we go outside even if the weather is not dry!

PE Designated P.E. days can be found below: All pupils need a clearly named PE kit and a change of shoes.

  • 3DL Wednesday afternoon
  • 3DS Wednesday morning
  • 3C Monday afternoon

Key Dates

  • End of Term 1 22.10.21
  • Start of Term 2 1.11.21
  • INSET day 17.12.21 and End of Term

Spellings– Term 1 spellings will be given to pupils shortly. Each class will have designated day for the test.

Times Tables– The children take a weekly times tables test . They have three minutes to answer questions ( which may be division or multiplication depending on the level). The pupils will be sitting a National Times tables test in Year 4 and so we will be working towards their success in this.

TT Rockstars

All pupils are encouraged to use the TT Rockstars 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. We will be giving out a weekly trophy in class to children who have done particularly well using this. Please note that children do need to use a range of methods to learn their multiplication facts such as learning by rote, singing songs, recording answers to questions before they test themselves using TT Rockstars.

Homework – This will be given out every Friday in Homework books. There will usually be English and Maths each week with some occasional Enquiry based activities during half terms. Homework needs to be returned by a Tuesday at the latest so that it can be marked and returned.

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. Pupils will have the opportunity to change their Reading books twice a week.

If you able to offer your help to come into school to hear class readers then please let your child’s class teacher know. We will be very grateful for this help.

Medium Term plan is coming soon!