Autumn 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to Year 3
Teacher – Miss Gee
Teaching Assistant – Miss Williams
Please take the time to read this booklet and find out all the important information you will need to know about your child’s time in Year 3.
Your child will be choosing their new reading book and library book and getting their planner this week. They should bring home their planner and reading book every day. You must listen to your child read at least twice a week but ideally every day and record it in their planner. Reading is a crucial skill that will help your child learn and succeed. They will also earn points from the homework grid.
Your child needs to bring their planner and reading book to school every day.
Library – Reading for Enjoyment
It is important that your child can begin to read for enjoyment. We have a lovely library and your child will be choosing their library book in the next week. Our regular library day will be Thursday so please ensure they have their library book in on that day.
Your child will receive their new Homework Grid this week. Please ensure homework is brought in on a Friday. The tasks on the grid are worth a different amount of points which are totalled up to earn prizes for the most effort.
The spellings and times tables will be tested on FRIDAY.
Your child will need their PE kit on Tuesday and Thursday. Please leave your child’s PE kit in school.
Your child will wear their school jumper/fleece for outdoor PE sessions.
Jewellery must be removed for PE. Plasters are needed for newly pierced ears.
Year 3 Learning this half term
Our theme for this half term is Confidence and Acceptance, we will be learning this through our text ‘Halibut Jackson.’ The children will be learning lots of interesting things about fabric designers, testing materials, designing our own fabric patterns, different kinds of shapes and patterns, measuring and sewing skills. The children will be writing from different characters’ points of view, writing instructions and adverts (persuasive writing).
In Maths, we will be following the Y3 curriculum over the 4 operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as applying these to reasoning problems. We also need to confidently learn our times tables: 2,5,10,3,6,8.
We strongly encourage children in Year 3 to be independent. We ask that parents do not come into the corridor before school starts. The staff are very busy welcoming the children and setting them off on their learning for the day. We would rather you wait until the children have gone and approach us at home time when we have more time to dedicate to your queries. If you have an urgent message, take this to Mrs Holt at the Reception desk who will then pass it on.
We have 30 minutes of Golden Time every Friday afternoon from 2.00 – 2.30pm. This is a time to reward the children who have worked hard through the week.
Golden Time is a privilege that is earned by working hard and being ready to learn. If a child does not have the things they need to be ready for learning or shows poor effort or behaviour, then they can lose Golden Time in blocks of 5 minutes.
Every child in Year 4 has their own locker. This is the perfect place to keep school bags, coats and PE kits. Please encourage your child to look after their belongings.
PE Kit – Tuesday and Thursday but have in every day!
Homework given out – Monday Collected – Friday
Library book change day – Thursday
Parent Assembly – Friday at 2.30pm
If you have any questions please feel free to ask Miss Gee at home time.