Welcome back after the summer break. I hope you have all had a relaxing holiday! I look forward to getting to know you all over the coming months and hope we can work together to ensure that it is a productive and exciting year.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can catch me before school or at the end of the school day. Alternatively, you can communicate through your child’s home/school diary.
Here are a few things you need to know about Year 3:
- Reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please try listen to your child read every night; it makes a huge difference to their confidence and fluency. If you could write a note in the diary when your child has read at home to ensure their books are changed regularly. Your child will also be given many opportunities throughout the week to read a variety of texts within class.
- Children will receive spellings every Friday. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings for a test the following Friday.
- Throughout the year we will be learning our 3,4 and 8 times tables. A copy of the times tables has been put in the back of your child’s homework diary so any additional work at home would be fantastic! Maths homework will also be sent home on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday. This will usually be linked to what we have been working on in class. If your child doesn’t understand anything please encourage them to let me know so that I can offer guidance.
- PE Kits and water bottles should be brought in to school every Monday and can be taken home on a Friday. Our PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and a Friday.
This term we will be reading stories by Michael Foreman and David Walliams, using them as a starting point for our own story writing. We will be reading some humorous and creative poetry and writing some of our own. In Maths we will be continuing the White Rose scheme of work where there will be a big emphasis on reasoning and problem solving. Our Science topic for this half term will be forces and magnets. In computing we will be using the Ozobots to write and debug codes. Mrs Nicholson will be returning to teach netball and invasion games for our Tuesday PE lesson. It’s going to be a busy term!