Welcome to Year 3 with
Miss White and Mrs Tarrier
Dear Parents and Carers,
A warm welcome to Year 3. I hope you all had a wonderful summer and that your children are ready for new learning experiences this year. The children will have five topics this year. Our first topic for this year will be based on the following question: What are the secrets of the Earth? I have attached an overview of the work we will be covering during this topic. Theme-1-Topic-Web.
Recorders will be needed in school for this half term’s Music lessons.
PE will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Girls with long hair will need a hairband to tie it back. Earrings must be able to be removed by the pupil. During the colder months pupils will need a black tracksuit and trainers so PE can take place outside. Swimming will take place in the Spring term in Year 3 at a local swimming baths. Girls will need to wear a costume and boys will need swimming trunks (not the baggy style). Written permission will need to be provided for children who wear goggles. More details will be provided nearer to the date.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and will need to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. The children can return their homework earlier if completed. The children will be responsible for handing in their own homework. If homework is not completed pupils will spend break time completing it as it is an important part of their learning. There will be an English, Maths or Topic section (This should take between 10 and 20 minutes) and a Spelling rule or common exception words and times tables section (This should take up to 10 minutes).
Diaries should show the children have read at home a minimum of 3 times a week. Remember if they read books/ magazines other than their school book write it in the diary as this is evidence of their reading. We encourage the children to record their own reading in their diaries, as well as parents/carers. In school pupils will read individually with a member of staff at least once a week. I will hear the pupils read at least once a week during guided reading sessions.
If pupils know their times tables to 10x10 it helps a lot in Maths. The order for learning tables is x10 x5 x2 x4 x8 x3 x6 x9 x7. When they learn it is best not just to count in steps but to know the question and the answer. Techniques for learning include: How many times you can write them in 2 minutes, matching games, bubble writing them, writing them in different colours, making board games etc. In Year 3 we will be focusing on the 4, 8 and 3 times tables.
End of the Day Routine
When picking up at the end of the day we are trialling a new system where children will be dismissed from the bottom playground. The school day ends at 3:20 now that pupils are in Year 3.
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