Welcome to Mrs Harper and Mrs Bareham's Year 3 Class
Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a great summer break filled with all sorts of fun! My name is Miss Cook and I am teaching Year 3 children until October half term.
So far, I have been very impressed with the start the Year 3 children have made to the year. They have been eager to learn and have demonstrated wonderful learning behaviour. Let’s keep it up!
In literacy, we start our term with the books ‘Stone Age Boy’ and ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’ which are linked to our autumn topic work; The Stone Age to The Iron Age. Our maths work starts with place value activities and our first science topic of the year will be, ‘Rocks and Soils.’ This year, we are lucky to have Miss Scott working with us for part of the morning and on some afternoons also. During maths and literacy time, we also have Mrs Israel working with smaller groups of children which is really beneficial for all of our children.
Each week, your child will be given some homework which will include reading each evening, learning the multiplication tables, spellings and a maths activity. Homework will be given out on Wednesday and will be returned to school on the following Monday. I would appreciate it if you could support your child in the planning of when he/she should spend time completing homework as it is best to do frequent short sessions rather than all of it in one evening. In Year 3 we encourage the children to be independent and responsible for their homework and handing it in on time. All children will have a homework book and reading record in which they should record reading along with anything else they need to remember. They will also be given their AR (Accelerated Reader) and Spelling Shed passwords in their reading records. Spelling Shed provides a fun way to learn weekly spellings. Feel free to use the reading record as a channel of communication between home and school should you wish too.
Year 3 children have P.E. lessons on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons: they will need to remember their kit on these days. I should remind everybody; P.E. kit includes white plain T-shirts, black or blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. Children who wear earrings must take them out for P.E. or tape them up. Children should bring their own tape into school and must tape up their earrings themselves. It is important for children to have their P.E. kit so we are able to provide them with a healthy, active curriculum.
Not only in Year 3 but as a school, we strive to help your child achieve his/her full potential in every area of school life and to this end we will all work hard to ensure this happens. In return we expect the children to apply themselves fully and success should follow. Lots of effort in school, a positive attitude, plenty of water to drink and lots of sleep needed. Let’s make this year a really successful one!
A few dates:
Wednesday 18th September School Photographs
Wednesday 25th September Parent Information Evening
21st – 25th October HALF TERM