Autumn Term - Welcome Back!
Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your Year 3 child back to school. I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding year ahead.
This term Year 3 children will be supported by Mrs Hughs and myself all week, except Monday afternoon where Miss Jackson will cover my PPA time.
The topic for Year 3 this term is ‘The Romans’. We will be reading stories around this subject and finding out about life in Roman Britain. In science we will be investigating ‘Rocks’, we will discover the different types of rocks and how they are formed, compare and group rocks based on appearance and simple properties. They will also learn how fossils are formed and then investigate the permeability of different types of soil. PE will be Swimming and Gymnastics where we will be practising our gymnastics skills. We will be covering lots of other subjects as well so it will be a busy term!
Monday and Friday (swimming) are when we have our PE lessons.
Please remember to send your child in their kit PE kit on the day. Pupils with longer hair would benefit from their hair being tied back on this day. No jewellery is allowed on those days unless the children can remove and put it back on themselves.
Children will be given books and are free to change these whenever they need to. We still expect pupils to read daily at home with their school book or own books every day in order to develop their reading, writing and comprehension ability. We are using organisers so please record when you listen to your child read. Each week your child will be heard read during a guided reading group session where we will focus on comprehension skills.
Please regularly practise times tables and reading every week.
Your child will be givien a homework menu which has activities they can choose to do and record in their homework book. These activities are all based around our theme. Children can bring in their homework to show and celebrate on a Thursday.
The Good to be Green card system which every class uses, so that it is focussed more on the positive. This means that your child will start the day on a green card but they may be promoted to a gold or even a platinum card for hard work, good manners, being helpful. We also have a 'Kindness Tree' in our classroom where children who display acts of kindness can write their name on a leaf which is then added to our tree.
If you have any queries or questions we are always here to help. As you know time is limited before school and after for a short chat, so please feel free to contact the school to arrange a meeting with myself to discuss any concerns you may have. If you have an important message or worry, please contact us as soon as you can so we can address them as soon as we can.