Year 3

A very warm welcome from Miss Pringle

Year 3 is a time of excitement and new beginnings as your child embarks on their journey into junior life and part of Key Stage 2. It is our priority to ensure that each child has a smooth transition into Year 3, so that we can seize every opportunity to embed progress and make sure that every child feels safe and happy in their new classroom upstairs! Year 3 is also a very special year, as it is when the children make their First Holy Communion, a very important occasion for the whole community!

In order to keep our cloakroom organised and manageable please ensure your child has a school book bag and P.E. bag – no rucksacks or satchels. Thank you.

Trips and other important dates and information will be added to our class page throughout the year.

I look forward to working closely with you and your child over the next year.
Miss Pringle

Religion

This is the Liturgical year of Matthew and we continue to work on R.E. topics “People in Prayer” and ” Lent to Easter 2017.”

English

Reading

Reading records and reading books are checked daily  before Guided Reading sessions. We provide opportunities for the children to change their reading books after checking that the records are signed. Children are expected to read at home regularly.

Guided reading – every child is heard read at least once a week. Although reading ability and enjoyment continues to be important, we will be focusing on developing comprehension.
Please support your child by asking questions about their reading and hearing them read or read together.

Spelling

Spellings are given to the children on Friday as part of their weekly Home Learning task. The children are given opportunities throughout the week to learn them, find definitions and write them in context. Spellings are based on the RWI school scheme with weekly sound patterns, technical words, personal errors such as common words, homophones. The children are then tested on these words the following Friday.

Please support your child in learning the rules and patterns extending them by looking at other words with the same patterns, using them in writing tasks and developing dictionary skills.

Handwriting & Pace

Neat, joined fluent handwriting is strongly encouraged, as is the importance of pace. Please use the handwriting policy as guidance to letter formation.

Maths

Please ensure that children practise mental maths regularly at home for example recall of times tables and counting on and back in tens and hundreds within three digit numbers. It is best to keep practices short and as much fun as possible.

P.E.

Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure full PE kit is in school on these days. It is not hygienic for girls to do PE in tights, so please make sure they have an extra pair of socks in their kit. On dry winter days children will do P.E. outdoors. For those lessons children can have a tracksuit bottom and top, also hats and gloves. However, no scarves for safety reasons.

Home Learning

Home Learning is explained and given out each Friday. It is due back the following Wednesday. In the case that a project has been set, the children may get longer.  All Home Learning should be kept in the Home Learning books. It is vital that Home Learning is completed each week as it supports and consolidates what is being taught in class.

In order to keep you in touch with your child’s learning, all Home Learning tasks are to be signed. Please feel  to write any comments.

If your child has a specific target such as handwriting, punctuation, vocabulary, please remind them before they start and then to check over at the end. Children require adult support with home learning in Year 3, particularly with personal targets, so please support your child as necessary.

Dates for your diary

Friday 10th February Trip to Bhaktivedanta Manor

Parent Consultations: Wednesday 22nd February and Wednesday 1st March 2017

Curriculum Overview for Year 3

Resources