A very warm welcome from Mrs Carey
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 small bag.
Reading books and records only need to come in to school on your child’s reading day – this information can be found in their reading records. Please pack a water bottle and snack (optional) daily. PE kits should be worn to school on Monday and Wednesday in Autumn 1. Thank you.
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.
Reading records and reading books are checked weekly. 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. Reading records must be in school on their reading day.
Please support your child by asking questions about their reading and hearing them read or read together.
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. Spelling is taught in class in addition to English. Lists are based on the National Curriculum with weekly sound patterns and technical words. 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. Handwriting will be modelled in your child’s home learning handwriting book.
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. Mathletic usernames , passwords and reading days can be found inside your child’s home learning book. It is vital that Home Learning is completed each week as it supports and consolidates what is being taught in class. Weekly spelling lists can be found under the spellings tab on our class page.
Please read with your child and sign their records once a week.
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.
Meet the Teacher
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.