Welcome To Year 3
- Roma Shanmugam, Teacher 3S
- Sabreena Bhawon, Teacher 3B
- Shireen Baker, Teaching Assistant
- Ashifa Shah, Teaching Assistant
- Georgina de wet steyn, Teaching Assistant
- Amanda Goughan, Teaching Assistant
We hope that you had a wonderful summer. We are really looking forward to working with you and your child this year.
‘Getting To Know You’ Information
Please note P.E. days for Year 3 are Mondays and Thursdays. Children should come to school wearing their P.E. kits and trainers on these days and will remain in these all day. A reminder that if children are wearing earrings these should only be studs and not hoops. Stud earrings will be covered with tape during PE lessons for safety. Long hair must be tied up at all times including during PE.
Reading confidently helps children to access all areas of the curriculum and we encourage them to read for around 10-15 minutes per day. This could be reading the book we have sent home with your child or a book you choose to read to them. Anything which sparks their love for reading is valuable!
Children will be set weekly spelling homework for a spelling quiz the following week. The words will consist of the Year 3/4 statutory words and key vocabulary related to our current topics. You will notice that the weekly grid will revisit and build upon the Year3/4 statutory words from previous weeks to help embed these spellings.
Weekly Mathletics tasks will be set which consolidate the key concepts taught in class.
Children will also be encouraged to practise times tables facts and will have access to Times Tables Rockstars.
In year 3, we encourage children to reflect upon the concepts taught in class by producing work in a creative manner. Children will receive a home learning grid at the start of every half term which includes a range of activities to complete. Although the activities are optional, we do encourage the children to complete as many as they can. The home learning grid for Autumn 1 will be sent home in their homework books.
At the beginning of the year children will be given a reading book at their appropriate level. They can then take this book home and return it to school when they have finished it. We recommend that children read for at least 10-15 minutes each night and you and your child can record what they have read in their school diary. Discussing your child’s reading with them is important and comprehension continues to be a focus in Year 3.
Children will be provided with a school diary. We ask that children to bring their diary to school each day. Any login details will be recorded in these diaries. In the front of the diary, you can find multiplication lists and the Year 3 and 4 statutory wordlist which will be part of their spelling homework. Reading comments can also be recorded in the school diary.
The school gates open at 8.40am. Children can come straight into the classroom and we request that adults leave the site promptly following the one-way system.
If you would like to be a class rep, your class teacher will be very pleased to hear from you. Each class normally has two or three class reps that will take the lead in organising school events.
Children may choose to bring their own fruit/vegetable snack which can be eaten during morning break. Please remember that we are a healthy and nut free school.
Please ensure that your child’s teacher has any relevant medication and that this medication is up-to-date.