Welcome to Year 3
Autumn Term 2020
Class Teacher : Miss Phillips
Things are continuing to look slightly different this year with our curriculum, so for the first half term we will continue to have weekly whole school mini topics - focusing on PSHE, RE and Science.
Our PE lessons this half term will be on Wednesday and Thursday, please make sure you wear PE kit in to school on these days.
The PTFA have again purchased a great times table package for the school called 'TT Rockstars'. There are lots of different areas the children could go into including the ‘Garage’ or ‘Studio’. The Garage is a training mode where they work through the tables (recommended) and the Studio is random questions up to the 12x12 times table. Ultimately, we hope this makes learning the times tables fun while they become more fluent and knowledgeable in their times table recall. They can also earn ‘coins’ to update their avatar rock star!
Homework will continue to be sent home each Friday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday. Spelling Tests this term will be on Friday.
We are all looking forward to another fun, jam packed term with lots and lots of learning going on!
If you have any worries, concerns or questions, please feel free to pop in and see me or contact me through class Dojo.
Dates for the Diary
Term 1: Monday 7th September - Friday 23rd October
Tuesday 15th September - 'Meet The Teacher'
Autumn Break: Monday 26th - Friday 30th October
Term 2: Monday 2nd November - Friday 18th December
Non-pupil Day: Monday 2nd November
Term 3: Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Non-pupil day: Monday 4th January
Spring Break: Monday 15th - Friday 19th February
Term 4: Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April
Term 5: Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Summer Break: Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June
Term 6: Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July
Non-pupil Day: Monday 7th June
Further dates to be confirmed by the Office.
Year Three Reminders
The majority of the children have moved onto the Renaissance Reader book scheme and they should be bringing home a number banded book every day. We already have lots of children who are keen to complete their quizzes. I have reminded the children that the quiz tests their understanding of the book and as we are looking for at least 85% for a pass rate on their quiz, we always advise to read the book through at least twice before attempting the quiz. Children should be taking quizzes regularly (at least once every two weeks) and they should bring home the results of their quiz ~ if you aren't seeing them please check their school bags! Remember you can register with the website and receive text/email alerts with your child's test results. Any problems ~ please pop in and see me!
Please make sure you are continuing to read regularly with your child ~ they should be bringing their books home EVERY day!!
Please ensure that your child has a clear water bottle, with a sports type cap, in school every day and that they bring it home to be washed out and refilled!
Please support us in sending your child to school in appropriate uniform and footwear. All clothes should be clearly labelled to reduce incidents of lost property.
Whilst children are provided with all the stationary they require, I understand that many parents wish to support their children by providing extra items. If this is the case, can you please ensure such items are labelled clearly and encourage your child not to exchange or give away items to others.
All school events and activities are noted on the school newsletter: The Steady Eddy which is put onto Class Dojo every week.