Year 3

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Year 3. Our core values comprise of Collaboration, Independence, Resilience and Creativity. We, as a school, really appreciate all the support of our parents/carers. If you have any concerns or questions please arrange an appointment with your child’s class teacher via the school home learning diary or the school office.

Learning
We will set weekly tasks for Maths and English including reading daily at home, learning spellings and practising the multiplication tables. In addition, we also set exciting home learning projects that will be linked to some of the topics. Topic learning will sometimes be set out in tasks, spread over a period of weeks, each of which contributes to the finished project.

Home Learning Diaries
Your child will be provided with a home school diary for any communication between home and school. Parents / carers are encouraged to look at it and sign it weekly, read any messages and use it as a point of contact.  However, if you have something urgent you wish to discuss with your class teacher, please contact the office to make an appointment.

Equipment
In order to help your child prepare for learning in Year 3 it is essential they bring to school a black handwriting pen, a pencil, colouring pencils, a green biro pen, a glue stick, a rubber, a dry wipe pen and a highlighter. They will also need to have a named water bottle in school each day.  The following can be purchased from the school office: black handwriting pens (20p), green biro pens (20p) swimming hats (£1) and water bottles (£1.25).

Games and swimming
Games and swimming will take place on Monday afternoons. It is important that your child has the right kit. Please see the “School Essentials” page for the full list of correct kit. We would recommend that your child should bring both games and swimming kits if unsure; however a timetable will be sent home at the beginning of each term and a card will be placed in your child’s classroom window on Friday afternoon informing you which activity will take place the following Monday.

Behaviour
As a school we insist on high standards of behaviour and believe it is important to work with parents/carers to achieve this. Problems are more likely to be solved successfully if parents/carers and teachers work together; you will be kept informed about any concerns as they occur.

Clothing
All items of uniform and sports kit must be clearly named.  The children are aware that it is their responsibility to look after their belongings.  However, we know that sometimes things will go astray and to help remedy this, each class has a lost property box where all items left in the classroom will be placed.

Curriculum
As a school we offer an integrated creative curriculum. Our subjects are delivered via topic based learning, these topics include:

The Big Bite!  When we learn about keeping ourselves fit and healthy, including cooking healthy food!

What a Disaster!  When we learn about the world’s weather and natural disasters.

Rock, Punk and Disco Funk!  When we learn about recent events in the 1960’s 1970’s and 1980’s, including fashion, toys and popular games as well as music.

Bug’s Life!  When we learn about mini-beasts and plants.

Roman Invasion!  When we learn about the Romans who came to live in Britain.

Staff
3LV – Miss. Vooght – Class Teacher
3GW – Mr. Wareham – Class Teacher
3KB – Mrs. Beeston – Class Teacher
Miss. Mankowska – Teaching Assistant
Mrs. McDiarmid — Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Rivers – Teaching Assistant