Welcome to Year 3
Miss Lynch will teach Class 3 from Monday to Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, Mrs Wray teaches Class 3. Mrs Barlow covers Mrs Wray’s Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time (PPA) from 1.50pm to 3.15pm on Friday and Mrs Wibberley will cover Miss Lynch’s PPA time from 1.50-3.15 each Wednesday afternoon. Miss Smith provides support each morning from Monday to Thursday as well as every Monday afternoon.
Our Class Link Governors are Mark Rahn and Andrea Healy.
Please can I encourage you to sign up for/install Purple Mash at home. Your child can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. Please click on the picture link to login to Purple Mash.
Note: You have already had your child’s username and password - please let me know if you need this again.
During this half-term there will be a focus on establishing daily reading, spelling and times table practice. There will be no project based home learning in the Autumn Term.
In Class 3, children independently change their reading book each day. It is not possible to overstate the benefit of reading with your child at home. It is entirely possible that your child is able to read independently but your intervention helps to check understanding and develop expression. Children are required to hand in their completed Reading Record on Monday morning. Guided Reading sessions take place fortnightly.
Children have sixteen words to learn weekly. The list will normally contain a selection of key words and three spelling patterns. The children will be tested every Friday and new spellings given out on the same day. The spelling patterns and rules will be revisited throughout the year. Please look at your child’s spelling assessment when they bring this home and practise any words that are incorrect.
The children will be tested every Thursday and new sheets given out for the following week. The score is out of thirty and includes both multiplication and division facts for the appropriate times table(s). Rapid recall of multiplication and division facts is a crucial aspect of fluency and success within mathematical work. It is an expectation that children leave Year 3 with rapid recall of multiplication and division facts up to and including the eight times table.
PE this half-term is on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Fitness will be taught by Mrs Kipling on Wednesday whilst Mrs Wray will continue to develop children’s skills with dance on Fridays. The Daily Mile will continue to be a feature of the timetable.
Please ensure your child has both an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school. An indoor PE kit consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. An outdoor kit is particularly important during the coming term and consists of a white t-shirt, long black trousers, a long-sleeved dark top and trainers. Outdoor PE cannot be done in pumps. If your child has pierced ears, please remove earrings on PE days. Only newly pierced ears may be covered with plasters. Long hair must be tied back. Children in Year 3 do not attend swimming sessions with school.
In Key Stage 2, children are allowed to bring in their own fruit or vegetable snack to eat at playtime. Snacks should be fruit or vegetables – this does not include snacks containing fruit e.g. cereal bars. School does not provide milk but this can be purchased each half-term via arrangement with the school office.
Please contact the school office to make an appointment if you would like to speak to us about the contents of this newsletter or indeed any other matter. For reasons of safeguarding, children must be supervised as they enter the classroom at the start of the school day and as they leave in the afternoon. This means it is not practically possible for adults welcoming or dismissing the children to speak at length to family members - we do appreciate your understanding with regard to this.