Welcome to Year Three
The Year 3 team welcome you to the first year of Key Stage 2. There are a few changes from Year 2, but nothing that anyone should be worried about. Lunchtimes are a little later (12.30), the children have to bring their own healthy snacks, and we open our doors at 9am. We’re going to have a great time this year learning about all sorts of fantastic things, and we’ve got the added bonus of swimming lessons, which start after Easter.
Please always feel free to come and talk to us, we’ll aim to be outside 5 minutes before school so we are available for you. If you feel that you’d like a longer chat with us, we’re usually available for slightly longer after school.
Meet the Teaching Staff
In Year 3 the children will be taught by:
- Mr Coles
- Miss Trolley
We are also really lucky to have the fantastic support of:
- Mrs Knowles
- Miss Pinnick
- Mrs Furmage-Archer
Please practice your spellings and times tables at home.
Spellings are in the middle of the reading diaries, and your child will be able to tell you what times table they are on.
This half term we are trialing having optional Maths homework. These can be printed off and handed in to your child’s teacher. The topic for the homework will relate to what we are doing in class.
This half term the children will be learning all about magnets and magnetic force.
This is an excellent topic which covers lots of the Science objectives, but will also feed in really well to our English, Maths and Art work. We will be learning all about how magnets can attract and repel one another, which everyday objects are magnetic and non-magnetic and about the different poles on magnets. We’re also looking at The Iron Man by Ted Hughes in English and focusing our artwork around this book too.
Again this year, pupils will be receiving a new school diary. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading children are doing at home. We encourage all parents to make a note of children’s reading as prizes will be awarded at the end of each half-term.
Reading is Fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.
Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard for at least fifteen minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners.
Now that we have entered the Summer Term, we are starting weekly swimming lessons. These will take place for both Year 3 classes every Monday.
Miss Trolley’s class have outdoor PE on a Wednesday morning.
Mr Coles’ class have outdoor PE on Wednesday mornings.
We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor PE session each week. This should include:
- White T-shirt
- Navy shorts (indoor PE)
- Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
Please ensure that your children have their PE kits on the relevant day, and that they conform to our school PE kit as outlined above.
As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, or if you just want to look at the children’s work on display. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!