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.
We will continue to do Early Bird Reading every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 8:50-9:00. We would love to see as many early bird readers as possible!
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 Lewis
- Mrs Willis
We are also really lucky to have the fantastic support of:
- Mr Unwin- PE Coach
- Mrs Harvey- Modern Foreign Languages Teacher
- Mrs Gill
- Miss Topliss
This half term the children will be learning about plants in our new topic, ‘What’s so hot about the Mediterranean?’.
During this topic, our work will focus heavily on Geography. We will be researching and learning all about Spain! This research will enable us to compare the UK and Spain through observation of geographical similarities and differences. Our art work will link to this and be inspired by Picasso. Finally, our Science work this half term will focus on light and shadow.
All children are given a new school planner. This year, the planners have a slightly different format to incorporate all of the useful information that the children will need. In the center of the planner, there are weekly pages for you to record your child’s daily reading. 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 ten minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners with your signature.
These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore yours child’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading your child is doing at home. We encourage you to make a note of your child’s reading as prizes will be awarded at the end of each term.
This half term PE will take place on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
On Monday mornings, we will be going swimming and children are required to be at school for 8:45 with their swimming kits.
Full school PE kit is required and expected to be brought in on a Tuesday morning.
Information about your child’s PE kit can be found on page 3 of their planner.
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!