Welcome to Year 3!
The staff working with your child this year are myself (Mrs Smith) and Miss Jones. Mr Topping will teach the children computing on a Monday afternoon and Mrs Johnson will teach the children history on a Thursday afternoon. The children will also have Spanish lessons from our Spanish teacher, Mercedes.
The school day starts at 8.30am and ends at 3pm.
We have PE every Friday afternoon. Your child can come into school in clothing suitable for PE on a Friday morning and remain in it all day.
Literacy homework will be sent home on a Friday evening and should be returned by the following Monday.
Maths homework will be sent home on a Monday evening and should be returned by the following Friday.
Spellings will be sent on a Friday and will be tested the following week. Now that the children are in Key Stage Two, they are tested on spellings each day. The full list of spellings will be sent on a Friday which will show the spellings that will be tested each day.
Times Tables – It is important that your child learns their times tables in order to support their fluency in recalling facts quickly and therefore solving mathematical problems more easily. In school, we use a program called, 'Times Table Rockstars' to practise. TT Rock star login details will be sent home for your child to practise. Using this will greatly help with times-tables.
This should be an ongoing task each night. The children read daily in school and we encourage this to be the case at home too. Listening to your child read as often as possible will really help their fluency and asking your child questions about what they have read will aid their comprehension. We will be sending reading books and reading records home and we would be grateful if you could write a weekly comment about how your child has read.
If your child develops asthma or any allergies or medical conditions that we are not already aware of, please let me know as soon as possible.
At the end of the day, your child can be collected from the junior entrance at the back of the school.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to have a chat with me in the morning when dropping your child off or at the end of the day when collecting your child. You can also contact me on ClassDojo, on email (email@example.com) or alternatively please call the office and I can call you back when I am not teaching.
Thank you for your support,