Welcome to Year 3!
A massive welcome back to everyone in Year 3. We have so many exciting times ahead of us and I can’t wait to share this journey together. We have had a great first day settling back into routines.
Please find attached the overview of what we are learning in Autumn Term 1 this year. A welcome letter, which explains items like homework and an outline of expectations will be out later this week.
Please do not hesitate to pop in and see me if you have any worries, concerns or celebrations to share.
End of Year 3 Expectations
This booklet provides information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The staff have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the following year.
All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching and homework. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.
If you have any queries regarding the content of this booklet or want support in knowing how best to help your child please talk to your child’s teacher.
How you can help your child:
- Ensure that you read with your child every night and ask them questions about their book
- Practice times tables with your child
- Encourage them to complete their homework
Here are some helpful websites you can use with your child.
- Touch typing game
- Maths –subtraction
- Times tables
- Measuring using litres
- Please check your child’s reading bag daily for important letters or notes in their diary
- Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays – please make sure that if your child’s hair is long, it is tied back and earrings are removed.
- Please ensure that all uniform and belongings are labelled with your child’s name.
Please remember that all children should wear school uniform for the duration of the school day. Children are permitted to wear boots or trainers for outdoor use but should have black school shoes in school to change into.
Please could all children bring a named water bottle to school for their own personal use during the day.
Thank you for all signing up to Class Dojo. It is a great way of getting in touch and sharing messages; especially if you, or I, are not about at the beginning or end of the school day. Also I will be sharing your child’s work with you through the class story.
In Year 3 there is a lot more Homework than in KS1 as their is a higher expectation from the children.
Please encourage your child to read every day and ask them questions based on what they have read. The National Literacy Foundation found that just 10 minutes of reading each day leads to a child being 13x more likely to read at or above their expected level and makes a dramatic difference to their educational attainment. Please write in your child’s Homework and Reading diary every time they read so we can continue to monitor their reading.
Maths and English
This half term, the children will be receiving paper based Maths and English homework. This will be handed out on a Friday and will be due in by the following Thursday. The homework is important as it consolidates the learning the children have been doing during the week. None of the content will be new to the children, so they should be able to access it completely independently. Please support your child with encouragement, rather than providing the answers for them, as incorrect answers show me their misunderstandings and let me reteach the children their areas of difficulty.
The children will be set some creative homework which is completely optional, however, 25 Dojo points will be awarded for each task completed. These are aimed at allowing the children to show their creative side and also to get out in the outdoors with the family. Below is this half terms creative homework due Wednesday 17th October 2018.
We will have our weekly spelling test on a Friday. The children’s spellings are as follows:
14th September – Eight, eighth, eighty, weight, neighbour, vein, veil, beige, sleigh, freight
21st September – hey, they, obey, grey, prey, whey, survey, convey, disobey, purvey
28th September – straight, campaign, contain, brain, faint, waist, claim, praise, complaint, afraid
5th October – earth, early, learn, heard, earn, pearl, search, unearth, earl, rehearse
12th October – here, hear, heel, heal, main, mane, mail, male, knot, not
19th October – berry, bury, brake, break, meet, meat, ball, bawl, fair, fare