Welcome back from Mr Goacher, Miss Cooke and Mrs Ball
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to year 3.
We have been so impressed and amazed at how well Year 3 have returned to school. Those first day nerves didn’t last for very long with the children adjusting back into school like great over the first couple of days. It’s great to see a classroom full of smiling faces again.
Over the next week all the children will start to bring reading books back from school once again. These books can be returned to school whenever they are finished to by the children so they can be given a new book. We encourage you to read with your child as much as possible at home, hopefully around 3 time a week if possible. We will be completing lots of reading based tasks in school to help bring them back to speed over the coming weeks as well.
We will continue working on spelling using the Read Write Inc scheme in class. Seperate weekly spellings will be sent home with the children to learn each week.
In year 3, we will be following the White Rose scheme of work. As well as challenging the children (and giving those who are ready an opportunity to move on), this scheme will also help us to identify any areas of weakness that can then be addressed in more detail.
For the Autumn term, as a school we have decided to complete a series of shorter topics (2 or 3 weeks each) rather than one large topic for the term. These will be based around high quality texts; we will look at authors such as Roald Dahl and Aaron Becker.
From the week beginning 7th September, we will have two PE lessons each week. Our external sports provider, Miss Berry, will be working with year 2 on Thursday afternoons and the children will also have another PE lesson on Tuesday afternoons, with myself. All children will need to come in on both of these days dressed in their outdoor PE kit. They are to remain in their PE kits all day on our designated PE days.
We are keeping homework simple for this first term. Each week the children will have 3 things we would like them to complete:
- Read at least 3 times a week at home (with an adult whenever possible)
- Practice their weekly spellings. These will be given out on a Friday and the children will be tested on them the following Friday.
- Log in to their Times Tables Rock Stars accounts and complete 10 garage games. These are a minute each in length and can be spread out over the course of the week. These can be tracked by myself in school with certificates being awarded in Friday assemblies for those children making great progress.
If you have any other questions regarding anything at all, please contact the office and we will answer any questions you have as best we can.
Mr Goacher, Miss Cooke and Mrs Ball