Welcome to Year 3
A very warm welcome to Year 3's Class Page.
I hope you will enjoy looking at Year 3's Class Page to find out all the exciting things the children are learning about this year. It is lovely to see the children with such a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and I hope they will make some lasting memories whilst in Year 3.
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches everyday of your life."
— Walt Disney
Year 3 Staff
Mrs Rannard (Class Teacher) Mrs Roscoe (Learning Partner) Miss Bradshaw (Learning Partner)
Miss Deary (1 to 1 Learning Partner) Mrs Taylor (1 to 1 Learning Partner)
Miss Davies (Student Teacher)
What we are learning about:
This term our topic for History is 'The Stone Age and Angry Earth'.
It is important that your child is hydrated throughout the day. Please ensure your child has a labelled water bottle in school. This should be brought home each night to be washed and returned containing fresh water each day. In addition, it is important that your child only brings water in their water bottle.
Please ensure ALL uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Children take part in PE every week. This can be inside and outside. The indoor kit consists of green shorts, white Summerhill t-shirt and black pumps. The outdoor kit is a navy or black tracksuit and trainers. Please ensure that PE kits are clearly labelled and are kept in school at all times. We will send PE kits home at the end of each half term, for it to be washed and ready to be returned for the next half term. Please ensure that any earings are removed for PE.
Make and Bake
Each term we would ask for a contribution of £3 Make and Bake Money please.
We can only administer medication that has been prescribed for your child. This will only be done once you have completed the required forms from the school office. If your child is asthmatic, we need to have a reliever inhaler at school. We are not permitted to give children over the counter medicines eg. Calpol. All medication must be delivered directly to the school office for administration.
Attendance and Punctuality
Please ensure your child attends school and please only keep them off if absolutely necessary. Also, the children must be on the playground ready for the school bell at 8.55am. This enables the children to be settled in class, ready for the school day to start. It is not nice for the children to be late or off unnecessarily as they miss out on what is happening in school.
Website and Permission forms
Our website is updated regularly with news of what the children have been doing and the topics and Creative Learning. Photos are put on regularly. If you have any changes to the permission that you may/may not have given for photographs on the website or in newspapers, please let me know and we will amend our records.
We are very fortunate to have a fantastic reading corner and we are looking to continue to build an environment that will beckon your child into the wonderful world of reading. It is a lifelong hobby which can help build the imagination, vocabulary and education of your child. To foster this love of reading the children will continue to have guided reading sessions each day. Each child works in a small group reading and answering questions and then writing about it.
We would like the children to be familiar with lots of different authors and they are welcome to bring in book recommendations or information about authors to share with the class. We would also be interested to see photographs of the children reading in unusual places. Fantastic entries we had last year included reading on a horse and sitting in a cement mixer!
Homework in Year 3 will be focused on spellings, times tables and reading. As we start each new history topic we would also like the children to research facts and details will be sent out separately of the topic we will be studying. It is important at home to practise the 2,3,4, 5 & 8x tables. The children need to know both the multiplication and division facts and we will have a test each week on a Monday.
Spellings will be sent out on a Friday and we will have a weekly test the following Friday.
As I am sure you are aware, as well as being an enjoyable pastime, reading impacts hugely on children’s writing ability and general learning. To support this please continue to read with your child every evening and ask questions about the text to develop their level of understanding.
Please click on the links below to access these recommended websites to support your child's learning:
Speak to Us
We realise the importance of communication between ourselves as educators and you as parents. Therefore, if you have any questions, queries, concerns or if you would like us to be aware of anything, either at home or at school, please do not hesitate to come in to class at the end of the day to speak to any of the Year 3 team. Or alternatively, contact the school office and we will get back to you, or make an appointment for a suitable time to meet. We care a great deal about the children in our class and firmly believe that working in partnership is the best way for your children.
We look forward to a successful year!
The Year 3 Team