How is this year group organised?
The year group is divided into 3 classes.
Chameleons Crocodiles Geckos
Mrs Winton Mrs Evans / Ms Lithgow Ms Oram
Mrs Harris / Mrs Kent Miss Wilkinson Mr Lewis
General Expectations/Rewards & Sanctions
As with other year groups, we expect all children to try their best and work hard in the classroom and in lessons.
We always encourage the children to treat each other, and all adults with respect and kindness. In accordance with the rest of the school, we follow the behaviour policy whereby positive behaviours are rewarded and negative behaviours sanctioned in a way appropriate to key stage two.
Please see the on-line behaviour policy for further details.
We will continue to encourage greater independence and responsibility and hope that you will also support your child in achieving this.
Although we expect a great deal from your child, we offer a huge amount of praise and recognition for effort, achievement and good behaviour as well!
Within the English curriculum, the children will be taught reading, writing, speaking & listening and spelling & grammar (SPAG) skills. This will include: letters, sounds, spelling rules and grammar, sentence structure and punctuation, understanding of whole texts and meaning, handwriting (cursive script), writing for different audiences and purposes, and reading of different styles of texts. We encourage the children to be reading and writing as much as possible and any opportunities that you may find at home would also greatly benefit their learning.
Within the Mathematics curriculum, children will be taught a range of skills, including: mental and written strategies for solving problems, number patterns, addition and subtraction, multiplication and times tables, division, shape, measure (time, length, weight and capacity) and data handling. Children will have a variety of opportunities to apply their reasoning and fluency within mathematics through a range of practical and problem solving activities. They will also be learning how to apply their mental skills in arithmetic.
We will be studying some exciting topics this year:
Physical Education (PE)
Please ensure that all PE kit and clothing is named, especially when replacing any items mid-year.
PE Lessons take place on Monday, Tuesdays and 'Fit Friday' on Friday!.
Tracksuit bottoms may be worn for outdoor lessons (in the winter months).
Please ensure your child’s plimsolls fit properly so that they are able to run in them.
Children should not wear jewellery in school.
They may wear ‘studs’ if they have their pierced ears, however for health and safety, these MUST be removed on PE days prior to coming into school.
If your child has only just had their ears pierced, please supply a roll of micro-pore tape which can then be applied over the earrings.
N.B. May we also remind you that long hair MUST be fastened back for school to ensure safety and to minimise the risk of catching and/or passing on head lice.
Homework this year will continue to alternate between English and Maths, starting 14th September with Maths. All homework is set on a Thursday and should be handed in by the following Tuesday, (or before if they wish). We offer a homework club during a lunchtime for those children who prefer to complete their homework at school.
Home learning will now be set on the second half of each term. Details to follow in homework books.
Spellings this year follows the 'No Nonsense' Scheme of work.
The children will be given some spellings from this scheme, whilst also testing statutory year 3 / 4 lists. A copy of the year 3 / 4 statutory words has been stuck in the back of the Home Learning Book.
We will have a spelling test every Wednesday.
We will provide children with two copies of the words, so that a copy can be kept at home, (as this will support their on-going learning).
Reading (Home Books & Guided Reading)
The Year 3 reading scheme is progressive from Year 2.
Please listen to your child read frequently. We expect three reads a week and an adult signature recorded in the reading record book which will be checked on a Friday.
They may change their school reading book as often as they wish, but it is now their responsibility to remember to do this!
We thank you in advance for all your support with your child’s reading at home.
Dropping off / Collecting Your Child
Please ensure your child arrives on time each morning.
Children can come straight into class at 8.40, when the bell rings.
Your child must be in class by 8:55am in time for the register.
If your child arrives after 9:00 please make sure they come in through the office, where they can sign in.
Upon collection at the end of the school day, please wait close to the allocated collection point, depicted by the class creature.
Your child will be led out and expected to wait with their class teacher until they can see the person who is collecting them.
Please inform your child’s class teacher if you would like them to be collected from the lower school playground as they can then be accompanied by a teaching assistant.
Any children who have still not been collected by 3.25pm will be sent to the front entrance to await collection at the front of the school, outside the school office.
Please do not hesitate to contact us about any aspect of your child’s work or behaviour, or if you have any questions.
Information for Parents