In Year 3 you will find Mrs Watson (Monday to Thursday and alternate Fridays), Miss Jones and Mr Fielder (alternate Fridays).
Welcome back after the half-term holidays. We hope that you've had an enjoyable break.
It's hard to believe that we are half way through Year 3! The children have really matured and seem very settled into Key Stage 2 life. Please do ask still if there is anything that you or your child are unsure about. You are very welcome to come into the classroom before 8:45 in the morning or to chat to us after school.
The register is taken and learning begins at 8:45 am. Please encourage your child to be on time.
Children are encouraged to bring some fruit to eat at break time. It helps them to concentrate up until lunch time.
Please name any pots that are sent in so that strays can be returned to you!
This half-term we will be focusing on our 2x, 4x and 8x tables.
Please help your child to start learning these by heart.
TTRockstars & Sumdog are great places to practise answering questions quickly. The children have their logins in their home learning books. Please ask for another copy if your child has lost his or hers.
It is expected that every child reads at home on a daily basis.
Your child will choose both a reading book and a library book.
Library books are of your child's own choosing. He/She may need some help reading these or may like to be read to.
Reading books should be within your child's ability. These may be returned on any day, as and when they have been read. Your child will need to choose another book independently. As well as listening to your child, please ask lots of questions to deepen understanding. Even very independent children benefit from this!
I have several lovely parents who have volunteered to hear readers before school until 9:00am. The children are really benefitting from this already. I can always find space for more volunteers!
If you feel that you can spare some time, please speak to Mrs Watson.
Our PE day in Year 3 will be on Tuesday and a Friday. Extra days are added throughout the year, so it is advisable for the children to leave PE kits in school.
Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school with appropriate footwear. If your child wears earrings please make sure these are removed for PE days or taped up before coming to school.
Our Book For This Half Term:
The Iron Man
Our Topic is ...
We will be learning about the battle which began the reign of the Tudors. We will be investigating Henry VIII and finding out why he is so famous. We will be identifying the changes that Henry VIII made to England and linking the Tudors to our local area by learning about Southsea Castle and The Mary Rose.
After Easter we will be visiting Tudor House. A letter will be sent out soon, with more details.
We have changed the Home learning Booklet slightly this term.
Children will be expected to read, practise spellings & times tables weekly. They may, if they wan, also choose an activity from the grid related to English, Maths, Topic or Science. The children have seen the new booklets and have been able to discuss the activities. please have a look yourselves, and do feel free to ask if there is anything of which you are unsure.