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Year 3 2019-20

Class teachers in Year 3 this year are Miss Graham (3G) and Mrs Young (3Y).

 Mrs Hughes and Mrs Ridley will be teaching an English, Reading and Maths set. 

Our Creative Curriculum

To start the year, in the Autumn term, we will be learning about ‘Extreme Earth’ and ‘Poles Apart’. Our first topic will incorporate an exciting trip to the Natural History Museum!

In the Spring term, we will be investigating the history of our earth; from dinosaurs to early humans. As part of this topic, we have arranged a trip to Hadleigh Roundhouse and a special palaeontology day. Children will experience what life was like in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

In the Summer term, we will be finding out about our local geographical area, ‘Sunrise on the Thames’, and exploring ‘Life by the Sea’. 

More details to follow!

Attendance

Attending school, on time, every day is very important – letters to follow with exciting attendance initiatives. Mrs Hull, our attendance officer, will be rewarding classes and children with certificates and prizes.

Homework

As well as creative homework, which is given every half term, there will be maths, reading and spelling homework. A separate homework letter with more details will follow.

Super Spellings

Spellings are completed on a weekly basis. They will be handed out on Mondays and the children will be tested on the following Monday. Children will be provided with a spelling book to practise their spellings.  Please support your children to practise their spellings at home

Exciting Online Practise

In addition, children can practise spelling and times tables online via ‘Spelling Shed’, ‘Maths Shed’ and ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’.

Reading

At this age it is very important that children read regularly at home. Children are expected to read at least three times a week to an adult at home. Reading at home will be celebrated and rewarded!

There will be daily lunchtime reading sessions which can count towards the 3 times a week target.

We also look forward to welcoming you to our successful afternoon Reading Café sessions – details and dates to follow.

Clubs

There will be a number of clubs running this year for year 3 – look out for the club lists and letters to sign up to the exciting clubs offered.

Children’s University

Congratulations to everyone who has earned University Hours.  Hours can be earned at most school clubs and many clubs in the local area (see the Children’s University website: http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk).

Hooray for Homework Club!

This club runs every Tuesday after school from 3.00-3.30pm for Year 3 and 4. The children go straight to the club after school and are picked up from the double doors in the link corridor. Busy Bears children will be collected

Snacks

In Key Stage 2, the children are welcome to bring a healthy snack to eat during their break time or they can purchase a snack from the tuck trolley, prices start from 10p. Children should not bring in more than 50p for tuck.

School dinners

Now that the children are in Year 3, you need to provide your child with school dinner money (£2) in a named envelope or pay via SCOpay.

Uniform

Children should wear a red polo shirt, red sweatshirt, cardigan or jumper, black trousers, skirt or pinafore and black, suitable footwear.

Special Events coming soon…

This year we will be supporting various charity events including:

September - MacMillan

November – Children In Need

December - Save The Children

Lockers

Please ensure your child only has a P.E. bag and appropriately sized bag in school for their reading books and diary. These books need to be brought in daily. They also have their own drawer.

Your child does not need a pencil case or any other equipment.  Please ensure your child does not bring toys to school. 

P.E

Year 3 will be having indoor PE lessons on Tuesday afternoons and outdoor PE lessons on Friday.

Please ensure your child has a clearly labelled P.E. Kit in school at all times. The kit should include: a red or white t-shirt, black shorts, trainers, jogging bottoms and a warm top.

Please make sure that earrings are not worn on P.E. days. Long hair needs to be tied back with a hairband you provide.