Your teacher this year is Mr Wayne and your teaching assistant is Louise.
I hope you all had an amazing summer! This letter will give you a general overview of how the year will run and hopefully answer any questions you may have.
As we are now juniors the Year Three classroom will be the first room after the hall. Children will now be expected to independently bring themselves to the classroom through the hall doors. If you need to speak to a member of the class team, please inform the member of the staff at the door.
During the autumn term, we will be spending the first week learning about William Shakespeare, concentrating on the tragedy Macbeth. On Friday 8th September, we will be ending our week with a whole school production and celebration of all the children’s amazing work. We will then begin our topic ‘The Revolutionary Romans’, where we will be learning about the Roman way of life and how it impacted our life in Britain. We will be going on an exciting trip to a real Roman fort called Lunt Fort (More details will follow in the next few weeks).
This term, PE lessons will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The class will be taking part in Tennis and handball sessions, delivered by a qualified coach. Both sessions will be delivered outdoor (depending on the weather), so please provide both an indoor and outside PE kit. Occasionally we will have lessons added throughout the week so it is a good idea if PE kits are in school at all times.
Now that your child is in Year 3, they will be given more responsibility in changing their book. Children will be given one reading book at a time to share with you at home. When they have finished their book and you have written in their Home/School diary, they will complete a reading challenge in school and be able to choose their new book. A multitude of books are also available online through the bug club website. Your child will be heard individually once a week by an adult. They will also be heard in a weekly guided reading group.
Homework books and due dates were sent out before the summer holidays. Can you please ensure that the first piece of homework is completed and handed in on or before Friday 15th of September. If you child has built a model or made something, can you please ensure that their homework book comes into school alongside their creations. If your child has created a project or document using ICT and it is easier to email it, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If there are any issues with homework please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Spelling rules and word examples will be sent home every Friday (starting on 8/09/2017) and spelling patterns will be tested the following Friday. Can children please practise their spellings at home and ensure they have their red spelling books in school to complete their tests. We will also have a weekly times table test (your child will be made aware of the table they are working on), which will take place during Fridays math’s lesson.
Water bottles and sun hats
Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Many thanks for your support.