Welcome to Year 3!
The teachers and teaching assistants in Year 3 are excited to welcome you back to school next week. We have a lot of fun learning themes across the year to help develop children's knowledge and skills and we can't wait to get started! In Seagulls class, Mrs Skerrett and Mrs Hughes will be supported by Miss Jeffcoate and Mrs Parsons. In Penguins class, Miss Elwood will be supported by Miss Rapp.
Seagulls classroom is located in the Adventure Garden and Penguins classroom is located towards the rear of the playground. The school day for Year 3 will begin at 8.45am and end at 3.15pm. Detailed routes and timings for learning, as well as information on how to socially distance on site are available in Mrs Finniss' latest letter to parents and carers.
Supporting your child
All the information you need about what your child will learn, how they will develop and what is expected of them through the year is outlined in the different sections above. Your support to ensure your child has a positive start to the day and to share their learning successes at the end of the day are invaluable to help your child enjoy and understand the purpose of their time at school. They should be equipped with the essential resources - book bag, water bottle, labelled PE kit (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and clothing appropriate to the seasonal weather - so that they can comfortably focus on their learning each day. We will support the children to take responsibility for their belongings while at school. Ensure your child enters the classroom independently with all their belongings at the beginning of the day.
At home, daily reading with your child is vital to your child's development. A child who reads for 20 minutes per day is exposed to 1.8 million words per year! The benefits of regular reading to develop a child's language, fluency and comprehension of texts they read cannot be understated.
Homework tasks are set for children to access independently, however, they may wish to discuss their learning with you or seek your support to check they are on the correct path. More information about home reading and homework can be found in the section above.
If you need additional information about how to support your child in these tasks or need to discuss anything, contact with the class teacher is best conducted via email.
Mrs Skerrett and Mrs Hughes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Elwood - email@example.com
To find out more about how Year 3 learning fits into the Whole School Plan, please follow this link:
In Year 3 we promote a love and responsibility for learning. We have found Learning Lanyards to be an effective strategy to communicate children's next steps. Learning lanyards consist of individualised targets for every single child so they can progress on their own learning journey, ensuring every child feels a sense of achievement. Children are encouraged to practise their target independently through the learning day and apply in any of their learning opportunities. Once a child has shown they have mastered their target independently their achievement is celebrated in class and a new target allocated. Each completed lanyard card is kept in their Learning Journey or Maths book. The Learning Lanyards will be available to see and discuss at parents evening. Your child will be allocated their first lanyard target over the first two weeks of their time in Year 3. Ask your child about their target and email their teacher if you have any questions!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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