Welcome to Year 3!
Staff in Year 3
Seagulls class: Mrs Skerrett supported by Mrs Parsons and Miss Rapp.
Penguins class: Miss Elwood supported by Mrs James and Miss Froggatt
Seagulls classroom is in the portacabin and Penguins classroom is located towards the rear of the playground.
Earrings/Jewellery - Children will be required to remove any jewellery for PE. Please bring your child to school without any jewellery on their PE days (Monday and Wednesday) to ensure nothing precious is lost. Monday will be outdoor PE therefore children will need suitable clothing and footwear for all weathers.
During the Summer term the children will have access to swimming lessons as art of the compulsory PE curriculum. At this time, children will need a swimming hat, one piece swimming costume/fitting trunks. Children will also require goggles as instructed by the swimming teacher. A letter will be sent to you closer to the time.
How you can help J
Home learning- Children will have a number of opportunities to continue their engaging topic learning with you at home. Each time homework is allocated it will include a must do literacy and maths task to consolidate skills taught in school in which you may like to support them if they ask for help. The other activities are optional however these will encourage the children to apply their exciting knowledge to the real world. During class time, they will have opportunities to share their findings with peers to help us all develop our learning!
Home Reading - In Year Three children are expected to read regularly and record this with a parent signature on their colourful bookmark. Reading 25 times each half term will see children rewarded with a certificate.
Ideas to make reading fun and interesting:
Book Bags – The children will need to have a named book/school bag to keep their belongings in during the school day. Children in Year Three are expected to hang these on their pegs and take responsibility for their belongings.
Water Bottles – It is essential for children to have a named water bottle in school every day, with a sports cap to minimise spillages. Children have the opportunity to stay hydrated throughout the day, this enables them to be more effective learners.
School Uniform/PE Kit – Please make sure that every item of your child’s school uniform is clearly named, including shoes. Children in Year Three are expected to be responsible for all their belongings.
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 three times 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. Ask your child about their target and speak to a member of the team if you have any questions!
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