Welcome to year 3! This is a very exciting year for the children as they start a new chapter in KS2.
This is also a very special year as many of our children will be making their First Holy Communion and receiving Christ for the very first time. Preparations for First Holy Communion will start around January time.
There is a big focus throughout the school this year on ‘keeping fit’ and year 3 have already signed up to a rugby skills festival that will take place very soon!
PE takes place every Wednesday, however PE sessions may sometimes change, so please ensure PE kits are brought into school every Monday or left in school and taken home at the end of a half-term.
The children are now getting into the swing of the homework routine and know that all new homework is given out on a Wednesday and must be handed in by the following Monday. Year 3 homework consists of weekly spellings, times tables practise (the children get one table per week and we ask that they write the table out in order twice and then the inverse divisions twice) and a ‘Reading for Meaning’ sheet. Children are also given a new KIRFs sheet each half term which shows parents which extra basic maths skills they can practise with their children at home.
Please note children will be tested on their weekly spellings and tables every Wednesday morning.
Mrs Barrett gives out raffle tickets each week to the children who are showing a great working attitude in the classroom but also for those children that read regularly at home. Please try to read a little with your child every night to help their reading skills to progress further.
Year 3 have already enjoyed a variety of practical and exciting lessons and activities. We will upload videos and pictures of our learning on a regular basis to twitter so don’t forget to check frequently for updates! J
Many thanks for your continued support,
Mrs Barrett and Mrs Wardell-Appleton