Meet the class team

Year 3 Expectations

We believe that a close school-home partnership truly benefits the progress and happiness of the children. Please read the following housekeeping rules.

In Year 3 we expect children to read at least 3 times a week at home and their books signed to record this. Once the child finishes their book please kindly sign with “finished” and we will try our best to change the books on the same day.

We will also be sending out half termly homework grids, with a project theme. These are the same as the years before and are due before half term so that the children can share and celebrate their work with the class.

Spellings will be sent out weekly on a Friday with a spelling test on Thursday mornings. As a school St Johns has now adapted to use No Nonsense Spelling which embraces the knowledge of spelling conventions and promotes the learning of spellings whilst meeting the 2014 National Curriculum.

A new piece of homework for your children this year will be Math’s homework. All of Key Stage 2 complete these maths works books and usually one piece will be sent each week. It is crucial to point out that the maths homework books are covering end of year expectations and that topics are repeated, in some cases we won’t give homework as it covers a more advanced version of the topic which will later be repeated. Please complete the homework set on a Friday and return it on a Wednesday.

Please ensure your child comes to school with the correct uniform, labelled with their names, and a water bottle and snack every day.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ask. A member of the team will always be at the steps for dismissal each night.

We all look forward to working with you,

Yours Sincerely,

Miss Taylor and the Year 3 team!

 

Learning at home

Check out the following websites to support learning in an engaging way. Don’t forget to check out Purple Mash! You can pin your work to the school notice board. Logins for children are kept in their reading record. 

Maths

www.ttrockstars.com (Children’s logins are in reading records)

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

English

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

Computing

https://www.kodugamelab.com/

https://scratch.mit.edu/

https://studio.code.org/courses

Sacramental Programme

As you may know Year 3 is an extremely special year for the Catholic children in our class as they will be making their first Holy Communion. As the children’s relationship with the church will be strengthening this year, please make the effort to go to Mass each Sunday. We will be sending home booklets for you to complete with your child to help them understand their Sacraments, these booklets do not need to be returned but kept by you as a reference. Please refer to the table below regarding key dates:

Wednesday 8th November 2017

6.30pm

Presentation – parents and children of all three schools will meet at St John’s Church. 6.30pm. At the meeting Father will give an introductory talk followed by the service of Initiation.
Wednesday 17th January 2018

6pm in school

Preparation for Reconciliation – school based meeting to discuss the sacrament
Wednesday 31st January

6pm in church

Celebration of Reconciliation at St John’s Church
Wednesday 25th April

6pm in school

Preparation for Holy Communion – School based meeting to discuss the sacrament.
Sunday 24th June

2pm in church

First Holy Communion Service at St John’s Church
Friday 29th June

9.15 Mass

Forward in Faith at St Johns Church celebrated as a whole school mass followed by First Communion breakfast.

Online Safety

The internet is a tremendous resource for learning and of course for fun!

Year 3 have been learning all about online safety and discussing the many media platforms that they access. It is imperative that you know which sites your children are accessing online. Why don’t you ask them some of the rules that they have learnt to keep safe?

We work a lot in school on Purple Mash which is an internal and monitored site, this is a fantastic tool for your children to use to expand their knowledge and your child will have their usernames and passwords in their home reading records.

Please visit our Online Safety blog link for more information as well as some handy safety hints.

What are we learning about?

For more information of our day to day learning and experiences please visit our class blog. Children are more than welcome to leave a comment however they will be approved before going live.

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