Welcome to Year Three!
Let's introduce the team:
Mr Tomlinson - Class 10
Mrs Cattano - Class 11 (Head of Year)
Miss Nadin - Class 12
Miss Berry, Mrs Osgood and Mrs Garcia also support with the children’s learning in Year 3.
Mr Aldred and Mrs Kenward cover Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (PPA) for the year group.
Start and end of school day
Each morning your child should line up (in classes) outside the Year 3 entrance. The Year 3 entrance opens at 8:45am. Although teachers are happy to talk with parents briefly at this time, we ask that if you have a more detailed matter to discuss you arrange a mutually convenient time after school.
If your child attends breakfast club, they can enter school via the main entrance at 8:30am. After they have eaten their breakfast they will be sent to their classrooms for morning registration.
At the end of the school day (3:05pm), the children also leave via the Year 3 door. With three classes leaving via one door. The area outside the Year 3 zone is split into three areas (in the same order as the lines in the morning) and staff will take their class to their area: Class 10 on the far end, Class 11 in the middle and Class 12 just outside the door. During this time, class teachers are focused on ensuring children are safely reunited with their parents so, again, we ask that parents step back and wait until a convenient/safe opportunity to talk to staff if needed.
Physical Education (P.E) and Games
P.E and Games will be taught twice weekly. All children will need to attend school in their P.E. kit on the correct day. The whole school also takes part in a daily run with the aim of building up to running a mile a day. It is vital they have the correct, labelled kit in school at all times.
Class 10: Monday and Thursday
Class 11: Monday and Thursday
Class 12: Tuesday and Thursday
All classes will have the opportunity to experience our ‘Forest School’ during the school year. For these sessions, they will need to wear old clothes. We also ask that children bring in a waterproof coat (that you don’t mind getting muddy), waterproof trousers if you have them and a pair of wellingtons.
Term 1, 3 and 5 (no Year 3 Forest School in Terms 2, 4 and 6)
Class 10: Wednesday
Class 11: Friday
Class 12: Monday
Once the children have settled into their new school routine, we begin to send homework out. This will be handed out on a Friday and is due in the following Friday. Please support your child in completing homework on time and to the best of their ability.
In addition to the main homework task, children will be set weekly spellings to practise. We also have access to a fantastic online times tables resource called Times Tables Rock Stars. Each child will be given a login and will work on time tables targets set by their teacher.
We expect your child to read daily. Please ensure your child’s reading book and reading record are in school every day. Every time they read, you should sign the reading record with what pages they have read. This allows the teachers to keep track of how much children are reading.