Welcome to Year 3!
Your teacher this year is Mr Daniel who will meet you at the classroom door every morning and afternoon also Mrs Worth will be the teaching assistant.
Year 3 is a transition year as our pupils move from KS1 and into KS2 which they will be part of until the end of their primary education. As such, there are some changes for children to get used to including a higher expectation for independence.
Children will be expected to take responsibility for having their equipment and resources in school and taking them home when needed. This includes their reading books, homework and PE kits.
P.E is taught on Monday and Wednesday and may be either indoor or outdoor according to the theme of the lesson and the weather. Therefore, it is important that children have access to a full PE kit including suitable footwear.
Reading books should be in school every day and children are expected to read at least 4 times a week. They are also expected to take their books home with them each day to continue their reading at home. Please note that reading time in school does not mean children are not required to read at home. Through our new Accelerated Reader scheme, the volume and complexity of books which children are reading will be closely monitored and challenged appropriately.
Homework will be set on Fridays and will be due in on the following Tuesday. One week this will be a maths task, related to what we have been learning in class. The following week this will be a literacy based task.
Spellings will be set weekly on a Friday alongside their homework and will be tested on the following Friday.
On Tuesday afternoons Mrs Channon will teach Spanish and Miss Page will teach music.
Multiplication tables will continue to be a focus and a new national multiplication assessment in Year 4 requires children to know all of their multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. With this in mind, Year 3 pupils should, by the end of the year, know their 2, 5, 10, 3, 6 and 8 multiplication tables. These should be practised at home on a regular basis and children will be tested weekly. To support children with home practise, we have enrolled all children on a website / app called ‘Times Tables Rockstar’. For those of you that have access to the internet, this is a great way for children to practise and challenge their classmates. This can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile phone by using the following link: https://play.ttrockstars.com/ or downloading the Times Tables Rockstar app available on the App Store and Google Play.