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Year 3

Autumn Term 1 (2021)

 

Dear Parents/Carers of pupils in Year 3,

 

Welcome to year three and Stalyhill Junior School. It's wonderful to meet you and we are sure we're going to have a fantastic term.

 

Autumn curriculum

This half-term, we are learning about Stone Age to the Iron Age and we will have fun creating our own Stone Age art. In PE we will be doing dance on Thursday and tennis on Friday. In Maths we will be focusing on addition and subtraction methods and revisiting some year two methods and techniques. In English we will begin reading a book called Woolly which has a Stone Age theme.  We are also encouraging the consistent use of spelling, punctuation and grammar in written work and we will be learning different sentence types and what a phrase and clause is. We are encouraging children to be reading with somebody at home as much as possible and changing their book at least once a week or fortnight, depending on the level of the book.

 

Timetable news

 

This term our PE days are going to be Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons.  

Please remember to have the correct PE kit in school all week. Long hair must be tied back for P.E. Earrings are not allowed to be worn in PE lessons. Please ensure your child can remove jewellery themselves. 

 

Reading

Every child has a school reading book and this can be changed once a week.  They will get a new book the day after they return their finished book.   Every time your child reads to you at home, please  add any comments in your child's planner and the pages they have read.  When the book is finished, a grown up needs to write finished in the planner with a signature before a new book can be given. 

Shared reading and discussion of the story are very helpful. Please encourage your child to read with expression and to express opinions about the characters in the story, the plot, and what might happen next to further develop their inference skills.

 

Homework

We will begin daily homework tasks after our parent consultation meetings. All homework will be set on Google Classroom every Monday afternoon.  The children all have their own google log in and this is stuck in their school planner so they can log on at home.  

For example:

 

Daily English question(Mon-Thurs) A grammar, punctuation, spelling or comprehension activity will be set on Google Classroom for your child to complete daily in their homework book.

 

Daily Maths question - (Mon-Thurs) The maths homework links to the maths lesson taught that day so this provides you with an incite into what is being taught daily.

 

We also recommend your children use timestables.co.uk or alternative apps to practise their times tables particularly 3x, 4x and 8x times tables. 

 

If you would like to do additional English & Maths work at home with your child, we recommend the Year Three workout books, published by cgpbooks, which can be purchased on line (www.cgpbooks.co.uk).

 

 

Punctuality

We would ask that all children arrive punctually in the morning. School starts at 8:45 am, we would recommend that your child/ren are ready to line up at approximately 8:40 am. We are keen for the children to have a prompt start to the day in order to focus the children on their learning.

 

Health and Safety

Please ensure your child brings a named bottle to school every day, filled only with water and takes this home daily to wash. During the coming cooler months, please make sure your child has a warm, waterproof coat as we do go outside even if it is drizzly to get some fresh air and exercise at break and lunch times. 

We have hand sanitisers available for use for all the children, however, if your child has an allergy or has had a reaction, please contact school to let us know they are bringing their own in. 

 

Uniform

Please ensure your entire child's uniform and PE kit is named.  Headbands and bobbles should be functional and match the school colour scheme. 

 

Communication

Urgent messages can be passed to the teachers via Mrs Pritchard in the school office, by phone (0161 3384290) or e-mail (admin@stalyhill-jun.tameside.sch.uk).

 

If you wish to contact the teachers with non urgent information / questions then please  use your child’s planner and have them pass this to their class teacher on the day.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind Regards,

Miss Wildes, Miss Duffy and Miss Jones.

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