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Year 3

Autumn Term 2 - 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers of pupils in Year 3,

 

Welcome back to Autumn Term 2. It's been lovely teaching your children during the first half term in school and we're sure we're going to have a fantastic term up to Christmas.

 

This half-term for example, we are learning how to use word processing skills on our Google chrome books, drawing in a Stone Age style, learning how to play tag rugby and creating lots of lovely Christmas themed items.  We are encouraging children to use their planners often. This includes taking them home and bringing them into school daily.

 

Timetable news

 

This term our PE days are Tuesday mornings and Thursday mornings.

Please remember to have the correct PE kit in school all week. Long hair must be tied back for P.E. and swimming (summer term.) 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

All homework is 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 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.

 

All completed homework will be rewarded with Class Dojo points.

 

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 9.15 am, we would recommend that your child/ren are ready to line up at approximately 9.10am. 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. 

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 (debbie.pritchard@stalyhill-jun.tameside.sch.uk). We usually hold a parent event in September, where you are provided with more information and we can answer any questions. We have attached a copy of the information booklet that you would have recieved at this event. It includes more information about year 3 and our Dojo reward system.

 

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 Marshall, Miss Duffy and Miss Jones.

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