Autumn Term 1 - 2020
Dear Parents/Carers of pupils in Year 3,
We are really happy to be back in school and would like to welcome you all to Year 3 here at the juniors. We know that things are very different right now, but we are doing our very best to keep everyone safe and happy. The Year 3 team currently consists of Miss Jones (Y3DJ), Miss Duffy (Y3DJ) and Miss Marshall (Y3M) (class teachers) and Mrs Beech.
This half-term, we are learning how to use Google chrome and access our virtual Google classroom. Children have been given their log-ins and these have been glued into their planners. We are encouraging children to use their planners often. This includes taking them home and bringing them into school daily.
Our PE days are Thursday mornings (Dance) and Friday afternoons (Tennis) until half-term.
Please remember to have the correct PE kit in school all week. Long hair must be tied back for P.E. and swimming. Earrings are not allowed to be worn in PE lessons. Please ensure your child can remove jewellery themselves.
Currently, we are unable to allocate reading books to the children. However, we would encourage the children to bring in a book of their own from home. If they do read to you at home, please feel free to add any comments in your child's planner.
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.
Please note that we do not set homework immediately for year 3 as we work hard to help them settle into their new school. All homework will be set on Google Classroom and once children have learnt how to access this and practised with us at school be will be sending out assignments and asking children to try and log on at home. We will provide you with more information about this nearer the time.
When we do begin to set homework, it will be as follows:
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) as above.
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).
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.
Please ensure your entire child's uniform and PE kit is named. Headbands and bobbles should be functional and match the school colour scheme.
Urgent messages can be passed to the teachers via Mrs Pritchard in the school office, by phone (0161 3384290) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). We usually hold a parent event in September, where you are provided with more information and we can answer any questions. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to hold this event this year due to new Covid restrictions. 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, 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.
Miss Marshall, Miss Duffy and Miss Jones.