First Holy Communion Mass
Sunday Mass 9.30 am. Children to receive a special medal to mark their forthcoming Holy Communion on 16th June.
Inset day 23/18
Guided Reading: Please see the front of your child's guided reading homework book for the date homework needs to be in by.
Homework books: It would be very helpful if your child could bring this in every Thursday so that the following week's homework can be stuck in and their spelling test scores can be recorded for your information.
Reading Logs: Please would you ensure your child hands their log in on a Friday. Reading should be logged every day from Monday to Thursday. If they have finished reading their Guided Reading book then the children can log other books they would like to read.
It is never a problem if your child cannot read one evening due to clubs etc. However, please sign the log and state the reason e.g. Brownies tonight, unable to read.
Please learn your spellings on a regular basis. The above spellings will be tested on Thursday, 26th April.
Thursday: Homework books returned
Friday: Reading logs in for me to sign.
Guided Reading homework: the day before your child is due to read in class.
It was great to see so many parents at the 'Meet the Teacher' session on Monday, 25th September. If you were unable to make it, please feel free to make an appointment with me and I will be happy to discuss any queries you may have. The Year 3 Elm powerpoint presented to parents is below. It has lots of important information so please do take a look. In addition I have included the start of year information letter to parents.
Please note Year 3 Elm's class assembly will be on Friday, 6th July at 9.15 am.
Timetable for Year 3 Elm
I do try to stick to this timetable but, as you will appreciate, visitors to the school or other school events may mean that I have to jiggle lessons around!
Times tables: Year 3: x 2, x 4, x 8
I have been very impressed with how the children are embracing and learning their times tables.
Below are some useful ideas and fun websites to help the children learn them.
Some tips for the x2
A method that always worked with my children was to take one or two from a given times table e.g. x2 tables and then practise 2x2 and 3x2 for a few days (on the way to school or trips out in the car et). When they were secure with these I would extend this from 2x2, 3x2, to 4x2 and so on. I would use magnetic counters with numbers on the fridge and give them a different challenge each day.
Times table websites.