w/b 20th November
Tuesday 22nd November and Wednesday 23rd November - PARENTS' EVENING.
4-6.00 pm. If you haven't already done so, please book an appointment to see me. Lots of available slots on Wednesday but not many left for Tuesday. If you cannot make either dates, please let me know and I will happily see you another time.
English: We are continuing with poetry and will be writing our own nonsense poem based on the style of Lear's 'The Owl and the Pussycat'.
Maths: The children will be starting to use the compact method of subtraction.
Guided Reading: The day your child reads has been changed so please do look at the front cover of their guided reading homework book to check when which day their homework needs to be handed in.
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.
Spelling: adverbs - adding 'ly' to the root word.
The above spellings will be tested on Thursday, 23rd November.
Friday, 24th November: Own clothes day - in return please bring in some chocolate for our Christmas Fair. Many, many thanks.
With best wishes
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.