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Dear Parents,


KS1 and Year 3 Advent Service will be held at the start of the week on Monday, 3rd December.  You are very welcome to join us.  Please note the KS2 Carol Service will be held on Monday, 17th December.  Please ensure you fill in the permission slip for your child to attend the practice at the Church.  We will be walking to St Alban's Church and back during the afternoon of Monday, 17th.


Thank you

Mrs Smith


Week beginning: Monday, 3rd December



The children will be starting multiplication and we will be looking at the 8 x table.


Times tables

We are continuing our times table tests.  The children get 40 questions in 3 minutes!  Therefore they need to be able to mentally recall them at speed. Children who score 35 or more out of 40 are moved on to the next times table.   Well done to Abhinava who has now completed his x2, x3, x4, x6, x7 x8 x 9 times tables.  He is now moving on to all the tables to 12 and division! 100 questions in 3 minutes!


I would be very grateful for parent's support in helping your child learn their times tables. Please practice these at home as some of the children are still on their x2.  Please see the websites below to help your child.  Learn a few each day and test your child (going to school by car, bus, walking!). e.g. 1 x2, 2x 2, 3 x2.   Rehearse these for a couple of days and then add a couple more e.g. 4x 2, 5 x2, and then get your child to rapidly recall the ones you have learnt.  Keep building upon this.


Lots of games are available to help your child, some of the them listed at the bottom of this page.



We will be writing our own nonsense poem based on Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat..


Spellings: Please see homework sheet below.

Guided Reading

Thank you for your support with the guided reading.  Please ensure your child's guided reading (yellow) book is handed in the day before your child reads.  On the front cover of their yellow books you will see a sticker and that tells you the day your child's homework should be in:


Dr Suess:   Reading group Monday, homework due in on Monday

Lear:        Reading group Tuesday, homework due in on Monday

Stevenson:  Reading group Wednesday, homework due in on Tuesday

Elliot:       Reading group Thursday, homework due in on Wednesday

Wordworth: Reading group Friday, homework due in on Thursday.


Homework books (orange covers)

Please ensure these books are returned no later than a Thursday.  I like to write their spelling test scores in the book and place their next weeks' homework in.  I like to do this on a Thursday evening and not when the children arrive on a Friday morning as this delays getting on with the day's lessons!



Outdoor PE will now be on a Tuesday morning and indoor will be on a Friday afternoon.  We are currently doing Basketball with Mr Lees (a PE specialist from All Hallows) on a Tuesday morning and gymnastics on a Friday. 

With thanks and best wishes.


Mrs Smith




Year 3 Elm Class Timetable