Dear Parents and Carers,
We welcome your child into year 3. Please see the various sections below for useful information: your child's timetable of weekly lessons, details of topics we will be covering under each subject for the coming week, homework and planned activities for the year.
I look forward to seeing you at 'Thumbs Up Thursday' at 8.40 am every week. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to share their work and achievements with you.
If you have any concerns or any other queries, please feel free to make an appointment to see me.
With very best wishes
Our Mission Statement
To love, learn, share and respect in the light of Jesus.
Please see below an overview of the coming week and the various activities we will be doing with your child/ren.
Week beginning 2/3/20
I Belong books: Children should complete up to page 41, chapter 4 but no further please. All books should be returned by Wednesday 4th March. For each chapter we send home a parent information sheet. Should you feel you need any guidance, these sheets are very useful. However, if you should want any any extra help or have any queries, I will be very happy to help.
Our topic this term is Celebrating the Mass (please see our RE Faith Page on this website and look at the RE Newsletter. This will give coverage of our topic for this second half of the Spring Term.
Lenten Service: Please note Key Stage 1 and Year 3 are joining together for our Lenten Service on Wednesday, 4th March. You are very welcome to join us.
Mrs Smith's: Measure: m and cm
Miss Clarke's group: short method of division.
It is imperative your child learns their times tables. By the end of year 2 your child should know their x2, x5 and x10 and by the end of year 3, x3, x4 and x8 tables. We have weekly times table tests (40 questions in 3 minutes!) and we also look at activities to help them learn their tables. However, it is important that they also have the opportunity to learn these at home. Please do use Timestable Rockstars: the school pays for the children to use this site, it really does aid the learning of their tables. Also, please see below for a variety of websites that will help your child gain confidence learning their tables.
Grammar: identifying subordinate clauses
To start again this week. Please ensure your child's guided reading homework is handed in the day before they read. This enables me to mark it before their guided reading session enabling their guided reading session to be used only for reviewing their homework and to read and discuss their book as a group.
Light and Shadow. This week: Reflections: plane, concave and convex.
Indoor: this has changed to Wednesday.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every week. They need pumps for the school hall and trainers for outside. We go out whatever the weather so please make sure your child has warm clothing.
Please see our procedures letter. A copy is attached below.
Please feel free to pop in to see me at the end of the school day or on Thumbs Up Thursday should you have any further queries.
HELP WITH TIMES TABLES!
The school has a subscription to use this website so your child can access this really useful website for free. Every child has been given a username and password to enable them to access it. However, if your child should lose or forget them, then we are very happy to arrange for a new one to be given to your child.
Please do take advantage of this website - it is fantastic! . It is essential that your child learns them because they need to have a good knowledge of their times tables for both short and long multiplication and division sums. Children who do not know their times tables are greatly hindered when they are unable to speedily recall their tables.
We have seen great results with TT Rockstars and, as you may already know, children are formally tested in year 4, where they have just 5 seconds to answer each question.
The link (along with other useful websites) is below: