Welcome to Year 3 and to the beginning of a very exciting year ahead! We hope you’ve all had a fun but relaxing time over the Summer holidays and are ready to start the Autumn term with your children!
As well as settling your children into the start of KS2, this term is a very busy one - as always – and starts with an exciting new Geography/History topic called ‘That’s All Folks’. This incorporates looking at the History of animation, where we will be producing our own comics/pop-up books. We plan to work together with Comic artists this term too in order to develop the skills in the drawing of comic strips. We will be relating our topic to Disney themed texts too where we will be looking to build on our writing skills from Year 2. We will be sending information to you in due course about dressing up days/resources needed for our inspiration day to begin our exciting topic! In addition to this, we aim to send out a homework project on this theme where the children will be able to research valuable information via the internet and other educational material.
The children will receive homework in their purple workbooks on a half termly basis, and, as always, will be expected to read at home daily where we will require your support to help them with this and talk about what they have read. A daily comment in your child’s reading diary is always welcomed and communication in this book between yourselves and your child’s teacher is always helpful. Children will also continue to receive two sets of spellings weekly (one being phonics based, the other being statutory words they will need to know in Year 3).
The online Reading Eggs programme will commence (so too a weekly comprehension task will be set) but this is in addition to reading books they are expected to read at home on a regular basis.
The maths online programmes ‘My Maths’ and ‘TT Rockstar’ will be continuing to help consolidate work your child has been doing in class. We aim to send you Login details for all of these programs as soon as we can.
Your child will be taking part in P.E twice weekly, and we advise children to bring their kit into school at the beginning of the term, keep it in school for the half term, and taking these home to be washed please at the end of the half term. We will let you know exact PE days in due course.
We will hold our parents consultation evenings this term, where there will be ample opportunity for us all to discuss your child’s work and how they have settled into KS2 - more details are to follow soon.
As always, we appreciate your support greatly! Our classroom doors are always open; whether it be for a quick chat, a thumbs up or to answer any queries you may have. You can always message us on Class Dojos too, where we will aim to respond to you as soon as we can during suitable school working hours.
We’re thoroughly looking forward to working together with you this year!
The Year 3 Team,
Mrs Skitt/Miss Wood, Miss Richards & Mrs Lloyd.
CLICK HERE for the information we shared at the Transition Meeting from Year 2 to Year 3