Welcome to Year 3!
RE and Chaplaincy Team Roles
This year, we have the exciting opportunity to be a part of the school Chaplaincy Team.
The children will be expected to wear their badges every day and look after them, since they are a sign of their role in our Catholic Life and a symbol to others that they are role models to follow. We would be most grateful of your support with the children in this privileged role, and hope you will understand the importance of maintaining high standards in every way, in order for them to live out their mission to the full.
Year 3 are aspiring for outstanding attendance each week so please ensure your child is in school every day and on time. This will enable your child to make the best possible progress.
Literacy (including SPAG – Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Numeracy (including times tables) homework will be sent home on a Friday. This will be based on the work which we have been completing in class. Homework books need to be returned by the following Wednesday. Reading homework will be sent each week – this might be accessing one of our reading websites or a reading activity. Please continue to encourage your child’s use of bug club as well as their ordinary reading books as this is a fantastic boost for their comprehension skills.
The cross curricular approach is continuing this year with subjects like science, music, history, geography, ICT, art and DT being taught as ‘Topic’; in line with the New Curriculum. This will be taught on a two-year cycle, where years three and four will work on the same/similar topics. Some shared or team teaching may take place to ensure a rich and varied learning experience across the year groups. The current year three/four topics are: WWII, Lights…Camera…Action!, Region in UK (local area), Ancient Egypt and Living Things.
Children need to bring their reading books into school every day and will have the opportunity to change them as they need to, if they are free readers. Children who read from the scheme will have their books changed weekly.
Every child should try to read most nights, for about ten minutes and we ask parents/carers to make sure the diary is signed. Please try to talk to your child and ask questions about their text, as this all helps when we do comprehension activities. The focus for Guided Reading will be taught in class and various activities and follow-up tasks will be sent in the homework. Rewards and prizes await every eager, regular reader with a signed diary.
Water, Milk and Snacks
Milk will be available, to those who have paid, each morning. Every child must have a named water bottle in school each day. Since the children are no longer entitled to free fruit, now they have joined Key Stage Two, a fruit snack may be brought in each day for break time. Or, the tuck shop is still available for toast, so a labelled purse with money can be brought in. The children will now keep their own purses, so please ensure they know where their money is to be stored each day.
Dinner Money and Educational Visits – Please ensure that you are all registered with the Squid online payment system, as we are now operating a cashless system so all lunches and trips are to be paid in this way. Thank you to all who are using this facility so well already!
The children are continuing to follow the school’s Behaviour Policy. Good behaviour will be rewarded by earning Class Dojos, which count towards their House Teams. Other rewards and incentives will also be given throughout the year, in relation to attendance, topics and themes. You will have received your Dojo details in order to register to receive Dojo updates and messages – this is a great way to stay up to date with your child’s behaviour and daily rewards, as well as a means of communicating with us, and vice versa, as necessary.
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