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 Welcome to Year 3 HC

Hello and welcome to Class 3 HC! Our teacher is Miss Charters and our teaching assistant is Mrs Barker.  On a Wednesday we are also taught by Mrs Freeman.

 

 

We have high expectations of the children and of ourselves. In our class we follow the STARS values:

Safety

Trust

Achievement

Respect

Sharing

We also practise the good listening skills of: Keeping still; looking at the person who is speaking; listening to all the words and staying quiet.

 

Reading

Reading is crucial to everything that children do. We nurture a love of reading and encourage the children to read every day in class and to read for pleasure. We teach reading through small group Guided Reading lessons which take place every day. Children should be reading at home as often as possible and at least 5 times a week. Talk with your child about the books they are reading. Just 5 minutes reading a day builds up to many hours over time. This will make the difference to the progress your child makes in reading and their enjoyment of reading.

Please sign your child’s Home School Diary whenever he/she reads at home. Each Friday we monitor how many times each child has read at home and we also award a Reader of the week.

 

Writing

Skills are practised in Topic lessons; Grammar lessons and in English lessons. We are teaching the children to be ‘writers’ - to think, write and edit their work as writers do.

 

Maths

You can help your child by practising their Tables with them regularly. Again this should only be in short bursts of time – in the car, walking to school or with an App on your phone. Knowing their tables is essential to being a successful mathematician!

 

PE Days

We will usually have two PE sessions each week – on Mondays and Tuesdays,

We will go outside in most weather conditions so please ensure your child has the right kit in school all week long. Also please name their kit.

 

PE Kit

Navy Shorts, white T-shirt, PE pumps (optional) for indoor PE. 

Track suit bottoms, a jumper and Trainers for outdoor PE. (PE pumps are not suitable for outdoor PE)

If children have earrings they should be able to remove them for PE or have Tape in school to cover them.

 

Homework

Weekly spellings, Times Table Practice and Reading at least 5 times a week is essential to your child’s progress and we value your support in this. Spellings will be tested on Fridays. We will look at spelling rules as well as revisiting commonly misspelt High Frequency Words. We also do a Times Table grid on Mondays to practice quick recall of tables.

In addition to this, children in Year 3 will receive either a piece of English or Maths homework each week, whereas Year 4 children will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week. Topic Homework will continue throughout the term and the expectation is for children to choose and complete one task every two weeks.

 

Topic Information for the Term

You will find links to the topic web for each term in 'The Curriculum' subsection in 'About Us'. The topic web will allow you to see what your child is covering across the curriculum during this academic year.

 

Unlocking Learning

Please support your child in using the following websites.

www.amblesideprimary.com
You can type in your spelling list here and practice your spellings on the computer

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk – This is where you can access bug club

www.educationcity.com

www.primaryinteractive.co.uk- A selection of Maths and English website

www.languagenut.com – Use the log on in your diaries to practise your French!