Year 3Tweets by @crontony3
Welcome to Year 3!
This year, it will be Mr Hare and Mrs Mansfield looking after you! We are all very excited to welcome you into Key Stage 2 and cannot wait to have some wonderful time learning new things.
Here are some important information about this half term, as we will be trying to limit the amount of things moving between school and home:
- spellings are published on SeeSaw every Monday to be practised at home and the children are tested on them on Friday.
Reading at home
- the children are expected to read at home at least 3 - 5 times a week. Once the book is finished and the children's 'Book Review' at the front has been signed by me, they can quiz about it every Tuesday to Friday. In year 3, it is important that their reading journal is signed by a parent/guardian/grandparent so that they can get awarded Ninja belts for every 25 reads.
- Their Reading Journals will be checked and signatures counted every Thursday. If the children forget to get it signed that week, I will not be counting their entries at the back of the RJ that week. Once they manage to get it signed, the next time I am checking the RJ, I will be able to count these towards the Ninja belts.
- The children need to bring their Reading Journal and book everyday to school. Due to current circumstances, they will not be able to get a spare book out during the time allocated to AR. If they forget their book or RJ, they will be given time the next day during break to access the quizzing platform and change books, so that they can continue their reading practice.
- The children need to keep practising their times tables as preparation of learning formal methods of division and multiplication. They are expected to use TT Rockstars for this which is a fantastic, fun tool (even I have it on my phone and keep practising!). They will get tested on times tables every Friday morning. (the login details for TT Rockstars will be stuck inside your children's Reading Journal)
- Currrently, we will be only having one PE session/week, which will be Thursday afternoon. We ask that your child comes in in their PE kit on that day and they will wear it all day. This is to minimise the amount of things for the children to carry. Currently, swimming will not go ahead – we will inform Parents as soon as this changes.
What should your child bring with them to school?
- Coat (if needed)
- Water bottle clearly labelled, which the children will keep by them all day (there will be no access to water fountains or drinking cups)
- A small snack from home following usual healthy snack rules
- Packed lunch bag (if not having school lunch)
- Book Bag
- Sun cream & sun hat (if required, children must be able to apply sun cream themselves. Please label sunhats and explain to your child they must not wear anyone else’s hat).
Staying in touch
- Our class website is going to be updated so keep checking for photos and videos! Also, make sure you follow us on Twitter @crontony3, where you will get almost daily photos and videos from the children's learning and you can interact with our class by tagging us in your tweets; maybe about a trip your child has been on or the way they continued their learning at home.
Communication is key and as you know, I am always happy to answer any queries or discuss concern. However, in these difficult times, it is very important that staff is not approached at the classroom door as this could put staff and therefore children at risk. If you have a query, a concern or just a simple message, please ring the school or send an email. I can then email/ring your back as soon as possible.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding - I hope you are equally as excited about the school year as we are and we will be looking forward to us working together to look after your children.