Welcome back to the new academic year at Edward the Elder, a very exciting time for your child beginning Year 3 and moving to Key Stage 2. We hope that you all had both a restful and enjoyable summer break and we are thrilled to have the children back in school.
The autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 3 with lots of learning taking place. In our Science work, we will be studying “Rocks and Soils”. This year, we will be continuing with Thematic Topic lessons across the school, and our Year 3 Topic is “Time Tumblers”. We look forward to exploring key times in History and Geography, and using our Computing and creative skills to solve challenges.
English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. Times tables are a big focus in Year 3, to prepare for their test in Year 4. Please practise with your child regularly and also ensure your child has their reading books in school every day. Year 3 children will start to have Reading Journal activities for homework, which will be taught to the pupils in school first. Phonics will continue to be taught in classes.
Children need to keep a P.E kit in school, but generally children in Year 3 will have P.E on a Monday and Wednesday, can you please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. PE kit should consist of a plain white t-shirt, plain shorts and a pair of pumps. It would also be appreciated if all uniform, including PE kit and pumps, are labelled with your child’s full name and class. Year 3 will be attending weekly swimming lessons from February 2022.
Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days (Monday and Wednesday). Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Children in Year 3 receive regular homework: purple creative homework books will be continued and spellings will be given out each Wednesday and tested on the following week. Phonics spellings will be tested on Thursday. Reading books will need to be brought in each day, and taken home each night.
KS2 will be receiving sessions from our local PCSO during the autumn term; year 3 will be learning about Internet Safety which ties in with our Computing curriculum.
A reminder that year 3’s start time will be 8.45am and children should enter via the main gate, with their collection time being 3.15pm from our classroom door.
A further reminder that if your child is asthmatic, please ensure an in date inhaler and spacer is in school at all times. Please ensure you have informed the office with any updated medical information.
We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. We will inform you if there are any updates or changes, however, if you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to me, either after school or by making an appointment via the school office.
We anticipate a busy and exciting term and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Miss E Louca
Year 3 Class Teacher
World Book Day
French Launch Day!
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