Hello, my name is Miss Austin and I am so excited to be teaching your child this year.
Year 3 will be an extremely important year for child as they are starting to gain more independence being in KS2. Our Year 3 team is made up of myself (Miss Austin), Ms Bowern, Miss Dunster who are really excited to inspire and teach your child. We want their learning to be engaging, relevant and memorable whilst learning the key skills and knowledge needed to complete the Year 3 curriculum.
In this first Autumn term, our class text is The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson, a personal childhood favourite of my own too! This is a thought provoking text which has beautiful imagery and is an excellent stimulus for creative writing. For details about the related curricular activities, see the medium-term plan below.
Spellings and Times Tables will be undertaken each week and children will be expected to learn them and will be tested on them every Friday. Please encourage your child to use the words given in sentences. This will help them use the words in context and also practice the spellings. Children need to practice the 2,5 and 10 times tables.
Children are expected to read at home every day. Please sign the reading record every time you hear your child read. Children need to bring their reading record and their class reading book to school every day. We will change books every Tuesday and Friday. Please support your child’s reading every day for 15 minutes and help them to record this in their reading record. Kindly sign and date the records in the book.
This will be given on Fridays each week and will be expected to be completed by Tuesday the following week. It will usually be a Literacy and Maths task. Sometimes it may also be topic based. Each task should not take longer than 30 minutes to complete.
PE is on Tuesdays. Therefore, please ensure that earrings are removed on PE days due to safeguarding. Children must wear the appropriate PE kit – white top with black or red bottom to school on Tuesdays. They need to wear the school jumper as well.
My team and I are very delighted to start exploring and learning these new topics with your child, as we work together to develop and improve the skills they have acquired.