Welcome to Year 3!
Here is the Year 3 Team:
Mrs Gough Mrs Fordham Mrs Whattingham
Mrs Gough will be your teacher from Monday to Thursday morning.
PPA cover is Wednesday morning and Mrs Cleary and Mrs O'Reilly will cover the class.
Mrs Fordham will teach Thursday afternoon and Friday.
PPA cover is Friday morning and Dr Townsley will cover the class.
Our lovely teaching assistant, Mrs Whattingham, will be with us all week.
Mrs Cleary will take the class for PE every Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
Year 3 is the start of the children’s Key Stage 2 journey. We build upon the children’s learning in Key Stage 1 through an engaging, immersive curriculum that promotes practical enquiry and discussion, alongside a range of written methods. We also use our fantastic outdoor area across the year.
We will start the term with a whole-school Celebrating Me topic, discussing and celebrating diversity.
Then, we will study 'Footprints in the Sand' ,starting with an exciting trip to Chichester Harbour on 21st September! Please see the topic map (below) for more information on what we will be learning. Also don't forget to check Google Classroom regularly for photos, updates and homework.
Reading continues to be an important part of learning and school life. In Year 3, the children will read in school almost every day; whilst staff use this opportunity to hear children read and to change books that have been read. Please help us by reading as often as possible, signing when your child has read and commenting on how they have got on. Your help with this is much appreciated as we believe reading to be the key to success.
PE is taught on Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning. We ask that the children wear their PE kits into school on their PE days to minimise the need to bring extra bags into school. As the weather turns cooler, the children are encouraged to wear warm clothing, such as navy or black tracksuit bottoms for their outdoors PE sessions.
Homework is outlined in the half-termly Homework Grid. This has been sent home and can be accessed through Year 3 Google Classroom (which has links to resources to support the homework as well as links to websites for maths and spelling practice). Check Google Classroom for these excellent support materials and use as a means of submitting homework to us. We check Google Classroom regularly.
As this is the first time the Year 3s will have used this, we will be sending login details soon.
Your child has access to Spelling Shed to practise weekly spelling through games. Spelling lessons start on Friday and learning will be tested each Thursday.
Homework for Year 3 also includes reading. Please, continue to read regularly with your child. This includes your child reading to you and also you reading to your child, so that they are exposed to a wide range of vocabulary. Your child will bring their Reading Record and reading text home each day and return these to school each morning. Thank you in advance for your support.
Communicating with the team
To help us support your child, we ask that you keep the team informed about any worries or concerns that you or your child have. By letting us know of any difficulties, we can ensure that your child comes to school happy and ready to learn. Please feel free to email us using the class email: email@example.com
The Year 3 staff team is looking forward to the year ahead, and we can't wait to get to know you all better throughout the year!
Our Welcome Meeting will be on Thursday 14th September.
We are looking forward to seeing you then.
Mrs Gough, Mrs Fordham and Mrs Whattingham