Welcome to Year 3's Class Page!
Welcome back to a very exciting year in Year 3! I hope you have all had a lovely break.
I am very excited to be helping the children progress throughout the year and making sure they enjoy their first year in the Juniors! I look forward to working together with the children and yourselves to achieve this. Along with myself, in class we will have Miss Kelly, Miss Matthews and Mrs McCormick to support the children. This will be in the way of small group and in-class support as well as specific interventions where needed.
Our topics this half term will be Stone Age to Iron Age in History, Artist Study: Monet in Art and keeping healthy and our bodies in Science. In Music we will be looking at rhythms and how to represent music using graphic notations. We will also be learning how to speak Spanish and using the computers for researching. As part of our Stone Age topic we will having an educational trip to Touchstones for a workshop in the next few weeks. We will be doing some drama, research and art during the workshop.
In Religion our focus this half term is ‘God’s dream for every family.’ We will be looking at what it means to be part of a family and looking at the families we have - our own, school and Church. We will also have a weekly focus on the Sacramental Programme.
I have also attached a medium-term plan for extra information.
Please do not hesitate to speak with myself or any of the Year 3 team if you have any questions,
Class Teacher: Mrs Cavanagh
Teaching Assistants: Miss Kelly, Miss Matthews and Mrs McCormick
Written homework will no longer be sent home; however, we encourage that children read their reading books and practise their spellings, times tables and handwriting throughout the week at home. Reading books and spellings will be sent home on a Monday. The spellings sheet needs to be completed and brought back into class by Friday. They will have a spelling test on the Friday morning. We would also like children to access Times Tables Rockstars at home to practise their times tables.
We will listen to the children read in school as part of their Guided Reading sessions. Please listen to your child read every night, even if it is just for 10 minutes before bedtime. We also ask that you log and comment on your child’s reading. It is important that children are encouraged to read widely at home, as it will have a positive impact on all aspects of learning. If you have any questions and issues regarding reading books, please do not hesitate to ask a member of Year 3 staff. Reading books will be given out a Monday and need to be returned by the following Monday, but if you finish before then we will change them.
Our PE sessions are on Wednesdays for the first half term and Thursday during the second half term, however please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school for the week. If your child wears earrings, please ensure they are removed or covered ready for our PE sessions. It would also be practical and useful for all items of clothing to be labelled with your child’s name on.
It is important that children stay hydrated throughout the school day to help aid concentration. If you wish your child to have a water bottle in school, please could you ensure it has a sports cap and has their name clearly labelled.