Year Three

Welcome to Year 3!

Remote Learning 
 
Please see the attached plan for home learning below. 
 
If at any point you have a message for your child’s teacher, please contact us through the year group email: year3@stwilfrids-hh.school

Dear Parents and Carers

We are writing to share some information about our summer term topic and remind you about some important information about your child’s year group.

Curriculum and key dates

Our project question for the summer term is ‘What’s beautiful about the world we live in?’ We will be developing an area of the school grounds to make it more beautiful and discovering all about what plants need to survive. As part of our RE curriculum, in the first half term we ask ‘What kind of world did Jesus want? And in the second half term we look at important times of celebration for Jewish families. For science, we will be developing our understanding of what plants need to survive and the different ways they reproduce also we will be learning about light and shadows.

An overview of the curriculum can be found on the website at https://www.stwilfrids-hh.school/web/the_curriculum/363101

Celebration Worship

KS2 celebration worship takes place on Friday mornings in our classrooms, where one member of each class is chosen to receive a certificate for their work that week. The work of these children is shared and we are able to celebrate the learning of children across the key stage through a video which you can see on our website.

Homework and reading at home

Even when your child enjoys reading and reads well on their own, they still need to read aloud all the way through their Key Stage Two years.  Each year group has a selection of books that your child can borrow and read at home.  Every time your child reads at home, you (or your child) should fill in the page numbers/chapters read in their home school reading record.  In KS2, children will be awarded house points for every occasion that they read at home and if children read five times in a week they will receive reading reward time. When children have finished a chapter book, they need to record the title of the book at the back of the reading diary so we have a record of the types of book they are reading.

Maths and English homework is set every week on a Thursday and needs to be submitted by the following Wednesday.  Maths homework will be an activity on the website MyMaths. Children have been given their log-in details for MyMaths, but if these have been misplaced, please inform the class teacher. Spelling homework will be words to practise on Spelling shed and these will be tested on a Wednesday. Children will also receive half termly writing homework set on Microsoft Teams.

Times tables and related division facts should be practised on an on-going basis, ideally a few minutes daily. Children are expected to know these and be making progress with them.

All children are expected to complete and hand their homework in on time.  If children are finding it difficult to complete their homework at home, they can choose to attend ‘Learning Links’ (homework club) for part of their lunchtime on Thursdays where they can receive support with their homework. 

PE

For Hares class PE is on a Monday and Wednesday. For Rabbits class PE is on Wednesday (for those not at forest school) and a Friday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.  If there is any reason why your child cannot participate in a PE session, please let the class teacher know via the year group email address. As an alternative, or in addition to plimsolls, sports trainers are allowed in the Juniors. PE is only cancelled in the event of heavy rain, icy or extremely cold conditions, therefore a pair of jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt (ideally navy) are also useful. If your child does not have an alternative sweatshirt, they will have the option of wearing their school one.  Children with pierced ears must be able to remove their own earrings or cover these with tape. Long hair should also be tied back.

Water bottles and snacks

Please remember to bring in a water bottle and a healthy fruit or savoury snack (for example, fresh fruit, a bagel, raisins) for break time. Please ensure any snacks are both nut and egg free.

Uniform    

Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat in school every day. All clothing, including PE kit, should be labelled with your child’s surname. Children are expected to wear sensible, black shoes as part of the school uniform.

We are looking forward to a great summer term. If at any point you have a message for your child’s teacher, please email via the year group address year3@stwilfrids-hh.school and we will respond as soon as we can. 

Please do contact us if you have any questions.

Best Wishes

 

Miss E Neil and Mr J Way