Class 3 - Information
Where is Class 3?
From the playground, the door to Class 3 is just past the hedge beyond the year 2 door. Each morning, children should walk independently from the playground to the classroom carrying everything they need for the day:
At the end of the day, children will be escorted out of the classroom onto the playground. Mrs E Clarke/Mr Provo will stand on the corner of the playground to ensure all children find their parents/carers safely. Children are reminded to stand with staff until they see the person they know to be collecting them. If the person they are expecting does not arrive, or is running late to collect them, children will be taken to wait at the office.
What are the Class 3 routines?
The school day starts as soon as the children walk through the door…
Reading Records* are checked at the start of the school day (before the register) and children will be reminded to change their reading book if they need to. Please date, sign and leave comments about your child's reading in the Reading Record. The Reading Records contain phonics prompts, comprehension questions and spelling lists that you may choose to use to support your child at home.
*Please use your child’s Reading Record to make Mrs E Clarke/Mr Provo aware of any important information for the start of the school day as Reading Records are read by staff first thing in the morning. e.g. ________ is being picked up by x’s mum. _________ was not feeling well this morning; please call if he/she feels worse.
Children will be taught a range of subjects throughout the year that are based around a topic…
Our first Topic will be ‘Rainforests’. Please see the Topic Map below to find out what we will be learning in Autumn 1 and 2 across the curriculum. This year the children start learning French as part of the KS2 curriculum. C’est bon!
PE will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that children have their full, named PE kit with them in school each day. Please see the school uniform policy if you are unsure what your child should wear for PE. Please avoid lace-up trainers unless your child can quickly and independently tie them.
What do they need to learn or practise at home?
Home Learning will be given to children on Thursdays to be completed and handed in by children on the following Tuesday. If your child misplaces their copy of the homework or is absent on the day it is handed out, it can be found on this page (see below). Home learning is linked to what the children have or are about to learn in school. Completing it can help to reinforce what they have learnt in school or prepare them for tasks ahead. Sometimes the Home Learning takes the form of a competition entry and there are chances to win prizes for the children and the school.
The number facts focus for Autumn 1 will be the 4 times table. This will be given out at the start of term for children to stick in their home learning books and practise at home. We will be learning how the 2 and 4 times tables link and practising fluency in these number facts in a variety of ways at school. At home, children can choose their own way to memorise their times tables. Here are some ideas:
Children will not complete a number facts test each week in Autumn 1.
Weekly Spelling Lists will be given out at the start of each half term for children to stick in their Home Learning books. Please practise these words regularly with your child at home.
Children will have a weekly spelling lesson that focuses on the word list and they will have opportunities for independent spelling practice throughout the week.
Spelling Tests will take place on Friday mornings and the children will be sent home with their spelling list and score (by the end of Monday). Their results will show which words need more practice OR that their hard work at home and at school has paid off.
If you require additional copies of the Weekly Spelling List, please print it from this page (see below).
Please take some time to browse the information, links and files on our class page.
Year 3 will start swimming lessons in the summer term (Tuesday afternoons). Information about this will be sent out nearer the time.