Welcome to Year Three

 

Welcome to the juniors!

Our year 3 children are in for a fantastic year with lots of exciting and stimulating lessons planned. We aim to use a range of creative teaching tools and resources in order to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that makes learning fun and raises standards.

Over the academic year we will cover many cross curricular topics including, Mighty Metals, Predators, Gods and Mortals, Tribal Tales, Flow and Urban Pioneers. All of these topics lend themselves to so many wonderfully creative learning opportunities that I know the children will thoroughly enjoy.

This term P.E will be on a Wednesday and a Friday so it would be beneficial for the children to bring their kits in on a Monday and leave them in all week.

If each child could bring a water bottle to school so they have access to a drink throughout the day. There is a water dispenser where they can fill it up as and when needed.

Seesaw is up and running and this will be used to set homework, post messages to parents and give you a little insight into what we are getting up to during the day.

The children have been given reading days, which has been written on their reading files. On this day they will read with a grown up and discuss the stories that they have read. Our brilliant reading scheme, Accelerated Reader, proved very popular last year and extremely beneficial in terms of improving the children’s retrieval and inference skills. We are continuing with it and all the children have been given new reading books. We will be reading every afternoon so the children must have their books in school every day in order to take part and be able to complete the relevant quizzes.

If possible could we ask that you read with and to your child as much as possible. Sharing a book with a child is fun – it’s a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. It can also give children a flying start in life and help them become lifelong readers. Reading exposes them to other styles, other voices, other forms and genres of writing and as a result helps to improve children’s independent writing.

Here’s to a brilliant year!

Mrs Peel 🙂