Welcome to Year 3
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome both you and your child to Year 3.
The teachers this year in Year Three are Mrs Tyler and Miss Reynolds alongside Mr Holmes who will be completing his teacher training within the year group. Supporting the Year 3 teachers are Miss Stebbeds, Mrs Polden and Mrs Brooker. We are looking forward to a safe and successful year
Topics for the Term
Please see the attached sheet for a curriculum topic map of what will be covered over the next two terms.
Our homework and spellings will continue to be sent home on a Wednesday and returned on a Monday which is when we will also have our Spelling Test.
The children are also expected to do the following:
To work on securing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables as well as increasing fluency in 3, 4 and 8 times tables. The children have been provided with their TT Rockstar usernames and passwords so that they can access the website at home. This could be used alongside ‘Hit the Button’ to practise their timetables at home - www.ttrockstars.com
The most important activity you can do with your child is listening to them read and sharing books with them, modelling good reading skills. Encourage your child to talk in detail about the sequence and events in the book.
Inference is also a key skill that we focus on in Year 3. Please ask your children questions with answers that are not always obvious from the text. (e.g.-How do you know what the weather is like? It is rainy because he is wearing a raincoat.)
The children need to bring their reading book and reading record to school every day. They should be reading at least three times per week for around 10 minutes but daily is even better! Please make sure that you record when you have heard your child read in their reading record book so that they can get their Reading Rewards. If your child reads three times in a week they get a stamp/star and 6 stamps means they get a bronze book mark, 12 is a silver book mark and 18 is gold!
You can also access Accelerated Reader from home so please continue to do your quizzes. Please let us know if you need your child’s login details.
Here is the Davington link for you to use when accessing A.R.:
Each week, your child will continue to have an outdoor Games lesson (unless the weather is very bad) as well as a PE/Hall session.
These sessions will be as follows:
- Outdoor Games- Wednesday afternoon
- Indoor Games- Monday morning
- Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in a suitable bag and labelled clearly with their full name and class.
Please remember that our school games kit is our Davington blue shorts and top for indoor PE and long blue/black joggers and warm top for outdoor Games. Your child will also need a pair of trainers for outside Games sessions. Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed in these sessions.
Please ensure all coats, school clothes including PE kit, wellies and plimsolls are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
It is important that children drink plenty of water throughout the day. In order to do this, children need a named water bottle that they can use during the day. Please make sure this does not leak and has a ‘sports top’ lid. These can be bought in the school office.
The children are strongly encouraged to drink water, not squash.
We are looking forward to setting a new date for Davington in the dark. We hope to do this in term 4. We will also soon be setting dates for possible trips. If you would like to volunteer to join us, we will have limited availability but please let us know once dates have been set.
Break Time Snacks
By playtime, your child will be hungry. Should they like a healthy break time snack, please could this be provided for them in their bags. Please ensure any pots (and lids) are named.
If you would like your child to have milk, please go onto the coolmilk website to register.
Collecting your child
At the end of the school day your child will be taken to the main playground. The children are instructed to remain with school staff until they see the adult responsible for collecting them.
If there are any changes as to who will be collecting your child, please let a member of staff know or call/e-mail the office. Your child’s safety is paramount to us so timely communication is imperative.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.