Welcome to Year 3
Welcome to our Year 3 class page. Here you will find all the information you will need for your child's year group and it will give you an overview of what to expect from Year 3 over the coming year.
History and Geography
Year 3 will be learning about the following topics over the year:
Reading & Reading Books
Reading Books are changed at least once a week. Books will only be changed if an adult has signed to say they have read the books. In school children will have guided reading in a group once a week. Please ensure that your child has their reading books and reading record in school every day so that we can listen to them read and change books when needed.
When reading with your child remember to:
Spellings will be sent home every Monday. The children will have a spelling test on the following Friday. The spellings will be linked to the spelling patterns that are being covered in class. Please practise these at home.
Additional to this, children all have an individual login to Spelling Shed, TTRS, Deepening Understanding and Purple Mash. These online resources are an excellent way of consolidating learning which has taken place in class.
Uniform & PE Kit
Please make sure your child’s name is written into all items of PE kit, uniform and coats. This makes identification of lost items so much easier. The school uniform consists of a navy blue sweater or cardigan (preferably with school logo – no other logo is permitted). Red Polo shirt (preferably with school logo – no other logo is permitted). Grey school trousers, pinafore dress or skirt. Grey tights can be worn (as part of winter uniform). Dark blue gingham dress (Summer Uniform). As always, we encourage the children to come to school looking smart, with shirts tucked in, top buttons fastened and black sensible shoes. Trainers and boots are not allowed. Nails should be clean and free of nail varnish.
PE lessons are held every Wednesday morning. P.E. uniform is: White T-shirt, navy blue shorts and plimsoles (pumps). A P.E. bag is required to store P.E. kit. Beach or play clothes are not suitable. It saves a lot of worry if all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. We expect children to be able to dress and undress themselves for P.E.). Children can bring an outdoor P.E uniform for the colder seasons. This needs to be a warm navy or black tracksuit, free from any logos/sporting clubs.
Snacks & Packed Lunches
As a healthy school we encourage the children to eat a wide range of healthy snacks and lunches. In Key Stage one fruit and vegetables are provided for playtime snacks. Your child will need to bring a bottle of water, clearly labelled, for drinks during the day.
Please follow our school Twitter feed, to share in the wonderful work going on in school @StMarysDuk
We use Class DoJo to set online learning, share examples of good work and share whole school messages. Please ensure that you are linked in to our class page.
To further enhance the children’s learning experience, if you have any photographs or video clips of any interesting or exciting activities completed at home or anywhere outside of school that you would like to share with us, please upload them on to Class DoJo.
We are really looking forward to working with you and your child over the coming year. With your help and support each child will be able to fully access their learning in order to achieve their full potential.
Thank you for your continuing support,
Mrs Emerton and Mrs Turner