Welcome to Year 3
Teacher: Mrs Spilsbury
Teaching Assistants: Miss Cowley and Mrs Wilson
The children have settled in to their new class beautifully and have started the new term as juniors with an excellent attitude to their learning.
What to expect in Year 3
PE is on Tuesday. Please provide full kit, white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps to be kept in school for the duration of the term. Children can take this kit home to wash at the end of each half term and return on the start of the next school day.
If you would like your child to have access to water throughout the day, please provide a named water bottle for them to use, this can be taken home daily to be washed and refilled. Please note that we do not allow juice or flavoured water in the classrooms.
As we cannot provide snacks for juniors, if you wish your child to have something to eat during break time please provide them with a healthy snack or if you prefer children can purchase a snack from the tuck shop. We do ask that any snack brought into school is kept separately from lunchboxes as children do not have access to these in the class.
Homework and spellings are sent out on Thursday to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. We will be sending out Year 3 spellings as set out by the Government in the National Curriculum.
All children have been allocated a reading book based on their reading level and this will be kept in school. In order to develop a love of reading, they have also selected their own choice of reading book from the class library and they should try to read this as much as possible. Children should note their reading journal of their opinion of the book and ask an adult to sign that they have read. With our ‘strive for 5’ Children can gain a sticker on their bookmark each time an adult signs their reading journal and these can be redeemed for prizes from the Willow Tree shop. Please note that the reading journal is not a ‘communications book’ and as such it is not checked daily although you are free to make any comments regarding your child’s reading in this book. There is no set day to change reading books as children can change them when required but please ensure reading folders are in each day in case there is an opportunity for 1-to-1 reading.
Please check our class website regularly for updates and also to have a look at the wonderful work and activities your children have been experiencing throughout the year. If you have any worries, problems or concerns, please see me or Miss Cowley as our door is always open.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Spilsbury and Miss Cowley.