Autumn Term 23/24
A very warm welcome to the Junior School, the children have settled very smoothly into their new routines and the teachers have been impressed by their enthusiasm for learning. We have lots of exciting opportunities to look forward to.
Children should come to school in their PE kit for their two PE days. All children in Year 3 will have P.E. on a Tuesday morning, this will be taught by Munchkin coaches. The second day will be allocated by your child’s class teacher. During cold weather, we encourage children to wear black tracksuit bottoms and PE jumpers, which can be purchased from the P.T.A. shop. It is a school policy that children are not allowed to wear earrings in P.E for health and safety reasons. Children can tape earrings if they are unable to take them out but please make sure this is done before they arrive at school.
It is vital that you read with your child regularly at home because it makes such a difference to their confidence and progress. Your children will be given a reading book and reading record. These should be brought into school every day. The children will also be given a log in for Accelerated Reader where they will be expected to complete a quiz about each book they read from school.
Children will be given weekly spellings. The spelling list will be given out on a Monday and tested on the following Monday. The children should practice their spellings in their homework book by choosing some of the words to put into sentences.
This term, children will be given Doodle Maths passwords. Doodle Maths is a website and app that assesses your child’s current understanding of mathematical concepts in order to set tasks tailored to your child.
Every week your child will be asked to talk with an adult about a different scenario, issue or event relating to their writing task. This will help the children to develop ideas and vocabulary for their written work.
During Year 3, the children will be taught singing, music technology and recorders on a termly basis.
During the Autumn term, 3C and 3R will learn the recorder every Tuesday. Recorders can be ordered from the PTA shop website.
Dates for the diary
Thursday 21st September- PTA movie night and ‘Soak the Teacher’!
Friday 22nd September – Early Briton Entry Point Day.
Thursday 28th September – individual photos
We are keen to continue to promote high standards both in the classroom and around school. We are delighted to see that the majority of pupils are wearing the correct school uniform, including appropriate footwear. All school policies including the uniform policy are available on the school website.
I would like to thank parents for helping to make the transition into Year 3 a smooth one.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child, please contact your child’s teacher, Miss Hudson - Year 3 Lead or Miss Georgiadis - Year 3 Assistant Headteacher.
Miss Georgiadis and the Year 3 team