Welcome to Year 3!
I am the your class teacher, Ms McGrath, and I will be supported by Mrs Boylan, Mrs Almasri and Mrs Kathrada across the week. Mrs Mendieta is also our assistant head teacher and will be covering lessons on a Wednesday afternoon.
If you’d like to talk to any of us, please look out for us in the playground before and after school. We are always happy to speak to you about any concerns you may have.
Miss C McGrathTeacher Year 3
Mrs A AlmasriTeaching Assistant
Mrs D BoylanTeaching Assistant
Mrs S KathradaTeaching Assistant
Mrs A MendietaAssistant Headteacher: Phase 1
We are having a big push on reading this year, and we greatly encourage that your children read for at least 10 minutes each day – This will really help improve their reading fluency and comprehension. Your child will receive a reading book and reading log from school. Every time they read at home, we would greatly appreciate that you make a little comment in the log book. Once they finish the book, the children can just pop it back into box in class. I will aim to get the reading books changed every Monday.
Homework will be given out once a week, on a Friday. Children will either receive one piece of English or Mathematics homework that relates to that week’s learning. Homework should be completed in their homework books which they should return to school by Friday, so we can check through the work and give out the next piece.
In Year 3, children must know and be able to recall their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables which is a big step up from Year 2 but helping your child to learn their multiplication tables will really help them with the Multiplication assessment that will take place in the following school year group. There is a useful website that can be accessed at home called ttrockstars.com. I will provide each child with their login.
We will be having twice weekly PE lessons, on a Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on these days. We ask that on a Friday, children arrive at school in their PE kits, and bring their uniform to change back into, as our lesson will be first thing.
Our school PE kit is: A plain white t-shirt and plain dark coloured shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers or pumps. We ask for no cropped T-shirts or bright coloured PE kits and no jewellery, please.
ClassDojo: I would highly recommend downloading ClassDojo, as we will be using this platform to pass on important information about what is happening in school. I will also post regular updates with pictures and videos of what we have been getting up to in class. If you are unsure of how to access this please do let me know, and I can help you get connected. It is also a great tool to pass on any useful information to myself if you are unable to grab me on the playground at the end of the day. I check it regularly and will always aim to reply to any messages as soon as reasonably possible.
Stump Cross Trip: Year 3 will be going on a school trip to Stump Cross Caverns in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, 18 October. This trip will help support our learning of the Stone Age, and Rocks and Fossils. You should have received a letter with more details – Please do ensure that you return the consent slip as soon as possible. Just a quick reminder, that children will need a warm coat and sturdy footwear on that day, and it is vital that children arrive to school on time (before 8:50am), as we are aiming to leave school as soon as possible that day.