Welcome to Year 3!
I am Miss McGrath, your class teacher, and Miss Mehmood is our teaching assistant. Mrs Mendieta, our assistant head teacher, will be covering afternoon lessons on a Thursday.
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.
Dear Parents, Carers and Families,
We would firstly like to say thank you for the continued support and dedication towards your children’s learning, it doesn’t go unnoticed and the children are making fantastic progress. We are ready and raring to go for the final term of the school year, which we hope, will be our most successful yet with lots of interesting learning and fun activities.
This Summer term, our History topic is Manchester to 1900. Where we will learn what it was like to live in our wonderful city in a period of History. We will also be learning more about our wonderful world and specifically certain countries in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
In English, we have become great storywriters and definitely have a passion for this purpose of writing. Therefore, we will continue to write different genres of stories including a Tale of Fear and a Wishing Tale. We will also try to incorporate what we are learning in Science and produce a Non – fictional information text on a creature of our choice.
In our reading lessons, we will be reading a variety of text types and books by a variety of authors. Fluency and comprehension are very important and this is something that can be helped by 10 minutes reading at home every day. Your child will have their reading books changed every week, once they bring them into school and pop them in our home reading box. Please encourage your children to place their books in the book box in the classroom, once they have finished reading and a staff member will change it. We aim to change reading books on a Monday and Friday. Books can then be collected from the box at the end of the day to read at home.
We’ll be learning about Plants and Animals including Humans in Science as this is a great topic, which can be linked to our Northern and Southern Hemisphere unit.
In Maths, we have done so well with number fluency so we will be moving onto tricky fractions, time and money. Time can be a tricky topic so we would appreciate if at some point at home, each week, you can have a practise with your children on telling the time. We will also continue to practise our multiplication tables with our times table quiz every Friday. Your children know their times table targets and should be practising and focussing on those each week. This will also help and support them to work towards the multiplication assessment that will take place in Year 4. A useful website can be accessed at home called ttrockstars.com. Your children should know their password by now. If unsure, please just ask.
We’ll continue with our weekly PE sessions, this will take place on a Tuesday afternoon (outdoor) and Friday morning (indoor). It would be very helpful if your child could bring their PE kit in to be changed into. This term we will be focussing on cricket and gymnastics.
Our school PE kit is:
A white t-shirt and dark coloured shorts or tracksuit bottoms and black trainers or pumps. We ask for no cropped T-shirts or bright coloured PE kits and no jewellery.
Children will also continue to get a piece of homework, each week on a Friday, which will have a maths or English focus. This will need to be completed and returned the following Friday to be checked.
I would also like to give a big Unity welcome to our new class teaching assistant. Miss Mehmood will be working in Year 3 from now on so please say hello when you see her in the playground. If you would like to talk to any of the Year 3 team, please look out for us in the playground before and after school. As always, we are happy to speak to you about any concerns you may have.
We are looking forward to the final wonderful term with your children.
Thank you all for your support.
Ms McGrath and Miss Mehmood