Year 3CM

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 McGrath

Teacher Year 3

Mrs A Almasri

Teaching Assistant

Mrs D Boylan

Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Kathrada

Teaching Assistant

Mrs A Mendieta

Assistant Headteacher: Phase 1

Dear Parents, Carers and Families,

I would like to wish you all a happy new year, and with that a big welcome back to school for 2024! We are now one third of the way through the year and it has been great to see just how much the children have grown and developed so far, and I can’t wait to see them progress even more over the next 2 terms.

In this Spring term we will be doing lots of work about Ancient Greece, particularly in our English, Geography and History lessons. In English, we will be doing lots of work around Greek Myths, writing both fiction and non-fiction pieces including character descriptions and biographies. Our geography lessons, will focus on European Geography, particularly looking at the Mediterranean. In History, we’ll learn about how the Ancient Greeks lived, the gods and goddesses, mythical stories, and lots more! We have lots of fun activities planned to link to our Ancient Greece topic, including our Art Gallery trip in March!

In Maths we will be continuing learning about multiplication and division, now looking at formal methods to multiply and divide larger numbers, as well as doing some work on fractions and measurement later in the term. I strongly encourage the children to regularly log onto their TTrockstars accounts to practise their times tables, as this will really help them in their lessons. In Year 3 children need to be able to recall their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables, so the more they practise these, the better! I will provide them with their login details again, in case they have been misplaced.

Our PE lessons will take place on both Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning, with one being outdoor on Tuesday (weather permitting) and one indoor on Friday morning. I ask that children bring their PE kits with them on Tuesday but come to school wearing their PE kit on Friday. On Friday, they will need to bring their school uniform with them, as they will need to get changed back into their uniform. A reminder that PE kit should consist of a plain white t-shirt, plain black/ dark-coloured shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers. We politely ask for no jewellery or bright coloured/patterned sports clothing, please.

As we mentioned in Autumn, reading with you child for just 5-10 minutes each night can help improve their reading skills. Please remind your children to bring their reading book (with reading record) into school once they have finished with it and pop it into the book box into the classroom. This will make sure that their reading books will be changed each week. New reading books will be given out when books have been returned and homework will now be posted on Class Dojo, every Friday.

Also, the children who work in Mrs McGrath’s spelling group will be given a spelling list to practise at home for a test each week.

One final reminder that all class news and notices will be posted each week on Class Dojo. I regularly post pictures and videos of some of the things the children having been doing. If you ever have any questions or queries about anything going on in school, feel free to message me and I will aim to get back to you as soon as reasonably possible.

If you’d ever like to talk to any of the Year 3 team in person, please look out for us in the playground after school. We are always happy to speak to you about any thoughts or concerns you may have.

We’re looking forward to a fantastic Spring term with your children.

Thank you all for your support,

The Year 3 Team.

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