3 Birch: Mrs Stableford and Mrs Keighley
3 Spruce: Mr Popple and Miss Booth
Reading at home is very important. Please encourage your child to read aloud each evening and discuss what they have read. When your child reads aloud at home, please add a brief note (in the reading record) detailing the date and the page they have reached.
In Year 3, homework is set each Friday and should be returned before or on Thursday of the following week. Homework may be a consolidation of tricky topics covered in class throughout the week, a research task to prepare for new concepts or a personalised activity to help your child in achieving their targets. Please encourage your child to attempt their homework and please feel free to add a note if your child found the task difficult (and required your support) or if you noticed they were particularly confident with the topic.
In addition to the weekly homework task, year 3 pupils must also work on their multiplication facts (times tables) and spellings at home. All pupils will be quizzed each week. When working with your child, please remember that each fact must be learnt – it is not enough to recite the tables in order. Help your child by quizzing them regularly in different orders. When learning their multiples of five, you could ask them: 3x5, 4x5, 2x5, 6x5… as this is how they will be quizzed in class. A short list of spellings will also be sent home to learn - and your child should apply the correct spelling of these words during independent writing.
Outdoor PE is on Thursday afternoon. Children will need a plain white t-shirt, plain black or grey tracksuit bottoms, a plain black or grey tracksuit top/sweatshirt, and trainers. Indoor PE is on a Tuesday afternoon. Children will need a plain white t-shirt and plain black shorts. Please leave P.E. kit in school because P.E. time may sometimes change.
These are some of the units we have covering this year:
Addition and subtraction
Multiplication and division
Explaining our answers and methods of working
Non chronological reports
Forces and Magnets
Animals including Humans
Stories we have been focussing on this year are:
The Iron Man
The Firework Maker's Daughter
George's Marvellous Medicine
Story Telling with Maggie Power
Year 3 are extremely lucky this year as we are having regular visits from Maggie Power, who has worked very closely with Whitecote for several years. She is currently supporting our goal to get children more passionate about reading continuing to provide story telling sessions for year 3 and bringing in a selection of brand new books for children to buy. Maggie will be bringing in a selection of books with her every visit and allowing them to be purchased by the children at a discounted rate of £1.50. A text will be sent out as a reminder prior to each of Maggie's visits. If you would like to know anymore about this fantastic opportunity, please speak to a member of the year 3 staff.