Welcome to Year 3!
Autumn Term Newsletter 2021-22
Hello everyone and welcome to Year 3! I am Mr. Lloyd and I am your teacher this year and I am very excited to work with you and your children, as they begin their journey in the juniors! Mrs. Hamilton will also be supporting us this year. Please keep an eye out for any news or updates posted to our Year 3 Class Dojo page or on our website pages.
Will be set on our 'Homework Y3' page on our website on a Friday and scheduled for return on the following Friday. Homework will consist of a writing task, reading, activities set on Spelling Shed, Times Table Rockstars, My Maths and Education City, both English and Maths. Your child should read each day or consistently every week, with a range of texts and interests to ignite that love for reading. All homework is not compulsory each week, but it is designed to support our learning in class. However, please do not try to cram in all activities and extra work at home to the detriment of other activities, such as clubs etc. As sometimes busy life styles can get in the way and I would much rather your child go to swimming, dancing, cubs, beavers, rainbows or other social and sporting outlets than cramming in all homework tasks, so please just do as much as you can with a good balance.
For submitting your homework, I will be notified when you have completed online learning tasks and please post all other tasks to our portfolio page on Class Dojo. I would like to keep printing to a minimum, however if you do not have access to the internet or printing, then please let me know if you would like a paper copy of the homework.
Reading folders and new reading books will be given out each Monday to return to school on Friday morning to allow new books to be set and a 72 hour quarantine period. Please ensure your child brings their reading folder into school each Friday ready for change over.
PE will be taught by Mr. Dawson on a Wednesday afternoon, so please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on this day each week. Please also make sure they have an extra warm layer of clothing, as the weather starts to turn colder and a pair of trainers. Please remember to remove or cover any earrings or jewellery to avoid injury or loss of valuable objects.
Joining the Juniors Update
Now that your child is growing so fast and starting their journey in the juniors there are a few changes to keep in mind. In the juniors, break time is now slightly later at 10:30 - 10-45am and their is no extra break time in the afternoon (Sorry, maybe you should stop growing). Fruit and milk will no longer be provided at morning break in the juniors, so it would be beneficial if you provided your child with a healthy snack for our morning break time. For example, a piece of fruit, raisin box or a cereal bar. Lastly, the children will now go out to play first at dinner time and eat afterwards. So this snack would bridge this gap. As you have all seen, our door for coming into and out of school for home time is the lower junior door by the PE Shed, next to the hall.
Residential in Summer 2022!
All being well, we will be going on a short outdoor residential trip to Windermere in the Summer term! Packed with fantastic outdoor activities such as, canoeing, walking and climbing. As it is still early days in the year, please look out for any updates with further details and if you have any questions regarding this trip please contact our school office.
Finally, it has been a difficult couple of years with the disruption the Covid-19 pandemic has caused to all children's education, as learning and working from home became the norm. So as we move into a world post the Covid-19 pandemic, where we all now learn to live with Covid, I certainly hope it is all more positive from here on in and the children were all very excited to not be sat in rows anymore!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you and I look forward to working with you all,