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1 Welcome to Year 3 Information Evening Tuesday 17 th September 2013

2 Mrs Nicky Harper Mrs Marisa Plested-Ferris Mrs Debbie Vowles Mrs Helen Romeo Mrs Tori WhiteMrs Liz Bell

3 Overview of topics Life and Living They came, they saw, they conquered! Eeny, meany minibeasts

4 Weekly timetable Lunctimes pm (later lunch than KS1) PE – Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor) Library – Wednesday ICT – Monday Cooking sessions on some Tuesday mornings (parental contribution of £4 needed) Swimming terms 5 & 6

5 Year 3 Expectations Transition in to Key Stage 2, therefore we have high expectations of the children becoming independent learners who take ownership and responsibility for their learning, as well as their everyday organisation; I am responsible for my learning I know how to present my work. I know what to do when I am stuck or finished. I know what I am expected to do. I can use the time given effectively. I can look after my own property. I can organise myself for the day ahead.

6 Reading Changing books – children will have the opportunity to change their reading books during the school day. Reading everyday – in order for children to make their best progress across the curriculum in year 3 they will benefit from reading everyday at home with an adult or older sibling. Please write in their message book We will hear every child read individually and in a group once a week.

7 Spelling and phonics Spellings – children will have weekly personalised spellings, linked to our Support for Spellings programme or key words as appropriate, to learn. As homework their spellings will be given out on a Monday and need to be practised daily in preparation for a test on Friday Phonics – 2 sessions per week, recapping on phase 5 and 6 of Letters and Sounds

8 Literacy We will be looking at a range of genres during the year, working with the children to improve sentence structure and independent writing. Over the next few weeks we will focus on reading and writing stories and performance poetry Handwriting – As a school we are all following the same handwriting scheme which the children will have regular opportunities to practise and see modelled. By the end of Year 3 it is expected that children join their writing and most will be writing in pen.

9 Numeracy Counting and understanding numberCounting and understanding number Knowing and using number factsKnowing and using number facts CalculatingCalculating Understanding shape and measureUnderstanding shape and measure Handling dataHandling data Using and applying mathematicsUsing and applying mathematics Weekly mental maths testsWeekly mental maths tests

10 Homework Your child will usually have 2 pieces of homework each week. Spellings will be handed out on Monday for test on Friday The other piece, which may be Numeracy, Literacy or occasionally topic based. It will be given out on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. We would like the children to complete their homework neatly and in pencil. (please feel free to help them as needed)

11 Teacher contact Please make sure you look in your child’s book bag each day to check for letters and return slips as soon as possible. In October, parents’ meetings will be by invitation only.

12 Wow Bristol Caerleon Visit from a Roman soldier Archaeological dig Butterflies Production (term 5) (parental help may be needed!) Plus others in the pipeline….watch this space!


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