Learning Support Assistants Mrs Murphy – reading and literacy support Mrs Rogers – small group support
What do we do in Year 3? Groupings – children sit in different places throughout the year including friendship, ability and random seat places – lollipop sticks! Literacy and Numeracy – taught daily Weekly spelling, times tables and (mental maths tests after half term) R.E. - Here I Am scheme
Whats new in terms of reading books? Over the summer new reading books were purchased for key stage one and lower juniors. The new books your child will bring home are from 3 schemes – Project X All Stars Tree Tops While we have new books we are still using the Ginn reading scheme to continue working on comprehension skills.
Project X These books cover a range of genres and relate to topics covered in school. The inside cover tells you the tricky words that will be covered in the text. The back of the book suggests questions you could ask your child to check they have understood the text rather than just reading it!!
Project X These books will further encourage the love of reading for your children and expand their interest in different topics.
Tree Tops and All Stars These books are chapter books and again will encourage the children to love and enjoy reading!
Working Together We hope that all new books will be well looked after and all books should be brought back to school when specified by class teacher. Thank you for your continued support in your childs reading.
What do we do in Year 3? P.E.- taught by specialist sports coaches – Monday (Autumn term) Blocked Curriculum –based on foundation subjects; taught through topic work 3 afternoons per week Trips 1. Sports - Autumn 1 and Summer 2 2. Romans at MOSI - Autumn 2 3. Allerton Road - Summer 1
What do we do in Year 3? Visitors 1.Art specialist 2.International week – China – Art and Dance specialist 3.World Religions – Islam and Judaism 4.Music specialist
Parent partnerships Homework – signed and returned P.E. kit – brought in weekly Trips – any helpers please complete form from School office If you are available to help in other ways please speak to class teachers Please teach your children to tie and untie their own ties and shoelaces, hopefully by Christmas!!!
Class rewards We use a variety of rewards to motivate children: individual, table and whole class systems For example – Golden time, table points, star charts, weekly merits
Expectations for the end of Year 3 To improve their skills as independent learners and be able to work collaboratively in a variety of groups To be able to set themselves achievable targets and goals in all areas of school life To try overcome difficulties and identify steps to success, both academically and emotionally For specific academic expectations please see the school website
F.A.Qs What is my childs expected level of attainment this year? How much homework do children get? How often will my child get reading? Change of sacraments? Holy Communion
Reading Group Homework Depending on the reading group that they are in, your child will either be heard and set reading homework from the school reading scheme once a week, twice a week or every day. You should hear your child read every night for approx 10 mins.