Reading Schemes We use several different reading schemes to support the childrens reading. Each book has been banded according to level so that we can ensure reading progression throughout the year.
Comprehension Skills Through weekly guided reading sessions the children will have the opportunity to develop their comprehension skills. Different types and levels of questioning literal (what is actually there) deductive (looking for clues) inferential (reading between the lines)
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!
Reading Homework Reading homework will be set twice a week on Tuesday and Friday. All children will be heard read at least once a week, please ensure their books are in school each day to facilitate this. Some children may be heard read more often if this is deemed appropriate.
Working Together Thank you for your continued support in your childs reading.
What do we do in Year 3? Groupings – children sit in different places throughout the year including friendship, ability and random seat places Maths– taught daily in ability groupings Maths Basic Skills – each week the children will work through basic skills set across Years 3 and 4. These groupings are all flexible and are reviewed at least every half term. Daily phonics/spelling, 4 a day and weekly mental maths tests R.E. – Come and See scheme
What do we do in Year 3? P.E.- taught by specialist sports coaches – Wednesday Blocked Curriculum –based on foundation subjects; taught through topic work. Trips 1. Sports - Summer 2 2. Romans at MOSI - Autumn 2 3. Allerton Road - Summer 1
Parent partnerships Homework – signed and returned P.E. kit – children come to school in kit on Wednesday Trips – any helpers please complete form from School office If you are available to help in other ways please speak to class teachers
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