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Welcome to P3 A Guide for Parents
General Routines Pupils are now expected to enter and leave school unaccompanied. Pupils only bring “zippys/book bags” and a water bottle into the classroom. Coats and lunchboxes remain in cloakroom. All dinner money must be sent in on Monday in a named envelope. Please send an note after an absence.
Aims for your child To be happy and safe. To work to their highest potential. To be proud of their work. To have a high self esteem. To become an independent worker. To enjoy school.
P3 Curriculum Maths Concentrate on 100 square Mental maths (+/_) Fractions ½,1/3,1/4 Time ( 4 major times) Measurement- using paces,cubes and spans leading to introduction of metre. Reading and constructing different types of graphs. Number stories/facts Place value Basic tens and units Early multiplication –grouping and sharing Literacy Capital letters/full stops Of/off our/are to/too/two Answering in sentences 5W approach to story writing. Question words Extension of sight vocabulary Development of listening skills-1 stage to 3 stage
Linguistic Phonics The aim of Linguistic Phonics is that children understand the relationship between their spoken language and the written word. Each week the target sound will be the same for everyone and this pattern of sounds is repeated every year. There will be 4 short interactive lessons per week in which the children explore the different representations of target sounds through an investigative approach.
Helping your child spell. Look at the word. Say the word Cover the word. Write the word Check the word.
Visual approach to spelling. Some children find letter sounds of no help. The visual approaches assist these children to learn spellings. Break the word up into 2 or 3 chunks eg Colour first part red and second part blue. b oa t home toe no Cut the pieces out and get you child to rearrange them.
Homework Spellings/tables Monday – Wednesday. Revise all on Thursday. 1 English/Research and 1 Maths sheet per week Homework book must be handed in on Thursday Homeworks must be of the highest standard Unacceptable homework will be returned to be redone. All homework must be signed.
Reading Reading – Reading books are introduced on Monday and prepared in class throughout the week. An easy read is also sent home – this is the children’s free choice. Please do not feel under pressure to hear both books each night – let your child choose which book to read. Please sign the reading record each time you hear reading.
Helping you child to read. What is in the picture that starts with that letter/sound? What is the starting sound? What is the ending sound? What word would make sense in this sentence?
P3 Curriculum ctd World Around Us Geography History Science School’s Cool Let’s Celebrate Italy Romans Pirates Music/Art/PE Catching Throwing Dance Portraits Famous Artists Collage Singing Composition
P3 Educational Visits Folk museum – participate in a Victorian school lesson Mount Stewart – ‘The Estate Party’ – a 1950s Christmas Party Ulster Museum- part of ‘Romans’ topic
How can I help my child? If possible, hear reading every night. Go over spellings/tables each night. Insist on your child’s best work when completing homework. Keep in close contact with teacher. Make sure your child has the following items every day: Pencils Colouring pencils Gluestick rubber
Class Behaviour Code Work quietly Listen to the teacher Always do your best work Keep my desk area tidy Keep my cloakroom area tidy Do not run in the classroom or school Always put your hand up to ask a question Have good manners
Thank you for coming today and hope you found it very useful!!