Welcome to year 3! For September 2020, we will have two Year 3 classes, Juniper and Hawthorn, and you can meet your teachers to the right.
Please take a look at our Twitter account and use #Year3UHPS, #HawthornUHPS, #CedarUHPS or #JuniperUHPS to see what we have been up to in class.
Top tips for year 3
PE: Friday is our PE day. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit (weather appropriate) on Fridays. The children will spend the whole day in PE kit.
Reading books: Please ensure that reading records and reading books are in bags every day to allow children to read to an adult whenever possible. Reading records will be checked regularly and it is the expectation that your child should show their record to their teacher once a week. Children change their own reading books in KS2. A good time for this is first thing in the morning during registration or challenge time. Children are able to use the school library once a week during lunchtime.
Home learning: We issue a half termly home learning grid. The expectation is that children complete one task per week and that this task is handed in by Tuesday every week. Home learning will be celebrated and shared.
Times Table Rock Stars: Children will be tested on times tables at the end of Year 4, by which time they are expected to know all times tables up to 12 X 12. It would be incredibly beneficial for your child to work on times tables at least once a week at home and Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and effective way to do this.
Spellings: In addition to spelling lessons in class, we will send home a spelling activity each week with a list of words to learn. These lists will be made up of a mixture of spelling pattern words and Y3/4 statutory words. The Y3/4 statutory word list is attached and the children are expected to know all of these words by the end of Year 4.
Water bottles: Your child will need a bottle of water in class every day.
Thank you, from the Year 3 team.