Welcome to year 3! We have another exciting term planned in year 3. Juniper have been busy improving dictionary skills. Hawthorn have been learning how to utilise technology like pic collage to present research findings, and also learning about different languages, and Cedar have been developing team building skills and their knowledge of British birds through our forest school sessions. 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: Please make sure your child has both indoor and outdoor PE kit in school every day. It is important that the children have appropriate PE kits including pumps, trainers, long sleeved top and jogging bottoms (for when it is cold) or t-shirt and shorts (when it is warmer outside or for inside PE). Spare socks are also a very good idea, especially for girls who wear tights to school.
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: We teach three sessions of spellings during the week in class. Your child will bring a list of spelling words that have been worked on to learn on Fridays. The list of Y3/4 common exception words are also attached as a file. These are the words that the children are expected to know 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.