Year 3 - St. Therese
Welcome to St. Therese's Class
We are looking forward to working with your children and enabling them to succeed to the best of their abilities (with your help also). Please read the following carefully as it will give you all the information you need.
Your child will receive a piece of literacy, numeracy and sometimes other pieces of homework each week. This homework will be sent home on a Wednesday and is to be returned by the following Wednesday. Encourage your child to work independently on their homework. Don’t just give them answers, as they don’t learn anything from it. If they need hints or reminders for how to do the work, this can help them to learn. Please feel free to write any comments on their homework. If your child also has a homework pack, this is done every day. Please encourage your child to use the Times Tables Rockstars and Abacus homework internet sites. Links for these are under the Children & Nursery section of the school website: www.stmarymagdalenemk.co.uk
Learning logs will be sent home every half term. This is done in place of the normal, weekly homework and should be 2 pages long. The topics for learning logs this term will be: New Beginnings and Inventors
Children will work on their spellings in school. Words will be taken from the ‘Get Spelling’ scheme and from their work books. Lists of year 2 and 3 spellings can be found in the back of the homework books. Some children will also have homework packs with spellings to work through.
Please practise your child’s times tables with them every day. In year 2 pupils learned the 2, 5, 10 times tables. Last term, in year 3, they also worked on the 3 and 4 times tables. This term, we will also work on the 8 times table. Children also need to feel confident in their number bonds to 10 and then to 100.
Your child has been given a reading book. Please read a few pages with your child each day, talk and ask questions about the book to check their understanding and comment in their record book. Reading books and records need to be brought into school each day. The Oxford Reading Buddy website has online copies of reading books and quizzes for your child to access. The link is under the Children & Nursery section of the school website: www.stmarymagdalenemk.co.uk
Your child will be going to the school library every Monday, when they will have the chance to change their school library book. Please ensure this book is looked after and returned to the school library when finished. Lost books will be charged for at £5 per book.
Parent Volunteers for Reading
We would greatly appreciate any parents who would be kind enough to volunteer to read will children in our classes. If you are interested, please speak to your child's teacher.
These bags should be brought to school each day. They keep homework and reading books safe and tidy.
These bags will be sent out on a Monday and should be brought back by the Thursday of that week. Each child will have a turn during the school year.
P.E. takes place once a week, run by our sports coach on a Wednesday. Children need to have a full school P.E. kit, which includes navy blue shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls/trainers. A sweatshirt and jogging bottoms are also needed in cold weather. All kits need to be fully labelled with your child's name and year group.
Please make sure your child attends school regularly and on time every day. Year 3 pupils are to line up in the playground at 8.50 am every morning. At the end of the school day, please collect your child at 3.00 pm from the Key Stage 2 playground. Please make every effort to collect your child on time. Any child not collected by 3.15 pm will be taken to the after school club and you will be charged.
After school curriculum clubs end each day at 4.00 pm, children must be collected promptly from the front of the school. Any child not collected by 4.10 pm will be put in our after school club at a cost.
If you have any concerns about your child, that you would like to discuss, please feel free to set a date and time to discuss this with me.
More information on each of the topics can be found in the curriculum newsletter below.
With kind regards
Mr G Thonet