The Year 3 Team
Class Teacher- Miss Atkinson
Learning Support Assistant- Miss Owen
Welcome to Year 3 at Pinders Primary School. In our classroom we are all part of a team. Our collective aim is to work together and achieve wonderful things. Your child will experience new adventures and make lifelong memories. This will allow them to not only develop their independence, but their social skills when working alongside others. Every child is encouraged to be proud of who they are and celebrate their differences. Respect, empathy and kindness are promoted at all times.
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Each classroom at Pinders Primary School is focused around an author, the chosen authors for Year 3 are Katie and Kevin Tsang. We will follow the Sam Wu series throughout the year, embarking on his adventures and developing our relationship with the characters.
Year 3 Topics
Autumn- Stone age to Iron age
We love seeing our children’s smiley faces every day so full attendance is important. It makes sure they don’t miss work, giving them the ability to succeed.
Reading at Home
Alongside reading in school, your child should continue reading at home. Ideally this would be every day, to ensure consistency and a love of reading. Encourage them to read independently and sound out words they struggle with. They should also use expression when reading aloud and be able to answer questions regarding the information they have read. Look through our reading gems (pictured below) to see if you could incorporate them into a discussion with your child, about their reading book.
Once you have listened to your child read, please record this in their reading record. If your child has read at least 4 times in the week they will be rewarded with a raffle ticket, which could win them a brand-new book at the end of the term!
In order to nurture the best environment for children to learn in, families and school must work together. Reinforcing learning at home through reading, homework, spellings and simple discussions about your child’s day improves their education. The Year 3 team and everyone at Pinders Primary want the best for your child, please ask anything you are unsure of or if we can arrange anything to support your child’s learning.
Homework- This will be given out every Tuesday. The homework should be completed in your child’s homework book and then they should upload a picture of this to SeeSaw or on SeeSaw if instructed. This will be check on the following Tuesday morning.
Read and respond- lessons are held on a Friday. Therefore, books will be checked every Thursday morning to ensure your child is prepared for the lesson. Your child will have a record booklet which you will need to sign to confirm the pages have been read.
Spellings- A new spelling list will be given to your child every Monday. These spellings will then be tested the following Monday, before issuing the new set.
Times Tables- By the end of Year 3, children are expected to know their 3, 4 and 8 times tables, along with their 2's, 5's and 10's which they learnt in Year 2. Please help your child to remember their times tables by practicing with them regularly at home.
Children need to come in clothing they don't mind getting dirty. Forest schools is a very active session so you need to ensure your child is in comfy clothing.
Water bottles- It is important your child keeps hydrated throughout the day. Therefore, we encourage them to bring a water bottle to school, which they will take home daily to be washed. Water bottles are available to purchase from the school office for £1.