Welcome to Year 3 Topaz
We are all very excited
about the year ahead and are looking forward to working alongside your child
and in partnership with yourself.
Throughout the Summer, your
child was expected to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, where they
needed to read six different books. Therefore, in order to show that your child
has completed such homework, they will be expected to bring in their ‘Reading
Challenge’ medal by Monday 7th September 2015. Alternatively, if
they did not do this they need to bring 6 written book reviews.
is some information about Year 3 which I hope you will find useful:
to be covered this term:
text: Stig of the Dump
will follow the Wandsworth Scheme
Volcanoes and Fossils
Both Literacy and Numeracy
will be handed out on a Friday with the expectation that it will be returned the
following Wednesday. Therefore allowing your child two days to come and speak to myself
or Lorren if the homework is not understood or they are having difficulties. In
addition to this homework, your child will be given weekly spellings to learn,
both at home and within school. We will continue with next steps which need to
be completed every day, and brought back into school for the next day.
It is vital that your child
reads on a regular basis in order to further the development of both their
reading and writing skills. In addition to this, it would be beneficial if
yourself or an older sibling could discuss the text with your child and ask
them questions about its content, in order to help develop their comprehension
skills. Your child should bring their pack folder with their reading book and
home-school planner into school everyday. When your child reads at home, please
encourage your child to write comments and opinions about what they have read
in their diaries independently.
Children will need to have
their PE kit in school every Tuesday. For health and safety reasons, it is
vitally important that all children are dressed appropriately for PE. All
children should wear the school PE kit, which consists of a white t-shirt and
either blue shorts or dark tracksuit bottoms. Year 3 will also be the first group
to go swimming every Monday for 6 weeks. Please make sure your child has a
swimming costume and a swimming hat.
We hope this information has
been useful. If you do wish to discuss any of the above, please feel free to
speak to me at the end of the school day.
Thank you for all your
support and we look forward to working alongside you.
Lorren and Ayesha.