Year 3 - Sycamore Tree Class
Welcome to Sycamore Tree Class,
Welcome to Year 3! We hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Summer break. It has been fantastic to get to know all of the children in Sycamore Tree Class over the last few days
This term, we will be answering the Key Question, “Can words change the world?”. We will be enjoying a fantastic Stone Age to Iron Age topic across most of our curriculum areas, with plenty of opportunities to investigate what life was like in prehistoric times.
Key information for Year 3
PE lessons will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. PE lessons will be both inside and outside so please ensure your child has the correct kit in school from the start of term and including a suitable pair of trainers.
We are also going to be having some of our PE lessons with specialist sports coaches which will be on Thursday afternoons.
Class music lessons will be on a Monday afternoon with Mrs. Maxey. Now your child is in year 3 they will have the opportunity to participate in school choir which is on Friday afternoons with Mrs Maxey.
Home Learning will be set on Tuesdays each week and will focus primarily on times tables, key number facts, spellings and reading. All homework will be set on google classroom using your child’s log in. When you have completed your homework you can press ‘hand in’ and attach any necessary tasks so I can have a look and add on house points!
All children will be able to choose reading books to take home with them using our accelerated reader and phonics schemes. Children will be able to complete quizzes both in school and at home for any accelerated reader books they have completed. If you have read a book from home or from the library, you can also search the title of these books to see if there is a quiz on accelerated reader.
The purpose of these quizzes is to help us understand how well your child has understood a book that they have read and provide them with immediate feedback.
Please encourage your child to read as regularly as possible; five times a week is a good target and even in Year 3 there remains great value in the children reading aloud to you and indeed you reading to them. Please remember to record any reading in their new journals to help the children earn reading stars and house points!
Our school rules remain as Ready, Respectful and Safe. We have high expectations of every child in the class and will use house points, Golden Book certificates, class marble jar rewards and lots of praise to celebrate the children demonstrating these high expectations.
Mr Langford, Mrs Coughlin, Miss New, Mrs Williams, Mrs Oliver