Welcome to Year 3

Click here to view the Year 3 Welcome booklet

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Staffing

In Year 3 there are two classes.

In 3S the teacher is Mrs Stacey and she is supported by Mrs Cross, Miss Wall and Miss Tully

In 3FC the teachers are Mrs Fay and Mrs Kneale and they are supported by Mrs Fannon.

If you have any questions or queries, please come and speak to us or send us a message on epraise. We are more than happy to help.


Reading

  • Reading books and diaries should be in school every day and children should be heard read at least three times a week.
  • All children have access to Rising Stars online. Please let us know when you need more books adding to your childs page.
  • Regular reading will be rewarded with: stickers and EPraise points.

P.E. Kits, Days and Forest School

  • P.E. is on a Wednesday for both classes. One class will have a second session on Fridays and the other will have Forest School. This will change half termly and you will be notified by the class teacher.
  • Children should come to school dressed in their P.E. kit on their P.E. days.
  • Forest School is on a Friday. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing and footwear. They will be expected to come to school that day in their Forest School kit.

 

Supporting your child at home…

Home Learning Opportunities

Homework will be sent home on Friday and is expected back in school the following Wednesday. Children who do not complete their homework will be expected to during school hours. 

We also look forward to seeing your child’s Home Learning projects. We will celebrate these in class and we will also share some of the pictures in a school assembly, typically the Monday before the end of the half-term.

E-mail: homelearning@catshillfirst.worcs.sch.uk

Here is a taster of what we will be doing in Spring 2!

This half-term our topic is ‘Scrumdiddlyumptios’, a topic based on food. Your learning will involve exciting texts such as Dustbin Dad, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Peter Rabbit. We will follow the journey of food and how it gets from country to your local supermarkets. We will explore some exciting exotic fruits and taste test them too! Have a look at some of the Home Learning ideas below and have a go at completing one of them…

Research

Research a festival that involves eating a special type of food and make an information booklet about it. There are lots to choose from. Can you make the food as well? 

Alphabet challenge

Make an alphabetical list of foods from A to Z. Is it possible? Can you find an interesting fact about some or all of the foods? Where does it come from? Is it a delicacy in some countries?

Let’s shop

Write a shopping list for your family’s weekly menu and calculate how much it will cost. Don’t forget to look at the fair trade options.

Food diary

Keep a food diary to record the different types of food you eat over the week. Report back, in your opinion, has your family got a balanced diet? If not how could you change some of the meals to make it more balanced?

Let’s cook

Make a dish from a recipe book and take photographs to share back at school. Ask your family to rate their meal, did they enjoy it or not?

(Remember to wash your hands before you get started!)

Story starters

Write an imaginative story which starts….”You are not going to eat me are you?” said the …….

How will it develop? Are you eaten at the end, or saved? 

Let’s dye it

Make a fabric dye from a strongly coloured fruit or vegetable. Try beetroot, carrots, tea or spinach. Dip-dye an old white t-shirt. What happens?

Design, make and eat

Design and make an exciting sandwich. Bring a photo of it into school for everyone to see. Maybe we will all go home and make it too? 

Exercise anyone?

Plan yourself a weekly exercise regime and encourage a parent or carer to do it with you? Keep a record of your achievements. Did you manage to exercise every day?

Maths

  • Every child has a login for Times Tables Rockstars software. This allows your child to rehearse their times tables, play against other children and have fun with their Avatar. Please encourage your child to use the software and let us know if you have any problems accessing it. Their login will be in their reading diaries.
  • Times Tables will be constantly rehearsed in school. To help your child develop a rapid recall, additional practice at home is hugely valuable (even if this is on a walk or a car journey).
  • Your child is using the following links to support their times tables recall so feel free to make use of them at home:

English

How can you help your child in English?

  • Alongside listening to you child read regularly, encourage them to read for pleasure and choose a range of genres including fiction and non-fiction. They also aren’t too old to enjoy a bedtime story! This might be a chapter book that you read to/with them each night. Follow this link for some fantastic age appropriate book recommendations…

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cvOwxBx26UVIJ2KcAeN61gH3dEjP6qB9/view

Who are the main characters?

What happened in the story?

Is it fiction or non-fiction?

Why does [character] feel [emotion]?

If you were [character] what would you do?

Can you think of any other books that are similar?

What other books has this author written?

  • Log onto Rising Stars Reading Planet where your child can read texts and develop their comprehension skills. Again their login will be in the back of their reading diary.