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Year 3 2020 - 2021

Mrs Higginson

Mrs Hodgson

Miss Gibson

Mrs Deakin

 

 

 

Love Learning, Love Life, Always Aiming High

 

Welcome back to school and of course welcome to our first term in Year 3!

I am very excited to see you all on your first day back (2nd September) and cannot wait to work with you over the next year, on all of the exciting units that we have planned.

Some of you may be nervous about returning, as you may have been away from school for some time now, but I want to reassure you that all of the adults in Year 3, and across the school, will support each of you to feel safe and secure as you return and to answer any questions that you may have.

 

Year 3 Structure

I will be the fulltime class teacher in Year 3 and will deliver lessons every day. Our fantastic HLTA, Mrs Deakin, will deliver some afternoon sessions, in addition to the usual PE lessons with Dannielle, our PE coach. Throughout the day, we are also extremely fortunate to have support from two fabulous teaching assistants- Mrs Hodgson and Miss Gibson, with Mrs Hodgson supporting in Year 3 throughout the day and Miss Gibson working between Year 3 and 4 during the mornings.

 

PE

PE will be delivered on a Wednesday and a Friday afternoon, however it is always a good idea to have your PE kit in all week, as we may do an extra PE session or a practical maths lesson. During the colder months, you may wish to pack warm joggers and a jumper- don’t forget to put your name in all of your PE items.

 

Homework

In Year 3 you will be given Learning Log and Maths Homework on a Friday, this needs to be handed back in on a Wednesday.

Spellings will be sent home at the start of the half term, and you will be directed to the list we are working on weekly. I won’t be formally testing spellings every Friday, but instead will expect you to use those words in your work each week.

Throughout Year 3, we will be working hard on learning our times tables ready for the times table check in Year 4. To support you in learning your timestables, you will have access to Times Table Rockstars at home and will be set a weekly times table to learn.

 

Reading

As always, reading is the cornerstone of all learning. In Year 3, therefore we expect you to be reading for pleasure every day. It is your responsibility to make sure you are reading every day, but you also need to read to your grown-ups three times a week. You can fill in your own reading record, but your grown-ups must sign it to confirm that you have read with them. Your reading record must be handed in twice a week to allow teachers to check any comments and support you with reading at home, this will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Once you have finished a book or if you decide it's not for you, make sure that you change it for something else! You will have access to our class’s extensive range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction books, magazines and newspapers as well as fantastic set of levelled books in the key stage two corridor. In class we will undertake guided reading, quiet reading, shared reading; and reading for pleasure, in addition to working through a class book in English.

 

Water Bottles

It is really important, particularly at the moment, that you bring in your own water bottle every day. You must take it home each evening for it to be washed. Normally we would have extra cups for children in the classroom, but we are no longer allowed to do this as it increases the risk of cross contamination. Please bring your own, named bottle each day. You will be allowed to refill it throughout the day, if you drink all your water.

 

Support

At the top of the page you can find links to download useful files, such as the Learning Leaflets and homework support. You can also find useful website links below and videos to support you at home.

 

Grown-ups, if you have any questions or would like to speak to me, then please catch me at the end of the day, when I will have the most time to talk. Alternatively, if you have an urgent enquiry, then please contact the school office, who can relay any messages to me.

 

Mrs Higginson

 

 

DREAM TEAM

Doing the right thing

Respecting one another

Everyone following the rules

Always being a good friend

Making a difference to yourself and your school

Because; Together Everyone Achieves More

 

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Calculation Policy

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White Rose Home Learning

Spelling Frame Games

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Elton Primary School and Nursery Twitter

Top Marks English Games

Top Marks Maths Games

English at Elton 

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School Lane, Elton
Chester, Cheshire CH2 4LT

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