Welcome to Year 3

Welcome back for our new school year at Brentnall. I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and I am excited to welcome your children into Year 3 – Sapphire class.

Your Year 3 teacher this year is Miss Jackson.

Uniform

We have a lovely new uniform this year at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform so that we are able to identify is easily. This will help reduce children’s uniform getting lost around school.

Homework

Homework is given out on a weekly basis. Children will bring home their homework on a Friday to be returned on a Wednesday. This will include a piece of maths work and some spellings that will be our focus in lessons the following week. This means children will be tested on their spellings on the Friday after they are given out. There will be a bookmark with the spellings on sent out in order to practise them at home.

In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.

Diary

Children have all been given a reading record book so that you are able to write in any comments after reading with your child. Reading is an essential part of your child’s learning, therefore we encourage them to read at home every night.

Behaviour

Throughout the school there is a traffic light system to monitor behaviour. Children will all start on green at the start of the school day. Children will receive a warning if they display unacceptable behaviour and then will move down to yellow and then red if this persists. We encourage all children to make the right choices in order to move back to green by the end of the day.

The Always board chosen by year 3 was rabbits. Our Always rules are:

  • Work as a team
  • Be kind to other children and adults
  • Listen when others are talking
  • Use good manners
  • Try out best
  • Respect our classroom

House points

Children are rewarded with housepoints for good behaviour, work and following the school values. The winning house is announced in celebration assemblies on Fridays.

P.E.

We will do PE on a Wednesday and Friday. Children will need to bring a PE kit consisting of white top, black shorts and pumps or trainers. Our Friday PE slot is outside, therefore you may wish to send in additional clothing as we move into Autumn and Winter.

An Overview of Cycle 1

English– Wolves by Emily Gravett

Maths-    Place value

Addition and subtraction

Science– Light

Topic- Investigating our Local Area v

P.E.- Dodgeball and Rugby

Music

French- Bonjour

Religious Education- What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?

PSHE- Building Learning Power- Resilience

Art- Lowry

I look forward to our first cycle in year 3 and I’m sure the love of learning will continue to flourish throughout the year!

Miss Jackson