Welcome Back to Year 3!
I hope you all enjoyed your half term holidays and feel rested and ready for the new school term. This term children will be preparing for and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming meeting and also at the Commitment Mass with Year 6 at Saint Anne's church.
In Mathematics we will be looking at multiplication and division and fractions. We will also continue to develop our mental calculation skills for all the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division It is important that children are confident with their 2,3,4,5,6,10 times tables by the end of Year 3. In order to consolidate this learning, we will be using Times table Rockstars at school and at home.
Values and Virtues
Our values and virtues for this half term are ‘Attentive and Discerning’. Year 3 are looking out for those who live out these values and virtues in our everyday school lives. We will share and celebrate the actions and words of those children in class who show they are 'curious and active' in their daily school life.
For this half term children will need outdoor PE kits and trainers. Children are reminded not to wear watches or jewellery and girls will need to take their studs out before the PE lesson commences. We will be having P.E on Mondays and Thursdays. Many items of outdoor sports wear are not labelled and therefore difficult to return to children, if they become misplaced.
Weekly homework in Year 3 will continue to be sent home on a Friday. Please hand in homework by Wednesday and the spelling book should be in children's drawers ready for Friday's Spelling Quiz. Spellings are now under the Homework page on the class page, and children will be reminded of this on a weekly basis. Children do not need to take their spelling books home if they do not wish, but spelling tests will be done in their spelling books and marked for parents to share at home. Well done to all of those children who are completing one activity per week in their reading journals.
Children should continue to read their school reading book every evening, and can use these books as stimulus for their reading journal activities. Children know how to change their book in school but they must tell a teacher that they have finished their book before they do that independently in class.
Thank you for your continued support and if you have any queries or questions, please come and speak to me at the beginning or end of the day or via email.