Year 3

Welcome to Star class Y3 at Shalfleet CE Primary

Dear Parents/Carers

We welcome you and your child to Key Stage 2 and Year 3 Star class. This is to let you know about some of our routines.

Staff – The teacher for Star Class is Mrs Smith supported by Mrs Matthews ( HLTA) .

Early morning routine – Your child can go into the playground from 0820 (with book bag and lunchbox) on Monday and Friday, and when the bell rings at 08:30 the children will line up with their belongings, and then go into the year 3 classroom. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings the children can go into school at 0820 for their response marking and to read before school starts at 0835. The register is called in class at 0835 promptly and closes at 0840.

Fruit time – The children can bring in their own piece of fruit for break at 10:30.

Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink water throughout the day.

End of day routine – The day ends for the children at 15:00 with the siblings going outside to be collected and the singles remaining in the year 4 classroom until they leave at 15:15.

Pencil cases– your child is welcome to bring in their own small pencil case, which they are responsible for, it is not however essential.

Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly labelled, especially jumpers and coats, including their PE kit, and that all children are provided with a hat in hot weather, and a coat when it is cold or wet. We like to get the children out at playtime every day, even in light rain!

P.E – Our class will have PE/Dance lessons each week, so please make sure their kits are in school each week, these should be brought into school on Mondays and taken home to wash on Friday if necessary. We do only have a small amount of spare kit for anyone to use. Our specific PE days are a Tuesday and Thursday. The children will need both an indoor and outdoor kit. Please make sure the top for their outdoor kit is one without a hood.

Reading – We will be doing various reading activities every day, and therefore please make sure that the children always have their books in their reading bags in school. Every child will continue with their reading record, and it is helpful if you can write in it each time you read with your child, and adults at school will do the same to keep you informed of your child’s progress. However, I need to stress that these books are mainly a home reading book, and we will not always hear them read these books.

Homework – The expectation is the children will read daily at home and work on their times tables. We will have a spelling focus and will be expecting the children to use these words within their writing.

Dojo – We will continue to use this for important communication and rewards.

We look forward to working with your children this year.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs S. Smith and Mrs Matthews

Please click to download – Y3 Long Tem Plan 2019-20

Our first topic this year is – Y3 MTP Autumn 1 – The early journey of man

Here are some photos of what we got up to in the first half term;

Y3 MTP Autumn 2 – Wish you were here

Y3 MTP Spring 1 – Victorian England

Y3 MTP Spring 2 – Crafty Creations


Please click on the links below to access details of our curriculum & planners:

Curriculum Overview KS2

RE Shalfleet KS2 Long term plan

Spelling Progression Map for the Curriculum

SPAG Whole School Curriculum

Year 3 and 4 English Overview

English Glossary of Terms

Numeracy for Key Stages 1 and 2

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