The Federation of Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth

Year 3

Welcome to Star Class, Year 3, at Shalfleet CE Primary

Dear Parents/Carers

We welcome you and your child to year 3.

Staff – I will be the main teacher for the class and will teach the class Tuesday – Friday. Mr Pickford will take the class on a Monday, supported by Mrs Lucas, where we will also be taught by Mr McCormack for PE and Miss Gates for Forest Schools. On a Tuesday afternoon Mrs Mathews will be taking the class for Art and Design Technology. Very excitingly we have Miss Spickett who will be joining us for the year as a School Direct student, this is nothing to worry as she is doing the exact same course in which I undertook. On the days in which I’m teaching Mr Pickford will be supporting the class within his HLTA position.

Early morning routine –Drop off time is 8:30, If your child has an older sibling, meaning they need to come into class earlier, the older sibling will need to bring their younger sibling to their classroom.

Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day. If they have a sports bottle with a pop up top, then these can be kept on their table in the classroom. Other types of bottle may have to be kept on the draining board or at the side of the classroom, where they can access them at any time.

Snacks – Snacks must now be eaten during playtime in which there is designated area for them to go. Please can I remind you to ensure that these are healthy snacks.

Lunchboxes – These are stored on a shelf in the classroom.

End of day routine – The day ends for the children is at 14.50 with the siblings going outside to be picked up.

Toys – Please do not allow your child to bring toys into school.

Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly labeled, 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 everyday, even in light rain! Due to the children now being in KS2 we do emphasis that they need to take a responsibility for their own belongings.

P.E – Our class will have PE lessons and forest school each week. On a Monday is PE and forest school, so the children can wear their PE kit to school and bring their waterproofs and wellies in a carrier bag. The children can also come to school in their PE kit on a Thursday. This reduces the risks linked to Covid with limiting changing of clothing in school.

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. Children will continue with their reading record, 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. Please be aware that sometimes the children will repeat pages or even whole books to develop fluency and accuracy and we may not necessarily change a book each time they get to the end, as we have to make sure of their understanding of the story and the characters in the book. We will move them onto another book when we are confident they are ready. It has been heavily evidenced within research of the impact reading at home has on your child’s development within school.

Homework – The children will receive weekly spelling and a weekly Maths fluency sheet. Spellings will be given out on Friday and will be tested the following Friday. Maths will be handed out on Wednesday and collected in on a Monday.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any questions feel free to drop me a message on DO JO at any time.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Roberts

Please click to download – Y3 Long Term Plan 2020-2021

Y3 MTP Autumn 1 – From Stone to Steel

Y3 MTP Spring – A Trip to the Med


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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