Welcome to Year 3!
Dear Parents and Carers,
Mr Waldron, Mrs Hamam and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to school and to Year 3! I am delighted to be teaching your children this year and I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning! We are lucky enough to have two teaching assistants working with us this year. Mr Waldron will be supporting us in the morning, while Mrs Hamam will be supporting us in an afternoon.
During the Autumn Term we are going to be learning about the following;
- English: Recounts, Instructions and Adventure Stories. We have 3 books we will be studying across Autumn term; After The Fall by Dan Santat, Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura and The Snow Dragon by Vivian French.
- Maths: Place value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and times tables. In Year 3 children are required to learn their 3, 4 and 8 times tables as well as their 2, 5 and 10 times tables from Year 2. Children are tested weekly on their times tables and so they need to practice these as much as possible at home.
- RE: Good News.
- Science: Rocks and Fossils, Forces and Magnets.
- History: Stone Age to Iron Age.
- Art: Stone Age cave paintings.
- ICT: Online Safety.
This year, Year 3 will have their P.E and Dance lessons on a Monday afternoon. Therefore, your child needs to have their full P.E kit in school throughout the week and it will be sent home at half-term. For Health and Safety reasons, if your child has pierced ears please ensure they take their earrings out on P.E days or cover them with tape. Mr Waldron has also asked for the children to bring trainers for outdoor P.E lessons this term. The children will not be able to participate in these lessons unless they have suitable outdoor footwear, so could you please ensure your child has these in school on a Monday.
It is important for your child’s well-being that he/she has access to fresh water throughout the day. Please make sure a clearly marked water bottle is provided, which will be taken home on a Friday and cleaned for the following week.
- It is very important that your child reads at home as much as possible. The ‘Reading Record Diary’ needs to be signed by an adult at least 3 times a week. This is checked every Thursday and your child will receive a stamp in their diary and 3 Class Dojo points for having their diary signed each week.
- Spellings will usually be given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.
- Homework will usually be given out on a Tuesday and will be due in the following Monday.
If you misplace homework throughout the week please inform us as soon as possible so that we can organise a replacement. Homework and spellings may be handed out on different days throughout the year depending on bank holidays/school holidays. We will endeavour to keep you updated with any changes to deadlines via our class noticeboard. Please check this regularly for any important notices.
If you have any concerns or questions please let us know and an appointment will be made as soon as possible. Mr Waldron will be available to answer any urgent questions or concerns you have in the morning, and Miss Connolly and Mrs Hamam will be available at the end of the school day.
Miss Connolly Mr Waldron and Mrs Hamam
(Class Teacher) (Teaching Assistants)
Year 5 and 6 were part of a top secret operation on Monday – we had been invited to be part of the official opening of Safety Central at Lymm, with the opportunity to meet HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.
Since our visit, we have been contacted by Safety Central, who were hugely impressed with how enthusiastic and well-behaved all of our children were throughout the visit.
We are looking forward to returning to Safety Central, for a more ‘normal’ experience, on 31st October!
Please follow the link to view official images from the event:
Newsletter – Autumn 2018
I would like to welcome you all to Reception and look forward to working with you during the year. In Reception the teacher is Mrs. Yates and the teaching assistants are Miss Peever and Mrs Bates. Please look at our new school website at for all the latest information.
So far the children have all settled down well and seem to be enjoying their new class. Part time school days helps us to get to know the children well and helps them to be happy and confident before spending a full day in school.
May I take this opportunity to remind you of a few important things:
All children should have a named water bottle (not juice) that is left in school. We fill them each day and send them home on a Friday to be washed.
Snack Money and Dinner Money
Snack money of £1.50 should be sent in a named envelope on a Monday morning. The children have a snack provided in the morning such as crumpets, crackers and cheese, toast. All children will receive a piece of fruit during the afternoon. Children are not allowed to bring their own snack into reception and we try to encourage the children to try a variety of healthy foods.
Reading bags should be brought to school every day. We encourage children to be independent and to put any letters for home in them. Please check your child’s bag each day for any information being sent home. We will try to hear children read twice a week and we would ask that you hear your child read daily and sign their reading diary each time. Regular practise of such a vital skill really does make a difference to your child.
Children need a named PE kit that is to be left in school on their coat peg. Dance is on a Thursday and PE is on a Friday but kits should be left in school all week in case of any changes to the timetable. The kit is a white t-shirt, purple shorts and pumps. If your child has their ears pierced please remove the earrings or cover them with plasters. Plasters for earrings can be put in their PE bag.
Please ensure that all uniform is named. All children should bring a waterproof coat to school each day as we do play outside in all weathers whenever possible.
During this term we will be studying the following topics of All about Me, Autumn and Toys. Also we will be learning the following:
In our English work we will be looking at different stories and experiencing different kinds of writing from these stories, e.g. writing lists, descriptions, invitations, recounts.
We will be learning to write our names and learning to form our letters correctly with no reversals.
We will have daily phonics lessons to learn new sounds, practise these sounds and be able to apply them in our reading and writing. Our homework will be linked to our phonics.
We will be learning to count, order and write numbers to 10 and beyond. We will then begin to use these numbers practically in addition and subtraction. Whenever we write our numbers we will learn to form them correctly with no reversals.
Also we will look at 2D shapes and money- recognising coins. In our maths we will be learning to use lots of different maths vocabulary correctly.
In our RE we will cover the topics of ‘Good News, ‘Harvest’, ‘Christian Community’, and ‘Christmas’.
During the term the children will begin to bring home a small amount of homework. Every child will have homework to do which will be sent home on a Thursday and will need returning by the next Wednesday. This homework is in addition to the reading books that your child will bring home. Please read with your child every night, even if only for a few minutes. The children are responsible for putting their completed work in the homework tray and reading books in the reading basket.
If you ever have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to speak to us, as it is vital that we work together to help your child have a happy and successful year in school. If you are unable to speak to us at school please ring and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Mrs K Yates- Class Teacher and Phase Leader
Miss Peever- Teaching Assistant
Mrs Bates- Teaching Assistant.