Year 3 – Cookley Sebright Primary School
Hello and welcome to Year 3! During this academic year your children will be taught, guided and supported by a number of adults in school. We work closely as a team to ensure that we meet the needs of your children. Teacher: Mrs Lane
Other staff: Mrs Turner, Miss Davies and Mr Wheeler.
English - The pupils are taught in mixed ability groups within the class so that all children are aware of the age-related expectations. Our English lessons are taught in sequences based around a book that will engage the children. Our first book is ‘The Beasties’ by Jenny Nimmo, I hope that you will hear a lot about this from your child.
There will be a Year 3/4 statutory spellings coming home for you and your child to regularly refer to. These are spellings that the government expect your children to know by the end of year 4. As a school we will now be following the ‘No Nonsense Spelling’ programme.
Maths – We follow Busy Ant for Mathematics using a mastery approach. The new standards are higher and we will have high expectations of the children. For example, ALL of the children should know all of their times tables by the end of Year 4 (up to 12x12). Any support you can give your child in practising these at home will be greatly beneficial and much appreciated.
Homework Diary/Reading - Children are expected to read, discuss and answer questions about their reading book every night if possible, even if it is for only a few minutes. Please remember to sign your children’s diary when you listen to them read. Please also use this diary to convey any messages to us if you are unable to catch us in the morning or after school. Any homework will also be recorded in these diaries, with instructions of the set task and the date by which it needs to be completed. These will often include tasks on the Mathletics and Reading Buddy websites which are personalised to your child. (More detail will be sent home about this shortly.) Homework will usually be set on a Thursday to be returned by the following Tuesday. Please encourage your child to ask on a Friday if they are unsure how to complete the homework. Occasionally, longer, topic based tasks are set and, where necessary, spelling pattern activities may be sent home.
PE - It is important that the children have the correct kit in school at ALL times. (White or House coloured polo/t- shirt, black shorts, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms, trainers, sweatshirt and shin pads). Jogging bottoms need to be part of the kit as some of our sessions will be outside throughout the year. The children will be taught by Mr Wheeler for one weekly session. The second session of the week will either be taught by a member of staff or a Sports Coach from A Sporting Chance. Earrings must be removed for PE lessons.
Attendance/Punctuality - Our attendance is closely monitored by our EWO (Education Welfare Officer). It is vital that all the pupils attend school every day. Holidays in term time are not allowed. In line with other schools in the Wolverley Pyramid, holidays are marked as an unauthorised absence. Authorised leave for exceptional circumstances may be granted depending on attendance levels during the previous twelve months.
Daily Mile – The children (and staff!) will be participating in a Daily Mile to increase fitness and productivity. ‘The Daily Mile involves each class heading outside to walk, jog or run around the school grounds every day, rain or shine, at whatever pace suits the child best. It gets children active with their friends and teachers, and refreshed for further learning.’ See www.thedailymile.co.uk for more information. Please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear for this and a waterproof jacket with them.
Parents Evening – Will take place at the start of October. More information about how to book will be available a couple of weeks before.
Snacks/Juice - Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fruit and a drink (not fizzy). Reminder – we are a nut free school.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us, either before or after school or through the homework diary.We look forward to working with you... The Year 3 Team