Year 3 – Cookley Sebright Primary School
Hello and welcome to Year 3. I know that we are not starting this academic year as we would have hoped, however I am excited to be working with the children and being part of their learning journey. During the coming year your children will be supported by a dedicated team of professionals, who will work closely to ensure that their individual needs are met.
Teacher: Miss Jefferson Teaching Assistant: Mrs Warrilow
Sports Coach: Mr Wheeler Spanish: Miss Wheeler and Mrs Williams
English: The children are taught in mixed ability groups within the class. Our English lessons are taught in planned sequences based around books that will stimulate imagination and engage the children. Our first book this term is ‘The Beasties’ by Jenny Nimmo, I hope that you will hear a lot about this from your child as we have some great activities planned. We will also have a daily guided reading lesson. During these sessions the children will encounter a variety of texts from fiction and non-fiction genres.
As a school we 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: 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 encourage them to use the online Reading Buddy platform as there are great books and activities on there. Homework for this year, will be set on the Home Learning page on the website. Please encourage your child to check Year 3 Home Learning page regularly. If your child is self-isolating at home, the daily class lessons will also be available here.
PE: It is important that the children come to school in their PE kit on our PE days. These are Tuesday and Friday. The kit comprises of a house coloured polo/t- shirt, black shorts, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms, trainers, sweatshirt and shin pads. Please ensure that the children are dressed warmly as initially all of our sessions will be outside. The children will be taught by Mr Wheeler for one weekly session with the first session of the week being taught by Miss Jefferson. Earrings must be removed for PE.
Attendance/Punctuality: Our attendance is closely monitored by our Education Welfare Officer (EWO). It is vital that all the pupils attend school every day if possible. Holidays in term time are not permitted and will be marked as an unauthorised absence.
Snacks/Juice: Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break, such as a piece of fruit. A drink can be brought in but no fizzy drinks please. Reminder – we are a nut free school.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us via the class email:
We look forward to working with you... The Year 3 Team