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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Staff
Teachers: Mrs Naylor, Mr Birkbeck
TA:  Mrs S. Payne
LSAs: Mrs Ramdeo-Collins, Mrs Bell
Contact Information

office@st-pauls.enfield.sch.uk
020 8360 3137

 

Homework Procedures
  • Children are expected to read every day, log the book and page they have read to 3 times per week and may change their book as long as they have a signature and comment from you.
  • Weekly spellings will be uploaded onto J2E for you to access and print off.
  • Children will be expected to spend 5 minutes, 5 times per week on Times Tables Rockstars.
Homework Set Due in
Spellings, definitions and sentences Monday Monday (following)
Reading Record logs, including answer to question
Bug Club book (to be completed online)
Monday

 

Ongoing

Monday (following)
Times Tables Rock Stars Ongoing  
Other homework Friday Wednesday (following)

All homework will be recorded on J2E. If you have any questions, please feel free to write in the Homework Diary. Where possible we will upload homework tasks and explanations to J2E.

 

Reading Records

Some children will still be on the scheme books and some will already be free readers.

In Year 3 we would like to encourage your child to continue to enjoy reading regularly. As the year progresses we would expect them to move from the reading scheme to becoming a free reader making their own choices for reading.  While your child is on the scheme books please help by encouraging your child to read daily either independently or to you.  Please ensure that they read to you at least 3 times per week and record this in the reading record. Eg:

 

Date Book Page Comments
9.9.20 Squink p 10 John read willingly and was able to read most of the words from the book, we discussed the meaning of ‘incredulous’.
11.9.20 Squink p 15 John was able to retell me the story and read 1 page – great expression.

It is helpful to let us know if your child is enthusiastic to read to you as well as being able to explain what they have read. If you find your child is struggling or unwilling to read with you, please let us know so that we can help.

There will be a given question set every week which should be answered in the reading record, please check your child’s answers and support them if required.

In addition to this we ask that the children read a book from Bug Club every 2 weeks and answer the comprehension questions carefully.

Reading records will be collected in and monitored every Monday, so please help your child remember to pop it into his /her school bag.

 

Year 3 Free Reader

In Year 3 we would like to encourage your child to continue to enjoy reading regularly. As the year progresses we would expect them to move on to more challenging chapter books and to engage with reading on a daily basis. It is important to read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction.

We will ask the children to write their own reading log in the reading record book and answer a given question, set each week. This should be answered in the reading record. Please encourage your child to use good grammar, punctuation and spelling and to write neatly. They should write 3 reading log entries per week plus the set question.

The reading log is so that we can see how frequently and how much is being read. Eg:

 

Date Book I read to page…
9.9.20 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory p 10
11.9.20 Charlie… p 15
13.9.20 Charlie… p 25

Please continue to listen to your child read at least once per week and write a comment in the reading record. It is helpful to let us know if your child is enthusiastic to read to you as well as being able to explain what they have read. If you find your child is struggling or unwilling to read independently or with you, please let us know so that we can help.

In addition to this we ask that the children read a book from Bug Club every 2 weeks and answer the comprehension questions carefully.

Reading records will be collected in and monitored every Monday, so please help your child remember to pop it into his /her school bag.

Thank you and happy reading!

 

PE Guidelines

Year 3 has Games on a Wednesday and children must have their P.E. kits in school every day so that they can participate in the various activities which may occur during the week. Please help your child to be independent when dressing and undressing and ensure that they can do their laces independently if you but trainers that have laces.

 

Online Resources

www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com
www.timestables.me.uk
www.mymaths.co.uk
www.mathsisfun.com/
www.bbc.co.uk/education BBC bitesize
https://ttrockstars.com/
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

 
How can you help?

Please help your child practise spellings and times tables and ensure that homework is completed on time.

Please make sure that PE kit is always in school and all personal belongings are labelled.

Each child should bring in a box of tissues for the class at the start of every term. Could you also make sure your child has a glue stick in school every day.

It would be helpful if your child could have a large water bottle in school every day or 2 smaller ones.

Thank you in advance for your help and if you have any questions please let us know.

The Year 3 Team.

 

Learning Resources

3-Yearly Learning in Grammar
3-Yearly Learning in Reading
3-Yearly Learning in Spelling
3-Yearly Learning in Writing
Key Learning in Mathematics – Year 3
Recommended Reading for Year 3 Autumn
Year 3 English Units of Work
Year 3 Curriculum Map
Year 3 Medium Term Plan Autumn