Learning Support Assistant:
Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.
New spelling scheme in place for 2021-22
Pathways to Spell
This scheme links in with our writing lessons and allows children to learn and apply spelling patterns and rules across the curriculum, rather than just having a weekly spelling test.
The weekly ‘focus’ words will be sent home which your child must practice using their preferred methods explored in our spelling sessions in school.
Some weeks, there will be a dictation activity, where children will need to apply what they have learnt independently.
By the end of Year 3, children are required to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 times tables. It is important for your child to practice these as often as possible as it will help them in their maths lessons too. By Year 4, your child will be required to do a multiplication check where they will need to know all their times tables up to 12×12 fluently, therefore starting off this learning early will ensure they are confident to do this.
Your child should read at least 3 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident and flourish across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected in on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday to ensure that your child is on track. This enables us to change their books regularly and give them access to a wider range of genres whilst developing their love of reading. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers.
PE lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning. Children are required come into school wearing their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.
Home Learning Details
In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:
Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)
Times Tables Rockstars
Developing Experts (Science)
Language Angels (Spanish)
English: We will be starting our year focusing on the Seal Surfer by Michael Forman. The book is about a young boy, who is disabled, who witnesses the birth of a seal.
Throughout the story, children will concentrate on implementing their punctuation from Year 2 whilst starting to increase their range of conjunctions and include prepositions. They will start to use and punctuate speech using inverted commas. Finally, they will build up to writing a letter from the boy to his grandad about the events that he has missed.
Maths: We will start this term by developing our place value knowledge. The children will be looking at the value of each digit and its placement within the number. We will be looking at representing numbers up to 1000, number lines, comparing objects and numbers and counting in 50s.
We then move on to addition and subtraction.
Here you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:
This half term we will be looking at the human body and the skeleton.
Skeletons and muscles – KS2 Science – BBC Bitesize
This half term will be Geography which will focus on using the 8 compass points. We will then look at the differences between counties, cities and villages. Children will start to learn key counties and cities throughout the UK.
This is new to Year 3. Children will begin looking at Spain and learning how to say greetings.
We will be exploring transition from KS1 to KS2 and setting personal goals.
We will be looking at Christianity this term.
We will be practising football skills.