Year 3LF 2018 - 2019
Welcome to 3LF!
Miss Faragher and Miss Greatorex
Your child has a reading book, reading record and bookmark. It is important that they read their book EVERY night and their record is signed. Every time your child has their record signed they will receive a hole punch on their bookmark. Once their bookmark is full, they will receive a reward.
Children are given a piece of homework every week. Homework goes out on a Friday and is due back the following Friday. Children will receive a piece of maths, a times tables activity and spellings.
Children are given 7 spellings weekly as part of their homework. These spellings are a mixture of the spelling rule we are looking at in class and spellings from the year 3/4 spelling list. Children should practice their spellings daily.
In year 3, children should be practising their 3,4 and 8 times tables and revisiting their 2,5 and 10 times tables. We focus on one table a week and children should be practising this times table daily.
Your child will also bring home a library book each week. The book they choose is completely their own choice. When they have read their book, they can return it to school and we will change it for a new book the following week. Our library day is Thursday.
Your child requires a PE kit to change into – this should include a white T-shirt, a pair of black shorts/jogging bottoms and some pumps/trainers for outdoor games. This can be left in school for the half term. Our PE days are a Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoors).
Children are expected to show respect to each other, to all adults and the school environment. We have a clear behaviour system that all the children follow and they are taught our 3 rules to be responsible, be respectful and be safe. The rules and behaviour systems are clearly displayed in all classrooms and around central parts of the school.
How you can help?
English – how can you help your child?
• Listen to your child read EVERY NIGHT – discuss pictures and story content.
• Help them to be independent readers.
• Encourage your child to read anything as well as their ‘reading book’ – library books, comics, street names, anything.
• Encourage your child to be an independent writer – writing anything – letters, lists, shopping lists – to put their writing skills in everyday situations.
• Help your child to form their letters correctly and present work neatly.
• Help your child to spell and read simple keywords and use them in reading and writing.
• Make reading fun, a time that you both look forward to spending together.
Maths– how can you help your child?
• Play games – snakes and ladders, dominoes – all help to develop a variety of mathematical skills.
• Talk about numbers and look for numbers everywhere – shopping, in the street – it all helps to recognise and understand numbers and number patterns
• Help your child to form their numbers properly.
• Practise times tables daily - 2,3,4,5,8 and 10s.
• Practise finding 10 or 100 more or less.
• Understand symbols for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and equals ( +, -, x, ÷, = )
• Recognising different coins, practise counting handfuls of loose change and shopping activities.