Hello children and parents. Welcome back after half term. We hope you had a good rest and are ready for the next six weeks of work. As ever, at this time of year, there is a lot to look forward to. The Christmas performance will take place, Children in Need will be happening and some children in Year 3 will be going to Mansfield Market to sell their bags. This term, we really aim to push the aspect of reading for pleasure, firing the children up to want to read at every opportunity. There will be a reading for pleasure slot, everyday, using a wealth of materials. It should be fun!
That's it for now. If you need anything, feel free to ask any Year 3 teacher. (Mrs Troop, Mr Pattison/Mrs Mason and Mr Biddulph)
Welcome to 3 Elm and 3 Rowan!
Mrs Troop, Mrs Mason, Mr Biddulph and Mr Pattison
would like to welcome you to Year 3's website page.
The children have made a great start to Year 3 and we are so impressed with their effort, attitude and behaviour. Things look very promising for the year.
We will add to this webpage on a regular basis, so look out for tips, information and helpful hints. For example, their reading diaries will be going home shortly, as will topic webs and the children's most favourite thing - the homework menu!!
Reading in Year 3
This year the children will be working with various adults in Year 3 to improve their word decoding and comprehension skills. The whole school are taking part in a 'Read at Home' competition. The children with the highest number of "reads at home", each half term, will be entered into a prize draw. Pupils are expected to read at least 25 times to an adult at home.
Year 3 after school clubs
Wednesdays - table tennis
Thursdays - golf and choir
Swimming and P.E
Both classes go swimming in Year 3, Rowan attends from September until February and Elm attends from February until July.
The children are expected to bring their swimming kit (full body costume/tight shorts and a towel) to school on a Thursday. This needs to be in a seperate bag to their normal school bag, so their books etc do not get wet. If your child forgets their kit they can borrow a spare set from school.
There will be no showering after swimming, the children will dry themselves off and simply get dressed as time is very limited.
Your child can wear goggles in the lesson so long as the correct form has been signed and handed into their teacher.
Each class has P.E twice a week. We think the best thing is for children to keep their P.E kit in school all week, taking it home at the weekend if they want it washed.
No earrings are to be worn in both P.E and swimming lessons and long hair must be tied back.