Bienvenue á l'année 3
Hello from Mrs Morris and Miss Fairhurst
Firstly, we want to start by saying a big hello to everyone. We hope you are all safe and well in what are definitely strange times for us all. As you will already know, we are the Year 3 teachers and Mrs Mann, Miss Knight and Miss Hollick will be our teaching assistants. We're very much looking forward to returning to school in September and getting to know you all. We have been busy preparing our classroom and planning all of the exciting things that we will be learning.
As our normal transition afternoons have been unable to happen this year, we wanted to share some things with you so that you feel prepared for when we meet. Most of our routines are very similar to year 2, although we no longer have an afternoon break time.
We will be based in the Year 3 classroom and we will meet you on your first day outside this area. In the mornings, Year 3 children usually wait outside the exterior classroom door until the bell sounds and then walk sensibly in, ready to hang up your coat and bag
As we have a limited amount of space in the classroom with pegs inside the classroom, we would ask that you bring to school only your lunchbox, water bottle and book bag. Please do not bring any other bags or your PE kit.
In the autumn term we have lots of interesting topics to study. In history you will be learning all about The Early Britons and become archaeologists. For any budding scientists amongst you, we will start with biology topics where you will learn all about animals and humans. In PE, its Outdoor and Adventurous Activities so lots of great teambuilding games and outdoor circuit training to challenge yourself to beat your personal bests! In music we will be developing our understanding of different genres. In year 3 you begin learning an exciting new language – French! Bien! A new RE syllabus has just come out so watch this space! In English, we start with A Stone Age Boy – what an adventure that is! In maths we start with place value and learning our times tables.
There will be a few things you will need to bring to school with you. Our PE day will be Tuesday and you will come dressed in your PE kit on this day. You will also need to bring your packed lunch and your reading journal.
We expect you to read three times a week and ask that an adult signs to record that this has been completed. Year 3 homework is set every Thursday and is returned by the following Thursday.
Mrs Bowen will be joining our classes for one afternoon a week each to teach French, Music and RE.
Lastly, we have high expectations for both attitudes to learning and behaviour. We will have interesting lessons and opportunities for you, so you need to always try your best and always be respectful and kind to others.
We're really looking forward to ‘getting back to normal’ in the autumn and can’t wait to hear everything you’ve been up to whilst you’ve been away. Please don’t worry about anything: we are aware you have been away from school for a long time and it is our job to help you settle back in and get back on track with school work.
We think that covers it all, but if you have any questions for us you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try my best to answer them.
Have a lovely summer and see you in September!
Mrs Morris and Miss Fairhurst
Dates for your diary
We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Thursday 3rd September.
Extra work at home
If you would like to complete some extra activities when you;re not at school, visit Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer where you can enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get free access.
The DfE has also created a list of useful websites which can be found at:
Also, please continue to make use of websites which your child has a personalised login for, such as Numbots, TT Rockstars, Activelearn and Education City.