Teacher: Mrs N. Talbott
Teaching Assistant: Mrs C. Hawley
Year 3 Annual Curriculum Overview document: Download here
Year 3 Summer Term Parent overview: Download here
Welcome back to school and to the hopefully sunnier and warmer Summer Term!
If you have any questions, queries or information that you would like to communicate to me, please email the office so that it can be forward to me to deal with. If you would like to make appointments to speak to me by phone, this can also be arranged through the school office.
Drop off and collection: Wheathill pupils should enter the school via the hall entrance at 8.35am where Mrs Hawley and I will be waiting to greet you and take you to your new classroom. Pick up after school will be from the same place from 3.15pm. Two classes will be exiting from this exit, therefore we will begin dismissing pupils once the previous class has departed.
Forgotten items: If pupils have forgotten their coat or lunch, a box will be placed outside the office main entrance to drop off these items and should clearly detail the pupil's name and class. PE kits cannot be brought in to change in school during Covid restrictions. If your child forgets their kit, they will have to do PE in their school uniform.
Uniform and PE lessons: PE will take place on Monday his term and in addition we will be adding an outdoor active learning lesson on Wednesday so children will need to arrive in PE kit on both of these days.
We will keep up with our active curriculum aiming to complete a golden mile or daily active blast (5-10 minutes). Therefore, please ensure your child has suitable school shoes (no high heels) preferably with good grip.
Reading at home should be recorded in your child's reading record. It is their responsibility to bring these to school and home again each day as theses are also used for computer login details, spellings and any quick messages from me. Please aim to read at home daily or at least three times per week.
Spellings are set weekly on Mondays and tested on Friday. You can access the weekly spellings via the spelling shed login. A list of the weekly spellings will also be stuck into learning journals should pupils wish to learn their spellings by other methods.
Homework tasks will be uploaded onto Google Classroom for children to complete each week. It is important that we continue to minimise the number of items being brought into school, therefore I ask that you photograph and email any work that cannot be submitted directly on Google Classroom.
During the summer term, we will be adding additional times table homework tasks 3 x per week on Times Tables Rockstars. Children have individual logins now in their learning journals and weekly assignments set.
Thank you for your support!
Mrs Talbott and Mrs Hawley
Summer Term 2021 - Blended learning
The school continues to run its blended learning approach this year if you need to self isolate at any time during the year. You can access our class work via your child's individual Google Classroom login, which has been stuck into the password page of their learning journal. Details of how to login have been sent to your parents and carers by email. You will find the work you need to complete during your time self isolating.
Work should be submitted daily via google classroom so that I can review and mark it. Some tasks will require you to watch videos on other websites and complete tasks on paper. For these, you can ask an adult to photograph your work and upload these to google classroom.
If you have problems accessing a computer at home, please email the school immediately so that alternative arrangements can be made for you to complete your work.
If you are unwell, we will not expect you to complete your work. However, if you are well and staying at home because someone in your household is waiting for a test, we will expect you to continue a full curriculum of daily learning each day.
Weekly Homework for all pupils
Weekly homework has been reintroduced for all pupils. Tasks will be added weekly to children's personal Google Classroom area. Children are expected to complete the piece of work for that week and send it to me each Monday. This will begin again in the Summer Term from Friday 23rd March.
Why not get involved with the Summer Reading Challenge! The digital Challenge will be free to access, featuring games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in treading related activities at home. Find out more : https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/schools
Remember: You do not need to stick rigidly to the plan for the week, it might just help to focus your learning each day. I have planned for you to complete a task for English, maths and your choice of another subject.
Each week, I am setting three English targets for you to complete in your work. You will find these written in orange on the home learning plan. These are like your blue target sheets we stick in your book and will help you to continue to practice and improve your writing style.
For ideas of alternative activities you can do on weekends or with the rest of the family, read our Culture page.
Video links to YouTube. The video is unlisted and cannot be searched. It can only be viewed through the link. Please do not re-post on your own social media as you cannot tell exactly who can see it then depending on your settings.