Year Three Information
Welcome to Year Three!
We are really excited to start the Autumn term as we know the year ahead holds lots of fun, laughter and learning!
Below is some important information about life in Year Three.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to see a member of staff, please write a message in your child's Learning Journal or contact the school office.
Class Teachers: Mr Lowe
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Watkinson
Learning journals are an important part of life in Year Three. They should be brought into school every day (in a St Thomas' book bag) and taken home at the end of each day. Home reading should be recorded in Learning Journals and signed by an adult. Learning Journals are checked every Monday morning!
If your child has earned or lost behaviour points, these will be recorded in the behaviour section of their Learning Journal.
At St Thomas', we value the importance of reading widely and as frequently as possible. For this reason, we ask that children read five times per week: this can be from a school reading book; a book from the school library or a book from home.
We are still part of Times Table Rock Stars which means that we would love your child to continue accessing TT Rock Stars at home. This will support your child's progress and boost their confidence in maths.
Spelling and timestable tests will take place every Friday morning. Spelling sheets will be sent home at the start of every half term (a copy will be uploaded to the Year Three 'Home Learning' page).
Following the success of the Seesaw app during school closures we are continuing to use this. We will be able to upload work to children's journals and send messages via the Seesaw Family App too. Please see your individual QR code for your Family Seesaw log in.
At the beginning of each half term, your child will bring home a Knowledge Organiser for History, Geography and Art. This A4 sheet will include the key knowledge that your child will be learning during their current unit of work. Your child will be expected to remember as much of this as possible, so independent study will be very useful!
For more information about how to use knowledge organisers at home, please see the Year Three 'Home Learning' page.
PE will take place every Tuesday afternoon.
Year Three will continue with their swimming lessons after Christmas.
Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school at all times. This kit should be brought in at the start of every half term and will be sent home at the end of that half term to be washed. As some PE/games lessons will take place outside, children should also have a navy tracksuit (with trainers) for the colder months.