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 Year 3 is a time when children can become more responsible and independent. Allowing them to carry their own bag, being responsible for making sure they have all they need for school and looking after cardigans/jumpers for themselves all help in this process, (as well as having responsibilities at home).

As a team we feel that one of our greatest strengths has been our partnership with parents and we know this greatly benefits our children. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Your first contact is the class teacher and then the year team leader, Mrs Warder. Please keep up to date with our learning journey through the year by following us on Twitter Y3twitter@oakwoodavenue.co.uk

 

Please ensure your child brings these things to school daily:

 

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PE days

Your child can come to school in their school PE kit (black tracksuit bottoms /leggings/school shorts, Oaky t-shirt, Oaky sweatshirt and pumps/trainers) on PE days. Please note that Oaky hoodies are no longer PE uniform. 

All of Y3 will have PE on Thursday

In the summer term, Y3 will be going swimming – more details about this will follow.

Forest School

On forest school days your child can come to school in suitable forest school clothes. Children have been allocated into either Group 1 or Group 2, which m,eans that your child will access Forest School once every 2 weeks. 

Snack

Parents can provide a healthy snack from home. Alternatively, toast can be bought from the canteen at a cost of 25p and drinks at a cost of 30p.  An amount of £2.75 must be loaded onto your Parent Pay account by 9am on Monday at the beginning of each week. 

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Homework

Reading

Your child has been given a reading book suited to their level of reading, alongside a Reading Record. We actively encourage a love of reading by allowing children to additionally borrow a class library book. We would also recommend that children are encouraged to read as much as possible using a variety of texts from home. These could include comics or magazines.

Ideally, children will read daily, although we realise that family life is busy, so ask that they read at least 3 times per week with adults making a comment and signing the reading record each time so they can earn their Reading Karate Certificates. 

We ask that all reading records be brought in every day so that teachers can monitor and praise home reading as well as using it to comment on reading in school. 

Spelling and phonics

This is given out weekly, every Friday. Please make sure you practise these regularly as children need to know them by heart. Again, little and often is best. The homework will be an extension of their learning in class.

Maths

This is times tables practise which can be writing them out and playing games but must include TT Rockstars x3 a week. Once a week we will use TT Rockstars in class so the children can see the improvement that practising at home makes.

 

Home Learning Projects

There will only be one piece of Topic homework per term i.e. 3 in the year. Each term Oaky will ask the children to complete a project linked to their topic learning. Letters will be sent out informing you of this and the children will have quite a few weeks to complete the task. There will always be a choice to make learning as personalised as possible for your child. 

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The Oaky Way – Staying Connected

At Oakwood, we very much have an open door policy where we welcome open communication. If parents/carers need a quick chat or need to pass on any information, then please feel free to do so at the door when the children are being dropped off or collected. Mrs Warder and Miss Howard's classes do not have any external doors but there will always be a member of the Year 3 team on the KS2 door at the beginning of the day. Teaching staff will bring the chldren out onto the playground for collection at the end of the day. 

If you require a more lengthy conversation, then please email or ring for an appointment with the class teacher, as you can appreciate that teachers need to be in class promptly to maximise learning time. 

For safeguarding and welfare concerns, please continue to use Option 4 on the school phone line and ask to speak to Mrs Frank

As has been the case throughout the last 18 months, members of the senior leadership team will be visible at drop off and pick up times. Please only use the SLT email for urgent enquiries, as senior leaders do not have the capacity to check the emails on a daily basis now school is returning to 'normal' and we would not want messages to class teachers to get lost. 

 

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