Welcome to Class 6 with Mr McCormack!
After the upheaval of the last year we’ve got loads of work to do but I can promise you that you will learn lots whilst having a lot of fun! Coming into the Juniors can be a nervous time for children but that’s why we spend so much time making them settled so that they are ready to focus on the tasks we set. We are fortunate to have Mrs Anderson in our class to support us and Mrs Sloane’s also pops in to help teach our art and french.
School day for Year 3 commences at 9am and finishes at 3:15pm. Parents/carers are not allowed on site so we ask that you wait at the upper side gate (Hindmarch Drive) at drop off and collection times. There will be signs on either side of the gate showing where to line up for each Year 3 class.
This term we are very lucky as our P.E. lessons will be taught by Tony, and they will take place on a Tuesday morning. Please make sure you have the correct P.E. kit in school and this must stay on your peg for the half term.
Reading & Homework
Reading is a hugely important part of our curriculum, and we ask that you aim to read with your child at least 3 times per week (and sign their pink reading diaries). Children who have read to an adult 3 times in a week will be able to tick a square on our class reading challenge. Once we reach 100 we will be rewarded with a class prize! Let’s get reading!
Homework in Year 3 consists of daily reading (as mentioned above) and weekly spellings. Spellings will be given out once per week and tested on a Friday morning.
Our topics for the Autumn 2 half term are as follows:
Science: What can rocks tell us about the way the Earth was formed? (Rocks and Soils)
Geography: Why do so many people go on holiday to the Mediterranean?
Art: How can I collect some rocks to make a rock sculpture? (Sculpture)
Computing: We love games (CS & IT)
Music: Glockenspiel (Charanga)
R.E: How and why is advent important to Christians?
PSHE: Relationships and Friendships
French: The calendar and celebrations
This year we will be using Class Dojo school-wide as a means of maintaining parent communication and as our whole-school rewards system. If you need an invite to ClassDojo please let me know.
Dates for Diaries:
Wednesday 11th November – Flu vaccinations
Wednesday 11th November – Parents Evening
Friday 13th November – Non-uniform day for Children in Need
Wednesday 18th November – Odd Sock Day for Anti-Bullying Week
Monday 7th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 11th December – Year 3 Christmas Party
Friday 18th December – Inset Day (school closed to pupils)