Our Class – Year 3

Welcome to the Year Three!

Here you will be able to access the Year 3 Blog where you can get all the latest news from Year Three, find out what we’ve been learning and keep up-to-date with homework, trips and events! You can also access our Year Three gallery by clicking here.

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A bit of information for you:

Expectations for Year Three
We have high expectations for all of the children in Year Three:

  • We wish for children to be the very best they can be.
  • We expect all children to respect the Catholic ethos of the school.
  • We hope that children will take every opportunity given to them to develop to reach their full potential.
  • We expect all children to come to school ready to learn, this includes having the correct school uniform, including correct footwear, which is to be labelled.
  • Most of all, we expect the children to be willing to learn and grow as individuals, working to better themselves both academically and personally.

 

Homework
Your child will be set homework weekly. The homework will be given out on Friday and is due in on Wednesday unless otherwise stated.

Children should be reading every day at home and practising their times tables on a daily basis as they will be tested weekly. Times tables are essential to developing their numeracy, rapid recall of their times tables will enable them to access the numeracy curriculum with more ease. Children will also receive spellings on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday.

 

Reading
It is the school’s requirement that your child spend at least 15 minutes reading every evening at home. Please try to hear your child read as often as possible to develop their speaking and listening skills. We will try to hear every child read at least once a week and more if possible. Reading is essential to many areas of the curriculum. The reading record must be filled in and signed by an adult. The reading record and their reading book must be brought in daily as they may be heard read at any time.

 

First Confession and  First Holy Communion
If your child is Catholic, then they will be taking their First Confession and First Holy Communion this year. This is a very special time for the children and families so we will have various meetings in preparation for this. We ask that these meetings are attended by both child and parent throughout the year to ensure the children are fully ready for these very special sacraments.

We will keep you updated throughout the year as to specific dates for your diary, these will also be published on the class and school newsletter, so please make sure to read and refer to this.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Kind Regards

Miss McDonagh & Miss McGaffney