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WELCOME TO 3 BEECH. YOUR TEACHER IS MR FELL SUPPORTED BY MRS BUSBY.

 

Homework

Spellings will be sent home on Friday to be tested the following Friday.

 

Reading ‘Book Club’

Now your child is in year 3 they will take part in our ‘Book Club’ sessions. Each child will have their own copy of the book.  At the end of the session the children will be set some pages to read independently, this can be done in the evening at home or at morning playtime in school.  The children will also have a reading notebook to make any notes that has interested them, any vocabulary they are unsure of or any phrases they want to discuss.  The next session will start with a discussion of what the children have read so it is essential you support us to ensure they are reading their pages. The children may continue taking books home from school to read, and they will select these from their classrooms. 

Parents reading with their children

Just because we are no longer checking the three reads at home this does not mean we don’t want you to read with your children.  Research has shown that children need parents to be their reading role model.  We need our parents to support us with reading on a regular basis to ensure that our children develop their reading skills.  Daily is best practice.  You can read the pages your child has been set with them or we encourage you to read books you have at home, the ‘Bug Club’ online books or select books from your child’s classroom. 

 

Times Tables

The following medium term plan will also be adapted to help the children catch up with what they have missed. Focus on 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s.

 

Autumn Term 1 - Multiplication facts for up to 6 x 4 (1st half of 4 x table)

Autumn Term 2 - Multiplication facts for up to 12 x 4 (2nd half of 4 x table).

Spring Term 1 - Multiplication facts for up to 6 x 8 (1st half of 8 x table)

Spring Term 2 - Multiplication facts for up to 12 x 8 (2nd half of 8 x table)

Summer Term 1 - Multiplication and division facts for 2,5,10 and 3,4, and 8

Summer Term 2 - Multiplication and division facts for 2,5,10 and 3,4, and 8

 

Children have access to Times Table Rock Stars which they can practise their times tables at home to improve their knowledge and speed of recall. Each week the children will have a times table test.

 

PE

Our PE day is Monday this term. On PE days, children will need to come into school in their PE kits and they will wear them all day.

 

Dojos will be earned throughout the day for a variety of things, which may include great writing, being kind, good attitude etc.

 

We are looking forward to an exciting year with your children and hope they will enjoy their year in 3 Beech.

 

If you have any questions please come and see me.

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