We hope that you have all enjoyed the summer break. Hopefully your children are really excited about joining Westbury Junior School and being in Year 3. Although the Key Stage 2 curriculum is a big step up from their previous learning with a more formal approach, the Year 3 team are committed to making lessons as fun as possible and building the children’s confidence.
As well as being taught by Mrs Withers and Miss Storr, Year 3 will be supported by our teaching assistants, Mrs Ross, Mrs Spaul and Mrs Hogarth, and will also have some lessons taught by Mrs Vaughan, Mrs Small and Mr Bodymore, our sports development coach.
We thought it would be useful to give you an idea of what curriculum topics your children will be taught. This term our learning will be based around the topic ‘The Romans’. Our topic will extend throughout all of the curriculum. In science, we will be investigating electricity.
We ask that you make sure that your child’s uniform is all labelled with their name or initials, this will help unite lost sweatshirts with their owners! Below is a reminder of our school kit list:
|Uniform||P.E. Kit||Classroom Equipment|
All children in Year 3 have been provided with a Homelink Book which they must bring to school every day. This is vital as it is our/your link between home and school. Inside, details of your child’s next steps, extension work, homework and reading will be recorded. It is a working document where there is space for parents and teachers to communicate and is required daily to ensure the smooth running of your child’s day.
Children are required to read at least five times a week at home which should be recorded in their Homelink Book and signed by an adult. When your child has completed their book, please write finished/end so that we can be sure they have read ALL of their book before a new one is issued. Homework will be given out on Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday. The children are expected to spend at least 30 minutes completing their set task but should they wish to develop ideas and continue, perhaps sometimes involving family members, we strongly encourage this. Once a term children will also be set extension work. Lunchtime learning club will be available for those children wishing to complete work or be heard read at school.
The children will also have a times table log book home to practise their times tables.
Children who meet these requirements will have the bare essentials in place to become a prefect but must also demonstrate a positive attitude, excellent behaviour, respect for themselves and others, be punctual, organised, enthusiastic, and show maximum effort and engagement in all areas of school life. If any of the above lapse for two weeks then the child will lose their prefect badge and have to start over.
If home life should impact on any of the above, please let us know so that we can support your child.
Some useful dates for your diary for this term:
|20th September||WOW (Write On Westbury) day – talk homework will be sent home the night before to be completed for the next day, the children then do an extended piece of writing at school.|
|27th September||Drop in parent evening 3.15 – 5.00 – a chance to see your child’s work and to have an informal chat with their teacher.|
|28th September||School photographer in|
|12th October||WOW day|
|19th October||Bring Your Folks to school – an opportunity to spend the morning with your child in their class|
Mrs Withers Miss Storr