A very warm welcome to Year 3
Y3W - Mrs Woodward
Y3T - Miss Tembey
Mrs Sharpe and Miss Gilberthorpe support in Year 3 throughout the school day.
Mrs Woodward - While working at Travis I have taught in year 2 and 3. I am the Maths lead and enjoy seeing the children engaged in their learning across the school. I feel like I have found my teaching home at Travis and very much like being part of Team Travis. I have lived in South Yorkshire since 2010 and enjoy exploring the beautiful surroundings with my family.
Miss Tembey - I have taught at Travis since 2015, in year 2, 3 and 4 and have enjoyed every minute. I enjoy reading and creating my own stories. I love drawing and spending time with my two children. We love to go on lots of adventures and explore new places. My favourite football team is Carlisle United and I get to as many games as I can!
Please try to read with your child at least three times a week and record it in their reading record book. This can be the school banded book or a book from home. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent, the children understand what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done by discussing the book afterwards, or during reading. Talk about the characters, setting or main events. Encourage children to develop empathy by focusing on characters' emotions and motivations. We have given a bookmark of some question stems you may wish to use with your child.
We encourage a love for reading and aim for our children to be lifelong readers. The children are encouraged to read and enjoy the books in our book area within the school day. Children are welcome to bring their own reading book from home as long as it is of an appropriate level for them to read and enjoy independently. Children will be able to change their reading books to take home each morning during our morning task. Please encourage your child to do this independently. We share core stories at the end of the day sometimes linked to our topic, or one of the Year 3 Recommended Reads and we spend time in the library once a week sharing and enjoying the books in there.
Home Learning Logs
Home work can be completed either on Class Dojo or in Home Learning Logs. Please hand in homework on a Monday. At the beginning of each topic, you will be given a knowledge organiser which will have key facts and vocabulary to help with any home learning activities and learning within school. You will also be given a home learning menu of activities to complete at home. These are created by the Year 3 team to cover different areas of the curriculum in a fun and engaging way.
Knowledge Organisers are a good way to give a brief outline of key words and facts that the children will come across.
Children come to school in their PE kits.
Both Year 3 classes have PE on the following days - Monday (Outdoor) and Friday (indoor)
Outdoor kit: red t-shirt/polo shirt, dark jogging bottoms, hoody, socks and trainers. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed.
we have Maths meeting 4 times a week which is a fifteen minute meeting which consolidates and recaps on key learning.
TTRockstars is a fun way for children to consolidate their times tables. Please encourage your child to log on as this will improve their confidence and their fluency with their times tables. At the end of Year 4, all children are expected to know and recall all their times tables facts up to 12 x 12.