A very warm welcome to Year 3
The Year 3 team is made up of Miss Derbyshire (3D), Miss Tembey (3T) Miss Gilberthorpe and Mrs Langford (in 3D on a Wednesday). The classrooms have their own shared area used for interventions and off space for children to learn in an exciting environment. You will find our learning environment on the south side of the school, overlooking the extensive school fields, which provide a wonderful natural space for core stories and creative activities in the summer.
MIss Tembey - I have worked at Travis for 4 years. I started covering in Year 3 and then spent 3 years in Year 2. I am excited to be back in Year 3 and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this year will bring. When I am not at school, I love spending time with my own two children, exploring new places, and experiencing as much as possible. I love reading and sketching in my spare time, and following my football team Carlisle United.
Miss Derbyshire - I am exciting to join the Travis team this year and I am looking forward to getting to know the school and children better. In my spare time I am a Scout leader. I love travelling, reading and spending time with my friends and family. I love looking after Sid the Tortoise as we go on many adventures together.
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.
It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day so that adults within school can also record in them. Mrs Woodward will collect and record the times read each week. Children who show great improvement or hit the highest number of reads receive a reading certificate to share with their families.
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
Spellings will be sent home each half term and will focus on the spelling rules/patterns investigated and taught during our phonics sessions. We will be testing on a Monday.
Spellings are best worked on little and often: 5 or 10 minutes every day is more beneficial than one long session. It is also very helpful if you can encourage your child to apply the spellings in context by writing a few sentences using these words and, of course, using new or unfamiliar words in conversation.
Homework is to be handed in every week on Monday. Choose from the homework menu and present it in a way that you choose. Have fun and enjoy.
Our trip to National Coal Mining Museum