A very warm welcome to Year 3
Y3C - Mrs Coates
Y3/Y4M - Mrs Marklew/ Mrs McCurdy.
Mrs Markham and Miss Turner support across both classes throughout the school day.
Mrs Coates - I am new to Travis this year and I am looking forward to working with you and getting to know the school better. I have previously taught in Year 4. I love spending time with my two dogs (Bella and Dylan) and spending time with my family. I love going to the theatre and I am a big Harry Potter fan (I have been to the Harry Potter Studio three times.)
Mrs Marklew -
Mrs McCurdy -
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. Teachers will collect and record the times read each week.
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.
Home Learning Logs
Please hand in homework logs on a Monday where they will be marked and discussed with the child and given back home the following 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 and 4 team to cover different areas of the curriculum in a fun and engaging way.
Spellings will be sent home each half term and will focus on the spelling rules/patterns investigated and taught during our spelling sessions. We will be testing on a Monday. We will be focusing on the Year 2 common exception words to ensure that the children are confident and secure with these before moving on to the Year 3/4 common exception words.
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.
Please make sure that children bring their kits on a Monday and take them home on a Friday.
3C - Wednesday
3/4M - Monday
Outdoor kit: red t-shirt/polo shirt, dark jogging bottoms, hoody, socks and trainers.
we have a daily Maths meeting which is a fifteen minute meeting which consolidates and recaps on key learning.
The children are encouraged to share their maths learning at home through the Maths with Parents website. This site is updated every two weeks and links to teaching covered in class. These fun activities can be shared with class teachers through comments of photos uploaded to the site.
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.