Arrival and pick up times
Children need to arrive at school ready to start learning at 8:35. Registration closes at 8:45. The children will enter school through their classroom doors. Your child will then put their belongings in the cloakroom area and make their way to their classrooms.
Year 3 pupils will be picked up at 3.15pm. You will need to please pick your child up from outside the year 3 classrooms. We ask that you arrive at the pick-up time promptly, ready to collect your child.
Children should wear their school uniform for four days a week and their outdoor PE kit for one day. Children need to please wear suitable black school shoes, no trainers or high heels please.
Monday - Outdoor PE kit for 3RG (for example, plain white t-shirt, black/grey/dark navy shorts or joggers, sweatshirt/jumper (or tracksuit) and trainers), school uniform for 3EK and 3EC.
Tuesday - 0utdoor PE kit for 3EK and 3EC (for example, plain white t-shirt, black/grey/dark navy shorts or joggers, sweatshirt/jumper (or tracksuit) and trainers), school uniform for 3RG.
Wednesday - School Uniform
Thursday - School Uniform
Friday - School Uniform
3EK and 3EC will have PE on a Tuesday and 3RG on a Monday - children need to please come into school in outdoor PE kit on this day. Children must have their hair tied up for PE sessions and no jewellery is allowed in PE for health and safety reasons. If your child wears stud earrings and cannot remove these themselves, we recommend that you remove these before your child comes into school.
If your child has a packed lunch, they can bring it in a named lunch box. All packed lunches will be kept on the school trolley outside of the classroom. All lunches, packed lunch and hot dinner, will be eaten in the KS2 hall.
Unlike in KS1, Year 3 (as well as all year groups in KS2) school dinners are to be paid for unless you are entitled to Free School Meals. If your child is having a hot dinner at school this must please be booked in advance. Mrs Buck will not be able to book meals on behalf of parents anymore due to Data Protection therefore you must book your child's meal. If you do not book a meal, then you will need to please provide one and bring it into school. Due to Covid19 and planned movement around the school with year group bubbles, we cannot provide meals that have not been booked as it would be a health and safety issue for other year groups with their timetables.
If your child would like a snack at break time, this needs to please be brought in, unlike in Year 2 where they are given government-funded fruit. This needs to please be a healthy snack and brought in separated from your child’s lunch (if they have a packed lunch too). Please also send your child with a named water bottle.
In Year 3, we expect children to practise their Reading every day and their Spellings and Times Tables at least four times a week at home. Children will be given home learning books for Reading and these need to come to and from school daily. They will also be given a spelling book but this will stay in school as they will have an online login to practise spellings on ‘Spelling Shed’ at home. Your child’s home learning will be monitored. You could also record your child reading as evidence of their progress and upload it to their Dojo Portfolio page.
Please see individual Class Dojo pages for more information of when spellings/ tables are tested and new ones given out.
Your child will have a membership to the following sites: Spelling Shed, Bug Club (on Active Learn), Times Table Rockstars, Purple Mash, IXL, Numbots and Espresso. We recommend that your child uses their membership given by the school to the best of their advantage by thoroughly exploring these websites at home. These are really amazing and can really help to support and enhance home learning. Children’s login details containing usernames and passwords will be sent home.
We understand that this is a lot of information to take in, so please feel free to contact your class teacher or year leader if you have any further questions, as always we will try our best to help you.
The Year 3 Team