Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to Year 3 at Chapel Street. We hope this will be an exciting year full of stimulating and creative learning opportunities as your child begins their transition from Lower phase to Upper phase. Year 3 will provide academic challenges that will allow them to successfully grow in confidence as a learner as well as develop a greater degree of independence.
The Year 3 teachers are Mrs Atherton (3B), Miss Tabib (3A) and
Mr Byrne (3C), with Mrs Siddique, Mrs Smith, Miss Hall, Miss Ferreira and Miss Donovan as our Teaching Assistants. The children’s day begins at 8:40 with 15 minutes of early work to establish a productive learning environment. The morning break is at 10:10 – 10:30, with lunch at 12:30 – 1:30. The end of the day is 3:15.
To encourage the children to become more independent, they will come into the classroom on their own at the beginning of each day. They will be responsible for hanging up their coats, putting their PE kit away, emptying their book bags and putting their water bottles and lunch boxes in the right places. They will be expected to hand in their homework unprompted and on time and completed to the best of their abilities. We ask that parents/carers take an active interest in their tasks whilst helping the children to take responsibility for their own learning.
Please encourage your child to read every day and ask them questions. These can include ‘on the line’ questions, where the answer can be found in the text, ‘outside the lines’, where you check their understanding of certain words and ‘between the lines’ questions, which look at inference and what is going on in the underlying story of a text.
Our topics for this term will be Non-Fiction in Literacy, Volcanoes in Topic and Forces and Magnets in Science. We look forward to the learning journey that this will take us on. Please refer to the curriculum map for more information.
In Year 3, the children will do Physical Education twice a week in the form of Gymnastics, Dance and Games which may be indoors or outdoors, dependent on the time of year and the weather.
3A have Games on a Wednesday at 2.15pm and PE on a Tuesday at 1.30pm.
3B have Games on a Tuesday at 10.30am and PE on a Wednesday at 11.30am.
3C have Games on a Friday at 2.15pm and PE on a Wednesday at 1.30pm.
Year 3 will start swimming at the local leisure centre at the beginning of the Summer Term.
We are always more than happy to speak to you about any queries or concerns you have and you can contact us after school or via the school office.
We look forward to a wonderful year.
Mrs Atherton, Mr Byrne and Miss Tabib
Chapel Street Primary School, Chapel Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3GH
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