Welcome to 3W

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! As a newly qualified teacher, joining the St Winifred’s Primary team, I am very excited to build positive relationships with you and the children. I look forward to ensuring that they all reach their highest potential. Class 3W have made a great start to the new term. They are getting to know their new teacher and are settling into the new routines in Year 3.

Here are some ways in which you can help and support your child in their learning:

Punctuality

Children should be in school on time in order to start the day calmly and promptly. Please make every effort to ensure that your child is on time so they are settled and ready for learning. Children should be ready to enter class as the bell rings at 8.45am.

Homework

Your child will be given a reading book and Reading Record Book to take home. It is important that your child reads for at least 10 minutes every day with you. Please encourage them to discuss the plot, characters, themes and unfamiliar words by asking questions. It is also very helpful to comment in their Reading Record Book. Please note any words your child found difficult, as well as comments on their fluency and understanding.

Your child will be given spellings to learn and handwriting homework each week. New spellings and handwriting books will be handed out on Thursdays. The children are expected to hand in their homework by the following Tuesday. We will also be focussing on times tables and there will be extra work sent home for practice on some days.

Occasionally your child will be given homework in a work book to complete. This may be either a Literacy or Numeracy piece and it will reflect the learning taking place in class.

Please encourage your child to complete their homework, supporting them where necessary.

Physical Education

It is important that your child has a complete P.E. kit for Gymnastic and P.E. lessons. We have indoor P.E. on Tuesdays and outdoor PE on Wednesdays. The children are welcome to leave their P.E. bags in class for the half term. Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled.

 Curriculum

Our topic for the first half term is Ancient Egypt. Please see the topic web for further details on this and what else we will be covering in all other subjects.

 Religious Education

Our R.E. topic this term is – The Christian Family

The children will develop their understanding that the church is the family of God and know that we join this family when we receive Sacrament of Baptism. They will learn what happens at Baptism and learn about the signs used and why they are used. They will learn about the promises made by parents and God parents at Baptism and develop their understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism.

I am looking forward to working with you and your children this year. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to discuss with me after school.

Miss Weston

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 9th October – Horniman Museum