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Autumn Term

Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome to Year 3’s Autumn Term newsletter.


Enclosed you will find a copy of:

· Your child’s class timetable

· The curriculum map for the term

· The homework grid for the topics we are covering

· Spelling rules for the term/year

· Times tables to be learnt for the term

· Important dates for your diary

· The end of Year Expectations in English and Maths for Year 3




The staff in your child’s year group are as follows:


3K    Miss Kissoon Class Teacher & Year Group Leader


3D   Mrs DiBellonia Class Teacher

        Miss Tiskute Teaching Assistant


3C    Mrs Caulfield Class Teacher

        Ms Russell Learning Support Assistant


If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher please make an appointment at the school office, or for a brief, informal chat speak to the teacher at the playground at 3:20pm.


Attendance and Punctuality

It is imperative that your child attends school punctually every day, unless they are ill. The school gates are open from 8.30am and the children are expected to line up in the junior playground at 8.45am. Children will then start learning straight away as teachers will have activities prepared. When dismissing the children at the end of the day, it is vital that your child shakes their teacher or teacher assistants hand and says the name of the adult who is collecting them. In the interest of your child's safety, we ask for your co-operation and support.



In order to encourage healthy minds and bodies in our school, it is expected that children come to school each day with healthy snacks and lunch. As we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL, it is essential that your child does not bring any foods containing nuts or traces of nuts, including biscuits and chocolate. We also ask that no sweets, crisps or sugary cakes and snacks are placed in your child’s lunch.



It is very important that your child comes to school each day in correct school uniform. Please note that children are not permitted to wear jumpers or pullovers which are not school uniform.


On days when we have PE, children are expected to come to school in full uniform and are given the opportunity to change before and after their PE sessions. Please note that jewellery (apart from simple stud earrings for girls) is not part of the uniform and therefore not permitted. Any inappropriate item of jewellery worn to school will be confiscated and kept in the school office for safekeeping until the end of the week when it will be sent home. We ask that you continue to support us in ensuring that your child is dressed appropriately every day.


Please note that failure to comply to the Uniform Policy will result in your child missing their playtime and being sent to reflection.


Children are expected to read every evening for at least 20 minutes. All children have a reading book (banded/free reader) which they have the opportunity to change as soon as they have finished it and a yellow Reading Record book. Please initial the Reading Record Book daily after your child has read. In year 3, we are encouraging the children to write their own comments and answer any questions that has been given to them. These are checked by the class teachers and children who have not completed their reading, will be sent to reading club at playtime.


First Holy Communion

This year is a special time for your child. Once your child has reached seven years old, they are able to begin to prepare for their First Holy Communion. This is when they will receive Jesus, who gives us His Body and Blood, for the very first time. Please ensure that they are attending church so that they are best prepared for their First Holy Communion and that they are reading their bible.


I hope the children will enjoy their learning and very much look forward to seeing you this term.


Kind regards,


Miss Kissoon

Important dates for your diary





Friday 13th October 2017

3K Class Assembly (9am –9:15 )

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Harvest Service in church

Wednesday 18th & 19h Oct 2017

Parent consultations

Friday 20th October 2017

Last day of half term (3:15pm)

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Back to school (8:45)

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Maths Day

Thursday 9th November 2017

Individual Class Photographs

Thursday 9th November 2017

3K Parish Mass

Monday 13th-Friday 17th Nov 2017

Judaism Week

Monday 13th November 2017

3D & 3C Class trip to the Synagogue

Tuesday 14th November 2017

3K Class trip to the Synagogue

Monday 20th November 2017

Other Faith Week—Hinduism

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Flu Vaccinations

Friday 24th November 2017

3D Class Assembly (9am –9:15 )

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Panto Visit at Millfield Theatre

Thursday 14th December 2017

3D Parish Mass

Friday 15th December 2017

3C Class Assembly (9am –9:15 )

Monday 18th December 2017

Year 3’s to watch Nativity in church

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Christmas lunch

Thursday 21st December 2017

Own clothes day and Christmas party

Friday 22nd December 2017

Mass Service. Last day of school 1pm.