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Summer Term

Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome to Year 3’s Summer 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 this term
  • Times tables to be learnt for the year
  • Important dates for your diary




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


3K Miss Kissoon Class Teacher & Year Group Leader

     Mrs Prah Teaching Assistant

     Ms Haley Teacher Assistant


3B  Miss Brown Class Teacher

      Miss Newman Teaching Assistant


3M Mr Morrissey Class Teacher

      Ms HornerTeaching Assistant

      Mr Johnson Teaching 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 especially during school trips.



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. In accordance with the summer uniform policy, all children will need to wear a tie with long or short sleeved shirts. The class teacher will tell children when they can remove their ties in hot weather.


On days when we have PE, children are expected to come to school in their PE kits. 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.




Children will continue to receive ‘Dojos’ for outstanding work/behaviour and demonstrating our school values. They are also awarded certificates for Outstanding Efforts in RE, English and Maths and Outstanding behaviour in class and outside on the playground. Exceptional behaviour and work may also result in a Headteacher’s Certificate in assembly. As from last half term we have introduced a timetables badge. This is very exciting as this badge is given to children who know their timetables up to 12.


Children should also be aware of the consequences of inappropriate behaviour. Children will always be given a warning before a negative dojo is issued. If a child receives 2 negatives in a session they will be sent for time out in another class for 5 / 10 minutes and if a child receives three negatives in a day they are placed on the 369 sheet and you will be informed. Children may also be sent to reflection if their behaviour does not improve.



Class Trips

Wherever possible, class trips will be organised to assist in developing the children’s understanding of class topics. Some parental assistance will be required on outings, so if you are able to help in some way please let your child’s teacher know.



As a team, we would like thank you for your continued support and encouragement which you give at home with regard to the children’s school work.  It is important that this continues this term as the homework tasks consist of activities which reinforce the themes or units studied at school. Maths homework is also given using the Maths workbook. These should be returned on Monday mornings for children to self mark with the teacher and will be given back to the children with new pages to work on at home.

Please note that children who repeatedly fail to bring in their homework will be 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.



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


Kind regards,


Miss Kissoon

Year Group Leader


Important dates for your diary


Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Summer Term begins.

Easter Mass

6th May 2019

Bank Holiday—No School

Friday 17th May 2019

3B Class Assembly

Friday17th May 2019(Afternoon)

Steve McQueen Tate Art Project in school

Monday 20th May—Friday 24th May 2019

Walk to School Week

Friday 24th May 2019

End of term (3:15)

Monday 3rd June 2019

School Begins

Friday 7th June 2019

3K Class Assembly

Monday 10th—14th June 2019

Enabling Enterprise Week

Friday 28th June 2019

3M Class Assembly

Monday 1st July 2019

First Holy Communion Celebration Mass (10am—11am)

Thursday 4th July 2019

School Reports

Friday 5th July 2019

3B Class Assembly

Tuesday 9th July 2019 and

Thursday 11th July 2019

Parents Consultations (Meeting your child’s yr4 teacher

Friday 12th July 2019

3K Class Trip

Monday 15th July 2019

3B Class Trip

Tuesday 16th July 2019

3M Class Trip

Friday 19th July 2019

Last day of school at 1pm