Hello and welcome to the Year 3 home page! Here you will find information about who is involved with the class, what we are learning and other key aspects of the daily school routine.
My name is Mr Minett and this year will be my first year in teaching as an NQT! However through volunteering and teacher training, this will in fact be my third year at Caedmon. Joining me as the class teaching assistant is Mrs Drape and on Mondays, Mr Gray who will be covering my PPA. We would all like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to Caedmon and to a successful year ahead!
The typical day in Year 3 is extremely busy with lots of learning throughout the day. Mornings will consist of handwriting, literacy, guided reading and numeracy. At Caedmon we are always trying to instill innovative and effective lessons to maximise and engage your child.
Afternoons involve many subjects as part of our creative curriculum consisting of geography, history, art, DT and music.
Home reading last year was a great success with Mrs Hall in Year 2 and I would like to continue this tradition again in Year 3. I hope, along with yourself, to encourage your child to read for 10-15 minutes per night, with progress being tracked in the home reading journals. The benefits of a child developing a love for reading can provide greater success across the curriculum as a whole.
PE and Swimming
Please ensure that an appropriate PE kit is brought into school; plain white or red t-shirt, black or navy shorts (tracksuit bottoms/leggings in cold weather) and trainers/plimsolls.
Your child will participate in PE at least once per week and I ask them to keep their PE kit in school during the whole term. This can allow for more flexibility to deliver PE in what is a very busy timetable.
This year, we will be going Swimming every Tuesday afternoon at Gateshead Leisure Centre, starting from Tuesday 13th September please ensure your child has an appropriate swimming kit and towel every week. Children will finish their swimming lessons at 3.15pm. Please feel free to collect your child from the Leisure Centre after swimming if you would prefer, otherwise, we will return back to school at 3.30pm where your child can be collected from the school office.
Please ensure all items of clothing including uniform, towels, swimming costumes and PE Kit are clearly labelled with your child’s full name.
Creative Homework initiative
Homework will be set following a creative homework approach. The children are involved in the setting of 12 tasks per half term, and will then choose the tasks which they would like to complete to gain sufficient credits to fill their homework passports. This initiative allows the children to take an active role in both setting and completing homework and will allow them to celebrate their individual talents. Additionally, children will also receive homework credits for independent work, which they complete at home.
Numeracy and Literacy homework will be handed out on a weekly basis every Friday, to compliment learning from the week. Homework will be expected to be handed back the following Thursday.
The current spelling scheme at school is under development. Please check back here later in September for an update.
ICT and Computing
To see some of the ICT and Computing work we have been doing, please visit www.caedmonict.org - keep checking back throughout the school year for further updates.
In Year 3, we are keen to celebrate and share your childs successes and achievements outside of school. Therefore it would be great if you could send in any evidence, certificates and photos which your child acquires throughout the year.
Every Monday I will be out of class, as part of my NQT development and PPA time. This will allow time for me to continue my professional development as a teacher and allow additional time for planning, preparation and assessment. Mrs Drape will still be in class, as well as Mr Gray who will be providing PPA cover that day.
Finally, if you have any more questions or queries please do not hesitate to ask me. I am looking forward to a fantastic year ahead with your child at Caedmon!