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 second year as a teacher here at Caedmon. Joining me as the class teaching assistants are Mrs Bolton (Wednesday & Thursday) and Mrs Celikay (Friday). 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 last year 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.
Children in KS2 will use our Accelerated Reader scheme. They will take an interactive quiz in school after reading a book. Their score on the quiz will determine their progress in accessing higher ranges of texts. Children will be allowed to select their own books, depending on their current reading range.
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 12th 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
Our current homework scheme is under review. Please refer back to this at a later date.
Children will be given spellings once per week on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. Please ensure your child is given support and time to practice spellings on a daily basis.
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 Tuesday afternoon I will be out of class, as part of my PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) time. Miss Collins will cover the class during this time, which includes Tuesday swimming sessions.
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!