Welcome to Year 3
Welcome to class 3! Our teacher is Miss Wilkinson who has been teaching at Broom Barns since 2021 and loves making our lessons as innovative and interesting as possible. Her favourite things are coffee, reading and baking. She doesn’t like scary movies very much, and is scared of spiders and small spaces!
Working alongside Miss Wilkinson are Mrs Ahmed, Mrs Sadiq, Miss Chillmaid and Mr Martin. They enjoy working in Year 3 as no day is the same and every day is incredibly rewarding.
We have an exciting year planned for Year 3 children. Our topics this year are; Romans, Egyptians, The Great Bread Bake Off, healthy bodies, the U.K., European artists, Knebworth House local study and much more!
Year 3 have P.E. every Tuesday (swimming) and Thursday. Children will need suitable swimming kit and P.E. kit for both indoors and outside. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed.
Every morning starts with EMW (early morning work). EMW is incredibly important because it helps you to revise key concepts from your learning and gives you the chance to practise your arithmetic, reading and writing skills every day. This is why arriving to school on time is so important. It equals 225 minutes a week of revision and feedback time which we have found to really help children make accelerated progress.
In Year 3 we plan local trips in response to our class topics and the children’s interests. Past trips have included Celtic Harmony, British School Museum, St. Albans Verulamium, Airbus, Fairlands, the local cinema, the theatre to watch the pantomime, visiting a farm and museum. We also have many visitors to the class including Warburton’s, Zoolabs, topic workshops, as well as visiting emergency service crew.
General Information and Expectations
8.50 is the time your child should be in school every day. Early morning work is very important and planned, often individually; please ensure your child is on time.
It is hugely important that the children read aloud regularly at home. Children should be reading for approximately 10 minutes each evening. If they have completed their school reading book, please feel free to read other books with your child. It is important that they have the chance to read books that they are interested in e.g non-fiction, poetry and magazines as well. Children are encouraged to become more independent in Year 3 and may change their own reading books as soon as they have finished them. The children are reminded each day to change their book during morning snack time. We would be grateful if you could either comment or sign the reading record to let us know you have read with your child.
Year 3 Home Learning is:
Read at least 5 times every week or 5-10 minutes a day. Remember to ask an adult to sign your reading record! Please also allow your child to hear you read to them for an additional 5-10 minutes every day. The children should read as much as possible to further develop their English skills; as little as 15 minutes a day can make a big difference.
Complete your spelling homework which is set for you on Spelling Shed every Friday You will be tested the following Friday and then set new spellings.
Learn your times tables 3 times per week using Times Tables Rock Stars.
Uniform should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. Please check the labels regularly as they can fade in the wash.
Book bags should be clearly labelled and in school every day along with your child’s reading record and reading book. Backpacks are not needed and we do not have the space for them.
For further information on the uniform please visit our School Uniform Page
We are very keen to maintain open communication with you. If there is anything you would like to talk to us about please catch us after school or make an appointment in advance.
There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the following ways:
- Volunteering in School – please contact the school office for more details
- Accompanying school trips
- Class assemblies
- Sports day and sports competitions
- Whole school events such as our Decoration Day and our annual coffee morning
Thank you for your support. We look forward to a successful year!
Time Table Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com
Sam Learning: https://www.samlearning.com/
BBC Bite Size: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Language Angels https://www.languageangels.com/schools/