Class 3 children will have two PE sessions per week. This term PE will take place on a Thursday morning and Year 3 will attend weekly swimming lessons on a Tuesday afternoon.
Children may take their PE kits home on a Friday which must be returned on Monday.
If your child does not have their PE kit in school they will have to use a spare kit from the PE kit box. They will not be allowed to borrow another child's kit.
If a PE kit is forgotten then a P.E a note will be put in their reading diary, if they continue to forget their kit a text message will be sent home.
SPAG and Phonics
Class 3 will receive daily 'SPAG' lessons (spelling, punctuation and grammar) in order to assist their writing and understanding of grammar. Some children will still receive Letters and Sounds sessions in order to fill any relevant gaps.
Children in Daresbury have been using our 'Reading Vipers' during their weekly book study lessons and guided reading. The reading vipers have had a massive impact on developing language, comprehension and inference skills. Attached to the website are key questions that can be asked to the children whilst they are reading at home. This will give you the chance to see the type of questions that they are asked during lessons and assessment periods.
Reading Vipers KS1
Reading Vipers KS2
At the beginning of the term the children will be given a homework grid to complete at home. They will be expected to complete either 3 or 4 pieces of homework (you may complete more) by the last Monday of the half term. If we do not receive your child's homework when it is due in then a message will be put in their reading diary followed by a text message. If the homework is still not in on the Wednesday a letter will be sent home.
Year 3 and 2 Homework Grid
Reading records should be in school every day. They are used to send messages home and if you want to send any messages to the school. You are expected to comment on how your child has read at least 3 times a week (remember it doesn't just have to be about a school book) this allows the child a chance to discuss the book; its themes, features and language, all of which are important for your child's comprehension and literacy skills.
Children will be heard reading at least once a week in school which will be noted in their diary. If your child forgets their reading record once they will be reminded to bring this to school the next day, if this continues a text message will be sent and then this will be followed by a phone call and then a letter home.
This term, English lessons will focus on instructional writing, persuasive writing and fictional writing. On a weekly basis, children will complete an extended piece of writing revising previous topics. More focus this year will be placed on the SPAG and children will be encouraged to transfer what they have learnt to their writing. Children will also be encouraged to apply their writing targets to any piece of written work.
This term, children will focus on telling the time, property of shapes and measurement. We will also be revising past topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please encourage your child to achieve their math targets by supporting them at home.
High Frequency Words Checklist Y2
Year 2 Common Exception Words List
Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words List
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – for games and support materials in phonics.
www.topmarks.co.uk – for games and support materials in maths and literacy.
www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/ - for short educational clips.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ - online learning activities and resources for all subjects.
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com – For resources and information about phonics.
Seesaw is an interactive platform where your child will be able to share their work. You will be able to like and comment on your child's work which will add to the great sense of achievement that the children feel when using the app.
As a reward for working hard or displaying good behaviour Class 3 will receive Dojo points. Children will be awarded point both individually and as a table to promote teamwork.
We have introduced a new spelling scheme at Daresbury School called Spell Bee. Your child will learn a rule and will be expected to apply the rules in their written work. Attached to the website page is a list of spelling for your child's year group that they will learn across the spring term.
Spelling Bee Record Card YR3 Summer Term.pdf
Spelling Bee Record Card YR2 Summer Term.pdf
How you can help
Above is the breakdown of what the children will be learning about in school, however if you wish to help at home, there are a variety of games, websites and activities you could do.
How to help your child summer
Practise times tables (2, 3, 5 and 10)
• www.topmarks.co.uk (variety of maths games)
• www.bbcbitesize.co.uk (variety of maths games)
• Play a variety of maths related games such as bingo.
• Whenever there is an opportunity, ask your child to count the objects you are buying etc. and encourage them to count out the correct money/work out how much change you should get.
• When you see 3D or 2D shapes, ask your child to name it.
• Play hide and seek using directional language (I am on your right) etc.
• Encourage your child to identify the day, month, year etc. and ask questions such as 'which day came before today'.
Read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and discuss the differences.
• If doing an activity which involves them participating, encourage them to explain to you what they have just done, or write it down as their own personal recount!
• Encourage your child to keep a diary or journal.
• Look at different stories and point out adjectives, capital letters, full stops etc.
• Read a variety of fantasy books with your child
Collect information texts and discuss the features.
• Lots of reading! J
Thank you all for your continued support this year!