Year 3

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Year 3 at Chapel Street. We hope this will be an exciting year full of stimulating and creative learning opportunities as your child begins their transition from Lower phase to Upper phase. Year 3 will provide academic challenges that will allow them to successfully grow in confidence as a learner as well as develop a greater degree of independence.

The Year 3 teachers are Mrs Atherton (3A), Miss Blackett (3B) and Mrs Mawdsley (3C). The children’s day begins at 8:40 with 20 minutes of early work to establish a productive learning environment. The morning break is at 10:00 – 10:15, with lunch at 11:20 – 12:20. The end of the day is 3:15. 

To encourage the children to become more independent, they will come into the classroom on their own at the beginning of each day. They will be responsible for hanging up their coats, emptying their book bags and putting their water bottles and lunch boxes in the right places. We ask that parents/carers take an active interest in their tasks whilst helping the children to take responsibility for their own learning.

Please encourage your child to read every day and ask them questions. These can include ‘on the line’ questions, where the answer can be found in the text, ‘outside the lines’, where you check their understanding of certain words and ‘between the lines’ questions, which look at inference and what is going on in the underlying story of a text. Please make sure you sign their reading diaries whenever you see your child read.

In Year 3, the children will do Physical Education twice a week in the form of Gymnastics, Dance and Games which may be indoors or outdoors, dependent on the time of year and the weather.

There will be a drive this year to encourage all pupils to have correct PE kit and examples of appropriate PE kit can be found on the school website. Children are encouraged to wear their ‘Active’ uniform to school each day.

Year 3 outdoor PE will take place on Wednesday morning and indoor PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon.

We are always more than happy to speak to you about any queries or concerns you have and you can contact us after school or via the school office.

We look forward to a wonderful year!