Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

 

                                       21.07.17

What a great last week of term we have had! We have enjoyed writing our own books, planned and budgeted for a holiday, and made kites.

We are hoping for lovely weather on Monday 24th July for KS2 sports day. Please could your child bring in their PE kit (shorts/leggings and trainers) and wear a coloured t-shirt to match their sports day group. On the morning, the friends’ group will host a sports day breakfast in the upper school hall. We are hoping to start the races at 9.30am.

On Tuesday, we will celebrate the end of Year 3 with a games morning. Children can bring in one board or card game to share with others. No electronic devices please.

We have sent home SMIRFS sheets that reflect your child's most recent assessment in school. They don't need to be brought back into school; please continue to help your child practise over the holidays so that they will be ready for new assessment in September.

Thank you for all your continued support this year,

                               Miss Perkins and Mrs Wooldridge.                               

Home-learning

The home-learning tasks that are given each week consolidate work done in school. They should not take up too much time, nor should the children feel any pressure to produce vast amounts of work. As part of our 'Growth Mindset' ethos, we praise effort and are always pleased when children have had a go at completing any home learning tasks. If you or your child are unsure about a task set, or how best to support learning at home, please come and speak to your child's teacher.

Here is the S.M.I.R.F.S letter: SMIRFS letter     

 

General Information

Please note we are now a NUT FREE SCHOOL, so children cannot bring any nut products to school in their packed lunches. We appreciate you co-operation with this.

  • Please ensure that your child’s uniform, book bag, coat and pack up are clearly labelled. We still have a formidable amount of lost property every term!

  • Reading books and reading diaries should be taken home daily. We can then ensure that children get the satisfaction of sticking with a book and finishing it. We’re happy to give suggestions if it’s tricky to find a book which ‘grabs’ your child.

  • Please put all money for school in a clearly labelled purse.

  • Named water bottles should be in school daily and either taken home every night or at the end of the week.

  • PE is on Monday and Friday. To allow flexibility it would still be useful if P.E. and Games kits could be kept in school all week.  If your child needs to be excused from PE please send them with a note to avoid confusion.

READING ROUTINES

  • Please continue to try to read with your child and/or talk to them about their reading at least three times a week. On top of prediction and summarising, other skills we’ll cover will include looking at structure (headings, sub-headings, captions, introductions and conclusions) as well as spotting past and present tense and formal and less formal language in non-fiction books.

  • Children may change their home readers as soon as they have finished them. They will be reading their guided reading books in school regularly with the class teacher, and so the home readers are there for the children to practise and enjoy.

HOMEWORK

Children will have a small weekly homework task (Maths or English). In addition, we will continue to set homework projects once every term (topic-based), setting aside time towards the end of each term for the children to share their work with each other.

We are very keen to maintain open communication and a partnership with you. If there is anything you would like to talk to us about please catch us before or after school or make an appointment in advance.

 Miss Perkins and Mrs Wooldridge :)