Our teachers are Mr Lewis and Mrs Pearman
Mr Kilpatrick and Mrs Fennell help us along the way too.
This term Year 3 will be having PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children will need a full PE Kit and may wish to bring a jumper for outdoor PE on a Thursday morning. Long hair must be tied back and all jewellery removed.
3P will visit the Library on a Friday.
3L will visit the Library on a Monday.
Children will be given spellings to learn each Friday and will also be tested on the previous week’s spellings. Whitehall’s spellings sheet enables parents to see how well their child has performed in their spelling test as well as informing them of the current week’s spellings.
Children will be regularly tested on their times tables. Whitehall’s times tables sheet enables parents to see how well their child has performed in the test as well as informing them of which tables to practise for the next week.
Each week the children will receive homework tasks.
Spellings will be handed out on Fridays.
Maths or English will be set on Fridays to be handed in on Thursday.
Reading is a very important part of the curriculum and at Whitehall we encourage children to read for pleasure. As your child enters Key Stage Two, we begin to encourage them to become independent readers. We ask children to read at home for 10 minutes a day and with an adult a minimum of three times per week. We would be grateful if reading could be recorded in the Reading Journal and indicated when pupils have read with an adult. We aim to give pupils the opportunity to read independently for 10 minutes daily and will endeavour for your child to be read with a school adult whenever possible.
Each term a Project will be set. Your support in carrying out and completing the project is very much appreciated. The whole project should build into a very pleasing piece of work to be enjoyed. Presentation is very important but the content of the work is even more important!
SCHOOL TRIPS AND EVENTS
To support our Geography learning we will be taking a walk around the local area to look at land use.
How can you support your child with Maths?
Your child will really benefit from regular practise of basic mental maths strategies on a weekly basis including:
Number bonds to 10, 20 and 100
Doubling and halving numbers
2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 times tables
They will also benefit from regularly being asked to read the time on an analogue clock.
There are various websites children can use to practise these skills. A selection of links can be found below.
How can you support your child with English?
Your child will benefit from your input with learning their spellings. Not only do they need to learn the spellings but they need to know the meanings and how to use these words in a sentence.
You can encourage your child to read for 10 minutes a day and then ask them questions about what they have read, as being able to answer questions about a text is a big part of the curriculum. You can find examples of questions on the website.
Autumn Term Overview
Try these links to learn about your current topic in different lessons: