Hello Year 3!
Welcome back to TJ for our Summer Term! We hope you had a lovely Easter break and are ready to continue with your learning in the warmer weather. Here are a few reminders:
We are really pleased to have you back in school with us.
Miss Thomas & Miss Urquhart
Miss Urquhart: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Thomas: email@example.com
Meet the Teachers!
Miss Thomas started her teaching career at Thomas Jolyffe three years ago and has taught in both Year 3 and 5. She is responsible for History across the school. Miss Urquhart joined TJ this September and having previously taught Reception, this is her first time teaching in Year 3. She is a big David Attenborough fan!
Interesting fact- Miss Urquhart and Miss Thomas used to play in the same netball team as Miss Holmes!
It is the expectation in Year 3 that children read for approximately 20 minutes per day at home. As we now have access to the fantastic variety of books offered on MyOn, we do not mind how children choose to read at home (whether it be reading a hard copy of a book, using MyOn, Oxford Owl or Bug Club). We would appreciate a signature or short comment in the children's reading records each time they read in order to help our monitoring. It is important that after finishing each book, the children are quizzing independently to demonstrate how well they have understood what they have read (using the link to AR below where possible):
Times Table Rock Stars
We are also continuing with our Times Tables Rock Stars programme, which children can access at school and at home using the link below:
This Week's Spellings
Year 3's weekly homework will include Maths, Spelling Practise and Reading
Maths homework will be set using the online programme 'MyMaths'. A new activity will be set each Friday to be completed for the following Friday.
As mentioned above, spellings will be set each Friday and the children will complete their test the following Friday.
We are expecting all children to be reading for at least 20 minutes each day. They should also be using their reading records and bringing them into school daily.
Email Communication Statement
As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff - especially this year where face to face contact is rare. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that up to 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. However, children who are self isolating or quarantining will be given priority. Urgent matters are best discussed via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible.
As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.