Things to Know about Year Three
The school day
Please note, there is some flexibility in this timetable, so timings are only a guide.
8:45 – Registration Time. Children walk to their classroom when the teacher on duty blows their whistle.
8.45 – 9.10 – Focused Morning Work
9.10 – 9.40 – Guided Reading (3x weekly, timings may vary)
9:40 – 10:40 – Morning Session 1
10:40 – Break
11:00 – Morning Session 2
12:00 – Lunch
12:50 – Afternoon Session
2.50 – Assembly Time (whole school, in class, singing, celebration)
3:15 – Home
Information about the week
Our swimming lessons will be on Tuesday Morning. Children will need a swimming costume or short trunks and a towel. They will also need a swimming hat. Goggles are optional – please send a note if you would like your child to wear them.
PE will be on a Monday afternoon. Some units of work will be inside and some will be outside. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school during the week:
- Plain black shorts,
- A t-shirt of their team colour,
- (A track suit may be worn in the winter).
Break time is at 10:40 in the morning. Snacks can be bought from the canteen or from home – we do have a healthy snack policy. The playground is available all year and the field can be used if weather permits. Each class has access to the play-trail for one day each week.
Lunch time is at 12:00. Healthy meals are available from school or children can bring a packed lunch. After eating, the children can play outside or attend a lunchtime club. Organised activities are held on the playground, and run by our TAs.
We will follow the scheme used by the Infant school as closely as we can. Children who are working through the reading scheme will continue to do so. However, our book bands do not have the same colours as the Infant School. We will maintain children’s reading logs as a way of keeping in touch.
Children will be heard reading as often as possible, though this will vary according to their place on the scheme. Some children will be heard every day, others will be heard less often. All children will be heard weekly in class as part of guided reading, and in a variety of other curriculum areas.
Our reading system depends on your support! Please continue to read at home daily with your child, ensuring the reading log is updated to maintain consistency. We very much appreciate your support in school. If you are able to come in at any point during the week to hear readers, we would appreciate it greatly. Please speak to Mrs Davey or Mrs Mars for more details.
- READING: 10 minutes of reading per day.
- Spelling sentences will be set every 2 weeks.
- A SPAG task will be set every other week and consolidate the children’s learning from their lessons.
- A maths task will alternate with the SPAG task – it will link to the maths being taught in class.
- There will be an expectation for the children to learn their times tables (2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 8x). These will be tested using ‘Speedy Tables’.
- On occasions, we may also set a family learning task for children to complete at home. This will be a more creative and enjoyable task which can be done in collaboration with brothers, sisters, or other family members.
Bishop’s Waltham Junior School offers a huge range of clubs for children to participate in. Details will become available in the first few weeks of the Autumn term.
We take part in a wide range of community events across the year, notably the Bishop’s Waltham Carnival, Festival and Christmas Street Fayre.
A wide range of music lessons are available to children at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School. These include guitar, keyboard, brass, wind and string instruments, and percussion. Speak to the office staff for more details.