Transition into year 3

Welcome to your Year 3 Webpage!
 
All parents/carers have been emailed using the email address that we hold for you on the school system. If you do not believe that you have received any emails please take note of some important information that is posted below about your child's return to school in September. 
 
Myself and Mrs Miller first of all want to say a huge thank you to all of you who have been juggling work commitments, home school and daily life during this uncertain time, alongside, presumably many worries. You have all done a fantastic job of keeping your child happy and safe, regardless of the amount of academic work that you have or have not completed.
 
We have arranged a transition day for your child in school. This is Friday 4th September 2020. Your child will return back to school on Friday and spend the day becoming familiar with the new systems and routines. Your child will then return full time on Monday 7th September.
 
Below are 3 documents that you will be required to read prior to your child returning to school. 
 
1) A return to school questionnaire. Please fill this in as honestly as possible so myself and Mrs Miller can gauge an idea as to what sort of activities your child completed during the school closure. This will allow us to plan the Year 3 provision as effectively as possible. I would also like to gather an idea about how your child is feeling about returning to school during these unusual circumstances. Please email these back to your child's teacher. See contact details below.
 
2)  A 'Social Story' PowerPoint which discusses some of the ways in which school may be different come September. 
 
3) A 'Return to School Booklet'. This document outlines some changes that you will need to be aware of for September. 
 
Please DO NOT leave any questions unanswered, email your child's class teacher with any questions you have - no question is a silly one. We do not want you worrying about your child's return to school over the summer. 
 
Contact Information.
 
Miss Cowen - becky.cowen@ntlp.org.uk
Mrs Miller - cheryl.miller@ntlp.org.uk
 
Meet the Teachers
Frequently Asked Questions
 
What day does my child return to school?
Year 3 children return to school on Friday 4th September where they will spend the day with their new Teacher becoming familiar with the new rules and systems in place. They will then return full time on Monday 7th September. 
 
What time does my child need to be dropped of/collected?
We are operating staggered drop off and pick up times throughout the school. You should drop your child off at the KS2 yard at 9am and collect them at 3pm. We ask that only 1 adult enters the yard.
 
What can my child bring into school?
Your child can bring a water bottle, coat and packed lunch where necessary. Children will also be asked to bring in their reading books on a Friday. All other items will not be permitted into school. 
 
Can my child bring a PE kit into school?
Children are not allowed to bring PE kits into school. On your child's outdoor PE day we ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit. This consists of black/blue shorts and white t-shirt or black/blue tracksuit. Miss Cowen's class will have PE on Thursday and Mrs Miller's on Wednesday.

Return to School Message from Mrs Hawkins

 

Dear Parent/Carer

 

The clear message from Government is that all pupils will return to school in September and we are optimistic that we will be able to make preparations on this basis. The new guidance requires many measures to be worked through and put into place but it has less constraints on numbers and social distancing and gives schools much more flexibility in order to make things work in each unique school environment.

 

Our school will be using year group/mixed class bubbles, which will allow children to socialise with their peers, at lunchtimes for outdoor learning and playtimes. This will also allow subject specialist teaching and the meeting of individual pupils needs.

 

To reduce mixing and transition, your child will have a staggered start and end to the day with a set time that must be kept too. We are aware that some flexibility will be required for parents of more than one child. Playtimes and lunchtimes will be staggered and yards designated to minimal year groups.

 

Control measures which promote good hand and respiratory hygiene will remain essential.

 

Enhanced cleaning will be implemented for frequently touched surfaces and toilet areas.

 

Staff and parents/carers will be expected to inform school immediately if they/their child becomes poorly with COVID 19 symptoms.

 

We are planning to revert to a hot school meal option though the choice and arrangements (timings, where pupils will eat their lunch etc.) will need to be different to the norm. We plan to stagger lunches and use a mixture of the dining hall and classrooms to keep year group bubbles separate. EYFS and Key Stage 1 will eat their dinner in the dinner hall and Key stage two in their classrooms. Please follow this link to the North Tyneside Council School Meal Website for further information about the provision of school meals:

https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/131/school-meals

 

The school will develop plans to enhance home learning (in the event of localised lockdowns such as the one in Leicester or partial closure in the event of confirmed cases within the school) or for any children who are advised by their doctor/specialist to continue shielding.

 

We will also develop catch up programmes for individual pupils, groups or classes that may need this.

 

We have posted a meet the teacher document for you to share with your child and as an introduction to the teacher. We will also shortly post a power point to explain the expectations for the year group your child is moving into and a booklet to explain what to expect when your child returns. This will inform you of your child’s arrival and departure time and place. Over the next week teachers will email you to open lines of communication. Please email your child’s new teacher if you have further questions.

 

Please be mindful that this reopening continues to be subject to DFE and government guidance.

 

Please visit the year group transition page on the website as all correspondence both before and during the school holidays will be made through here.

 

Thank you for your support, patience, consideration and understanding.

 

Yours sincerely

Becky Hawkins

Deputy Head Teacher

Summer Revision
 

Here are some maths and English skills that will be useful for you to look over ready for Year 3.