Year 3

Message from the Teacher

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh.

I am Ustaadhah Nusaybah and I will be the Year 1 teacher for this current year. I have graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Primary Education accompanied with a Qualified Teaching Status (QTS). This course has allowed me to gain a lot of valuable experience which I hope to bring to Assunnah to make a positive effect on the learning of the children by enabling them to progress in accordance to their individual needs.

The Assunnah community is one that is very dear to me as it is one I have been involved in for more than 10 years.  It is with great pleasure that I have been given the opportunity to give back to my community and look forward to being a part of the amazing work that goes on in Assunnah.

If there are any questions or concerns that you may have about your child or the work outlined below, please do not hesitate to speak to me after dismissal.

TopicsDuring this term (autumn 1), children will studying ‘healthy me’. They will be introduced to topics that will aid their understanding in how to live a healthier lifestyle.
CurriculumNumeracy:
Children are currently covering the following:
Place value and money
Addition and Subtraction
Shape and symmetry
Multiplication and division
Time and data
Fractions

Literacy:
Children are currently focusing on reading fiction. It is strongly encouraged that parents read at home with their children in order to expose children to a good level of the English language.

Parents/carers who want to aid their child’s reading may wish to purchase some age-friendly reading materials by visiting The Book People on the following link: www.thebookpeople.co.uk Here parents can find book collections at a reasonable price. Please ensure that you check that the reading ability level and age recommended on the books match that of your child’s. Parents/carers are also highly encouraged to join their local library.

If you would like to help your child with both numeracy and literacy, you may wish to purchase some activity books such as those offered by Letts, CGP or Sims & Schofield, all of which can be purchased on www.amazon.co.uk

Science:
Children will be studying ‘Animals including Humans’. They will be covering various topics such as; food groups, balanced diet, transport, skeletons, muscles and joints.

Tarbiya/Tafseer:
Children will be studying the lives of the Prophets of Islam as well as about purification and prayer. In Tafseer they will be studying Surat Al Fatiha in depth.

SEAL/Citizenship:
Children are currently working on the topic ‘New beginnings’ in their SEAL lessons. We strongly promote the development of the right mindset to achieve ambitions, and to always strive for the best that they can be.

In addition to this, children have been focusing on healthy eating in their Citizenship lessons. It is highly recommended that parent/carers promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging their children to eat healthier foods and becoming involved in sporting activities. Parents/carers can receive useful tips and free packs by visiting www.nhs.uk/change4life

TripsAs children will be studying Healthy Living, we are hoping to arrange a visit to the science museum. This will allow children to have some hands on experience which is brilliant for widening their learning pool.
P.E.PE for KS1 and year 3 will be every Wednesday. Parents are reminded that children must wear a full PE kit, which includes a white t-shirt/top (girls: no party-type dresses below the knee) and black jogging/tracksuit bottoms. Parents are advised to refrain from allowing children to wear tights or leggings as this can cause health problems. Children must bring trainers (children should wear their normal school shoes to school). Children should also bring a water bottle (no juices or fizzy drinks)

Children are currently involved in a range of activities mainly based on basketball. We are also focusing on health and well being by promoting activities that increase cardiovascular health, such as running; and team building skills.

HomeworkHomework is very important for the children at this age, not only it provides challenge as well as teaches responsibility. All children have been informed of the rules of homework so please help your child. The homework is given out every Thursday and taken in on Wednesday morning.

Useful links to help you help your child:
Book People: http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk
Collins / Letts: http://www.collins.co.uk/category/Primary/CGP
Schofield and Sims: http://www.schofieldandsims.co.uk