Welcome to Class 3.
May I extend a very warm welcome to class 3, years 3 and 4, and I hope you have all had an excellent summer break. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with you and your child this academic year. I am sure that the journey we make together will be an exciting and rewarding one, packed full of rich learning opportunities.
Throughout this year, I will be teaching our class on a Monday, a Tuesday morning and all day on Thursday and Friday. Mr. Jones will be taking our class on a Tuesday afternoon for science and Mrs. Morris will be teaching all day on a Wednesday. Plus, on a Thursday afternoon, the children will have the opportunity to be taught French by Madame Cheded.
The children are also fortunate to have working alongside myself some wonderful teaching assistants, who will also enhance the learning opportunities for the class. These staff members are Mrs. Bradbury, Mrs. Farrington, Mrs. Conlon and Mr. Medcalf.
Our topic this term is “Food, Glorious Food”. As part of this topic, we intend to explore themes linked to where food comes from, healthy eating and recipes. We will also pursue ideas that are generated by the children’s own interests and enquiries. In addition, I have also attached a topic web that will enable you to see in greater detail the learning journey your child will be undertaking this term.
On a practical note, the children will have PE on a Monday and a Thursday. Please could you make sure that your child keeps their PE kit in school and that every piece of clothing is clearly labelled with their name. Your children will also need a water bottle that they must bring to school every day. This is especially important for hydration throughout the day and for P.E. lessons. And finally, because the weather is turning autumnal, please make sure that your child comes into school with a coat, as this will guarantee that they won’t get cold at playtimes.
Homework in class 3 involves daily reading (of at least 15 minutes), either their reading book or a Bug Club Book; a weekly maths task; and spelling tasks. In addition, your child may also be given an English activity, linked to grammar or punctuation, where necessary. Homework will be set on a Friday and expected to be returned on a Thursday. This will start on Friday 21st September. We would like you to encourage your child to record in their reading diary every time they have read both at home and at school.
Thank you for your support and together, with Mr. Jones, Mrs. Morris and all the teaching assistants, we look forward to working with your child and yourselves over the coming year. If you have any concerns please feel free to come and speak to me.