Hello and welcome to Class 7, a Year 3 class taught by Miss Wilkinson. I know that things have been quite strange lately, and this jump to KS2 may feel bigger than ever, but I want you to know that I can not wait to welcome you into my class. We are going to have a fantastic year together!
Wednesday 11th November – Flu vaccinations
Wednesday 11th November – Parents Evening
Friday 13th November – Non-uniform day for Children in Need
Wednesday 18th November – Odd Sock Day for Anti-Bullying Week
Monday 7th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 11th December – Year 3 Christmas Party
Friday 18th December – Inset Day (school closed to pupils)
There have been some changes to our school this year and there are a few things you need to know before starting back with us this year.
School day for Year 3 commences at 9am and finishes at 3:15pm. Parents/carers are not allowed on site so we ask that you wait at the upper side gate (Hindmarch Drive) at drop off and collection times. There will be signs on either side of the gate showing where to line up for each Year 3 class.
KS2 pupils are entitled to milk, either free or paid, however paid milk MUST be paid on Parent Pay. Please see the school office if you need help signing up to Parent Pay.
This term we are very lucky as our P.E. lessons will be taught by Tony, and they will take place on a Monday morning. Please make sure you have the correct P.E. kit in school and this must stay on your peg for the half term.
We are currently unable to do swimming due to current Covid restrictions, so the swimming teacher, Mrs Legg will come into school on a Thursday afternoon for an extra P.E. lesson. Children will need suitable outdoor kit for both days.
Reading is a hugely important part of our curriculum, and we ask that you aim to read with your child at least 3 times per week (and sign their pink reading diaries). Children who have read to an adult 3 times in a week will be able to tick a square on our class reading challenge. Once we reach 100 we will be rewarded with a class prize! Let’s get reading!
Homework in Year 3 consists of daily reading (as mentioned above) and weekly spellings. Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday morning. Remember to use Spelling Shed at home to practise!
In Class 7 we will complete daily Mental Arithmetic sessions. These may include recapping methods taught in maths, recalling number bonds, or times tables. Children are able to practise these skills at home using Maths Shed or Times Table Rockstars.
If your child needs a new log in for either of those platforms, please get in touch.
In the instance of a Bubble closure this year, home learning will be delivered on Seesaw. We will deliver 2-3 tasks per day, which you can complete using the Seesaw tools or by writing on paper and uploading a photo of your child’s work.
We are also using ClassDojo as means of communicating with parents, which will also help in the event of a Bubble closure.
If your child needs a home learning code to access Seesaw or you have any issues do not hesitate to get in touch.
Please see our Home Learning page for more information.
Our topics for the Autumn 2 half term are as follows:
Science: What can rocks tell us about the way the Earth was formed? (Rocks and Soils)
Geography: Why do so many people go on holiday to the Mediterranean?
Art: How can I collect some rocks to make a rock sculpture? (Sculpture)
Computing: We love games (CS & IT)
Music: Glockenspiel (Charanga)
R.E: How and why is advent important to Christians?
PSHE: Relationships and Friendships
French: The calendar and celebrations
This year we will be using Class Dojo school-wide as a means of maintaining parent communication and as our whole-school rewards system. I will be posting regular updates to our Class Story throughout the year as well as reminders for parents and pupils.
I’m looking forward to a wonderful year!