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Welcome back! It already seems like the summer holidays were a distant memory and the children have settled into Key Stage 2 in a very confident and mature manner.
Class 3 Staffing
Mrs Willis is in school everyday and we are also supported by Mrs Francombe on a daily basis. Mrs Parfitt teaches Class 3 on a Tuesday morning to allow Mrs Willis to take her PPA time. Should you need to see a member of staff, we request that you see them at the end of the day or ask to make an appointment. Thank you!
The Rotten Romans
Our Context for learning this term is 'The Rotten Romans' and we have already made a fantastic start with all the children 'invading' school, dressed as Romans for our immersion day. The children had a selection of Roman tasks to complete to begin to 'spark' their interest in the topic.
Our context has a history focus and during the immersion day the children came up with lots of questions and ideas for taking their learning forward. It certainly seems that they are already enjoying it as there has been some lovely examples of home learning that the children have been keen to share.
Please remember our P.E. days are usually
Tuesday: Indoor P.E. - Please ensure you have black shorts and a white t-shirt for this as long joggers can cause the children to slip on the hall floor.
Friday: Outdoor games (weather permitting) Please ensure you bring tracksuit bottoms, a warm jumper and trainers.
Please bring your P.E. kit to school every Monday, and leave it in school for the week. Please remind your children to take their PE kit home on a Friday for washing. It is also a great help to remember to bring your P.E. kit in a smaller drawstring bag rather than a large rucksack because storage space in the cloakroom is limited.
Please remember that it is much easier if earrings are not worn on PE days, and long hair must be tied back. If earrings are worn to school then they should either be covered at home before coming to school or the children should have a small pot to put their earrings in. We are not allowed to remove or put earrings back in.
Every child in the class has been given an Abacus Active Learn log-in and will be able to access homework on this website. The details for this can be found in their 'Spelling/Homework' books.
Please bring your red reading bag to school every day.
We have Guided Group Reading every day with different groups. The book that the children read during this session stays in school. However they will bring home an individual reader which they will have chosen from a coloured banded selection of books.
Please remember that even the most fluent readers may not, at this age, understand everything that they are reading. Reading words and understanding them are two different things and some of the children are simply too young to have had the experiences necessary to understand some vocabulary! That is why we need to be on hand to help them work out the meaning of a new word by using the context or by using a dictionary (also a great skill!). If we know which words they are discovering in their reading, we can also help them to add them to their vocabulary for speaking and writing. A win-win situation!
Spelling tests are on a Thursday. Please make sure you bring your yellow 'Spelling/Homework' book to school every Thursday. There is now a list inside of the book of some activities you might like to do with your child to help them learn their spellings. It is not an exhausted list but just some ideas.
Click on the link below to play some spelling games which will help your child to learn their spellings in a fun way!
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites.
Many thanks for your ongoing support.