WELCOME TO CLASS 3!
"For with God nothing shall be impossible."
Class Teacher: Mr Kellett
Teaching Assistant: Miss Stevenson
Welcome to Class 3 2019-2020
It is another exciting year for your children as they start and continue their journey through KS2. In class 3 I have high hopes and high expectations of all of the children, both for their behaviour and for their learning. I am looking forward to spending the next school year with your children as they continue to grow as individuals and work together as a class.
Our classroom is a happy and positive working environment where praise and encouragements are used to motivate and support all of the children. I ask that each child tries their best and develops a resilient attitude towards learning. As a class, the children have spoken about the areas of learning that they feel they would like to improve. The majority of the class have expressed their desire to improve their handwriting and spellings. We have thought of ways to make this a focus during the half term.
Throughout the year, lots of new and exciting learning will take place. Your children will be challenged to be the very best they can be and encouraged to take part in every aspect of school life. I value the support you give your child at home with reading, spelling, learning times tables and working on any topic based research or interests your child may enjoy.
English: We will be working on poetry, story writing, newspapers and adverts. One of the books we will use to help us is The Firework Maker’s Daughter.
Spellings: A spelling test will take place every Friday based on the Year 3 and Year 4 spelling list.
Reading: Your child will be read with at least once a week at school, either in Guided Reading or with their Home reader. We are focusing on broadening the children’s comprehension skills, so help with this at home would be greatly appreciated.
Handwriting: There will be a big focus on improving handwriting standards this year. The children are looking forward to earning a handwriting pen!
Maths: We will be focusing on place value as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also continue to practise times tables, as this will prepare us for the Year 4 Times Table Assessment that is taking place nationally at the end of the year.
Geography: Waste and recycling – will be our topic for the first half-term.
History: The Great Plague is our topic after half-term.
Art: After half term, we will be developing our painting and drawing skills by creating self-portraits.
D.T: We will link Science and DT by working on electrical systems.
Science: Our topic is Electricity. We are looking forward to making electrical circuits.
PE: We will be doing PE every Tuesday and Thursday.
Please make sure that all belongings are clearly labelled with your child's full name as we are getting a number of items left daily that are unclaimed or are taken home by other children in error. Many thanks for your help with this.
Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions throughout the year.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18