5th September 2018
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to you all. We hope you have all had a fantastic summer holiday with your children. This letter is to outline some information about our classroom routines and the year ahead. We will also be holding a brief parent’s meeting on Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 3pm so please come along and we can discuss any queries at that stage.
Staffing and Communication
Mrs Charles and Mrs Salisbury will be teaching the class with the assistance of Mrs Cairns full-time and Mrs Bundy during maths lessons. Teaching staff will be available on the playground in the mornings as usual. Please catch us then for quick queries but feel free to make a more formal appointment with the office for longer discussions. Home Liaison books will still be used as a communication tool but messages may not be picked up until lunchtime so please be aware of this if you are writing a note.
Reading and Homework
Children will read daily within school and will also bring a reading book home. We will encourage them to keep note of their reading in their Home Liaison books and would ask that they read with you at home as much as possible. We will be encouraging independent reading and so will help the children to make reading choices appropriately. At this age children’s understanding of vocabulary and sentence structure can really be improved by listening to longer chapter books and we would encourage you to read aloud to your children if you can fit it in.
Homework leaflet’s containing tasks for the term will be sent home shortly. Please see us if you have any questions. This year spelling will be taught and practised within school so there will be no spelling tests however we may send targeted spelling for individuals.
We will start the year with our topic on Vikings. This will include art work, ICT and of course history. This topic will include work on Viking Sagas and the “How To Train Your Dragon” series of books by Cressida Cowell. Children will do PE twice a week so could they please have their PE kits in school everyday. We have booked Violin Tuition for the whole class for the Autumn Term and are hopeful of a performance towards the end of term. Finally we will have Rugbytots in to work with the class during the second half of the Autumn Term.
It promises to be another busy term and we are looking forward to it. Many thanks for your support,
The Class 3 Team.