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We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust

Class 3

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.  I will also be holding a brief parent’s meeting on Wednesday 11th September 2019 at 3pm so please come along and we can discuss any queries at that stage. 

 

 

Staffing and Communication

I will be teaching the class with the assistance of a team of TAs as follows; Mrs Sauntson, Mrs Jones, Mrs Brown and Mr Craddock.  Mrs Cairns is sadly unwell at the moment but will be joining us as soon as she has recovered.  Mrs Dodd will be teaching one afternoon a week to cover my PPA.  Please catch me for quick queries on the playground and 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 will not be checked daily so please ask your children to hand them in to me first thing if there is a message I need to see. 

 

Reading and Homework

Children will be expected to read daily within school, either their own books or the class reader.  They will also bring a school 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. There is a whole school reading challenge running this year to help encourage your children to practise regularly.  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 at all possible.   

 

Homework leaflets containing tasks for the term will be sent home shortly.  Please see us if you have any questions.  Spelling will continue to be taught and practised within school but there will be no formal weekly test.  Over the course of the year, children may bring home targeted spellings to learn.   

 

Curriculum

We will start the year with our topic on Chocolate which will provide the basis for teaching across the curriculum.  Please see the attached topic web for further details.  This topic will include work on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” and we will be visiting Cadbury’s World as part of the topic. 

After half-term we will move onto a whole school topic on Climate Change as part of a collaboration with a number of schools in the area.  We will then finish the term off with a focus on the classic story “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” and topic work will be related to this text. 

This term, children will do PE on Thursdays with Mr Craddock but could they please have their PE kits in school everyday in case there are further opportunities.  During the Spring Term, the children will also be swimming on Mondays.

It promises to be another busy term and we are looking forward to it.  Many thanks for your support,

 

Mrs Charles and the Class 3 Team.

 

Welcome back all and a Happy New Year.

We are looking forward to a fun and busy term in class 3.  Our class topic is The Rainforest and we have lots of exciting activities planned.  This term also brings weekly Swimming lessons, World Book Day and Science Week.   We have a PGCE student joining us at the end of January and Mrs Jones is joining us for daily maths lessons this term.  

As always, please do come and see us if you have any queries or questions.

Mrs Charles and Mrs Salisbury.

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Violin Tune - Rudolph

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Viking Collage Homework. An amazing effort. Thanks to all.

Class 3 Trip - Bishops Wood September 2018

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Homework Help for homework due 26th September

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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.

Curriculum

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.

Class 3 Enterprise Sale was a roaring success. We made a £400 profit that we will be using to fund 'Honeyfest 2018'. Thank you for all your support. Miss Curtis

Class 3 Enterprise Sale was a roaring success. We made a £400 profit that we will be using to fund 'Honeyfest 2018'. Thank you for all your support. Miss Curtis 1

Lip balm making for our sale on Tuesday 19th June 2018

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Making our Hanley Hand Salve with sweet almond oil infused with rose water

Making our Hanley Hand Salve with sweet almond oil infused with rose water 1

MSJ Olympics 2018

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Making candles using our own ' Hanley Hive wax'.

Making candles using our own ' Hanley Hive wax'. 1
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