Class 3 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Class 3!
A Message from Miss Hey:
Hello and welcome to Class 3! I hope you're all ready for an exciting half term in the run up to Christmas. Please see below for our Autumn 2 Newsletter to see what we will be doing this half term.
In Class 3 we are reading:
Our English Hook: The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Kate Pankhurst
Our Story Time Book: The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton
Important dates this half term
Friday 29th November Christmas Fair 6.00-7.30pm
Wednesday 11th December KS1 Christmas Production 2.15pm and 6pm
Monday 16th December EYFS and KS1 Christmas Party
Wednesday 18th December Whole School Christmas Pantomime
Friday 20th December Carol Service in Church 9.30am
School closes for Christmas at 3.15pm
Phonics is a key part of our learning in EYFS and KS1. It is the basis of how we read and how we write and spell words. You can learn more about what phonics is and how we teach it here. There are also resources on the page such as sound mats and word lists, as well as ways you can help your child with their reading at home.
We follow a concrete - pictoral - abstract method in Maths. This means that we start understanding concepts by using practical equipment - anything from sharing out cubes or adding using base-10. We then move onto drawing or manipulating pictures to solve calculations. These methods allow us to understand what is happening when we do a calculation (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying) so we can then progress on to written methods such as column addition and long multiplication. You can view our Progression in Calculation here to see how we teach the children in class.
Please read with your child as often as possible. If we feel that your child can read their book satisfactorily they can change it once a week. Please sign your child’s book every time you hear them read.
Homework will be given out every Wednesday. Please work with your child and complete it in the week. If your child receives spellings for their phonics group, please practise these ready for the spelling test.
We are currently having a big focus on handwriting across Key Stage One. Every other week, your child will be given a list of some of the common exception words for their year group. Your child is expected to be able to read and spell these words by the end of the year. Practising these words over the course of the year will help your child achieve this. The words are written on the same handwriting paper we have in our English books. Please encourage your child to form their letters in the right way, going in the right direction and sitting between the correct lines. We have already seen a massive improvement in handwriting since we started using the books.
For more detailed information on what we will be doing this half term please take a look at our class newsletter.
- Bitesize - A primary school resource for children studing Key Stage 1 Maths, English and Science, featuring game activities and tests.
- Thinkuknow - If you are 5, 6 or 7, I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. Why not take a look at this website to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
- Phonics Play - Packed with interactive phonics games
- Times tables Rockstars - Practise your times tables and earn coins to make your avatar look even cooler. You can also challenge your friends!
Files to Download
Class 3: News items
NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe Monday 20th January , by Mr Wright
Freddy Fit, Friday 10th January 2020, by Mr Wright