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Welcome to Class 3


 Our topic this term is Active Planet

 and our Science topics are Rocks and Forces







Class News                           


We are looking forward to an exciting Spring term. Although we are not going on a topic related trip this term, we will be having a sports trip towards the end of term and various competitions (watch this space!)



Please keep an eye out for documentaries to suit our topic and encourage your child to research the topic either online or at the library.We would also be grateful if you could spend time with your child discovering where countries are which will support our topic this term


Homework will be given out on Fridays to be handed in the following Thursday. Spellings will be given out on Friday. Each week the spellings will consist of 10 words which fit spelling patterns and extra words from the year 3/4 statutory words set by the government. Please ensure your child learns his/her words each week. We will be continuing the 'Spelling Bee' this year.


We learn times tables in a certain order. (Please feel free to come in and see our times tables display.) Everyone will start with 2s in September and then move up through the chosen order until they reach 'The Moon'. Children will be tested each week and will move up or be re-tested. Please practise times tables as much as possible over the holidays - car journeys are the perfect time.Times Tables Rock stars is a new and exciting way to learn times tables. Your child has his/her own password.Please encourage your child to use it as much as possible




Please see below a copy of the letter from the children's reading diaries regarding reading.


Dear Parents


Please listen to your child read as often as you can. Just ten minutes every night can really help your child to progress in their reading. (Even fluent readers may need help with difficult words.)

When you have listened to your child, please sign and date the pages read. Reading diaries will be checked weekly by Mrs Cable and a raffle ticket will be awarded if your child has read five times or more in a week.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs Townshend


One of the important roles in Class 3 is to develop your child's independence. Being ready for lessons with the appropriate equipment in their own pencil case is all part of this.


Spring term timetable



          Tuesday and Wednesday - P.E. with Mrs Sturmey

          Wednesday - Computing with Mr Barlow

          Outdoor learning - Wednesday - with Mrs Sturmey



Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing for outdoor learning and the correct P.E. kit in school on these days - including short white socks for those girls who wear tights to school.


Please make sure your child has:

1. A book bag/ folder to protect school library books and reading diaries.

2. Sports kit


  •   Navy blue tracksuit
  •   Red T-Shirt
  •   Navy blue shorts
  •   Plain trainers
  •  Plimsolls
  •  Boys - plain socks
  •   Girls - short white socks
  •   Long hair to be tied back
  •   Labelled water bottle



        Girls- one piece swimming costume and hat

        Boys- swimming trunks and hat


3. When you buy new school uniform, please remember - navy trousers and skirts (not black or grey).

4. A pencil case with a selection of HB pencils for writing and drawing, a few coloured crayons, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener etc. Please make sure that the pencil case is small enough to fit in your child's drawer in the classroom.

5. Labelled wellies.


Please make sure that all items or clothing are clearly labelled.


If you have any further queries please feel free to contact either of us.


Mrs C Townshend (Class 3 Teacher)

Mrs A Downey (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs T Dod (Teaching Assistant)