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Class 3

Class 3 Yearly Overview

Thank you class 3 (and all your parents/carers) for such a smooth start to our new term! It has been wonderful to welcome you all back to school after so long. Although we have had lots of new routines to learn and practise, everything has gone to plan and you have settled in quickly. Here are a few things to help you to be organised and prepared each week;

 

PE- Wednesday; please wear your PE kit to school and make sure earrings are removed at home.

 

Homework- out on a Friday and returned on a Wednesday to ensure 2 days quarantine of books. Homework includes a reading challenge and book/chapter review weekly, spelling practise (3 times minimum), times tables practise (3 times minimum) and daily reading.

 

Reading- Books are to be kept for a week (or more if a larger chapter book) and returned to the purple box 

on Fridays. New books will be chosen on Fridays. Please aim to read 5 times a week, record this in your diary, and have it signed by an adult. Reading diaries will be checked every Thursday.

 

DB Primary- Our exciting new webpage! Please check this weekly for spellings. These will be uploaded every

 Friday and tested the following Friday. You will need to practise the Yr3 or Yr4 list unless specifically told you are Group 3. Group 3 will be fluid and change according to individual weekly needs. Please check the Writing/Homework Book; if you are in Group 3 for spelling it will be written in here for that week.  Keep exploring DB Primary as we will be uploading new things as the term goes on.  (If you do not have access to the internet, please let me know so I can send a paper copy of spellings home).

 

TT Rockstars- Your login was sent home this week (along with DB login), so please try to use TT Rockstars to practise your times tables. I will be checking the leaderboard regularly to see who is doing well... there may even be some prizes, so get going!

 

Contacting Mrs Aitken- as we are currently less able to meet face-to-face, please encourage your child to talk to me (or Mrs Almond) in school, or to email either of us via DB Primary if they have any concerns. Alternatively, parents/carers can email me at caitken@gosfield-pri.essex.sch.uk.

 

Keep up all your hard work, Class 3, and lets have a fun filled learning journey this year!

Mrs Aitken

Hi Class 3, a big Welcome to our new class page!

 

I am very excited about being your teacher in September. I have taught quite a lot of you before, so I know what an amazing group of children you are! I am already planning some great topics for the Autumn term and I know we will have a lot of fun while we are learning. Mrs Almond will be working with us in Class 3, and she too is busy preparing for a fantastic return to school. 

 

I am looking forward to seeing some of you in school over the next couple weeks. Although it will be a bit different to what we have been used to, we will be doing lots of fun activities, and there will be plenty of time for talking and sharing experiences. If you are coming in, please could you begin to think about 'One Word Wednesday'. This involves you thinking of one word only that best describes how you are feeling about coming back to school and into a new class group with a new teacher.  You don't have to put your name on the word, just write it down so it can be stuck onto the board. We will use these for a circle time discussion on your first transition day. If you are not coming in, you might want to think of a word and email it to school so I can print it off and include it on our wall.  

 

I would also love it if you would all write me a short letter to let me know more about yourself. I will read these over the Summer holidays. You might include your favourite things (colour, animal, food, film, song), things you are good at (in and out of school), anything you are concerned about going into the new school year, things you would like help with, people you work well with (this isn't always your best friends!) and any other interesting facts about you.  Please bring it with you on your transition day, or again, email it to me if you are not able to come.  I too will be writing you all a letter about me which you can take home and read over the Summer holidays. This will help us get to know each other better. 

 

Finally, I would like to set you a Summer Holiday Challenge. Please could you decorate a shoe box (or similar) in any way you like. You could cover it in wrapping paper, paint it, create a collage, cut out pictures and stick on...whatever you fancy. Then, I would love you to find items over the Summer break, that tell us something about you, and put these in your box. For example, if you go away, you might pop in a postcard or photo of where you went, or you might include an interesting seed/leaf/stone that you found on a walk etc. Please can you aim to have 4 or 5 things in your box. We will share these with each other in our first week back.

 

Well...I think this will keep you all busy! Have fun, stay safe and I will see you all soon. 

 

Mrs Aitken

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