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Welcome to Year 3 Squirrel Class!

 

Miss Watson is the teacher for Squirrel Class and Miss Coetzee covers PPA on a Wednesday. Mrs Bonsall and Miss Read are the teaching assistants. 

 

The Squirrel Class Team are looking forward to an exciting year with lots of fun learning. We hope the children are excited too! We will be exploring the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, investigating rocks, soils and fossils, learning French greetings and much more in our learning journey together. Explore the Long Term Plan below to find out more about our learning. 

 

We have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please ask that the children come to school in their PE kit. Forest School sessions will run every two weeks on a Tuesday afternoon starting on the 9th of January this half term. Our other forest school sessions for this half term are on the 23rd January and the 6th February. Please ensure children bring outdoor clothing into school, as these engaging outdoor learning sessions will become messy! 

 

The children will bring home a borrowing book of their choice to read either independently or with an adult. We encourage reading for pleasure, so whether this is reading the borrowing book from school or an alternative book at home we hope the children will enjoy their reading time every day. The children have all been given a reading record to take home (blue/red book) for you to write down any comments about your child's reading when you read together. 

 

The children will also read a reading book every day in school with a partner. Monday to Wednesday the children will also read a book together in small groups. We are very excited to have Hare Class join us each Friday to share our reading time, so the children can read some of their stories but also listen to stories being read to them. In the classroom there is also a variety of topic books related to the children's learning which the children are able to access regularly. We also have a class book that we read as a class every day. The children have all been given another reading record (green in colour), which stays at school. This is where the children write down their reviews and comments of the books they have read. The children can also write book reviews to go on our reading wall, so they can share ideas with their friends and make recommendations regarding books they might like to read next. 

 

All the children have a Times Tables Rock Stars, Numbots and Matheletics login to support their maths development, so please try to practice one of these at home every day. Every Monday the children will try the 1 minute Times Tables Mountain challenge to see if they can climb up to the next level. Every Friday the children complete a short maths test (CLIC and SAFEs). 

 

There may also be some additional home tasks and activities for the children to try at home that will support them in making the best progress possible.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming the children and yourselves into Squirrel Class and working together this year. Please do get in contact with us if you have any questions about any of this information. 

 

Squirrel Class Team

 

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