Welcome to Class 3S –
Mr Shaw’s Class
Autumn Term 2017
I hope you all had a lovely summer break and are feeling refreshed and ready for the new school year. I would like to welcome both parents and children to Year 3 and the KS2 department. I hope you found the ‘Year 3 welcome letter’ useful and it has made the transition form Y2 to Y3 that bit easier.
Our topic in the autumn term is called “Diasaster!”. During this topic, we will be learning about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
Your child will be given an appropriate reading book during the first week of the term. Though the reading schemes may differ to those used in KS1, the reading level will be appropriate to your child.
We will continue to use planners for the children; these will serve as both a reading record and a homework diary. Children will have opportunity at the end of each week to reflect on that week and set targets for the following week.
Reading books and the planner must be brought into school each day. Please try to read with your child on a frequent basis; ten minutes a day makes such a difference. Please note in the planner when your child has read, the page number reached and any comment you may wish to make. Completed reading books will be changed when needed. If your child finishes a book, they may read their favourite part again or talk about the characters and the story.
Homework is set on a weekly basis and will usually alternate between English and Maths. Sometimes it will be from another subject area and linked to our topic theme. Children will be given detailed verbal and written instructions which will allow you to assist them where required. Homework will also be noted in the planner.
P.E. will take place twice a week and although the class is allocated specific slots, changes do occur. For this reason, children should bring full correct indoor and outdoor kit (labelled) into school on Monday and leave in school until Friday when they can take it home if necessary. P.E. is part of the National Curriculum and children should take part. However, if a child is unable to take part, they must bring in a signed letter from home. Swimming lessons will hopefully start in the spring term and I will send out full details nearer the time.
Parent helpers are always welcome. If you would like to assist our class on a regular basis (helping putting up displays, listening to children read etc.) please let me know.
If at anytime you have any questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr. L Shaw