Welcome to Class 3

A note from Mrs Dene .......

Happy New Year


Welcome back ...... 

I hope that you have had a great holiday.

Over the next few weeks I will be sending home the year 1 key words for both reading and spelling. I will also begin introducing some phonics test practice so that the children get used to reading real and alien words.


Our NEW topic for this first SPRING term is CELEBRATIONS!

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 It is time to CELEBRATE!

Over the next 6 weeks we will be talking about celebrations and the different events that we and other countries celebrate. 

We will be looking at how countries around the world celebrate New Years eve and their countries national day. We will spend some time looking at how countries celebrate events differently. We will also join in with Chinese New Year celebrations.

In literacy we will be continuing to use 'Talk for Writing' to learn the story 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'. We will also be introducing your child to the IPEEL framework which helps children with their story writing. In maths we will be looking at addition, subtraction and numbers to 20. 

In PE we will be improving our basic skills and learning to work as a team by playing different games. We will also cover gymnastics this half term. In RE will will be learning about Judaism and in Science we will be investigating materials and their properties.


Below is our Curriculum Map with more information about what we are doing this half-term.

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Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be back in school by Wednesday.

The children will have maths, comprehension and spelling homework.

Reading books

Please can all children have their reading books in school every day.

Children can change their reading books each day if necessary and we encourage the children to do this as part of their daily routine at school.

It is really important that you hear your child read regularly at home as this has a big impact on their progress.

When you have heard your child read, please make a comment in their green reading record.




P.E. will be on a WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY for the SPRING 1 half term.

We will be doing as much of our P.E outdoors this first half term, so please ensure that your child has the appropriate P.E kit!!

Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school on these days.

It is essential that all clothes have their name in as they can easily get mixed up. Please can you help your child practice getting dressed/undressed at home if they are not yet able to get changed by themselves.

If you need to see me about an issue concerning your child, however big or small, please feel free to see me at the end of the day or arrange an appointment via the office.

Thank you!