Welcome to Class 3 and for those in Year 4, welcome back! In class 3 Mrs Gibson teaches the children in the morning and Mr Brabant, Mrs Goodfellow and Mrs Buchanan in the afternoon. The teachers are supported by Miss Thompson and Mrs Wilson. On a Tuesday, Mrs Gibson has PPA time and Mrs Buchanan and Mrs Goodfellow teach the class.
We are passionate about creating a welcoming, fun, caring and stimulating teaching environment. All the teachers liaise regularly to ensure the continuation of each child’s learning and progress.
Children are encouraged to change their reading books independently and are given time during the day to do so. If your child is a keen and enthusiastic reader, then they are welcome to choose more books. Your child will experience a wide range of books in school, both fiction and non-fiction. Please encourage your child to read their books to you and discuss the content and their enjoyment of what they have read. Please record in the home-school reading record book when you hear your child read or the children can do this themselves.
Teachers hear all children read each week during a focused small group Guided Reading session. In addition to this, the children will read individually to Mrs Gibson and the teaching assistants. Please make sure your child has their reading record book and a reading book every day in their school bag.
PE is on Thursdays and Fridays. Please make sure PE bags stay in school. Swimming will take place on a Friday morning, for the first half of the Spring term, therefore children need to ensure they have a towel and a full costume for girls and swimming trunks for boys with everything named. Children must remove their own earrings for PE or remove them before school, please. If your child cannot remove their earrings, please can they bring plasters/tape to wear.
Homework is given out every Wednesday and children need to ensure this goes home with them, to be returned on or before Mondays. Activities will cover what we have been learning about in school so that the knowledge and understanding can be consolidated whenever possible.
We are very grateful for the valuable help and support of volunteers. The children thoroughly enjoy and gain from helpers being with us. If anyone would like to come into school to help, please do speak to us.
We hope that your child will be very happy in Class 3. We aim to work in partnership with all parents and carers to develop children’s self-esteem, independence, and enthusiasm to learn. We are really excited about the year ahead and working with you to ensure the very best for your child.