Welcome to Year 3, Star Class at Shalfleet Primary
We welcome you and your child to year 3. The purpose of this page is to give you an understanding of our current routines and some of the expectations within the classroom. I do stress, however, that these could change due to the current situation we find ourselves in. If anything does change, I’ll ensure you are informed.
Staff – I will be the main teacher for the class and will teach the class Tuesday – Friday. Mrs Newton will take the class on a Monday, supported by Mr Blackburn, and they we will also be taught by Mr McCormack for PE and Miss Gates for Forest Schools. On a Tuesday afternoon Mrs Newton will be taking the class for Music, Art or French. Very excitingly we have Miss Rose who will be joining us for the year as a School Direct student.
Please see below for key information.
AM & PM Routines
Early morning routine – Drop off time is 8:30. If your child has an older sibling, meaning they need to come into class earlier, the older sibling will need to bring their younger sibling to our classroom.
End of day routine – The day ends for the children at 15:00 but children with the siblings being picked up with their eldest
Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly labelled, especially jumpers and coats, including their PE kit, and that all children are provided with a hat in hot weather, and a coat when it is cold or wet. We like to get the children out at playtime everyday, even in light rain! Due to the children now being in KS2 we do emphasis that they need to take a responsibility for their own belongings.
PE & Outdoor Learning
P.E – Our class will have PE lessons on a Tuesday and Thursday. Can we please ask that the children come to school wearing their PE kit on these days.
Outdoor Learning – Outdoor Learning will be on a Monday. Please like with PE, can the children come suitably dressed. If they can come with suitable waterproofs to change into if required that would be ideal.
Spellings: Weekly spelling will be sent home to learn. They will be set on Monday to be tested the following week.
Reading: As discussed above the expectation will be that children read as much as possible at home.
Times Tables: Children will be allocated Times Tables to complete on play.ttrockstars.com, more details will follow and all children will receive login details.
Term: An optional termly task can be found on the Topic Front Cover that you will be able to find on DoJo and will be coming out as a paper copy as well.
Food & Drink
Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink from throughout the day. If they have a sports bottle with a pop up top, then these can be kept on their table in the classroom. Other types of bottle may have to be kept on the draining board or at the side of the classroom, where they can access them at any time.
Snacks – Snacks must now be eaten during playtime in which there is designated area for them to go. Please can I remind you to ensure that these are healthy snacks. Please no chocolate/sweets etc.
Lunchboxes – These are stored on a shelf in the classroom. Please can you ensure these are labelled.
Toys & Belongings
Toys – Please do not allow your child to bring toys into school. Pencil cases are allowed but please ensure they are suitable for a classroom environment.
Reading – We will be doing various reading activities every day, and therefore please make sure that the children always have their books in their reading bags in school. Children will have a new reading record book. It is helpful if you can write in it each time you read with your child and adults at school will do the same to keep you informed of your child’s progress.
However, I need to stress that these books are mainly a home reading book and we will not always hear them read these books in school. Please be aware that sometimes the children will repeat pages or even whole books to develop fluency and accuracy and we may not necessarily change a book each time they get to the end, as we have to make sure of their understanding of the story and the characters in the book. We will move them onto another book when we are confident they are ready. It has been heavily evidenced, within research, of how reading at home has an impact on your child’s development within school.