Shalfleet (01983) 760269 - Freshwater & Yarmouth (01983) 760345
Select Page

Welcome to Year 3, Star Class at Shalfleet Primary

We welcome you and your child to Key Stage 2 and Year 3 Star class. This is to let you know about some of our routines.

Staff – The teacher for Star Class is Mrs Chick and our HLTA is Mrs Blackburn with Helen Gibbins providing 1:1 support. On Tuesdays, Mrs Blackburn leads the learning.

Please see below for key information.

Mrs Chick

Mrs Blackburn

Please find below information on this years planned events/trips – please note these may be subject to change.

This years class charity is The Children’s Society

Autumn 1

Butser Farm Trip

Autumn 2

Visit from ‘Reflections’ fossil shop – Fossil talk

Spring 1

Greek Inspire Day – children dress up, make salads, Olympic Games, art activites

Spring 2

County Show Education Day

Summer 1

Mediterranean Cooking Inspire Day  – Parents invited in

Summer 2

Local area study (Freshwater Bay/Yarmouth)

Amazon World Trip

PE & Outdoor Learning

P.E – In Star Class, we have P.E. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Although for this first half term, the class will have dance lessons on Mondays too, so please can they wear PE kits to school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for Autumn 1.

Outdoor Learning – The class will be having Forest Schools on Wednesday afternoons (please can children come in school uniform and bring their outdoor learning clothes and boots in a named bag on this day.) As Ms Gates has stated, while the weather is dry and warm the children are fine to take part in Forest Schools just in their school uniform.


The children will receive a set of weekly spellings on a Friday and will be tested on these the following Friday. They will also be given one optional bit of homework (which will alternate between Maths and English) each Friday and we ask that this be returned by the following Thursday please. Wherever possible, homework will be linked to the area of learning we are covering that week in class.

Food & Drink

Snack at break time – Please can the children bring in their own piece of fruit or a healthy snack for morning break time.
Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink water throughout the day.


Please continue to hear your child read regularly at home. Regular reading really does make a difference – aiding fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling and ultimately confidence. Please make sure that your child always has their reading book with them in their bags at school. Children will continue with their reading record, and it is helpful if you can write in it each time that your child reads with you please – even other books read from home.
In class, we will be doing various reading activities throughout the week, often linked to our class text.

Skip to content