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Welcome to class 3. Here is some important information about our class.
In this class there is 1 teacher, Mr. Gardiner.
The teaching assistants are Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs Shelton
Every Friday afternoon Mr. Gardiner has some time for PPA (planning, preparation and assessment). During this session the children will be having a specialist PE lesson with ‘Total Sports’ and an Art lesson with Mrs. Shelton.
Alternative pick up arrangements
If you have made arrangements for your child to go home with someone different it is essential you let us know. Please Bloomz as soon as possible, preferably the day before, to allow us to receive the message in good time. For urgent changes on the day, please ring the office.
The children go out to play each day, and also have regular outdoor activities. They need to bring a coat to school every day, which will withstand light rain. A hat, gloves and scarf (and wellies) are also a good idea during the cold weather and a sunhat when it is hot. Please ensure all of your child’s clothes are labelled. Please be aware that Year 1 pupils will have a Forest Schools session every Wednesday morning and they must have warm clothing, waterproof jackets and wellies as they will be going out regardless of the weather.
Drinks in the classroom
The children are allowed to drink water freely during the day especially when it is warm. They must bring a water bottle to school that can be kept in a specific area of the classroom and has their name on it! This will be sent home daily for cleaning and refilling.
Children will receive a piece of fruit each morning at play time.
We will be doing P.E. on Thursdays and Fridays. Please make sure that on those days your children are wearing appropriate clothing. Please ensure that if your child is wearing earrings, that they are able to remove them by themselves or that they are taken out prior to coming to school. Long hair also needs to be tied back.
We will hear children read, in groups and individually, regularly in class. Due to covid we will send one reading book home each Tuesday and these will be recorded in their Reading Record. The level of the book will be appropriate to the level of the book they are reading in school which is in line with comprehension as well as fluency. Your children can also read books online using the online platform Reading Eggs/Eggspress.
If possible please hear you child read for ten minutes each day as this makes a big difference to the progress they make.
Due to Covid we are unable to send homework and spellings home as we have done in the past. Each Friday we will bloomz a maths and a reading activity using the online platforms, as well as another task linked to our current topic. You can also refer to the topic leaflets which are sent out at the beginning of each half term. A reminder that work can’t currently be sent in to school but photos of work completed can be sent to use via Bloomz or email.
All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school meal. We give the option of either a cooked lunch or a ‘Grab Bag’. Your child can choose each morning which they would like or they may bring in a packed lunch from home if they wish. A reminder that we implement a no nut policy at school (this includes spreads such as Nutella).
We would like to reduce the amount of lost property we accumulate in school. To help us reunite children with lost clothes it is essential they have names on all items of clothing. Please help us by labelling all your child’s property, including P.E. bags, kits and pack up boxes.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr. Gardiner and the Class 3 team