Welcome to Roald Dahl Class – Year 3
Class Teachers: Mrs Summers (Mon, Tue) and Mrs Wolton (Wed, Thur, Fri)
TA: Mrs Yorkshades
Roald Dahl class is the Year 3 class at St James.
We are returning to an exciting Term 1, starting with a mini-topic on Roald Dahl, which will include a visit to The Roald Dahl Story Muesum on Monday 17th September. We will also be celebrating Roald Dahl day on Thursday 13th September, where we are hoping the children will come to school dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character. We have planned many fantastic activities for the term ahead and look forward to working with your children.
Who is teaching Roald Dahl class?
Roald Dahl class will be taught by Mrs Summers on a Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday afternoons and Mrs Wolton on Wednesday morning and alternate Wednesday afternoons, and Thursday and Friday. The class will also be supported by Phyllis Yorkshades during the afternoon. The children already know Mrs Yorkshades and we are delighted that she is supporting the class and working with individual children and groups in Roald Dahl class.
What will we be learning this Term?
Our Topic Focus in Term 1 will be ‘A Taste of India’. We will be looking at the differences and similarities between life in Oxfordshire and Bengal. This will include looking at the Geography of the country, culture, religion and making and tasting Indian food! We will launch our topic on Wednesday 19th September with a class immersion day- if you do have any Indian artefacts or clothes we could borrow, please do let us know.
In Maths we will continue with our weekly Learn Its and Beat That CLIC Challenges. The children will be given these sheets for homework each week to practise any aspects they struggled with. Your support in helping your child with them will be much appreciated as the children really enjoy these weekly challenges.
This term, PE will be on Monday afternoon (rugby) and Wednesday afternoon (Gymnastics), however please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school at the start of every week. It is extremely important for hygiene reasons that they have a change of clothes and also appropriate foot wear for sporting activities. They will also need to have a labelled water bottle to bring to school- this should be taken home and refilled at the end of each day.
What can I do at home to support my child?
By the end of the week, each child will have a Home/School folder, reading diary and banded reading book. These should be in school every day and checked regularly as they enable us to send home any letters or children’s homework safely. Our expectation for reading is that the children should read daily and record their reading in their record twice a week. This may include what happened in the chapter, which part/ character they enjoyed and should be completed alongside an adult to encourage writing in full sentences. A book review should be completed in the record once a term. Reading records will be checked weekly by Mrs Yorkshades and feedback given where appropriate.
What is the best way to communicate with school?
We will be using the Class Dojo system again this year. Please ensure, that you are signed up to use this; if you are not already signed up, please let us know and we can email an invite to you. The Dojo System is a great way for us to communicate with you and keep you informed about your child’s activities and achievements. We ask that you use the message facility to inform us of any appointments, changes to pick up arrangements or any specific information about your child. Absences and urgent messages only should be communicated with the office. We will check our message folder before school starts and again at lunchtime.
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