Welcome to Roald Dahl Class – Year 3
Class Teachers: Ms Baker
TA: Mrs Moore and Ms McPherson
Welcome to a new year and Roald Dahl class
Roald Dahl class is the Year 3 class at St James.
During Term 1, we will be focusing on the rainforests and learning about the animals, plants and people who live there and why rainforests are so important to all of us.
- Thursday 3rd September – Start of Term 1
- Thursday 1st October – Harvest Festival
- Friday 9th October – Hello Yellow
- Friday 23rd October – INSET day
- Tuesday 3rd November – Start of term 2
- Writing to Entertain Diary entries/ Dilemma stories
- Our Reading Workshop sessions will be based on Bear Grylls Jungle Adventure
- Position and Direction
- Height and Length
- Mass and Capacity
- Hindu Beliefs
Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?
- Mondays – Please come to school in PE kits.
Outdoor Learning – Thursday afternoons
- Outdoor Learning will be led by Mrs Moore and will be a structured adult led afternoon with activities supporting work done in class. In order to do this it will require extra adults so children can access the full range of activities available to them. Mrs Moore will be in touch with further information. Children will need to come to school in Forest school clothing bringing with them waterproofs if necessary.
- Being Me in my World
Homework – All homework will be sent via children’s portfolios on Class Dojo.
- Reading – Children should read at home as often as possible.
- Spelling – Once the children have settled into school children will be given some tricky words to learn to spell. They will practise these daily in the morning and will be tested on them at the end of term. Dates and words will be sent at a later date.
- Maths – children will be given an activity once a fortnight to support their learning in class. This could be in the form of a worksheet, a game or a problem solving activity.
- Children will be given a more creative homework project to complete once every long term. Plenty of warning will be given to complete this project. This will start in term 2.
What can I do at home to support my child?
By the end of the week, each child will have a Home/School folder, bookmark and reading book. These should be in school every day and checked regularly as they enable us to send home any letters safely. Our expectation for reading is that the children should read frequently. All homework will be set via Class Dojo in the children’s portfolios.
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 me 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. I will check for messages before school starts and again at lunchtime and will reply to any messages either before school or at the end of the school day once the children have gone home. Quiet hours are between 6pm and 8am.
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