Parent Letter

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Summer break and welcome back! I’m eager to get to know the new year 3/4 class and I’m sure that we’ll all be a great class team in no time.

In Warblers class this term, we will be practising our spellings, handwriting and times tables for our start of the day activity. As I’m sure you are aware, these are important requirements for every child’s learning- please ensure your child arrives in school on time so as not to miss anything.

We have a very busy Autumn term ahead of us (as always!) in which we will be looking at topics such as Mountains (Geography) and States of Matter (Science). We’ll be studying a variety of fables in English. If you would like more information on what else we will be learning about in the Autumn term, please refer to the Curriculum Map provided.

This term’s PE lessons will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure your child comes to school already wearing appropriate PE kit (school PE T-shirt with logo on or plain white/black/navy t-shirt, joggers or shorts, trainers and normal school jumper). Likewise, students should bring weather-appropriate covering clothes for Forest School (e.g. a long-sleeved shirt in a lighter material, long trousers/ jogging bottoms if wearing shorts) on Tuesdays for safety purposes.

Children are welcome to bring a fruit or vegetable snack to consume during morning break time, and are encouraged to have a named water bottle for the whole day, especially in hot weather. It is also recommended that students have their own supplies for use in lessons such as a small, clear pencil case and a small set of coloured pencils.

Homework will be set at the beginning of each half term. The optional homework for this half term is a project on our Geography topic of mountains. More information on this can be found on the Homework sheet. Compulsory homework consists of spellings, times tables, and Guided reading, to be set each week and completed for Tuesday. Children should also aim to play on Spelling Shed and Timetable rockstars a minimum of three times a week unless otherwise specified.

I’m looking forward to working with you all to ensure your child has the best year possible.

Best wishes,

Mrs R. Yeo

Warblers Class teacher.