Welcome to Class 3
Class Teacher: Mrs Dean
Class 3, a mixed Year 4 and 5 class, is taught by Mrs Dean.
The children of Class 3 are inquisitive learners who have a love of learning and like to be challenged in their thinking. These enthusiastic and determined learners are developing their own learning styles and qualities of determination, resilience and responsibility.
Reading books and records should be brought to school and taken home every day. In Class 3, children should read for a minimum of 15-20 minutes daily, at home, independently or with an adult. Please complete and sign reading diaries on a regular basis: we collect in the records daily so this is an ideal way for you to pass on any messages to us if you need to.
New this year is the Accelerated Reader programme. Your child’s reading ability and comprehension will be assessed in the first few weeks and they will be given a ZPD band of books that they can choose from that are the right level to extend their reading but not put them off. The children’s reading ability will continue to be assessed regularly through Star Reading tests and also during Whole Class Reading sessions which occur daily. The children will have daily opportunities to change their books after completing a short quiz on the book to check their understanding.
We want children to experience all aspects of reading: Reading to themselves, sharing books with Parents and peers, being read to in class through a class novel and also linking reading to real life purposes such as for research as part of their Learning Journey work. Please follow this link to an in-depth guide to Accelerated Reader for Parents:
Class 3 will have two PE sessions per week. The focus of these sessions will change throughout the year to incorporate different aspects of the P.E curriculum. Although these sessions are timetabled for a Wednesday and a Friday, sometimes bad weather means we need to change the day so can you please ensure that PE kit and suitable trainers are in school at all times. If for any reason your child is unable to participate in PE, could you please let me know that morning. Can all kit (and uniform for that matter) please be named.
For information about this term’s learning, visit our Class Dojo Page.
At key stage 2 children investigate and consider the impact of religion and belief locally, nationally and globally. They:
Make connections between different aspects of religion and belief and consider different forms of religious expression;
Consider the beliefs, teachings, practices and ways of life central to religion;
Learn about sacred texts and other sources and consider their meanings;
Begin to recognise diversity in religion, learning about similarities and differences both within and between religions and the importance of dialogue between them;
Extend the range and use of specialist vocabulary;
Recognise the challenges involved in distinguishing between ideas of right and wrong, and valuing what is good and true;
Communicate their ideas clearly, recognising other people’s viewpoints;
Consider their own beliefs and values and those of others in the light of their learning in religious education.
“In Class 3 we enjoy working together and doing investigations”