Teacher: Mr Sell
Teaching Assistant: Miss Sanderson & Mrs Silvey
Hello & Welcome September 2020
The start of a new school year brings with it all kinds of excitement and nerves, feelings shared by pupils and grown ups alike! I am really looking forward to welcoming all into the exciting world of Key Stage 2, starting with Year 3. As I often say to the children we are most definitely on the road to the business end of school. As a staff, we have highlighted any potential gaps in learning from the previous year and will be looking to address these as a matter of urgency during the first half term alongside all of our exciting new learning.
Getting in Touch
Unfortunately I will not be available to discuss any matters on the gate at either the start or end of the day. If there is something that you would like to discuss then please message me through Class Dojo or by ringing the school directly.
This half term, our PE days are a Thursday (Miss Walker) and Friday (Class Teacher). Please make sure that your child has the correct kit in school. We will be doing outdoor activities wherever possible so please bear this in mind as we move into the colder months and please remember to include suitable footwear. For health and safety reasons children should not be wearing any jewellery to take part in PE or sport, particularly ear rings. These should be removed before coming to school on a PE day.
As well as the Year 3 and 4 spelling list, children will continue to follow the RWI spelling scheme. Please see the log book for the rule and words your child needs to practise.
We want to create children who have a lifelong love of reading, so reading and books have a really high profile in our class. The children are encouraged to read a range of books, particularly those which they are interested in and motivated by. Please be aware that children will have one book that stays in class and one that stays at home until it has been finished.
It is expected that children read three times per week at home, with reading records signed by an adult at home.
Useful websites for the children to access are:
Reflex Maths - https://accounts.explorelearning.com/reflex/student
TimesTable Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/
Phonics Play - www.new.phonicsplay.co.uk
Doncaster Stories - https://www.facebook.com/DoncasterStories/ Writing ideas for children with a Doncaster theme!