Class Teacher – Miss Sainsbury
Teaching Assistants – Mrs Gin Gurung
PPA cover – Ms Wildman (PE), Ms Nufer (Art) Thursday afternoon
Hello and welcome to Sarum Class!
Wow, what a wonderful Summer we have had, and I hope that you have all had a super break. Now we are all back and I am very excited, as you are, for the year ahead.
I am delighted and thrilled to be teaching your child and I know that along with Miss Card and Mrs Green, we will work extremely closely and hard to make every child’s experience of being in Year 3 as memorable and rewarding as possible. The step from Year 2 and KS1 to Year 3 and the start of KS2 can be daunting, however I am always happy to answer any questions or queries you may have, so please let me know through your child’s Home School Contact book, or any of the usual school communication channels. I am happy to help.
Our topic for the first term is ‘Stones and Bones’. We will focus on British Pre-history from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, and how the early peoples transformed from hunters to farmers. The term culminates with a fascinating visit to Stonehenge. The children last year loved the experience, so we hope the children this year will have an equally absorbing time.
The BLP (Building Learning Power) theme is ‘Respect’. We encourage you to talk to your child about how this affects us all in our daily life and how respect is used. In Sarum Class, the children were instrumental in creating their class charter and their ‘Respect Recipe’ is something they designed. I particularly like it.
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of just a few things, just in case:
Please, as a school, we strongly recommend that your child reads with an adult every day. I know that this can be challenging, but it will make a huge difference to their learning and progress. Home learning takes the form of reading, spelling and times tables. This should not be stressful to you, however if there is a difficulty, please let me know.
Finally, for now, I wanted to let you know that my PPA (Planning Preparation Assessment) time is on Thursday afternoons and, on alternate weeks, for one hour on Wednesday mornings. In these times, PE will be taught by the Ms Wildman and Art will be taught by Ms Nufer.
I hope that I have covered some areas that you find to be useful to you and your child. If I have missed anything, please let me know and I will do my best to respond to your questions.
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