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Welcome to St Anne's Class!
We are a class of year 3 pupils in the Lower Key Stage 2 part of the school.
Our teacher is: Miss Everitt
Our teaching assistant is: Mrs Din
This term (6) our topic is Urban Pioneers.
We will be learning to explore the culture and environment of city life, developing our knowledge of building design, urban art and photography, and learn how to improve urban environments.
In Science we will be investigating- Why do cat's eyes glow at night? Why do shadows change? What are sunglasses for?
Each term we base our learning around a cross curricular theme (See the links below for more details).
We have a Superstarter day to begin our theme learning and a Fantastic Finisher day to end it (See the links below for photos showing how great these days are and how much we enjoy our learning).
We have a daily Maths lesson too using Third Space Learning Maths. Through this scheme pupils will be improving our maths skills in number fluency, maths recall, maths reasoning and maths problem solving.
We are taught PE twice a week (indoor and outdoor) and RE once a week separately too.
Literacy is taught discretely through weekly guided reading, comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting sessions. We link all of our learning through our weekly theme writing and extended writing termly.
French is taught by a specialist teacher every Thursday. Our French is usually very interactive. Computing is linked to our thematic approach.
Our school priorities are reading, writing and challenge this year.
We are working hard in reading to have engaging books and displays in each classroom, including a designated reading area. The children work hard within Guided Reading sessions, individual reading, comprehension lessons and reading buddy time.
In writing, we have increased the time and opportunities our children have to write and try to meet this to their specific interests. We are really focused on vocabulary and believe that developing this is key to our children becoming successful writers
We love a challenge in Saint Anne and they are available all the time.
We have a maths challenge wallet in our class, full of challenges related to our learning.
We have a curriculum challenge set every term.
We have a Maths chocolate challenge every week – speak to your child to see what the question is each week! Winners are displayed on the maths board and receive a prize.
We have a Vocabulary Ninja each week, they are awarded this for amazing verbal or written vocabulary used during their work.
We also have children in our class who are part of the Maths Masters Challenge Club – speak to them to find out what they are up to!
Every piece of homework we get also contains a challenge. We say ‘bring it on!’
We stick to the 6 golden rules that every class in the school tries to follow.
We are kind gentle, inclusive and supportive- we listen carefully and follow instructions- we respect and follow our school values- we look after property- we work hard to achieve and shine brightly- we are safe and honest so everyone can enjoy school.
We have a traffic lights system in class where ‘green to go’ is rewarded and red, orange and yellow behaviours result in clearly defined and understood consequences.
Individuals are rewarded for positive behaviour and effort in class by winning Dojo points. Each child has an avatar which represents them and they can monitor their scores each day on the board. Then, at the end of the week the two children with the most points get to choose an item out of the class prize box.
Individual children are selected for our Whole School Praise Book and their names are read out on Fridays in assembly. (at the moment these are shared in class) This includes the ‘Green to Go’ award for the child in class who has shown increased effort, drive, determination or resilience. We also have a Maths star and a Literacy star each week.
Apply yourself in learning, follow the golden rules, have a great week and it’s sure to be you!
Our whole class rewards are negotiated with the class teacher at the start of term. We all put forward ideas of what we would like our reward to be then we vote for the most popular prize and work together as a class team to add points to our class chart. We all have different ones – ask your children about theirs.
Outdoor PE day is Wednesday.
Children need to wear plain dark shorts, plain white T shirt and plimsolls or trainers.
When it is cold outside we cover up with a pair of plain dark tracksuit bottoms or leggings and a school jumper.
Children need to ensure their hair is tied back if it needs to be. Pupils take any jewellery off they are wearing themselves including earrings.
Children cover newly pierced earrings up with tape that parents must provide. Only a small pair of stud ear rings are allowed in school, no hoops please.
At the moment due to the current situation, homework expectations for pupils are as follows:
Pupils are always encouraged to go above and beyond and use the various links, worksheets and tasks set out for them on this page to continue applying and developing their understanding.
We have an informal open door policy in Lower key Stage 2
If you wish to speak to us just catch us on the playground at the end of the school day after we have safely seen all of the children in the class out.
If after school is not convenient to you, phone the school office and request a call back to arrange a more mutually convenient time.
Failing all of the above – write a note asking to speak to me and get your child to pass it on.
Parent – teacher partnership
How can you help?
- Reading- it is the key to everything. If we can get our children engaged and loving reading then they will achieve great things. When children read they are unknowingly taking in new vocabulary, spellings, sentence and text structures - and hopefully enjoying it too.
- Times tables practice – this takes a long time and needs regular revision. We supplied the children with a sheet at the start of term displaying their tables and we don’t want these back. Stick them up somewhere at home, in the car or on the toilet door and encourage your child to recite them regularly. As and when, you can pop quick-fire questions at them – make it a game, get them to test you (and it’s even better if you find it hard!).
Come on In!
(in light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, additional adult activity in school is limited until further notice)
Come on in
If you have a few spare hours a week and would like to volunteer to help out in class, take a reading group, be around at lunchtimes or even at the allotment, just let your child’s teacher know and they will get Miss Strachan to contact you. We are always glad of an extra pair of hands!!!
If you would like to come into school for a one off session to see how and what your child is learning and experience life as part of the class again, speak to the teacher or Miss Strachan – the more visitors we have in school the merrier.