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BLOG POST 2 - 18/09/20

A Wonderful Week

This week, Mrs Hudson, Mrs Wood, I and all children have been extremely busy. We are so proud of all the children for working hard and showing exceptional behaviour. We have started our class reward ‘Gem Jar’ which already has quite a few gems in.


In literacy this week we have continued reading ‘Here We Are’, which is all about the world we live in.  We have reinvented the song ‘What a Wonderful World’ creating our own powerful poems.  We have also begun created leaflets about looking after our environment. I was so impressed with how the children discussed the positive impacts that lockdown had on our environment. I definitely recommend watching some of the news reports on YouTube with your children. 


We have really looked at two areas this week.  The first was place value, where we read and solved problems 3-digit numbers.  The next thing was adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers. We taught this using hundred squares, where we counted in 10’s and used our prior knowledge of number facts. 

The children love TT Rockstars and now have their login and passwords. Log them in at home and get them doing their times tables. 


Our RE focus is ‘Family’. Thank you to those children that have brought in photographs from home, they will look lovely displayed in our classroom- If anyone else can send a photograph in from home that would be great. This week the children have been writing rules for home showing love and respect for one another, following in God’s footsteps.  We would love to hear of anyone at home been extra caring, loving and respectful to their families. 


We will be starting to give out spellings on Monday so please make sure your child brings them home. If you could spend 10 minutes each night practising them it will be really beneficial.  Spelling tests will be on a Friday. 


We are pleased to announce our new Sports Leaders. These are Molly and Charlie. 

We Hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy some family time.

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BLOG POST 1 - 11/09/20

Welcome Back Class 3

Welcome to Class 3’s blog, here we will be sharing some of our highlights from our week at school.

First of all, we want to say a massive well done to all the children for starting back to school full of beans and hungry to learn. 

In Math’s this week we have been learning about Number Bonds. You can challenge your children at home and see who is the fastest at reciting these- good luck!

Our Literacy this week has been based around a book called “Here We Are” -it’s a really lovely story and is so fitting to settling back at school now after having such a long time away.  We look forward to doing lots more work with this next week.


As you know we are asking that children come to school in their PE kits on the days they are having PE. Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays.

We have started our RE topic on ‘Homes’ this week. We enjoyed reflecting about our own families in the prayer garden and talked about God’s relationship with us as our Father.  It would be lovely if you could send in a family photograph for us to display so each family is present is our class.

A wonderful first week back!

If you have anything you would like to talk to us about please see us on the playground before and after school or phone the school office and we will get back to you.  

Thank you for your support. 

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Looking very smart for PE!

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Getting down to work...

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Excellent Learning...

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Our Fantastic trim trail


To all our children and families,  

Welcome back to school! We are so excited and cannot wait to see you all and catch up with how you and your families are doing.  This year has been crazy, to say the least, but we hope you have had an enjoyable summer and are keen and ready to start back, just like us.  Please don’t be nervous, we are in this together and will always be here for you. We have been working hard to put new things in place to keep us all safe and happy.   

This year will be amazing; we definitely have lots of making up to do.   

Mrs Hudson, Miss Mountain and Mrs Wood 

Headteacher: Mrs. B. Baxter

Deputy: Mrs. D. Hudson 


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