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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely summer holiday. It has been wonderful welcoming all of the children into Year 3. I am immensely proud of how they have all settled in and their positive attitude has blown me away.

English and PSHE: We have started the year off by using the text ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. The children have loved exploring the text and have responded well to lots of discussions about their thoughts and feelings. We have written some beautiful poems, postcards to special people and rewritten the lyrics to ‘It’s a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong.

Maths: For the first few weeks of the year, we are revisiting and building upon the children’s knowledge of number and place value. We have used some of the fun activities on Top Marks website, to support learning. Here are the links to some of the games we have accessed in class:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button focusing on two times table, doubling, halving and number bonds (not decimals).

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families focusing on addition and subtraction up to 10, 20, 50 or 100.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/early-math/odd-even-fruit-splat-game/

Please write in your child’s reading journal if they have played any of these games so that they can be rewarded for their hard work.

Reading: Reading books and reading journals will be sent home on Monday. We have a system set up in class so the children have a wide selection of books to choose from at the correct level and to ensure that they are set aside before another child borrows them. Please record when your child has read, with the book title, date and any other comments. Reading books can be changed any day throughout the week. We will be encouraging children to take responsibility for this by placing their reading journals on their tables if their books need changing. Although we encourage children to read their book from school, please record other texts that your child has read (including the blog) in their reading journal.

We will still be rewarding Superstar Readers (children who have read five or more times in a week) in class. Every Monday children’s reading journals will be checked. A raffle ticket and a merit will awarded to those who have read five or more times. At the end of half term, a raffle ticket will be randomly chosen to win a special book prize.

If you do have any further questions about reading or anything else, please do not hesitate to email me missclark@homefieldprimary.co.uk.

PE will continue to be on a Thursday so children are to come to school in their PE kits.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Clark :)