Welcome to Class 3
I am Miss Dobson and Class 3 consists of the Key Stage 1 children in Year 1 and Year 2.
Miss Morris works in our class full time and Mrs Macpherson works in our class on a Monday afternoon.
Further information about our curriculum is available on our website.
You can view or download our topic plan below:
A newsletter gets sent to parents at the start of each half term. This outlines: topics, literacy books, sports activities, clubs and important dates for the diary.
Class 3 have PE on a Tuesday and a Friday afternoon. PE kit is part of the school uniform: navy blue shorts and a yellow school logo T-shirt. Children must also have a pair or plimsolls or trainers for outdoor PE. Children must bring this into school on a Monday morning and take it home on a Friday night.
In Class 3, homework is sent out on a Thursday and is to be returned by the following Wednesday. It consists of: a piece of literacy homework chosen from the grid and a piece of numeracy homework. Children are also expected to practice their number bonds/times tables recall. Children may attend homework club with a parent on a Thursday 3.15 – 4.15pm.
Reading is vital throughout KS1 and children must practise reading their home reader every night. Parents are encouraged to write a comment in their reading record about this. Reading is an extremely important basic skill which with progress also improves attainment in other aspects of the curriculum. Children also have a reading journal to complete once a week. This takes on the style of a book review, commenting on their favourite part and character with reasons. Once this has been completed, they do an Accelerated Reader quiz and then choose a new book.
During autumn term, our topic is People Who Help Us.
What have we been doing in School?
2017 – 2018
Autumn 2nd Half Term
Class 3 have had a very busy and enjoyable December including: a Dogs Trust workshop, a special Santa visit, a Christmas disco and performing their favourite nativity song in celebrations assembly.
Wow, you were all amazing in our nativity performance of: A King is Born. You worked so hard to learn your lines and the songs. All of Class 3 and Class 4 should be very proud of themselves!
Class 3 enjoyed taking part in UK parliament week, learning about the Houses of Parliament and taking part in a debate. They also enjoyed watching the pantomime ‘Cinderella’.
Autumn 1st Half Term
Class 3 have been learning about recycling due to their interest in recycling in school. They did a fantastic performance of ‘Busta and Pong’s Recycling Song’ during their family assembly.
Class 3 had lots of fun during our Harvest festival celebrations. Family members came in to school to complete harvest crafts with their children before we all attended our Harvest service at church.
The pupils in Class 3 really enjoyed our halloween party.
2016 – 2017
Summer 2nd Half Term
Summer 1st Half Term
We have celebrated two British Values days this half term: May Day and St George’s Day.
Spring 2nd Half Term
World Book Day was a very exciting start to this half term and the children enjoyed dressing up and bringing their favourite book into school. As part of our celebrations the children took part in a workshop with Chris Bostock, a storyteller. Their science work for this half term has been plants and they have planted and grown cress. They have also enjoyed learning about explorers, in particular Neil Armstrong and they did a brilliant family assembly about him. Class 4 ended the half term with Easter egg decorating, a numeracy Easter egg hunt and one final ‘let’s get cooking’ session.
Spring 1st Half Term
Class 4 have had a very interesting half term with lots of visitors in school. They have learnt about Hen Harriers with a RSPB workshop and how to understand their feelings and emotions with a workshop from If U Care Share. They have also enjoyed learning about the Houses of Parliament and voting as part of British Values.
Autumn 2nd Half Term
Class 4 had a lovely visit on the last day of term with EYFS. They visited Locomotion at Shildon and had a fantastic morning of Christmas activities.
Well done to Class 4 who did a brilliant nativity performance of ‘Baubles’.
Autumn 2nd Half Term started with a very exciting day: Halloween! The children came in dressed in spooky costumes ready for the Halloween party on the afternoon. They did Halloween activities during the morning and enjoyed reading Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.
Autumn 1st Half Term
We have had an exciting first half term. We really enjoyed dressing up as characters from Roald Dahl books to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday. We have also been to see a performance of ‘Hey, Presto!’ at the Community Centre. We took part in the first day of our ‘Inspire Project’ where Chris Cook, a Great Britain Olympic swimmer, came into school and worked with us. We learnt about comfort zones and trying to move ourselves into the learning zone.