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.
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 summer term, our topic is ‘Happy Holidays’.
What have we been doing in School?
2017 – 2018
Summer 1st Half Term
Our Year 1 children have been taking part in weekly ‘It starts with me’ sessions with Mrs Chesters, our family support worker. This programme ended with a celebration party for their hard work.
Spring 2nd Half Term
Class 3 took part in our whole school celebrations for World Book Day. They made a fantastic effort with amazing costumes and enjoyed sharing their favourite book with some of the older children in school during a shared reading session.
Class 3 went on a visit to Durham Cathedral in February and enjoyed a morning of geography fieldwork skills on the riverbanks followed by an afternoon learning about the life of St Cuthbert.
Spring 1st Half Term
Class 3 enjoyed taking part in the dance festival at Parkside. They created their own routine and performed it to other classes from our cluster schools.
They also did their dance routine for their family assembly. They enjoyed sharing it with their families and the other classes in school.
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.