Year 3 - Kestrels

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to Year 3 Kestrel Class.

We are delighted to welcome the children to our class, and have lots of interesting and exciting plans for the year ahead.  There will be some changes this year, but we are confident that the children will soon settle into the new routines.

Mrs Laureys will be teaching Monday to Wednesday. The children will continue to have ‘Wow Wednesdays’, but this will not begin until the second week.  Mrs Singfield will be teaching on Thursday and Friday.  During the week, we will be supported by Mrs Cooper.

Class Information: Here is some information you may find useful:


All children must have a waterproof coat in school every day, as they will be going outside for break time and lunchtime, unless it is particularly bad weather. They must also bring in a water bottle every day, as they will be unable to use school cups.

Children are to bring in their own pencil case to keep in school with pencils (HB), sharpener, eraser, glue stick, whiteboard pen (medium nib or whichever your child is comfortable using), whiteboard eraser (matchbox-sized sponge is suitable) and a small assortment of coloured pencils (no felt tips or gel pens please).  Please ensure their items are labelled where possible.

No toys or other items are to be brought into school.


PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child/ren comes to school wearing their PE kit on both days. They need to have tracksuit bottoms over PE shorts and a t-shirt and sweatshirt.  This is in case of bad weather, as we will aim to have PE outside as much as possible. 

Far Field

Our Far Field slot is on a Monday, and will be happening every other week, starting from Monday 14th September.  The subsequent dates will be 28th September and 12th October. Children must come to school in their Far Field kit and will wear it all day. Please ensure that your child wears school shoes and brings their labelled wellies in a plastic bag. 


We will be hearing every child read during the first few weeks, and assessing what level they are at.  Please feel free to put a note in their Home/School Diary about the reading they have done at home since March.  If you write a note in your child’s Home/School Diary, please remind them to give it to us to read, as we won’t be able to check them daily. It is very important that the children are reading at home every day.  We will aim to change the children’s books daily, or whenever they have finished a longer book.

If you would like to talk to us, we are always available at the end of the school day for a quick chat, or if you need more time, you can book a telephone appointment through the office. If you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate to talk to us.

Kind regards,

Mrs Singfield and Mrs Laureys