Year 3 - Kestrels

Welcome to Year Three Kestrels Class!  

We are delighted to welcome the children to Year Three Kestrels Class and to the Spring term.  We have lots of exciting activities planned for this year.  Mrs Laureys will be teaching Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Singfield will be teaching on Thursday and Friday. During the week, we will be supported by Mrs Turner in the mornings (Mrs Johnson on Fridays) and Mrs Cuffley every afternoon.  Mrs Gimson will also be working with the class.

Class Information:

Belongings

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.

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.

In Key Stage Two, children are no longer provided with a free fruit snack, so they may bring in a healthy snack from home to eat on the playground during break time.

Children are allowed to bring in small, safe toys that can fit in their trays or bags.  No electronics or anything valuable.  Children are entirely responsible for looking after their own property.  Please do not allow children to bring in larger toys.

PE

PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays*. Please ensure your child 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. 

Adventure Island

Our Adventure Island slot is on a Thursday*. As the children also have PE on a Thursday, please send your child in to school with a spare set of trousers/joggers in a bag as these are likely to get muddy or wet. Please also ensure that your child brings their labelled wellies in a plastic bag. 

Reading

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.  Children who are on the Coloured Book Bands are encouraged to change their book either with an adult or independently at the Book Shed. Children who are on AR will change their books after completing quizzes in class as usual. It is very important that the children read at home every day for approximately twenty minutes. We really appreciate your support with this, as it makes an enormous difference to the amount of progress the children make in school.

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 an appointment through the office. If you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate to talk to us.

Kind regards,

Mrs Els Laureys and Mrs Kirsty Singfield