Welcome to Year 3 - Hazel
Can I introduce myself? I am Mrs Ward, Hazel Class Teacher, and we are supported mainly by Mrs Pank.
In the mornings we generally focus on the core subjects of English and Maths, whilst in the afternoons we will engage with foundation subjects which include History, Geography, Science, Art, Computing, RE, PE and French.
In Key Stage 2, we actively promote children taking responsibility for organising themselves and becoming increasingly independent. Whilst I realise these changes will not happen over night, we have much better results when this is encouraged at home too.
On their ﬁrst day in Hazel Class, each child will be given a pencil case which they are responsible for looking after. We discourage the children bringing in anything from home, to avoid things getting lost or broken.
What can you do to help at home?
Your support is invaluable to your child’s enjoyment and success in school. That begins with the relationship between your family and myself so please feel able to come to me if and when you feel you need to.
Children should be encouraged to read for at least 10 minutes, three times a week. Please keep a log in your child’s reading record of this. We check reading records and change books on a Monday and a Thursday morning.
In Hazel Class, children will be expected to complete one piece of homework each week. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and expected back by the following Friday. The tasks are an opportunity for you to engage with your child’s learning, please feel that you are able to support them with the tasks. We also ask the children to engage in half termly weekly projects which they have the opportunity to share with their peers.
They need to be wearing their PE Kits on Mondays and Thursdays, unless it is our half term to swim (the second half of each term) when we need PE kits on Mondays and Tuesdays.
How can you contact me?
If you need to speak to me at any point throughout the year, you can send a private message via ClassDojo which I will aim to respond to you as quickly as possible. I am intending to use ClassDojo to share the children’s learning with you via the ‘Class Story’. It will also be used to publish any important notices or information relevant to your child.
I look forward to meeting you all soon and please do contact me with any queries or concerns throughout the year.