Welcome to Pink class (Year 3)
Miss Tahlia Pollard
Mrs Julia Jones (PPA teacher)
Mrs Stephanie Ball
Mrs Elaine Walker
Teaching and Learning in Pink class:
As a Christian school learning from and about religion is fundamental to everything we do. We are fortunate to be involved in a Twinning programme with Paddock School which is ethnically diverse to ours so have a wonderful opportunity to make friends and work with people from different faiths, which fosters understanding, co-operation and friendship. We work hard to promote Christian values in class during class worship and Circle Times and have a ‘Let’s Talk About It!’ frieze on our classroom wall concerning any issues raised in class. We believe that we are all different and special and celebrate our many different talents in a variety of ways including our ‘Compliments Corner’. We study citizenship skills, learn about society and how we can be healthy, happy and responsible citizens.
In Pink class we follow the National Framework for Maths and English. In addition to this we study a range of interesting themes and topics which are delivered in a cross-curricular fashion in order that they are relevant and motivating for the children. In Pink Class we feel that when learning is brought to life and feels relevant and useful to the children they are much more likely to be motivated to learn. Our cross-curricular themes cater for all learning styles as the children learn through art and design technology, computing, discussion and Circle Time, music, problem solving, reading, writing and research. Integrating class trips in line with topic themes is something we try to do to provide the children with a stimulating, real life learning experience.
It is important that Year 3 children read every day with an adult.
Homework is set weekly on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Thursday. Homework usually consists of: daily reading, words of the week to learn to read and spell and use in sentences and numeracy or topic work to support our learning in class.
Please make sure that all school uniform, PE kit and footwear are clearly labelled. PE kit should be sent into school every Friday for indoor PE and Tuesday for outdoor PE. Please ensure that the children are provided with warm outdoor clothes for inclement weather.
Please encourage your child to bring a water bottle to school every day as this will avoid dehydration thereby helping children to concentrate.
Please let the school and the class teacher know if your child has any allergies that we do not already know about, or needs to take any medication.
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
If you need to discuss anything with Miss Pollard please feel free to make an appointment before or after school. We will be more than happy to help you!
Spring term drop-in progress checks are every Monday from 3.15 to 4 pm.
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