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Welcome to Class 3.

What a busy and exciting year we have ahead of us!

We have many fabulous topics planned; this term we will be exploring "Our World" and the places, people and animals that live here.

Our timetable gives an overview as to what is taught each day and we stick to it as much as possible. But, as you will appreciate, we also need to be flexible to accommodate any wonderful incidental opportunities as they arise!


Just a few things to help the school week run smoothly ...

  • PE is on a Monday and Thursday and all children will need a full PE kit including plimsolls, trainers, tracksuit bottoms and top. Children will not normally need to bring PE kit home until the end of term. Please make sure that a pair of short socks are included if your child wears tights.


  • Your children will bring their reading books home each night to read along with their reading diary. We would encourage you to read with them daily, if possible, for just 5 to 10 minutes. Your child will have the opportunity to read to an adult in school at least once a week. Initially your child will be supported in changing their reading books in school, again at least once a week. When your child is confident in changing their book for themselves they will be able to do it more often. There will be numerous other opportunities in school to read and share text on a daily basis.


  • There will be no formal homework whilst we are all settling into routines in Year 1 however you could give your children invaluable support in helping them with their daily reading; learning to read and write the Year 1 Common Exception Words ( see attached list) and learning their number bonds to 20.


  • This term daily Phonics teaching continues and we commence a whole new school initiative called The Reading Vipers. The Reading Vipers approach is focused on reading for meaning and we hope it will be fun too!


  • Your children will be "Going for Green!" and leaping ahead in their learning objectives with our Long Bennington Friendly Frog. Some children may also be "Going for Gold" as they soar high with our Glorious Golden Eagle. These characters and terms will become familiar to the children as we discuss with them their targets and next steps.


If you require any further information on anything please do not hesitate in contacting me directly or through the school office.

I look forward to meeting you all and working with you over the year.

Kind Regards.


Ms Woodrow , Class 3 teacher. 

Year 1 and 2 common exception words