Term 1: Welcome To Zebra Class!
It has been lovely to finally meet all of the children who have joined Zebra Class. They have all settled back in well and have really enjoyed catching up with their friends again. There have been lots of smiles and giggles! Hopefully next week everyone will get used to the new routines and we will be able to begin to see what work we need to do to get the children back on track with their learning. After months of computer work, handwriting will be a priority!
Next week we will be basing our learning around the book 'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse' that is being used by the whole school. We will be using it to aid the Recovery Curriculum to enable the children to adapt to school life again after their extended absence. After that we will begin our usual Term 1 topics which are listed on the Year 3 page of the website.
For the time being, both our PE (Thursday) and Games (Monday) lessons will be held out on the field. The children will need to wear their kits to school on these days. Please can they wear their shorts and T-Shirts under a warmer outer layer (eg. tracksuit) so that they can take off their outer layer if they need to. Trainers are preferable to plimsolls as plimsolls slip on the grass of the field.
In class, the children have been provided with their own pencil case and equipment so I would like to discourage them from bringing their own pencil case to school. Home pencil cases act as magnets to others which leads to shared use of equipment. Any school equipment that still needs to be shared is cleaned or 'quarantined' before being used by another child but I am unable to do this for items from home. Please can they also resist bringing any other toys/possessions into school for the same reason as I want to avoid any potential cross contamination. Many thanks.
If you have any queries or need to contact me for any reason then please email using the class email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). I will endeavour to reply as soon as possible although I do not check my emails while I am teaching. I will check before school starts and after school. If the matter is urgent then please phone the school office and they will get a message to me.
I look forward to meeting you all soon and hope that we can work together to ensure that your children have a settled and successful year in Year 3.
Mrs. K Griffiths