Nichols

Proverbs 2:6 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Year 3

3 Dahl are taught by Luke Faith, with assistance from Miss Amy. Please visit this website each Friday for information on what we have been up to in (and sometimes out!) of class.

Class Updates

Week Commencing Monday 29th November 2021

Hello!

Two weeks to go until we all have a well-earned Christmas break; as one child in my class put it, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

In our Maths lessons, we finished our unit of work on addition and subtraction by continuing to practise estimation methods (as mentioned last week, please continue to do this at home.) As the week drew to a close, we looked at ways of using inverse operations to double-check answers to addition / subtraction questions. Finally, on Friday, we completed and reviewed our end-of-unit tests.

In our English lessons, our GPS lesson focus was on the ‘ay’ sound spelt with an ‘ey’ in line with this past week’s homework spelling targets. We also completed a paired writing task where we first sequenced the events of the story of Daedalus and Icarus, then later wrote in the role of Icarus. We also created our own mythical creatures, then wrote detailed paragraphs about the same.

Here is this week’s homework (please note that there is a reading comprehension component this week):

Y3 Homework – Aut 2 – 031221

Yr 3 RC06 – Gumdrop Has a Birthday – 031221

As mentioned last week, please also practise our class poem, as we will be filming a performance of it in the coming weeks (which I will, of course, post on this website as part of a blog entry):

3 Nichols Poem Aut 2

In History, we learned about the Bronze Age, and how humans shifted towards living in permanent settlements during that period.

During Science, as part of our work on animals (including humans) we looked at the human skeleton (a big shout out to those who noticed and corrected my deliberate mispronunciation – “skellington” – it’s always good to keep the children on their toes and thinking actively at all times!) In doing this, we learned about the main functions of the skeleton, as well as the role the ligaments play in keeping it together, and how our muscles work.

In our RE lesson, we looked at the charity ‘Love In A Box’, and reflected upon the importance of making charitable gestures, especially over the Christmas period.

For Computing, we shifted to a more sophisticated method of programming, making our first foray into block coding using j2visual, a more sophisticated version of JiT. We used the ‘repeat’ function to simplify the process of drawing simple shapes.

In our RHE lesson, we looked at ways in which we can celebrate our differences.

We also enjoyed one of Miss Amy’s fantastic Art lessons, creating Duchamp-inspired collages!

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 22nd November 2021

Hello!

Only three weeks until the Christmas holidays and the end of our first term together – how time flies!

In our English lessons, we enjoyed a ‘hot seating’ activity where we inhabited the role of either a blacksmith or a tiny knight. As the week progressed, we tackled a reading comprehension where we debuted the ‘VIPERS’ (Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve, Summarise) technique, which we hope will eventually take children’s understanding of texts to a whole new level. Our GPS lesson consisted of a look at the ‘ay’ sound spelt with an ‘ei’ in line with this past week’s homework spelling targets.

During our Maths lessons, we subtracted 3-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers using a range of methods, and focused on estimating calculations for several days. Using simple estimations to quickly calculate rough answers is a really useful skill, and one I encourage you to practise with your child/ren. An example of this would be: to work out 97 + 49, you could round the numbers to 100 and 50, then add the two together in your head in a straightforward fashion.

Here is this week’s homework (please note that there is no reading comprehension component this week):

Y3 Homework – Aut 2 – 261121

Please also practise our class poem, as we will be filming a performance of it in the coming weeks:

3 Nichols Poem Aut 2

During our Science lesson, we learned how to collate and present data as part of an investigation, using a fictional survey on pet owners’ dog food preferences!

In History, we went on a fact hunt and found out how people lived in the Neolithic period, with a particular focus on Stonehenge.

During RE, we learned about John the Baptist and the important role he played in preparing Christians for the arrival of Jesus. After reflecting upon his words, we then thought about ways in which we could announce the return of Jesus to modern society, writing ‘emails’ and ‘Tweets’ on paper about the same.

For Computing, we continued to program ‘turtle’ sprites, working on creating staircase-style patterns in a range of colours.

We also enjoyed a fabulous Art lesson with Miss Amy, making and drawing pipe cleaner models inspired by Alberto Giacometti!

On Friday, the class had another treat, enjoying a second bonus drama session with the wonderful Mark, where friendship dynamics were explored and acted upon (literally and metaphorically!)

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 15th November 2021

Hello!

Another busy week!

During our Maths lessons, we continued to work on adding and subtracting numbers (both with and without carrying over / exchanging). Although we revisited a range of methods, including mental calculations and the number line, our primary focus remained the column method. Please continue to practise these with your children at home, as it will be a vital part of their mathematical ‘toolbox’ moving forward.

During English, we continued to work on Myths and Legends. As the week progressed, we wrote a diary entry from the point of view of Theseus and the Minotaur, and also studied the story of Apollo (not that one!) and the Chimera. Our GPS lesson consisted of a look at the ‘i’ sound spelled as a ‘y,’ in line with this week’s homework spelling targets.

Here is this week’s homework (please note that there is a reading comprehension component):

Y3 Homework – Aut 2 – 191121

Yr 3 RC05 – Looking at Books – 191121

During our Science lesson, we learned the difference between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, sorting animals according to their dietary habits using a Venn diagram.

In RE, we learned about prophets in the Bible and what they foretold about the first Christmas. Speaking of RE, please have your child practise our year group Bible passage, related to Wisdom: Proverbs 2:6 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

For Computing, we programmed ‘turtle’ sprites, drawing squares and rectangles using the same, while in History, we created antler headdresses from paper and cardboard inspired by the artefacts found at Star Carr!

On Friday, the class had a real treat, enjoying a bonus drama session with the wonderful Mark!

We also enjoyed a great Art lesson with Miss Amy; this time we drew shadow figures inspired by Alberto Giacometti!

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 8th November 2021

Hello!

What a week!

During Maths lessons, in continuing to work on column addition, my group were even able to successfully use place value to carry over digits; I was most impressed! In continuing to work on column subtraction, we worked on the ‘exchanging’ process (or ‘borrowing’, as it was called back when *we* were younger – please note that we no longer use that term, as when you borrow something, you’re meant to give it back, which doesn’t happen when using this particular mathematical process!)

In English, we finished off our unit of work on poetry by writing fabulous Kennings. We then started to work on Myths and Legends. We described mythological creatures in detailed terms and also role played the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

In our Computing lesson, we enjoyed a whistle stop tour of how online messaging / email works, and even signed into Google Classroom to witness the process first-hand!

During History, we donned our palaeontologist hats (do they wear hats?) and theorised ways in which early humans lived.

In our Science lesson, we learned about healthy eating food pyramids and their role in us having a nutritionally-balanced diet.

Here is this week’s homework (please note that there is no reading comprehension element:)

Y3 Homework – Aut 2 – 121121

Finally, thank you very much for attending your (virtual) parents’ and carers’ evening meetings. Despite the unusual circumstances, I found the experience most rewarding – it was great to finally meet many of you, as well as reconnect with some familiar faces! Nearly five hours of conversation spread over two days – wow! I also thank you for your positive feedback and suggestions made, which I am working upon and hope to have in place in the very near future.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 1st November 2021

Hello!

Our first week back has been a very busy one!

In English, we started our new unit of work on poetry! First, we looked at haikus. After we underscored the importance of haikus’ unique syllable structure (5-7-5), the class then created wonderful animal haikus of their own. Finishing off our week, we looked at calligrams – in doing this, we created some visually striking examples of the genre. In between all of the poetry work, we squeezing in a GPS lesson where we looked at words that are often misspelt.

During Maths, we spotted number patterns, then as the week continued, worked on adding and subtracting 2-digit from 3-digit numbers (not crossing 10), then rounded out our week by adding numbers where we did cross 10. Fun with carrying over!

Our Science lesson consisted of a look at different food groups, while in RE, we reflected upon why wisdom is important.

In our first History lesson of the year, we introduced the definition and time scale of human prehistory, while during Computing, we created eye-catching posters about the importance of choosing a secure password.

Here is this week’s homework (please note that there is a reading comprehension element, as well as a new poem to learn:)

Y3 Homework – Aut 2 – 051121

Yr 3 RC04 – The Cow – 051121

3 Nichols Poem Aut 2

Finally, on Friday, we all had a lovely time walking along the river en route to a special production of ‘Lotte’s War’ at the London Corinthian Sailing Club. The children behaved superbly and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A huge thank you goes out to parents Aimie, Caroline and Maggie, who joined us on the trip and did a superb job helping out.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 18th October 2021

Hello!

It’s now the half term – hooray!

Needless to say, we haven’t rested on our laurels! During this week, we completed mid-term assessments, celebrated Black Voices Week and had a subject-specific day for DT (‘Puppet Day’).

Black Voices Week

We had a Zoom chat with Sir Harry Bhadeshia, who invented a special type of resilient steel that the tracks to the Channel Tunnel were made of. We learned a lot during our time together! We also studied Dr Lonnie Johnson, who is most famous for having invented the Super Soaker (and Nerf guns)! In doing this, we completed a range of fun activities, including creating posters about him. We even got to test out some of his Super Soaker and Nerf guns! A big ‘thank you!’ goes out to our Science Coordinators Miss Kelly and Mrs Wordsworth, who organised a lot of the activities we enjoyed.

DT ‘Puppet Day’

On Wednesday, we got the chance to explore our creative skills and design our very own puppets! In 3 Nichols, we worked with recycled materials (cardboard, plastic bottles, lids etc) along with paper straws, woollen yarn, pipe cleaners and sticky tabs to create fabulous string puppets! These were inspired by the topics we have studied during our first half term together. We had a great time doing this (despite the mess!) Thank you to Miss Hall, our Art / DT Coordinator, who helped structure the activities carried out across the school.

During RE, we finished our unit on what Sikhs believe and had an excellent RHE session related to ‘Show Racism The Red Card’ (Thank you Miss Mahon – RHE Coordinator – for organising!) We also completed end-of-half term tests on Reading, GPS, Geography and Science.

Please note that there is no homework for your child this half term – as I’m sure you would agree, they have earned a rest! If you want to keep your child’s skills sharp, I would recommend practising times tables, telling the time and number bonds to 100. However, as we would like to hit the ground running in Autumn Term 2, here is the homework for the first week back, to be handed in by Wednesday 3rd November, with words and times tables to be tested the following Friday, Friday 5th November:

Y3 Homework – Aut 1 – 221021

On a homework-related note, here’s a cool video of the class performing ‘Give Yourself A Hug’ by our class author, Grace Nichols:

https://youtu.be/sFwS_Ch_RTA

Finally, I would like to thank you all for the amazing support you have given me during my first half term with your children; I really appreciate it, and look forward to five more!

One last thing – we have a trip during our first week back. If you haven’t already done so, please provide payment and consent via ParentMail.

Have a great weekend, and an even better half term!

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 11th October 2021

Hello!

Another busy week!

We capped off our week with a wonderful Hispanic Day, where our chosen country was Ecuador, with a particular focus on the Galapagos Islands. We had a fun dance workshop, sang ‘La Bamba’ and enjoyed a dance demonstration during our assembly and completed a range of fun in-class activities.

A big thank you goes out to Mrs Pereira and Mrs Hardy, who organised the festivities!

Miss Amy also led a Galapagos-themed Art activity, where the children designed colourful lizards using pastels.

Here is this week’s homework (please note that there is a reading comprehension component):

Y3 Homework – Aut 1 – 151021

Yr 3 RC03 – Working on a Farm – 151021

In terms of regular lessons, this week, we did the following…

During English, we neared the end of our unit of work on reports by planning our upcoming reports on made-up creatures, and also answered a non-fiction reading comprehension on fossils (a lovely cross-curricular link to our Science topic there!) During our GPS lesson, we practised using the prefix pre-, and also completed another dictionary-related activity.

During Maths, we continued our work on addition and subtraction by adding 3-digit and 2-digit numbers, subtracting 2-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers and finally added and subtracted 100s. We also practised our times tables!

During Computing, we used the Chromebooks to play a fun game about ways of having a secure password, and noted down ways of doing so. In our Geography lesson, we looked at capital cities, and for RE, we focused on the ‘Five Ks’, a foundational part of the Sikh belief system.

A message from Mr Gane, Year 6 teacher:

Way back in 2017, the Y5 classes took part in a six week ‘School Travel Project’ provided by Urbanwise linked to our local council. The objective was to analyse traffic to and from the school to promote the use of less polluting methods of transport; then there followed a challenge. How could the children make an even greater impact on the traffic in their immediate surroundings?

As a group they noticed that the 20 mph speed limit on the way to Shepherds Bush, began only once vehicles had passed our school at the Bush Theatre, so it was still 30 mph outside our school and at the end of Miles Coverdale Road. Their plan was to lobby the Council for a change, which was successful. Not content with that win, the children by then in Y6, then demanded improvements to the Pelican Crossing too. They were again successful, with the Council quickly agreeing to upgrade it to a more impactful, colourful crossing that is proven to draw the attention of drivers and slow them down further. Then COVID happened.

So now, we have a competition open to all children here at St Stephen’s to design the Pelican Crossing outside our school, which the Hammersmith & Fulham Council have said they will create!

To enter, create your original design and submit it on or before Friday 12th November – any designs received after 5pm on that day will not be shortlisted. There will be a box for entries at the office.

All entries must be on A4 paper – use the template or design it electronically, but do then print it out on A4 paper.

Make sure that the name of the child and their class is clearly written on the paper entry.

Multiple entries are permitted.

All entries will be considered by a judging panel that will include:

Councillor Wesley Harcourt: Cabinet Member for the Environment

David Kiteley: Project Engineer, LBHF Projects Delivery

Mr Gane – Y6 Ayres

Miss Hall – Y2 Hoberman

A short list of five designs will be selected, children will vote in their classes and the winner will be the design with the most votes from across the whole school.

The winner will be announced on Friday 19th November!

For those who haven’t already done so, please book your slot for our upcoming parents’ / carers’ evenings – I’m looking forward to speaking to you all!

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 4th October 2021

Hello!

Our first full week in school for a while was a busy one!

First things first, this week’s homework can be found at the link below (no reading comprehension element this week; however, please note that we will be doing our tests this coming *Thursday*, not our usual Friday.)

Y3 Homework – Aut 1 – 081021

During Maths, we worked with adding and subtracting 1-digit numbers from 3-digit ones, first without crossing 10, then later with crossing 10. We rounded off our week by working with 3-digit and 2-digit numbers. During the week, we also practised our times tables.

In English, we continued our unit of work on reports by looking at their key features. We also tackled a reading comprehension based around the exemplar text we have been using for this unit, a made-up report on the ‘sneaglegator’ (ask your child about this one!) During our GPS lesson, we practised using the prefix re-, and finished our week with a bit of handwriting practise.

In our Geography lesson, we learned facts about various countries, while during RE, we reflected upon the importance of the Amrit ceremony for Sikhs.

In our Computing lesson, we created eye-catching posters about online safety following the SMART principles. I was so impressed by the quality of work on offer, it will form the basis of a new classroom display!

We capped off the week by having another one of Miss Amy’s fantastic Art lessons – this session, we practised blending with soft pastels.

Finally, having forgotten to do this last week, I would like to say a quick thank you to all of you who came and said hello to Apollo last week at the Family Supper – his first experience of festivities at St Stephen’s was a most excellent one!

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 27th September 2021

Hello!

And so our out-of-school adventures draw to an end, until our first school trip! On that note, Team Year 3 (Miss Kelly in particular – thank you!) are working very hard on organising trips for the coming months. However, please note that during these post-lockdown times, many of the usual destinations have convoluted booking procedures / far more limited availability than usual, so please bear with us – they’ll definitely be going on a few before the school year is out!

This week’s homework can be found at the link below (please note that there is a reading comprehension element):

Y3 Homework – Aut 1 – 011021

Yr 3 RC02 – Caterpillars – 011021

During English, we started our unit of work on reports by looking at their key features, working in partners to create posters that showed examples of the different features found in non-fiction texts, including headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams, photographs, facts, contents pages, indexes and glossaries. We also answered a reading comprehension based on a report text. During our separate GPS lesson, we focused on proper dictionary use.

In Maths, after completing our unit of work on place value, we have now moved onto addition and subtraction. In doing this, we have learnt techniques on adding ones, tens and hundreds mentally.

During our RE lesson, we looked at the forming of the Khalsa, a pivotal time in the history of Sikhism.

We ended the week by having another one of Miss Amy’s terrific Art lessons!

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 20th September 2021

Hello!

A very busy week, made even more so by our out-of-school adventures!

During English, we planned and started to write our own detailed descriptive pieces from a ‘bug’s eye’ view. As part of the writing process, next week we will be sure to re-read our work with a view to improving it, a key part of the Year 3 English Writing curriculum.

In Maths, we continued our work on number and place value. We built upon last week’s work, finding 1, 10 or 100 more or less than given numbers. We then compared and sequenced numbers up to 1000 and developed our understanding of the terms ‘ascending’ and ‘descending’. To round out the week, we made practical use of our newly-refined number and place value skills by counting in 50s.

In our RE lesson, we learned about Guru Nanak and his importance to Sikhs. As a whole class, we discussed the qualities of a good leader and thought showered the people we follow. We then learned that main leader of the Sikh faith is Guru Nanak. The terms ‘guru’ (teacher) and Sikh (‘learner’) were then explained. We then learned about the early life of Guru Nanak, focusing on Guru Nanak’s teaching on equality and his experience of going to bathe and being with God for three days when he was 30 years old. We reflected upon what the qualities of Guru Nanak teach a Sikh about how to behave towards other people. The lesson was then finished by using the ‘Diamond Nine’ format in small groups, where children were challenged to define and rate the qualities of a good leader in order of importance.

We finished off our week (or will finish our week, depending on when you read this blog entry!) with another fabulous Miss Amy-led Art lesson!

This week’s homework can be found at the link below:

03 – Y3 Homework – Aut 1 – 240921

Please note that we have also stuck Google Classroom logins into the back of your child’s homework books – these will be put to use in the coming weeks.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 13th September 2021

Hello!

Another busy week (prepare to see this phrase used regularly over the school year!)

This week’s homework can be found at the link below (please note that there is a reading comprehension component):

02 – Y3 Homework – Aut 1 – 170921

01 – Yr 3 RC01 – Monkey Business – 170921

During Maths, we built upon last week’s work, comparing and sequencing numbers up to 1000 using a number line. We also made practical use of our newly-refined number and place value skills by starting to solve number and place value-related partitioning problems. We rounded off our week by finding 10 or 100 more or less than given numbers.

During English, we continued to use Dick King-Smith’s ‘The Omnibombulator’ as a reference text for our work on stories with familiar settings. Next week, we will plan and start to write our very own descriptive pieces from a ‘bug’s eye’ view. As part of the writing process, next week we will be sure to re-read our work with a view to improving it, a key part of the Year 3 English Writing curriculum.

During Geography, we located countries on a world map.

In our RE lesson, we learnt about the ‘Ik Onkar’ symbol, which means ‘there is only one God’. After doing this, we designed our own symbols that included our beliefs and ideas.

During Science, we started work on rocks. In doing this, we looked at natural and human-made rocks, and the differences between them.

In our Computing lesson, we started to learn about the importance of online safety practices; using the SMART acronym as a jumping-off point.

We finished off our week with another of Miss Amy’s excellent Art lessons!

Have a great weekend,

Mr Faith

Week Commencing Monday 6th September 2021

 

Hello!

3 Nichols have settled in well and we have been having a lovely time together!

Our first regular week together has been an excellent one – the class have worked extremely hard, and I am delighted with the work they have produced.

During English, we started our unit on stories with familiar settings. We thought about a garden setting, engaged our senses of sight, sound, smell and touch and learned about ways in which paired adjectives and adjectival phrases can be used to create atmospheric settings.

In Maths, great work was done by all, with our first Year 3 unit being tackled: Number and Place Value. After doing a bit of revision on work already done on this topic in Year 2, we worked on working with 100s, later moving onto reading and writing numbers to 1000 in words.

Before starting our new RE unit on Sikhism, we did a lesson on the importance of the term ‘wisdom’, which is our key word in Year 3, and during Geography, we learned about the continents of the world. For our Relationships and Health Education (or RHE) lesson, we learned about why we have rules, while in Computing, we practised logging into the Google Classroom learning environment.

This week’s homework can be found at the link below:

01 – Y3 Homework – Aut 1 – 100921

The written homework for this is to be handed in no later than this coming Wednesday 15th September 2021.

Our poem for the half term (‘Give Yourself A Hug’) can be found at the link below:

3 Nichols Poem Aut 1

Please practise this with your child/ren on a regular basis ahead of us performing it as a class at the end of the half term.

An important message:

Schools are fortunate to have received funding from the government this year to support children to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). Miss Williams and Mrs Wordsworth, as our Specialist Catch-up teachers, will be working with a number of children from Year 3 who need additional support in their Maths and English learning. These sessions will take place on a weekly basis as on-to-one sessions and in small groups. More details on this will follow later on in the term.

Have a great weekend, and please ensure that your children have a good rest – they’ve certainly earned it! For those of you who haven’t already done so, please read the ParentMail messages that went out a week or so ago regarding swimming lessons.

Mr Faith

 

 

Week Commencing 30th August 2021

Hello!

 

We hope this message reaches you well. As we are unable to host our ‘open classrooms’ event this year, we thought it would be useful to provide you with a few bits of information that you may find useful:

 

Drop Off and Collection

In the mornings, Year 3 children are to arrive on a ‘soft start’ basis from 8.45am from the main entrance of the school, quietly and sensibly walking to their class via the school door by the Year 3 Lear class. They should sanitise their hands upon arrival, and the register will be taken at 8.55am as usual. At the end of the day, Year 3 children will be dismissed from the front entrance of the school (the main blue door by the office) at 3.30pm. Please note that all Year 3 children will be brought to this location, as the ‘sending younger children to their older siblings’ policy is no longer in effect. If your child is to be collected by the green gate, please let us know by email and we will arrange this.

 

Playtime Snacks

On a daily basis, please provide your child with either a whole piece of fruit or sliced fruit as their playtime snack. As delicious as they are, Bear YoYos (especially the sour mango and apple-flavoured ones!), dried fruit and other fruit-based snacks are not allowed as playground snacks. These can, however, be included as a small treat in children’s packed lunches when we go on school trips (more information on these will be given later in this blog entry).

 

Reading Books

Your child will be given a reading book to take home. The books need to be brought back to school every day and put into the reading book box, which the children will find inside the classroom. Doing this will aid us in successfully carrying out our plan of reading with each child at least once a week. Starting from next week, books will be changed on Mondays, being returned by the following Friday. New books will then be sent out on the following Monday. Please make sure that you sign your child’s reading diary when their book needs to be changed, as we will be unable to change it if you do not do this. Whilst we appreciate that some children may read at a faster rate than others, books will be changed once a week only, as changing them is a time intensive task for our teaching assistants and is far more manageable on a larger scale, rather than on a piecemeal basis. If you have a child who is a voracious reader, we are happy to offer book suggestions and discuss alternative provisions (such as providing children with two books each time instead of one) via email.

 

Homework

In line with our whole school approach and in a bid to do our bit for the environment, homework will be uploaded online on our class webpage each Friday. Over the next few weeks, your child/ren will be introduced to the Google Classroom learning environment that we use in Key Stage 2, and once we feel that they are confident in using this, we will transition into putting homework on Google Classroom.

English homework (spellings, sentences and comprehension tasks) will be completed in the front of the green homework book.

Children will also be set online Mathletics activities. Mathletics login cards will be attached to the back of these homework books.

Your child’s homework book will be sent home for the first time next week, on Friday 10th September.

All homework will be set on a Friday and needs to be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday (if children complete these activities earlier they are welcome to hand their books in earlier, and will receive extra house points if said work is completed to a high standard!)

A piece of poetry homework will be set at the beginning of each half term for the children to practise and recite at the end of the half term. This Friday, 3rd September, the first poem by our class poet will be uploaded to the website for children to learn.

If you encounter technical difficulties in accessing any of our online content (or would like a paper copy of any piece of homework), please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

PE and Gymnastics

PE and Gymnastics sessions will commence next week. PE and Gymnastics will be on Mondays and Tuesdays for Autumn Term 1 only, and will move to Mondays only from Autumn 2 onwards unless there is a change in plans. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on Mondays and Tuesdays during Autumn Term 1, and Mondays for every half term thereafter. May we also please remind parents that earrings must be taken out before school on the days your child has PE / Gymnastics, and long hair must be tied back for each session.

 

Swimming

Please refer to the separate letter we will send you via ParentMail regarding our swimming provision for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

Class Trips

As TfL have only recently announced that they will resume their School Party free travel scheme as of September 15th, do not plan on going on any trips this Autumn half term, but we are working on trips within a walkable distance for Autumn Term 2 onwards. If you have any good suggestions, please email us with information and we will look into it!

 

Water Bottles

Please remember to have your child/ren bring a labelled water bottle to school on a daily basis as it is important that they remain hydrated throughout the school day.

 

Timetables and Curriculum Maps

Please find attached our current timetable and curriculum map for the year. Please note that these are provisional, and subject to revision to provide the best possible learning experience for your child/ren.

 

After School Clubs

If your child/ren attends an after school club that requires a change of clothing, please send your child/ren into school that day with their change of clothes, that they will be able to put on near the end of the school day, before heading off to their club.

 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any further queries and have a lovely week!

 

Mr Faith (l.faith@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk)

Miss Kelly (m.kelly@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk)

Year 3 Teachers