Class Three

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Happy New Year and welcome back to our Spring Term!

Mr Fox continues to be Year 3's student teacher, teaching alongside myself, Mrs Weatherspoon for 3 another weeks before he moves on to pastures new. We have thoroughly enjoyed having him on our learning journey and wish him well for his future as a teacher. This term, we also welcome our new teaching assistant, Mrs Watson, she'll be with us Monday to Friday. Mrs Langley (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Lognonne (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) continue to work alongside us too.


Reading books

On Mondays, children bring their books and diaries to school. We use diaries to record progress in reading and to communicate further with families and staff check the diaries every day. Children take two books home to read throughout the week, one is a levelled reading book and one is a book of choice for the class library. We also ask you to help us support which area of reading we are focussing on that week. Further details of this can be found in your child's diary. We really encourage reading at home and are proud of the enjoyment our class take in reading for pleasure. 

Water bottles

Children bring in water bottles on Mondays which are kept in school throughout the week.


Children may bring in a small fruit snack for after break. 

Wellies / outdoor shoes

We are fortunate to have beautiful grounds at Ovingham CE First School and we use them at every possible opportunity, whatever the weather! We ask that children have a pair of labelled wellies or sturdy outdoor shoes that are kept in school for these occasions.  


We are very lucky to have our Wednesday PE session delivered by the NUFC Foundation. We ask children to bring in PE kits on Monday and take home on Friday. This should be a white T-shirt and black shorts or jogging bottoms with plimsolls for indoor and trainers (or outdoor shoes) for outdoors. 


Spellings will be posted weekly on Spelling Shed and should be practised regularly. Your support in helping your child with this and exploring VIPERs in their reading is greatly appreciated. Times Table Rocks stars is also available to help your child practise multiplication tables. If you need a reminder for passwords for either of these applications then do let us know. 


Learning this half term: 

 Year 3 Curriculum