6th January 2021
By now you should have received the packs that we will be using whilst we are in lockdown. Please log on to Teams to view the work expected of the children today and yesterday. The email account will monitored from 9am to 3pm daily and you can also communicate with me via Teams. I understand the pressures of home schooling while looking after other children, sharing a computer and working from home so please try to complete as much as possible. I have tried to make it so the children can work alone and some of it is in workbooks so the computer use can be shared. We will next week try to have some Teams meet ups of groups of children and I will be putting up videos to support the children in their learning. I will also try to contact you directly by phone to help you at some point next week.
I will supervising key worker children for the next three days so please be patient if I do not get back to you immediately.
Have a lovely day
I hope you all had a good Christmas break and was able to enjoy the time off to rest. First of all I would like to thank you for the cards and gifts that myself and the other adults in Year 3 received. We really appreciated the kinds sentiments you and the children expressed.
As you are well aware, that at this moment in time, we will be open tomorrow morning but that could all change with the televised announcement tonight. If we do remain open please ensure your children have the correct equipment in their pencil case and their PE kit as outdoor PE will take place on Thursday morning.
With the threat of school closures we are currently assembling packs for the children to take home to continue their school work. Work will be set via Microsoft Teams for online learning and by use of the packs. Children will be expected to read the online books via Bug Club and practice times tables using Times Table Rockstars. The class email account will be open for queries as soon as we start online learning. Please ensure that you have all the children's logins for the relevant online learning platforms (see the stickers in the front of their reading records) I suggest if you have not already logged on to these platforms that you give them a try to make sure you can access the learning set.
It continues to be an expectations that children read every single day and this has been facilitated by the books provided by Bug Club. However if your child wishes to read any other material please make a note of this in their reading records
I would like to reassure you that as in the previous lockdown and during normal times I will continue to support you via the class email and Microsoft Teams. I will be available to answer your questions about the work set , mark and give feedback to the children's work.
Thank you for kind support and words that I have received in the past and I know that working together as we did previous we can continue the children's education.
Wow! I can not believe that we have made it to the end of term and what a term it has been, First of all, thank you for all the cards and presents I have received. It was totally unnecessary but really appreciated as it has been a delight to teach the children in my class this term. I would also like to thank you the parents for the total support that you have given myself and the school despite the difficult times. The children will be receiving the presents from myself on the return to school in January as although I ordered them in early December from a well known online delivery company they have still not arrived.
I know in the last week the children have enjoyed seeing the Pantomime, Reception and KS1 performance via a online recorded version. They had a lovely Christmas dinner and have enjoyed Christmas activities in the classroom.
I would like to wish you and your families a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.
Welcome back to the second part of the Autumn term.
First a big thank you for the parents evenings via teams that we had this week. We seemed to master the technology quite well between us and it was very successful. If you have not had a parent meeting I will be phoning parents to speak to you on Thursday morning between 9,30 and 12.00
This week the children were introduced to the new Mircosoft teams app where they can electronically retrieve work and send it back for marking. They had a wonderful morning and were very excited to complete work online and access the coding website. I have asked the children to continue the coding at home and send the completion certificate via teams. I hope you all enjoy this.
Please note the class email is firstname.lastname@example.org. It is slightly different from the previous email
We now have Bug Club up and running. Please log on and you will find the books set for the children. This will compliment our normal reading scheme and allow for the children to read more than one or two books at home.in a week. Please note in your child's reading record if they have read using real books or online books. If you would like more books opened up please let me know by emailing me using the year three account or by writing a note in your child's reading record. Also to help the Hertfordshire Library service has free downloadable books which can be accessed by simply joining the library online. Happy reading.
Times table rock stars is also available for the children on line to help recall of time tables.
All passwords have been sent home by a sticker inside your child's reading record. It would be helpful if you could check that all of these passwords work so we can investigate and solve any problems.
All children should have in school a water bottle filled with water (juice is not allowed).
PE kits should be in school and will be returned at the end of the half term. Please ensure your child has suitable warm clothing and footwear for outside PE.
Pencil cases with the correct stationary should be in school. Please check your child has the correct stationary as some have run out of things such as glue.
Thank you for all your help and support
6th September 2020
I hope you had have had a good weekend, We had a successful first two days back in which we have started our Leverstock Green project by looking at the village sign and discovering why the different parts are incorporated. This week we are going to be looking at the church and painting pictures of it.
Just a few things to let you know about
Kits will remain in school until half term. PE is on Monday and Thursday afternoon. Please make sure that the children have suitable outdoor clothing because as much as possible the children will be outside.
The children will receive three books on Monday if they are on the reading scheme and one book if free reading. These will only be changed on Friday by the children placing the books in a box in the classroom where they will be quarantined over the weekend. We are unable to change books daily due to the restrictions. However reading records will need to be with the children daily so that I can stamp to show that I recognise that they are reading at home. Please encourage the children to read widely and every day even if it is not their reading book from school. Could you also update the reading record to show these other books that they are reading
Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labeled. Unfortunately I can not go round the school looking for jumpers etc or to lost property due the restrictions. It has a better chance of coming back to our class if it has your child's name in it.
The children's home will continue to come home on Tuesday and will be given out again on Thursday
Thank you for all your support
Welcome to Year Three
A whole new academic year starts and I am looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday morning in our new classroom. I have added a topic map for this first half term so that you are prepared. Please bring your pencil case and PE kit on the first day so they can left in your lockers.