Welcome to Charlton Class!
Teacher: Mr Overy
LSA: Ms Ryan
Student Teacher: Mrs Lodge
In Charlton class, we have very high expectations of the children and expect the children to have very expectations of themselves.
In Charlton class, we support each other inside and outside of the classroom. We celebrate our differences and make sure everyone enjoys coming to school.
This term we will be exploring the question ‘Are you as strong as a Saxon?’.
We will be learning about what life was like to be a Saxon from what they ate, through to when they lived.
Our class reader is 'Beowulf'. We will be reading an adapted version of the epic poem, retold by Rob Lloyd Jones and our Literacy is linked around this book.
In Maths this term we will be learning about money; recognising money, adding money and giving change.
In Charlton Class we have very high expectations of behaviour. We use 'Class Dojo' which is a positive point based reward system. The first prize is earned by reaching 30 points. We also use 'Good to be Green'. By staying green children earn points which can be used at the good to be green trolley or at a trip to Adventure Island. Yellow and red cards are given out if pupils choose not to follow the rules.
Homework will be sent out every Friday and is to be completed by the following Thursday. The homework will always have a spelling focus and either a Literacy or Maths focus.
We will also be introducing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Music) projects each term. Children will be set a project to complete at home with family members. At the end of each term we will celebrate the children's successes. This term the children have been set the project of creating a world suitable for dinosaurs, using materials found at home.
Reading at home is expected from all children in Year 3. The expectations are that each child must read either on their own or with someone else for around 15 minutes per evening. Children can sign their reading records themselves to show they have read. There are consequences for those children who do not bring in their reading record or have it signed.
Please make sure you have the correct uniform. The only jewellery that is acceptable is a pair of stud earrings and a watch. All other jewellery must be removed for school. All jewellery must be removed by the children themselves for PE. Jogging bottoms are for PE and children should be wearing school trousers at other times. Girls may wear leggings under a skirt but not on their own. Children may choose to wear a green fleece, jumper or cardigan in the winter. Please remember that we have a preloved uniform shop every Friday that sells items of second hand uniform for between 50p and £1. Please refrain from wearing football shirts during PE lessons as they are expensive.
If you are worried about something to do with work (or anything else for that matter) then please come and speak to us - we want you to be happy in school and if we know about your problem then we will try our best to help you. Remember - if you don't tell us then we can't help you. If you don't feel comfortable talking to us then any member of the year 3 staff or the learning mentors will help you.