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Longparish Church of England Primary School (Aided)

Kingfisher Class


Welcome to Kingfisher - Year 3/4 class







This is our new page where we hope to share with you all the exciting things we get up to in class! Working together is important in Kingfisher class. We are learning to create an environment that allows each of us to be safe, happy and able do our best! It is important that we think about our school values of excellence, friendship and respect to help us with this.

Our class teaching team includes Mrs Sandford, Mrs Clacy and Mrs Woodman who are always around to help us when we need them. They work with us to try and develop our skills of resilience, reflectiveness, resourcefulness and reciprocity. These will be helpful to us during our school life and beyond!

We have been settling in well to our new class and have embraced the new routines quickly. We are very proud of our positive learning attitude and excited for the year ahead and all that we will achieve as a team!

A few reminders:

  • At the start of every term a spellings homework sheet will be stuck into your child’s reading record book. Please remind them to use their ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ method to practise their spellings every day ready for our assessment on Friday.
  • Read, read, read! Encourage your child to read as much as possible! They can do this independently or with you. Please write a comment in their reading record book about what they have read and remember to sign it. At home, the reading Vipers guide could be used to check understanding of the comprehension of any book they read. At school, your child will complete an on-line accelerated reader quiz and a book review.
  • Throughout the week your child will participate in a range of guided reading activities. An adult will listen to them read within a small reading group and independently. Your child will be given a guided reading book and the expectation is to read the suggested chapters and to complete the reading vipers before their guided reading session each week. 
  • Encourage your child to log on to our home learning resource Doodle Maths, Tables, English, and Spell, as much as possible. Progress will be checked every Friday so all children should aim to be on target (in the green). Occasionally, extra homework tasks will be set on a Friday.
  • Sometimes, extra homework tasks for topics will be set on a Friday, this may be in the form of a hard copy sent home with your child or by email. This should be handed in by the following Friday, unless otherwise stated. 
  • Help your child to learn their times tables ready for our assessment on Friday. Practise by repeating them over and over again, look for patterns and get them to use the times tables they know to help with those they don't. Every Friday, your child will write the NEW times tables they need to learn in their reading record book. 
  • PE days this year are Thursday and Friday afternoon, children will wear their kit home. Please ensure they have their PE kit in school every day. Swimming lessons will begin on a Tuesday afternoon after the May half term. 

To promote a happy learning environment, we are encouraged to challenge ourselves in all learning tasks. As well as getting house points for learning and behaviour, we are also rewarded by collecting marbles in a jar. Once the jar is full a class reward is agreed by all.

Thank you for your continued support!

The Year 3/4 Team