16th april 2018

16th april 2018

Dear Families,
 
We hope you all had a great Easter break and that all the learners are excited to come back to school, well rested. We hope you found our last blog helpful in terms of learning using websites and apps and maybe some of you even got out and about visiting the local, historical features of the Enid Blyton trail! 
 
Whilst we were off, it was back to work early for some of us. Our year 3 football team took part in an inter school competition at AFC Bournemouth. We managed to win four out of five of the matches and Miss Winwood and I were really proud of the team. They were exemplary in their school kit, using their manners and showing great sportsmanship to really demonstrate what a great team we are in year 3. 
 
Please check out the photographs to see how well we have been doing in our physical curriculum too!
 
Helping at home couldn't be easier with these books. Please feel free to visit this website to look at some of the books we recommend across the academy. They are a perfect revision tool that compliment our teaching and learning. https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent/homeParents
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It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Alice Fisher to Forget-Me-Nots class. Miss Fisher will be the main teacher for the class for this final term. All queries, concerns, messages and information should be given to Miss Fisher in the first instance. I will always be close at hand and I will continue to plan and teach alongside Miss Fisher. We are so privileged to have another teacher in our year group and it puts us in a great position to deliver a very tailored curriculum.
 
Dates to remember;
PE - Tuesdays (black shorts, red t-shirt, tracksuit of any colour, trainers NOT plimsolls). 
Swimming lessons - Foxgloves Wednesdays from 25th April.  Forget Me Nots - Fridays from 27th April. 
Lunchtime football club with AFCB - Wednesday lunchtimes
Bank Holiday - 7th May
Half Term - 28th May to 1st June
Last day of term - 20th July
 
Swimming Lessons
If you are anything like me the thought of my child going swimming without me is petrifying! I just wanted to put your mind at rest and let you know that as well as the lifeguards, class TA's and swimming instructors on pool side the teachers are more than happy to accompany your children in the pool if you would like us to. For many children this can be their first experience of swimming. It might also be that you already have an Olympic swimmer on your hands. Please be mindful that all children develop at different rates, and although there is a statutory requirement for them to participate fully in swimming lessons there is no expectation on their entry ability. All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, they will be taught to:
swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
If you have any worries or concerns, please do speak to Alice or Hayley and we will try our best to resolve these before the first lesson (25th or 27th). 
 
We look forward to seeing you all soon. 
 
Year 3 Team