Welcome to Belgium Class Page
Class teacher: Miss Radley
LSA: Miss Simmons
Year 3 HLSA: Mrs. Olive
In 3B we ask everyone to try their hardest to do their best every day. We help and encourage each other, and understand that we are all unique. We work well as a team and support each other’s learning through sharing ideas during discussions and listening respectfully to what everyone has to say. We are polite and kind to each other within class, as well as those people we meet within the school community. Each day will be a mix of lessons which are exciting, engaging and encourage the children to take their learning forward and become more independent learners.
Things to remember (daily)
Filled water bottle
Summer Term Curriculum Overview
When Do I Have P.E.?
Belgium Class have P.E. lessons on Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon. Please check the uniform policy for full information on acceptable P.E. wear, and that all items are clearly named. If your child wears earrings then these also need to be removed too. P.E. kits shall be sent home every half term to be washed and need to be back in school on the first day of half term.
Your child would benefit from having a dark, plain tracksuit to wear over their shorts and t-shirt during Key Skills mornings as they will remain in their kits all morning (including break time).
Key Skills Lessons
Belgium Class have Key skills on Tuesday mornings. Key skills mornings consist of 3 lessons: Computing, P.E. and R.E.
Homework is set every Thursday.
Each week for homework the children will be set:
- Spellings on Spelling Shed. The children are in different groups, so they may have different spellings from their friends. There will be a test every Thursday which your child will complete in the front of their Pupil Planner, so that you will be able to monitor your child's progress.
- Times table practise on Times Table Rockstars.
- Reading. (Please record this is the Pupil Planner on the 'Reading Record' side).
More information on VIPERS reading and times tables practise can be found further down on this webpage.
The following links direct you to the learning platforms that are used for homework. Please see the back page of your child's Pupil Planner for their login details. If you are having trouble with any of the login details please let us know so we can try to resolve this.
Year 3 Isolation Pack
We would ask that you listen to your child read aloud every day for at least 10 minutes, asking questions about what they have read (some examples are attached). Please would you then make a note in your child’s Pupil Planner that you have listened to them. As well as their school reading book, they should be encouraged to read for pleasure - anything and everything including comics, leaflets, signs when you are out, food packets, etc.
The wider the range of genre and author your child reads – fiction, non-fiction or poetry – the more their understanding of the written word grows. In addition, they then have a greater pool of vocabulary from which to draw when they write themselves.
We thank you for your help and support with your child’s reading.
In your child’s Pupil Planner, you will notice the VIPERS letters (illustrated in the poster) have been recorded when your child has read in school. VIPERS is an acronym that we use in school to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehensions of texts. Each week, we will focus on a different VIPERS skill which is recorded at the top of the relevant week’s page in the Pupil Planner.
VIPERS is a method of ensuring that we ask, and the children are familiar with, a range of questions. Please find some questions stems, in the VIPERS style we use in school, that you can use to question your child when reading together at home to ensure we are working together with a consistent approach.
A copy of this poster has been stuck inside the children’s planners for your reference.
Take a look at what 3B has been up to so far this year!