Welcome to St Bernadette's class page
The teacher in St Bernadette's is Mr Oldfield with Mrs McPhail supporting in our class everyday. All our staff in Year 3 are here to support the children to develop and learn in a safe and happy environment.
Our page will be regularly updated with all the exciting activities, tasks and events that occur both in our classroom and in school. Keep checking back to find out what the children have been doing!
P.E in St Bernadette's
We have P.E twice a week in St Bernadette's class, covering a wide variety of units to engage the children and improve their overall agility, balance and co-ordination.
Our first P.E lesson of the week is on a Tuesday morning which will be led by Leeds Rhinos coaches. The children need to come to school in their school uniform and get changed into their P.E kit for the lesson. After the lesson, they will change back into their school uniform. Our P.E on a Tuesday will be led by Leeds Rhinos for the 1st half term in school.
Our 2nd P.E session of the week will be swimming which will start in week 2 of the Autumn term. The chlidren will continue to swim on a Friday afternoon for the Autumn term but will then P.E will change in Spring term. The children need to have a bag with their swimming shorts or swim suit in together with their goggles and a towel. On a swimming day, they can come to school in a school tracksuit and stay in it for the duration of the day.
This is a vital part of the children's learning and will support the work they do within the classroom. We can already see the work that our parents are putting in with the children at home which is fantastic. It is enabling them to access a wider range of challenge and is embedding some of the key concepts that will help them as the school year goes on.
The maths toolkit is issued on a Friday and is expected to be handed in on a Monday morning. The questions are designed to be of a challenging nature but these are the models that the children will need to be familiar with as they move throughout the year.
The spelling words will be handed out on a Friday with the spelling test the following week. This will give the children a chance to learn their words both at school and at home.
The children will be provided 2 books on a weekly basis. Please can they bring their books to school everyday as there will be opportunities for them to read to an adult through the week.
Our reading focus this term is the Horrible Histories book series. The children will be given the opportunity to read at least one of these books through the term and then study character description and settings from the book they have read. It is also a chance to read a lengthy book and for you to share the joy of reading with your child.
This year the children in Year 4 will sit an external exam on their tables knowledge. To help with their knowledge, we are having a weekly times table test for all children. The school has provided Times Tables Rockstars to explore their tables in a fun and enjoyable way. Usernames and passwords will be provided to the children to access this resource both at school and at home.
What have we been learning?
All the details on our curriculum coverage are enclosed in the newsletter.