We are thrilled to be teaching your children this term. Our aim at St Benedict’s is to nurture the pupils and help them grow in all aspects of the curriculum. The year three teachers this year are Mrs Vernon and Mrs Hoda. Mrs Hoda will teach the class on Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday and Mrs Vernon will teach on Thursday, Friday and every other Wednesday. Your children will be supported in class by Mrs Farghaly and we are very lucky to have a student teacher, Miss Paul, working with us until February.
Homework will be sent via email every Friday and should be completed by the following Friday. Homework will consist of spellings, literacy and maths. We do expect the work to be completed by the date set as this will support and consolidate your child’s learning in the classroom.
Please can you ensure that you read regularly with your child at home. With your support and enthusiasm for reading, your child will grow in confidence as a reader. This will impact positively on their ability to complete work in every part of the curriculum. Books are available in school for your child to take home and they can change them as and when they need to. This year the children have reading records. We will read with the children as much as possible in school; please try to do the same at home.
PE will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday, however it is useful if your child has their kit in school all week. It can be taken home at the weekend to be washed.
Please can we also remind you that at St Benedict’s we are very proud of our school uniform. We expect the children to come to school wearing their full school uniform – earrings and trainers are not part of our uniform and should not be worn.
Finally please let us express how delighted we are to be teaching your child this year. Our priority is the well-being of the children, so if you have any concerns at all, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.
The Year 3 Team