A message from Miss Hunt, to her upcoming Year 3 class:
I hope you are well.
Firstly, I just wanted to start by saying how lovely it was to see so many of you on Thursday. It was great to finally put some faces to names and get to know a little more about what you have been getting up to in the past weeks. For those of you that were unable to attend, I very much look forward to seeing you soon. Although I briefly introduced myself last week, I wanted to share with you a little more information about myself and your brand new classroom.
Here is my PowerPoint which tells you a little more about my interests outside of school.
Alongside this PowerPoint, I have uploaded a video to the school’s YouTube page, showing you how our classroom will be organised in September.
We have been asked to share with you some transition materials, to help us to get to know you a little better as well. I have completed my own ‘All About Me’ poster, showing you a few of my favourite things, and I would love it if you would also have a go at completing one yourself.
If you are unable to complete this at home, please don’t worry. I will ensure you get time to do this when arriving back at school. If you are unable to print the templates to complete, I would suggest giving it a try to create your own template or tracing the outline if possible. Feel free to get as creative as you like with these!
During the summer, I would encourage you to read as much as possible. I have loved having a bit more spare time to read some of the books which were waiting for me on my bookshelf. I would recommend Scholastic as a great place to start if you’re looking for some more book inspiration: https://clubs-kids.scholastic.co.uk
It may also be a good idea to look over any units of work that you find particularly challenging in Maths or English this year, and have a glance at the year 3 spellings, which you will be able to find from a simple google search of ‘Year 3 statutory spellings’:-please do not worry too much about this though as we will be recapping a lot when we begin again.
Once again, I loved meeting many of you last week and look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Rest up and enjoy your summer.
Alice Hunt x
I know that some of you are feeling overwhelmed at the moment with continuing to work at home and/or supporting your child’s learning adding to the pressures upon you. If you can only manage one thing to help your child currently, I would like it to be reading for pleasure. With that in mind, I am including this reading challenge which is in two parts. The first is a 30-day challenge to read for 15 minutes a day with you and your child negotiating rewards for doing so. The second is a ‘reading bingo’ competition run by the Toppsta website which has prizes of £25 Smyths Toys gift cards, which can be spent online. Full details are included in the document which can be accessed here: Toppsta Reading for Pleasure activities
If your child is a member of the Norfolk Library Service, they may well have taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge in previous years. This year, it is all online so your child can still take part. If you’re not already a member, it’s free to join up and doing so will allow you to access lots of ebooks and magazines free of charge. You can sign up here: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-library-account/join-the-library
The reading challenge is open to all here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
If you want to go the whole hog and join in with the virtual launch party on Facebook, then The Reading Agency website provides all the information you’ll need here: https://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/the-summer-reading-challenge-launch-party—schedule-announced.html
Think U Know is the name for the set of resources produced by the National Crime Agency / CEOP to help keep children safe while online. They will be producing new material each fortnight here:
So here we are…the last full school week of the year! I know how strange this whole summer term has been but myself and Mrs Canwell are very proud of you all for undoubtedly being brilliant home students through it all. This weeks work has some activities linked to our transition into year 4 together. So I would really appreciate it if you could complete both the ‘Class animal’ and the ‘Class charter’ activities and email them over to me.
Enjoy your last week of ‘work’ but still remember to get plenty of fresh air and make sure you’re having lots of fun!
Mr Grass & Mrs Canwell 🙂