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Welcome to Foxes!


Welcome to Foxes Class. We are a fantastic group of Year 3 children.

Our Teacher is Mrs Bellis and our HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) is Mrs Elliott.

Mrs Bellis and Mrs Elliott's planning, preparation and assessment time (PPA) is on Tuesday afternoons. During this time Foxes will be taught by Miss O'Sullivan and Miss Tanner.


Our final term is really here with a scorching heatwave to get us ready for summer! Please ensure your child has a fresh water bottle in school everyday to keep them hydrated in this hot weather. We had a fantastic trip to London where the children loved seeing the landmarks they had learnt about and then participated in a fabulous day at the Tower of London. We even managed to return to school with some of the 'Crown Jewels' which are displayed in our classroom!

This term 'Crime and Punishment is our topic and we have been busy learning about various crimes and the punishments through history.



 Remember FOXES are FUN, FIT and FOCUSED to learn.


Crime and Punishment. Our topic began with a crime scene as our precious 'Crown Jewels' had been stolen! Ask your child for the story behind what happened and how we solved the crime.



Our games lesson will take place on Wednesday afternoons. The weather is extremely hot so please make sure your child has suitable school shorts, T shirt and a hat.

PE will be on Friday afternoons and we will need  shorts and a school P.E. T shirt.

It is important that we have the correct, named kit in school at all times.


Home Learning

Please encourage an adult to hear you read every day! We will continue to regularly check reading books and help you to change them when necessary. Please ask your adult to use the reading records to comment on your  reading and for any feedback about your books, reading habits etc.! We do collect the reading diaries in daily to keep a check on your reading. If you can't manage to read at home we will provide an opportunity at playtime for you to do so.

We are looking forward to seeing the amazing variety of POWer projects you are working on. Each child needs to complete 5 POWer points with the tasks they choose. This should enable the you to become more involved in your learning due to the homework being child led.


There is still an expectation that you will practise your times tables weekly using RMeasimaths, J2E Blast and Top Marks web sites. We have league tables in class for the 3 websites. How many house points can you earn?


Learning the words on the 3 and 4 spellings list is also important and we will be regularly testing you to see how many you can spell. Travelling to and from school is always a good time for oral practise!


We will also be continuing to practise telling the time so any time spent looking at analogue and digital clocks will be time well spent!

Foxes Out And About
Mr Foxy, our class mascot, will be having an adventure every weekend when he is taken home by one of our class members. Mr Foxy has his own diary where you can write about the adventures you have had with Mr Foxy during the week. The children have been asked to look after Mr Foxy really well! Please remember to write a few sentences about where Mr Foxy has been, and to try and put a photo of you and Mr Foxy, in the special book.

Parent Feedback
If you want to share any positive thoughts about your child's learning and progress then please do! Write it in their reading records and we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible. The same goes for any difficulties that your child may be experiencing. Don't leave it, let us know. It will have a huge impact on your child's learning!

Look on our Year 3 and 4 page to find some cool websites that we will be using in school and you can use for practise at home.
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