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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 Mrs Helm.


We are very excited to start our new school year in our new classroom, which is ready for us to take part in lots of fun and fabulous learning. Remember FOXES are FUN, FIT and FOCUSED to learn.


Our first Topic this year is Transport and we are going to challenge ourselves to travel on as many different methods of transport as we can! I hope you all visited the Air Show in Bournemouth and spotted the many different forms of air transport used in the past and today.



Our games lesson will take place on Wednesday afternoons,  the weather is still warm so please ensure you have shorts and a school P.E. T shirt in school, however as the cooler weather begins you will need tracksuit bottoms and a warm sweatshirt (not your school one please) or tracksuit top.

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

Please ensure you 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 are continuing with the new exciting style of homework, where the you will be able to choose different projects to complete over the half term. 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.

At the end of the term we will  invite your parents, carers or Grandparents in to see all your fabulous completed projects.


There is still an expectation that you will practise your times tables weekly using RMeasimaths, J2E Blast and Top Marks web sites. We have a league table in class, 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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