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Cherry Orchard First School and Caterpillars Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Classroom Essentials

Who is in our classroom?

In Year 3 there is Miss Mabbott and Mrs Hadley.


What does my child need to bring to school?

Everyday children will require: a water bottle, waterproof coat and a Cherry Orchard book bag. Within your book bag you will need your reading diary and a guided reading book.

At the start of each half term it is also recommended that you bring your P.E. kit, in an appropriate bag, and leave in school for the duration of the half term. Within your P.E. kit you will need a Cherry Orchard P.E. top, appropriate bottoms (shorts and jogging bottoms to choose dependent on the weather), P.E. pumps and an additional pair of socks.


What will be different in Year 3?

This year we will be continuing to walk 5 minutes per day as a whole school initiative. We will be given the opportunity to change into alternate footwear before the walk to keep our school shoes clean.

Our P.E. sessions this year will be Wednesday and Friday children will require their own P.E. kits to participate, and we will not be able to borrow from others.


How many of the homework tasks does my child need to do?

As part of the Parents’ Questions for each topic there is a suggested weekly homework task. This task will always assist with the learning completed that week in school or extend it. I do not expect every task to be completed, however I feel the more completed the greater enthusiasm and involvement in the topic.


I do expect this year that we continue reading at home, preferably 5 times a week. This can be any book but reading the guided reading book is recommended a couple of times a week as it will assist discussions in class. We will be again completing a reading chart, checking diaries weekly and rewarding children for reaching certain quantities.


It would also be extremely beneficial if times tables are practiced at home, I will be sending home the times table your child is working towards and we will be completing a timed 2 minute quiz every other Friday. As well as times tables it would be beneficial for children to practice their beat the best purple maths cards at home, ready for the weekly beat the best quiz!