Avocets - Mr Danes
Welcome to our Avocets Class!
Welcome back! I trust you all enjoyed the Summer break and the children are ready and raring to go!
It is a pleasure for me to be teaching so many of the same faces again after our brief spell last year. Miss Bearton and Miss Parker will be working in the classroom as well, providing amazing support for both myself and the children.
We will be working very hard this year to be the best we can be which is the perfect attitude to return to school with. Homework will encourage the children to look deeper into their learning and produce creative work that shares their learning whilst helping to develop the skills they will learn through Year 3.
They will be expected to read each day for at least 20 minutes (to themselves or out loud to you), they must fill in their reading records to show this. Along with the reading, there will be: spelling and grammar work to complete as well. Occasionally they may be asked to do some other homework in addition to this. All homework needs to be handed in on Friday mornings.
Please encourage your children to get the work completed and handed in as it will help them in their learning progression as we move on to new topics throughout the year, as well as helping the children to be more responsible and independent about their learning.
This term we will be exploring all things Ancient Egyptian! We will be looking at the lifestyle, farming, trade, pyramids and Gods and Goddesses of the time and much more to help the children get a firm understanding of what times in Ancient Egypt were like.
Timestable Rockstars will continue to be used, please try to use the app as it is available for you now.
Class Dojo will also be used for sharing work we do and rewarding the children. Please contact the school office if you need to speak to me rather than using the messaging service.
PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Miss Hutchinson and myself on occasion.
Our class assembly is on Thursday 9th November at 9:10am.
We will have a parent meeting on Wednesday 13th September at 3pm to cover more information and any questions. Hope to see you all then.
With best wishes,
Mr Danes, Miss Bearton and Miss Parker.