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Welcome to Birch!

From Mrs Walters & Mrs Khan


7th September 2017


Welcome back and welcome to Birch Class! I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and have come back ready to learn and enjoy the year.


There is lots of information that you will receive over the next few weeks, including at the KS2 Curriculum Evening on Wednesday 20th September, and below is some key information.


PE Days

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure the children have their kits in school as sometimes we do move PE lessons due to other activities. They need both their indoor kits and outdoor kits in school each week. It is also useful to have a plastic bag in case the outdoor kit gets muddy or wet.



During Year 3, all children are able to learn an instrument. These lessons are a fantastic opportunity and the children thoroughly enjoy them. Please make sure that your child’s instrument is in school on a Monday to make the most of these lessons.



Our library books will be changed on a Friday. If you have books outstanding to return please send them in as soon as possible.



Children should be completing their reading each night. Please write in their Reading Record to state which book they have been reading, the pages they have read, how they have been finding the book etc.


Spelling homework will be given out on a Thursday and must be returned on a Monday. We encourage children to complete their homework in their best handwriting and with neat presentation.


Maths homework will be given out on a Friday and children are to complete 15 minutes a night and return the comment slip on Wednesday. Please do not send in the slip before Wednesday as we would expect children to be completing the activities each night.


We do encourage independence in Year 3 and the excuse, ‘my mum/dad forgot’ is not accepted! Please support us with this by also encouraging independence at home when packing their bags and getting ready in the morning. Thank you!

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