Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School


Class 3 Autumn Term 1 Newsletter 

Dear Parents,


Welcome to Class 3.  We hope your son/daughter is pleased to be back at school and looking forward to the year ahead to start our topic of “Light up the World”.  The theme will be developing and improving the classes Science and Geography knowledge.   The class will be supported this term by Mrs Davis, Mrs Marsh and Miss Murphy.  Whilst I have my planning time, the class will be taught by Mrs Dicocco on Thursday afternoons.


How you can help at home



In class we aim to listen to your child read as often as possible!  We ask that you spend time listening to your child read, reading to them and talking about what you have read on a daily basis.  Please encourage your child to enjoy reading and to read books of their own choosing, as well as those in our reading scheme.  All the children who we can see have been making the effort to read, will receive house points for reading.  The children will be heard during our weekly Guided Reading sessions, where we will carry on studying a range of different text types to help improve comprehension and inferential skills.


Homework will be set to encourage the pupils to develop their independent skills and these will be related to our topic of the term or improving their numeracy skills.


I will set new individual targets for children in numeracy, literacy and reading this term.  These will be shared and explained to the children.  If you have any queries about your child’s targets or would like further information on how you can help them at home, please call in and discuss this with me or a member of the year 3 team.


PE lessons will take place on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons with the support of our sports coach Mr Dunstan, where we will be focusing on balls skills.  Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times (black shorts, purple t-shirt and plimsolls/trainers). 

Trips & Visits

Thank you very much for your swift response to our trip to Stockgrove Park on Monday.  There will be a number of different trips organised throughout the year and I will send out the relevant information accordingly.


If you have any queries or concerns about your child or have any questions please do not hesitate to call in and speak to us.


Thank you


Mr Waterhouse, Mrs Davis, Mrs Marsh and Miss Murphy


Class 3 Curriculum Leaflet Autumn 1