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Class 3 - Mrs Harrison-James

Welcome to Class 3!  2019/2020

Welcome to and welcome back to Class 3.  We hope you have had a restful and fun packed summer holiday!  Class 3 is a mixed class of Year 2 and Year 3 and you can be assured that your child will be taught according to their abilities and needs not their age group.  We will endeavour to ensure that your child is pushed and nurtured as much as possible so that they can reach their potential and beyond in Class 3.

This is just a quick letter to outline the expectations of your child in class. 

The School Day

School starts at 8.55am.  Please supervise your children on the top yard until the bell rings.  The children will then line up in their designated lines.  If your child is late or absent, please phone the office ASAP.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast is free to all children.  Children will be offered toast, cereal and a juice drink. When the children have finished their breakfast they are able to play with the games and toys available. 

It opens at 8.20am. Doors close at 8.40am.  Children are supervised throughout their time in breakfast club.  Breakfast is an extra service provided by the school and we expect only good behaviour from the children.

What to bring to school

Your child needs to bring a bottle filled with water only and a labelled piece of fruit and a book bag to take reading books home and any letters.  All teaching and learning resources/equipment are provided by the school so there is no need for pencil cases. 


‘Only my best is good enough for me’

We at Coychurch achieve very high standards and we have very high expectations of your child. Our lessons are planned to meet the needs of each child and they will be pushed and stretched at every opportunity.  Whatever their ability, we can assure you that they will be challenged so they truly reach their potential and beyond if possible.  We can only do this if your child tries their very best and shows good behaviour throughout the day.  The children will be rewarded with class dojos, certificates and stickers.

It is crucial at this stage in your child’s education that they attend school every day in order to achieve their very best. 


‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.’ Dr Zeus.

Reading is the most important gift we can give to our children. It is the core skill to all our learning and it will continue to be to a core focus in Class 3.  Please hear your child read as often as possible and also read to them as often as possible. 

Many people think reading to their children is an infant activity but research shows us that if children are immersed in reading throughout the childhood they will be exposed to all sorts of different vocabulary, genres, experiences which will boost their imagination, listening, speaking and writing skills in class.  Men reading with and to children also make a big impact on boys and girls.  We will endeavour to hear the children read their personal reading books at least once a week.  We also have focussed guided reading lessons and also they have the opportunity to read throughout their lessons in the day.

P.E – Physical Development

PE will be taught on a Tuesday and a Thursday.  Please provide your child with a plain white t-shirt or their house colour t-shirt and black or navy shorts or joggers. You will be informed if the children need trainers the week before the lesson. 


Your child will be expected to read every night, practise spellings and times tables. They will also have a termly home learning sheet to complete plus termly projects and intervention work. Spellings and multiplication tables will be given out on a Friday to be learned through the week for a quick test on the following Thursday. 

Termly Overviews

Each term I will send out an overview of the Teaching and Learning in each subject area in Class 3.


We celebrate the children’s birthday in class but we do not allow birthday cakes/sweets etc… to share as we are a healthy school and also we have allergies to certain food in our class.

Class 3 Staff

Mrs Harrison-James – Class Teacher          

Mrs Blackwell – LSO                        

If you have any concerns or issues about any aspect of your child’s education here at Coychurch, please do not hesitate in contacting me or any staff member.


Best Wishes,

Mrs Harrison-James & Mrs Blackwell

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