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Yellow 3 Class

Welcome to Yellow 3!

 

 

 

Our teacher is Miss Bick and our fantastic teaching assistant is called Mrs Ferguson.
 

 

We are very busy learning at school.
In the morning we go into our Fred groups to practise our reading and writing.
We then go into our Magical maths groups to learn about numbers, shape, measures, data handling and we do maths investigations!

Break and lunch times are also very important to us as they give us the chance to develop our social skills with our friends.

In the afternoon Yellow 3 come back together and our teacher plans a creative curriculum, so that we can learn about different subject areas through our exciting topic.

Our day doesn't end there, we then have short sessions of big maths, handwriting and we share books from our special author box. 

Our author this term is... 

 

Julia Donaldson 

 

 

 

Author Facts:

 

1. Julia Donaldson grew up in a tall Victoian house in London.

2. Julia had a sister called Mary who used to help her think up new characters for her stories.

3. Julia had a cat pet called Geoffrey.

4. Before becoming an author, Julia was busker who would write and sing songs with her husband.

5. 5 million copies of the Gruffalo have been sold. There are 42 different types of this book in different countries.
 

 

Questions & Answers with Julia Donaldson:


 Where do you write?

In my head when I’m in the bath or out for a walk. (I do have my own study, too, and sometimes I write on trains or in the library.) 

 

How many books have you written?

I have written 167 books. (66 of them can be bought in shops, and the other 101 are for schools.) 

 

Which one of your books is your favourite?

It keeps changing. At the moment I have two: “The Snail and the Whale” for younger children and “The Giants and the Joneses” for older ones. 

 

What is your favourite book (not by you)?

One of my favourites is “Watership Down” by Richard Adams, an exciting story about rabbits. 

 

What are your hobbies?

Walking, cycling, playing the piano, singing. I’m also interested in wild flowers and fungi. 

 

Do you have any pets?

 I have a black cat called Goblin whose favourite hobby is going in the garden, getting his paws muddy and then walking all over whatever I have just been writing

 
Check out the links at the bottom of the page for games, information and activities to link to what we are learning in our Fred groups, Magical maths groups and in our topic work. 

Keep checking to see regular updates and reminders about what we have been busy doing at school. 

 

Some reminders...

 

 

  • Our reading folders should come to school every day but especially on reading day which is Monday for all Yellow classes.
  • Spellings are given in Fred groups and books will usually be given out on a Friday and spellings tested on a Thursday. Please help your child learn these every week.
  • Maths homework is given out in groups and needs to be returned by the date set by the Group teacher. Please complete the homework feedback sheet as these are very helpful. Any problems with homework please come and ask your child’s class or group teacher where possible.
  • Extra home challenges for topic will be updated and sent out to you to do at home together!
  • PE days for Year 1 are on a Thursday and Friday. Please make sure your child has their kit in school and that earrings are removed in the morning.
  • Dinner money for the week should be paid for on a Monday morning.
  • Library is on a Wednesday so we need to have our library books in our library bags on this day.
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