We would like to welcome you and your child to Park Junior School and in particular to our class, 3JD.
We are looking forward to introducing and getting your child familiar and engaged in the Park ethos and we are hugely confident that they will have a great time and really develop and gain skills and confidence during their time at this wonderful school.
During the first week, the children will complete a specially designed transition unit entitled ‘Being me’. The content of this unit really helps the class to understand, discuss and embrace our school’s ethos and start to develop into confident, inquisitive students. Obviously, it's critical that the children's social and emotional well-being is paramount with both the transition to a new school environment and coming back to school after the closure for COVID potentially disrupting their confidence and mental health so we will ensure we focus on this aspect of their well-being, as well as their academic development.
Once we finish this transition unit we investigate a topic entitled ‘A New Home’. The focus of this unit is on the Romans and looks at both hsitroical and geographcial reasons why they chose Britain to invade and then settle and allows us to look at the impact they had not only in the past, but how they still influence modern life today.
The topic does also cross into other areas of our learning, with both Art and Design projects where we design and create Roman artifacts and a colurful mosaic.
This is just a ‘snapshot’ of some of the varied and interesting lessons your child will participate in and a more detailed outline will be shown in our newsletter.
Physical Education for this term is on a Thursday and a Friday, so your child will need to arrive in school in their PE kit for the day and will wear it for the entire school day. Can you please ensure that your child is dressed warm enough for outdoor sports so I suggest they wear joggers/tracksuit bottoms over their shorts and a school jumper/fleece over their T-shirt.
I would also recommend trainers rather than plimsols for outdoor PE and comfort for wearing for the whole day.
However, if you have any concerns or problems in the meantime, then please do not hesitate to contact me, or Lynn Robinson who is the classes teaching assistant.
We really look forward to a fabolus year with the class
Jamie Draper & Lynn Robinson
Year 3 children arive and exit through the main entrance
Beginning of school day for 3JD - 9.00am
10.45am – 10.55am - Morning Break
11.45am – 12.25pm – Lunchtime
2.15pm – 2.25pm - Afternoon Break
End of school day for 3JD - 3.30pm