St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School


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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

Tel: 01432 273961

Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

Miss Lloyd is the Class Teacher (Monday - Thursday) and Ms Talboys and Mrs Board are our Learning Support Assistants. Mrs VanDenAkker is our HLTA on a Friday. 

We are very much looking forward to sharing your child's learning journey as they enter KS2 and encouraging them to enjoy 'life in all its fullness'.

If you have any questions or concerns as the year goes on then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Maths - We will learning about Place Value, addition and subtraction as well as division and multiplication. We will be exploring numbers to 1000.  Children in Class 3 should be learning all of their times tables but our focus in class will be the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. 

English - We will be using a range of texts this term as inspiration for our writing.  We are working hard at improving the presentation of our work and handwriting is a focus.

Right Write - We will be having a 'Right Write' once a week. This session gives the children an opportunity to write independently and let their imaginations run wild! Their writing is inspired by a picture or short video clip etc. This inspiration piece will be sent home for you to talk about it with them. You do not need to discuss the task (as this will not be shared with them prior to the lesson) but instead just talk to them about the image and any vocabulary that might link to it. 

Our Art sessions will be linked to our Stone Age topic.  We will learn about prehistoric art and produce our own versions of ancient cave paintings.  We will also be learning how to light and shade to produce 3D sketches.


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It is so important that children read regularly at home.  It not only improves their reading fluency but also enhances their language skills and builds their vocabulary.  We hope that the children will read at least five times per week and grow to have a love of reading.


Children will learn strategies to help them improve their spelling ability.



Our topic this term is Stone Age to Iron Age - we will be learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and finding out about the changes which took place in Britain during this time.

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PE will be on Wednesday afternoons this term. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit.  We will be using  the playground so please ensure children have trainers with them each week and a tracksuit if it is cold. If possible, earrings should not be worn for PE.  If this is not possible, please send micro-pore tape in with your child so that the earrings can be taped to avoid injuries.

SWIMMING – We are still waiting to hear when swimming can resume. We will keep you informed as we know further details. 

TIMES TABLE ROCK STARSPlease encourage your child to login to Times Table Rock stars regularly (at least once per week) as it has been shown to have a big impact on their knowledge of times table facts. If you have any questions or difficulties please come and see me.



Please make sure that you regularly check the Class TEAMs page. Assignments and Right Write homework will appear on here for the children to complete. 

What can you do to help your child at home?

Telling the time to the nearest minute on an analogue clock face.

Multiplication and Division table facts for 3, 4 and 8 times table.

Reading at least five times a week to an adult. It would be great if the adult could ask questions about the text to encourage children’s retrieval and prediction skills. If you need any help with questions then please just ask.

Helping your child become familiar with money and making different amounts in real-life contexts. 

Exploring units of measure - e.g. measuring ingredients for a recipe.


Science - We will be learning about light and also Rocks and Soils. 

We will be learning how to keep ourselves safe when we are online, programming and also finding out how to send and receive emails.

We will be introducing the children to French. The children will be learning how to greet each other and have a simple conversation and exploring language about colour and size.

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We will be exploring ...

what Christians learn from the Creation Story and what it is like for someone to follow God. 


We will be looking at composition and developing singing techniques. 



We will explore ...'Being in My World' and 'Celebrating Differences'.


Useful Websites – the more often they play the more impact it has.

The bbc website also has lots of exciting games to enhance the children's learning. helps children with Maths and English tasks  and also keeps them moving.


Important Information

  • We will be having PE lessons  outdoors so please ensure that your child has suitable clothing including a tracksuit.
  • If your child is going home with someone other than a parent then please ensure you have written a note or spoken to someone in the office. Due to safeguarding we must have permission before allowing your child to go home with someone else.
  • Unless the weather is unsafe to go out at playtime then your child will play outside so please ensure that you send in a named coat everyday.  While the weather is warm and sunny, please provide your child with a sun hat and sun cream.  Thank you.
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