Australia – Year 3

Welcome to Australia Class 2019 – 2020! My name is Miss Westrope and I will be your class teacher and will be joined by Mrs Gafton, our class TA. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting learning journey through year 3 with you!

Miss Westrope, Class Teacher
Mrs C Gafton


Class Facebook Page: You can keep updated weekly with photos and information about our learning on our Year 3 Facebook page – email the office if you would like to be added to it.


Autumn Term Topic: Stones and Bones – more information to be provided at a later date.



Your child will be given an Accelerated Reader reading book and a reading record to bring home. Year 3 follow the Accelerated Reader programme. Please see our English information page about this. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and record any comments in the reading record. They will receive rewards for every ten entries.



Homework is set half termly in the form of a homework Bingo grid linked with our learning. Please try and complete as many of the challenges during term time and ensure you return your book so we can share all your hard work with the class and award Dojo points for amazing effort!



P.E. will be on a Wednesday afternoon for Australia Class and will be taught by Mrs Sturdee. Children need to arrive at school in their P.E. kit on this day. They will need to wear a full tracksuit in-case of cold weather. They can wear their shorts and t-shirt underneath. Earrings should be removed before arriving at school or alternatively your child can remove them before the lesson. Please ensure that all clothing is clearly named to ensure they are not lost.



The children will be swimming every Wednesday afternoon during the second half of Autumn term. Your child will need: a swimming costume (no bikinis), towel, hat (if hair is long, girls and boys), flip flops (or other shoes) to walk to the pool and a plastic bag to store wet clothing. They can come to school on these days in their normal P.E kit.



Your child will need a healthy snack to have during morning break – any pots must have names on if you wish them to be kept. Your child will need a named water bottle that will be kept in the classroom and refilled daily.


Additional Information:

We will be doing lots of creative and messy learning this year and it would be helpful if your child could bring in a named old t-shirt or shirt that could be worn over their uniform during messy Art and Science lessons.