Class 3





Welcome to Class 3’s page. We are a class of Year 2 and Year 3 children.

Our Teacher is Mr Ford and he is helped by our fantastically creative Teaching Assistant Mrs Davies and the awesome Miss Wilkins, who specialises in singing.

We are also helped by our class volunteer, Miss Messenger.

Our class really like going on trips and exploring the world around us, we really enjoy going to Forest Schools at Redwood and playing with our friends. We feel safe in our class because everyone is kind. We are particularly good at writing and maths and like a challenge. Our Year 2 and 3 children go swimming and our Year 3s also learn to play chess.


Class 3 Blog


Slimbridge Primary School will be welcoming children back on Tuesday 3rd September for the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.

There is an INSET day on Monday 2nd September where all the teachers and school staff will make sure everything is prepared for the new year.

We look forward to seeing you all and welcoming our new children.

Have a wonderful summer holiday.


We have taken the decision to CLOSE school today due to the weather conditions and to ensure the safety of our pupils and staff  – many of whom have to travel a distance to get to school.

Enjoy the snow, stay warm and take care.


Happy New Year – Class 3


Dear Class 3 Parents,

Welcome back and ‘Happy New Year’ to you all!! A big thank you for all the cards and gifts the class 3 team have received, it was very much appreciated.

Spring Term is upon us and our topics are– Stone-Age (hunter gatherers) and Amazon Rainforest (after half term). If you have an interesting books on these topics, please bring them in.

Our literacy work will involve the very imaginative story of ‘Stone Age Boy’

Here’s the blurb ….

An amazing thing once happened to me – I tripped and fell and found myself in a place where everything was different, where the people wore animal skins and hunted and fished for their food. I had such fun in that strange place and I learnt so much, but all the time I kept wondering where I was. Was it possible? Had I Travelled… to the Stone Age!

The mathematics covered this term will be 2D& 3D shape, additive reasoning, fractions and word problems.

Finally, can I remind all parents that reading books and PE kits need to be in school everyday.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Ford, Mrs Davies, Mrs Smith & Miss Messenger

Welcome to Class 3

Dear Parents,


Welcome back and into Class 3, I hope you all enjoyed a great summer holiday.

Reading will continue to be a priority this year. We have an allocated slot in the timetable for reading so please could your child bring their reading book and reading record everyday. As they are reaching ‘juniors’ they will become more responsible for changing their own books. All children will be given a ‘Times Table’ book to practice at home and they will have a test every Monday. For those children who are already secure with their times tables, the Monday test will consist of 2 step multiplication and division problems.

The topic for this term is ‘The Victorians – Working Children’! This looks to be a very interesting topic so if you have any thing at home on Victorian Britain please bring it in!

Class 3 will once again be involved in swimming lessons this year. However, swimming will  take place in the spring/summer term, so more information will follow later in the year.

There are a few faces that appear in Class 3 throughout the week. Mrs Davies has responsibility for Art and Design technology, whilst Mrs Cooke and Mrs Wood teach RE and French on a Friday afternoon. Mrs Cooke will be teaching the year 2s ‘Spelling and Grammar’ for a short session every morning, whilst I teach the year 3s. Miss Messenger is also continuing her role as volunteer Teaching Assistant a few days a week. This year we also welcome Mrs Smith and Mrs Wilde who will continue their fantastic work with the year 3 children.

PE will be taught on a Wednesday, however, please could all children have their PE kits in school everyday with long hair tied back and earrings taken out.

Year 2 children will continue to get a free snack for morning break, unfortunately from year 3, (Key Stage 2) parents are asked to provide a morning break time snack (a piece of fruit or a breakfast bar).

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to pop in at the end of the school day. I am looking forward to working with you all over the coming year.

Kind Regards,

Chris Ford

Otter Adoption

Our School Council’s initiative this term was to adopt one of the WWT otters. After some fundraising, we raised enough money to pay for one year’s adoption. Last week, the School Council members went to the WWT to test out some brand new educational resources and at the same time, purchased the adoption pack. They… Continue Reading


Last Monday, we took a trip to the WWT. The focus of the trip was ‘Animals and their habitats’. We started the day by watching a video in the cinema which was about the past year and everything that has been happening in the centre. Then, we were set a task to label the different… Continue Reading

Are your children SMART about smartphones?

Many of our children now own a smartphone but are they fully aware of how to keep themselves safe from a whole number of online problems? The following information in the link below aims to help you and your family be more savvy phone users. It talks about real CURRENT issues that crop up everyday… Continue Reading

Jeans for Genes Day

Friday 22nd September is Jeans for Genes Day. Children can wear jeans to school for a donation of £1.00 which goes towards research into genetic disorders. Some children in class 5 will be doing a presentation about the cause in the Friday afternoon assembly. There will also be a whole school cake sale to raise… Continue Reading

Dates for your Diaries!

Dear Parents, The last few weeks of the academic year are slowly creeping up on us all. There are a number of events scheduled for the last few weeks which may apply to you. These dates are detailed below for your information and are also on our website’s calendar. Monday 12th June – Friday 16th… Continue Reading