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Dear Parents and Families, 


I hope you have all had an amazing summer and I would like to say that everyone has had a great first week, settling into our new class. I am really looking forward to this year and the adventures that we will have together. 


This year, your children will be regularly working with myself, Ms Mohammad and Mr Alfieri. The children from both year groups will work together apart from maths and science, where I will teach year 3 and Mr Alfieri will teach year 4. 


I would request that your child brings in a water bottle each day so that they can stay hydrated in class. Water fountains are located around school so bottles can be refilled during the day. 


If you haven’t done so already, please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school, including trainers or plimsolls. Our PE days for term 1 are Wednesday and Thursday. I request that children keep their PE kits in school in case other opportunities arise. 


This year, your child will receive weekly spelling, times tables and reading homework. Children will be awarded a star for completing 4 reads, signed by an adult, or two stars for completing 7 reads over the week. Upon earning 10 stars, children will earn a band before moving onto the next level. Each term your child will be provided with a short project to complete which will relate to our topic. The aim of this work is to develop curiosity and further their understanding of the project. 


As you know, we use Class Dojo as a tool to communicate and share information with you. However, please do ensure you contact the school office to inform us of any important information such as an absence or change in after school arrangements as we may not see dojo messages until the end of the school day. Our main focus in school in the first term is being ‘ready to learn’ and being ‘honest’. Children will be awarded a dojo ‘Epic Learner’ if they have exceeded expectations in class. 


My classroom door is always open and please feel free to ask questions or share any concerns. 


Yours sincerely, 


Mr Platt, Ms Mohammad and Mr Alfieri

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