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Year 3/4 – Derwent

Welcome to Derwent Class

                                                                                Welcome to Derwent Class 1

Derwent Class Staff


Mrs Coote (Class Teacher) 

Miss Oates  Mrs Collins  Mrs Griffiths (Teaching Assistants)

What's happening in Derwent Class

Breaking News!

Welcome back. 

Swimming starts on Wednesday 26th September 2018. Look out for an information letter and medical/permission for goggles form coming home in book bags. It will also be in the letters section of this page. If you are free between 10 am and 11:45am we'd love to have a few extra helpers to add to the rota of volunteers: you don't have to go in the pool or teach swimming.

We read every morning between 9 and 9:30. Could you spare half an hour to listen to readers?



All homework is set on Tuesday and is to be handed in by the following Tuesday. Children who haven't handed in homework will do it at Tuesday playtime. Merits are given for regularly completing and handing in homework. Spelling and Times Table test books will be sent home each week so parents can see how their child got on. These should be returned with the homework folder ready for the following Tuesday tests.



Some children may need help with understanding the meanings of some of the words on our lists. It helps to hear them in a sentence or to look them up in a dictionary. We have been practising different ways of learning our spellings at school.

Sentence Words Group list:

this   but   his   by   from   they   we   say   her   she

Year 3  Group list: 

straight   campaign   contain   brain   faint   waist   claim   praise   complaint   afraid

Year 4  Group list

immature   immeasurable   impossible   immortal   imperfect   impatient   immovable   impolite   important   improper


 X tables homework:

Year 3:  :  

This week we are practising the 5 X table 

Year 4:  : 

This week we are practising the 3 X table

Reading in Derwent Class and at home.


Reading continues to be a key skill for your child to develop. It is still really important for your child to read regularly and discuss the texts they are reading.

Every child reads in a Guided Reading Group once a week with Mrs Coote, Miss Oates or Mrs Collins.

They also have at least one individual read with a staff member and most children read at least once more with a volunteer. 


You can really help by listening to your child read their reading book regularly at home.  Please record this reading in your child's planner: children with 3 or more home reads in a week get a merit on Friday and could be our Reader of the Week.

Recent Letters from Derwent Class

Looking at school places in Reception for next September 2019 - You are welcome to visit Milford Primary School.