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Year 3/4 – Derwent

Welcome to Derwent Class

                                                                                Welcome to Derwent Class 1 Derwent Class Assembly

Derwent Class Staff


Mrs Coote (Class Teacher) 

Miss Oates  Mrs Collins  Mrs Griffiths (Teaching Assistants)

What's happening in Derwent Class

Breaking News!

On Friday afternoons, Derwent Class will be having Martial Arts lessons for 6 weeks at the Riverside Fitness Centre. We will be walking across in PE kit so it is very important that your child has a coat with them on Fridays. A water bottle would also be a good idea. If your child already trains at the dojo they are allowed to wear their kit if they want to. 

Swimming starts again on Wednesday 16th January 2019. If you are free between 10 am and 11:45 am 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. Our last swimming session this term will be on Wednesday 27th March 2019. All the dates can be found as an attached document link at the bottom of the page.

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




All homework is set on Wednesday and is to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Children who haven't handed in homework will do it at Wednesday lunchtime. 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 Wednesday 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:


Year 3  Group list:

Year 4  Group list:

 X tables homework: 

Year 3:   

This week we are practising the  3 X table 

Year 4:  

This week we are practising the  3 X table


Recorder Practise

Review the notes we have already learned. We will be learning some new ones this term.

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.