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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!

Derwent Class Assembly: You are invited to our class assembly on Friday November 23rd at 10.15am. It will last about 15 minutes and is based on the theme of dreams. We'd love to see you there if you can make it. Look in your child's book bag for a personal invitation. 

Swimming started on Wednesday 26th September 2018. 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. All the dates can be found as an attache 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 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:

people   into   year   your   good   some   could   them   see   other


Year 3  Group list: 

kindly   quickly     safely   rudely   sweetly   strongly   bravely   secretly    finally   usually


Year 4  Group list

expansion   extension   comprehension   tension   corrosion   supervision   fusion   conclusion   persuasion   suspension


 X tables homework:

Year 3:  :  

This week we are practising the 3 X table 

Year 4:  : 

This week we are practising the 4 X table


Recorder Practise

I have also asked the children to practise  on the recorder:

blowing gently

holding the recorder with the LEFT hand at the top and the right hand supporting the bottom

covering the thumb hole at the back and..

covering the top front hole: note B

covering the top two front holes: note A

covering the top three front holes: note G

switching between these notes.

They have done very well so far. 


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

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