Year 3 Parents – a letter will be sent home tonight

Dear Parents and Carers of children in Year Three,

As you are no doubt aware, Mrs. Cowan has been away from school last week and won’t be here this week too.

This is because she is currently caring for family members who were involved in a serious accident which required hospitalisation. Sam is trying to juggle too many balls at the moment, and this has resulted in her feeling very unwell herself. She is determined to be back in on Monday 20th January, mainly because she is missing her class very much, but we will be able to let you know before the weekend for sure.

During her absence Mrs. Rutherford, Mrs Evans and Mrs Leck are ensuring that the children are as unaffected as possible and Mr Spragg and myself will also be teaching them at some points during the week – poor things!

I have passed on the many kind wishes that you have sent to Mrs Cowan and they are cheering her up no end.

Many thanks for your support at this time,


Reading Ages

At WWJS, our aim is to ignite the passion for reading. Reading is a vital skill that will support children’s learning across the whole curriculum. As a school, we will ensure that our children are taught to read with fluency, accuracy and understanding. Above all, we want children in our school to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers. Essentially, we want children to enjoy reading.

In order for our children to fulfil their potential in reading we need as much parental support as possible and we hope to work together in order to ensure that all children succeed.

Average reading ages in each year group:

  Approx. reading age Our average reading age
Year 3 7-8 7.7
Year 4 8-9 8.4
Year 5 9-10 8.4
Year 6 10-11 9.9

Today, you will receive a letter with your child’s reading age on. Children were tested on their understanding of words in different contexts. Thank you for all your support with reading, we have attached a help sheet on the other side of the letter that might come in handy at home.

Thank you for your ongoing support at home!

We hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year!

3C’s fun and fantastic week so far…

Just wanted to keep you updated as we’ve had a fabulous week so far. We’ve been verbally giving our friend instructions, following a set of instructions to paint The Hungry Caterpillar, recreating Paul Cezanne’s painting palette, making a mosaic AND we have had time to relax whilst listening to our class story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Here’s a snippet of your child’s learning…

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What a great tea party and coffee afternoon!

Thank you to everyone who turned up for the Year 3’s tea party, contributed to bringing cakes and helped eating them too. We managed to raise an amazing £330.38. It was a huge success and we couldn’t have managed it without your wonderful support.

Have a fabulous week and thanks again for your amazing efforts!!


3C’s first few weeks…

Wow! What a wonderful first few weeks we’ve had together!!!

The children have settled in really well into 3C and I’m really starting to know them all – quirks n’ all 😉! They’ve proven how hard they can work and what fabulous personalities they have. Here’s to the rest of the year. Keep it up, 3C 😊

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