Dahl Class

Mrs Divall
Welcome to Dahl Class

A warm welcome to Dahl class and to the start of your child’s Junior school journey. You will have already received your New Parent Handbook to help with routines and expectations and I hope that this was helpful for transition; I would now like to share further curriculum details.

In English, we have started a topic on Fairy Tales and will be creating an ‘alternative’ Fairy Tale. We are also reading a variety of Roald Dahl books, linking to our class name – for those parents who love an additional challenge, please share any Roald Dahl books at home and record within your child’s Reading Log.

In Maths, we begin with place value, expressing three-digit numbers as hundreds, tens and ones. We then move onto Addition and Subtraction, following the White Rose Hub curriculum.

In Science, we are learning about Rocks and Soil and in History we will be studying Britain from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. In P.E. we are focusing on Netball and Multi-skills. Our PSHE curriculum is led by the whole-school scheme ‘Jigsaw’ and ‘Jino’ is in our class Jigsaw piece. This term, we are focusing on ‘Being Me, identifying things that make us special and establishing the boundaries and rules in our class and school.

We try and squeeze in a little ‘Show and Tell’ most days and we welcome topic related Show and Tells, special awards and certificates, crafty makes and creative work. This is an opportunity to show off a special interest, hobby or talent – I look forward to learning more about your wonderful children!

The Mental Health and Well Being of your child is paramount and so Mrs Duffield and Mrs Walker are always on the playground before school to take any messages; please pass details to them and they will ensure that the information is shared. As Year 3 in the Junior school, I will be encouraging all children to be as independent as possible in the mornings; we aim for every child to enter the classroom independently and organise themselves for the day. Thank you for supporting us with this target.

I look forward to a successful first term at South Petherton Junior School.

Mrs Divall

Class Teacher