Year 3RE Chiffchaffs 2023 - 2024

Mrs Ellis

Welcome to Year 3, Class 3RE

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We are the Chiffchaffs


My name is Mrs Ellis and I will be your class teacher. 


Miss Z Shanwaz is our teaching assistant,


Miss K Pattison is our SEN Support assistant 

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Mrs Jaleel will be our PPA teacher, teaching in class on Wednesday mornings.

The School day 


It is vital that the children are in school on time every day. The pedestrian gate is 
unlocked at 8.40am and locked at 8.50am when the school day starts. Children arriving after 
this time need to enter school via the School Office and must be dropped off at the blue buzzer 
gate by an adult.
Our lessons start promptly at 8.50am so children arriving after this time often miss 
instructions and demonstrations from the teacher. 

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At the end of the school day the pedestrian gate will be opened again at 3.20pm and locked at 3.35pm. Children need to 
be collected, no later than 3.30pm. Parents/carers arriving after this time will need to collect 
children from the blue buzzer gate.  
If you know that you will be late collecting your child, please phone ahead to let us know, 
otherwise all children need to be collected by 3.30pm promptly. 


Our PE day is on Thursdays

PE Kits

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Your child needs to have a school PE kit which consists of a red t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsoll pumps. Girls can wear plain black leggings.

This kit is brought into school on the first day of a term and goes home at the end of the term, remaining in school so that the children always have the required kit for their lessons.

Children who take part in after-school sport club need to bring in additional kit for this purpose and should not be using their school PE kit, otherwise the kit can get muddy or left at home.

If your child has earrings, they should be removed for PE days. Staff in school are not permitted to do this.





We expect all children to wear full school uniform every day.

Boys - Black or grey trousers, white polo shirt and a blue sweatshirt

Girls – Black or navy dress or skirt, white polo shirt, blue checked dress, blue sweatshirt or cardigan (navy for Y6). Girls can wear leggings or trousers.

Shoes - This includes plain black school shoes/boots with a sensible heel, not trainers and no logos. If children have a problem with their usual school shoes, they wear their black school pumps whilst in school.

Names - Please ensure that all items of clothing are named – then they be returned to your child if the items become lost.

Jewellery - Jewellery is not allowed in school expect for a small pair of stud earrings and a watch. For PE lessons, the earrings must be covered over with plasters (provided by the parent) or removed. For swimming lessons earrings must be removed. The children must be able to remove them themselves. Please keep all other jewellery at home at all times for safety purposes. If it has to be taken from a child, it could get lost in school.

Headscarves – girls can choose to wear a headscarf if they wish to. These should be plain black, blue or white and should have no decorations, and must not be fastened by pins. Ideally they should not be longer than shoulder length. These must be removed for PE.

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Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and will be expected back in school by the following Tuesday. Children are not expected to spend more than 10 minutes on each task. We will be sending home Maths homework, English homework and talk homework. Completing homework helps to reinforce the skills that they have learnt in class

Additional tasks to support learning are available too, should your child want to spend a little longer learning at home. This will be available via Times Table Rockstars, MyMaths,, Bug Club, Purple mash and also some children will have access to Maths Whizz

(Click on each one for a link to the sites)

Knowledge Organisers

Your child will bring home Knowledge Organisers throughout the year, which will include key vocabulary. This is so that adults at home can help your child to get interested in the topic and start some research if possible. If your child’s first language is not English, you could translate some of the words to help them to understand the vocabulary that they will be using.


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All children are expected to have their reading books in school everyday. We ask that children read to an adult as often as possible but atleast once a week. Please date and sign the reading diary when your child has read at home. This is imperative if we are to help our children build their reading comprehension and reading stamina in general.

Reading books and diaries should be available in school every day so that we can also hear your child read.

We have a Reading For Pleasure scheme where the children are encouraged to complete short task related to books. This year the theme is countries.


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Water Bottles

Children are to bring a reusable water bottle to use each day, to help keep them hydrated. Please make sure these are only filled with water and are clearly labelled with your child’s name. These can be refilled with water throughout the day if needed. Water bottles can also be purchased from Mrs Iqbal in the school office.



Children can achieve various rewards whilst in school, such as Team Points and Certificates.

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We encourage families to us if there is an issue regarding your child. If you need further support, then you could speak to your child’s  teacher or Phase Leader Miss Radcliffe


To keep up to date with what we have been doing in class, why not follow us on our school Twitter page: @ReedleyPrimary















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