Welcome to Giraffes


Hello, I am so excited to start this new school year! I’m Miss Rankin, the Year 3 teacher and we are so lucky to have Mrs Nolan as our Teaching Assistant.


Children will need their PE kits on Mondays & Wednesdays.

This half-term, our unit is Gymnastics. Monday’s PE Lesson will be with Miss Rankin. Wednesday’s lesson will be with a specialist sports coach.

If your child wears earrings, please ensure that they are taken out before they come to school or that you provide plasters for the child to tape over them with. Please provide a hair bobble if your child needs to tie back long hair.

If your child is unable to take part in PE lessons, parents must provide a note or speak to school; otherwise they will be expected to join in with the rest of the class.


Break Time / Toast

Children are able to have toast at break time. Toast costs 20p per day and children can bring this in daily or bring £1 to cover the week.


Reading Books

For now, children are not being sent home with reading books. However, we still recommend that your children access Bug Club each night while they are at home. We will be using Bug Club to monitor your child’s home reading. If your child has forgotten their log-in details, please contact school and we will provide them.



Homework will be in the form of spellings and times tables this year.

Homework will be given out on a Monday and I expect children to practise their spellings in preparation for their spelling test which will be on Fridays and also complete the times tables activities.

Your children should also be accessing Times Tables Rockstars at least twice a week at home, as part of their homework.


If you ever have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to catch me at the door at home time or contact the school office.

Thank You!


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