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Deer Class

Welcome to Deer Class

About us:

Our teacher is Mrs Lavender-Mitchell. Mrs Jackson, Mrs Jowitt and Miss Turnbull also work in our class. 

Our Topics

Autumn Term - Why Are Rainforests Important? 

Spring Term - Switched On.

Summer Term - The Stone Age.


Our concept maps can be found on this class page. 

Reading: Children need to read at home with an adult at least three times a week. This reading should be recorded in their reading records and signed by an adult. In addition, they should be encouraged to read independently as much as possible. When reading with them it is helpful to ask them questions on what they have read to check their understanding and develop their inference and deduction skills. Children receive various rewards for reading at home. We appreciate your support with helping your child with this crucial skill. Reading books and diaries will need to be in school every day.  


Our class is has read Flying Fergus and The Twits.

We are now reading How to Train Your Dragon. 


This year, we will be moving toward setting up homework which can be completed on the computer.  This is a medium that the children enjoy, in which they are confident and will be using more in their daily life as they move through their education.  Passwords can be found in reading records.
Weekly spelling lists will still come home and we will be replacing spelling tests with a requirement for the children to remember words which fit their spelling patterns. 
Children are also expected to complete a page in their times table book weekly. The teacher will direct them as to which times table they need to be practising. 
Homework is monitored and team points are awarded for completing it.

Times tables

Please practise times tables regularly with your child. Year 3 children are expected to know their 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables by the end of the year. Year 4 are expected to know up to their 12 times tables by the end of the year.  This year, there is also a National online test for Year 4 children to test their times tables.  This will taken in the second half-term of Summer.  Each child has a TTRS password and should access the website regularly.

Water and snack

Please supply your child with a named water bottle containing plain water to drink in the classroom.
Snacks are no longer supplied in KS2 so it is a good idea to send your child to school with a healthy snack to get them through until lunch


During the year the children will be taught outside PE by Mrs Clark and Mrs Guilfoyle as well as a variety of lessons by their class teacher, including dance and gymnastics.
Due to the fact that the PE timetable will change half termly we ask that if your child is unable to take their earrings out by themselves, that they do not wear them to school. We are not allowed to remove earrings and if a child is wearing earrings and unable to take them out they will unfortunately not be able to participate in the PE lesson.
Children will be expected to attend in their school PE kit on both PE days.