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Deer Class

Welcome to Deer Class

Mrs MacNeil is our class teacher

About us

In Deer class, we are all in year 3 and this is our first year of Keystage 2.  


About us:

Our teacher is Mrs MacNeil. We also have Mrs Pearce, who works with us every morning.  Mrs Lodge works with us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Mrs Dobney works with us on Thursday and Friday mornings.  

We have Mrs O'Connell, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Beer who work with us in the afternoons.  

If you need to contact us, please use the message system on class Dojo or phone through the office. 

Welcome to Deer Class

Homework is obviously the best way for you to support your child at school. Reading with them regularly, talking to them about their writing (talk homework) and helping them with their spellings and times tables are essential.


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.  


Maths: Homework will be given to the children once a week. It will be My Maths or a worksheet.  Homework will be checked every week and team points given to children who have completed it.


Spellings:  This year we are sending home Look. Cover, Write, Check sheets which will have different spelling rules each week. We have asked the children to complete these as homework and ask a grown up about the meanings of the word if they are unsure. Each week, we will ask the children to write the spellings that they have remembered and then put these words into sentences. Our hope is that the children will have moved these words into their long term memory and be able to use them again in the future.


Chilli challenges: Homework books contain all the chilli challenges. We generally expect one chilli challenge to be completed a week but appreciate some may be more time consuming. We hope that the children find this a fun way to complete their homework and a good opportunity for them to share their topic learning with you.

Deer Class - Information Booklet