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…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1 v9


Popham Class- Year 3

Welcome to Popham Class

Welcome back to a very busy and fun Autumn term.


It has been exciting to see all of the smiling faces coming into class this week and I have enjoyed getting to know you, chatting on the playground. Mr Mitchell, Mr Wilkie and I have been delighted with the way in which your children are enjoying being juniors and rising to the challenge of being more independent. 


We started the term with a Discovery Day. In our box was set of Roman dice and a purse of Roman coins. We learnt a lot about Roman numbers and how emperors advertised their power on their coins. This term a parent volunteer will be coming to school in full Roman garb and sharing many Roman artefacts with the children.


Our topic for the Autumn Term is 'Rampaging Romans'. There is a copy of the planning overview for this half-term in the folder. Please take a look and help your child by talking about what they have learnt in school.


Popham class will be having their PE and outdoor learning sessions on Wednesday afternoon. Please can you make sure that their kits are in school all week, just in case there are timetable changes.


Thank you.


Miss Clarkesmiley




Homework - Popham homework is always sent home on Friday and due in the following Friday.


Spellings - Popham spellings are given out every Friday. To assist your child with learning their weekly spelling, focus on the spelling pattern that they contain. The spelling test will take place on Friday morning.


Maths - The children will be tested on their times table knowledge every Friday and to help them with this I am sending home a times table square for them to keep and use.


Reading - It is very important that the children continue to read every night and the information is recorded in their Reading Record Log. This must be signed and dated by an adult. Book bags should be brought into school every day and, if a book is finished at home, please record this in the Reading Record Log.





We continuing our Roman theme during the Autumn 2 half term. Please take a moment to look at our planning.

Sports event at Court Fields 3rd October 2018


Popham Class had a fantastic morning at Court Fields secondary school when they were invited to take part in a primary schools invasion games event. Young sports leaders from Court Fields (including ex St John's pupils) led a wide range of fun activities which helped to develop better co-ordination and control. The children joined in all the games with great enthusiasm.

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Recycle Workshop 25th September 2018


Popham Class enjoyed a Fantastic Plastic workshop all about recycling. Gary Hunt from the Carymoor Environmental Trust took an assembly and led a workshop in which the children used plastic bottles to make mini greenhouses. I hope the cress grows well.

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