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Miss Austin

My name is Miss Austin and I am your class teacher. I am very excited to be teaching you this year. We will also have the assistance of our wonderful TA, Mrs Richmond, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.




Welcome back. I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

I operate an ‘open door policy’ and will be available briefly each morning to answer any questions. If you would like to talk about anything in private or in more detail then please make an appointment for the end of the school day.

This half term our topic will be ‘Pharaohs.’  Please find below a link to an overview of the learning we are doing across the curriculum this half term.

Below you will find pictures and updates of all of the exciting learning that we have been doing in Year 3.



parents newsletter

term 3 overview



Here is the PowerPoint from September Meet the Teacher meetings if you could not attend.

Welcome to ‘Meet the Teacher’

Spellings; We will be issuing your child with a new set of spellings every Friday. They can be found in your child’s spelling book which they will bring home each week. Please ensure they are in school EVERY FRIDAY. Take some time to practise these with your child, little and often is best. There are lots of fun ideas and activities you could use to help with this such as practising in sand or shaving foam, rainbow spellings, pyramid spelling or even have a practise in the condensation at bath time!

Times Tables; Each week your child will have a times or divide table to learn. By the end of Year 3 the expectation is that children will know their x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10 tables and the related division facts. The table your child needs to learn each week will be written in their Reading Record along with their other homework.

Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths or English homework on alternate weeks in their CGP booklets. This will always be linked to the learning we have been doing in class. The children will write the page that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors. If you are unsure as to what homework your child needs to be doing there is a notice board outside of the classroom which is updated each week. If you are finding something on your child’s homework difficult please come and speak to me and I can show/explain to you the best way to support your child.

Reading; Now that your child is in Juniors we will not be listening to them read on an individual basis as often. However, please be assured we will be monitoring the progress of their reading very carefully through activities such as group reading during ERIC time, comprehension activities during ERIC time and discrete English lessons dedicated to developing reading skills. The expectation is that your child still reads for 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. Your child also has their reading map inside their reading record whereby they can collect rewards and prizes for reading with an adult at home. We will be monitoring how often children are reading at home.

PE Days; Please make sure your child’s PE kit remains in school throughout the half term. Our PE days are as follows; Wednesday morning with Mrs Morgan at the Leisure Centre and on a Monday afternoon in school with myself.

Show and Tell; Each week I will choose one child for Show and Tell. They will bring home a note on a Friday night explaining the task and they can bring in something to share with the class on the following Friday.

School Clubs; If your child is interested in attending any of the school clubs on offer then please see the link on the school website or speak to myself. If we have more interest in clubs that we have space for we will keep the notice boards updated with a list of children who have the first slot and then we will rotate the spaces over the next few half terms so everyone will get a chance to participate.

I will be running Film Club for Year 4 on Thursday  after school this half term.

Unfortunately, fruit is no longer provided in Key Stage 2 so your child is welcome to bring in a healthy snack from home to eat at break time.

Please keep checking the website for notices and to see photographs of the different things we have been learning!


Latest news from this class

  • Rolls Royce engineering workshops

    Today the year 2 and 3 class were lucky enough to take part in a workshop with engineers from Rolls Royce to learn all about the engineering industry and the skills required to be successful in this line of work. The children had great fun participating in a variety of drama activities including creating freeze […]

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  • Dance festival rehearsals

    Today Year 3 visited QEGS where we worked with Miss Hambly to choreograph our routine for the Dance Festival coming up in April. We had loads of fun learning our dance to the tune of ‘I’m a believer’ from Shrek the Musical.

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  • Christmas Fair Amount Raised!

    Wowsers!!! The amount raised at our annual Christmas fair was £1116.00. Thank you to all who contributed by helping, providing gifts, coming to it and generally having lots of fun!    

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  • Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week

    the children and staff at St Oswald’s put on their brightest and wackiest odd socks today in support of Anti-Bullying week. The message behind this year’s campaign is that Odd Socks Day gives everyone a chance to express their individuality and show that everyone is unique. The children have also been learning in their classes […]

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  • Cross Country superstars 2019

    Awesome performances in this years 2019 cross country race. Well done to everyone who took part! Well done to Dan and Noah first boys in their races!

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