Welcome to Frogs Class

Frogs Class is for year 3/4 children and is taught by Mrs Sarah Bailey, assisted by Mrs Dixon, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Wheeler.


Dear children and parents,

Welcome to the autumn term in Frogs’ class! I hope that you have all enjoyed a well-deserved
break and ready to go. I am really excited to get to know all the children and parents and get
stuck into the term ahead. I want to say thank you for making me feel so welcome.
This term our Topic will be Ancient Greece! We will be learning about the history of the
Greeks, exploring different Myths and Legends, designing some ancient Greek clothing and
jewellery and testing different Greek foods. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy
different enrichment activities throughout the term related to this topic.

PE will be on Monday and children will also be completing the daily mile; always needing a
pair of trainers in school. To make the most of any opportunities for unprompted outdoor
learning, it is best to ensure that PE kits remain in school during weekdays. Please could you
ensure that children are provided with a full PE kit which is named. See our school website
for details.

Swimming will be on Tuesday so please ensure that all children have their swimming kit in
school on this day. Mrs Gurney will be teaching the class every Tuesday and is looking
forward to spending time with the class.

Home-learning grids have been sent home with your child today in a home-learning book.
This includes a variety of tasks based on our topic Ancient Greece. This can be achieved by
either choosing one task every couple of weeks, or spending longer completing a task over a
series of weeks. The home-learning grid has enough tasks to last the entire term. Children
are welcome to decorate and personalise the cover of their home-learning books as they see
fit. We will share, celebrate and give feedback to children on the last Friday afternoon before
each half term. (Friday 12th October & Friday 15th December).

Children are also invited to complete a series of reading challenges to which they will receive
certificates in assembly depending on the amount completed. The challenges are in the front
of the reading record exercise book (in their book bag) and can be based on any book they are
reading. This is an optional activity and children will have the chance to complete challenges
in school time as well. Please record any reading done at home in their reading record and
ensure their book bags are in school every day.

In addition, I also expect children to read for at least 10 minutes daily, and practise times
tables to keep them fresh.

Please don’t hesitate to ask, if you have any questions.

Kindest Regards,

Mrs Bailey and the Frogs team.

T. 01799540302
E. admin@debden.essex.sch.uk