Year 3 – Millais – Ms Slesenger
Welcome to Millais Class!
In Millais class we strive to ensure that all our pupils are treated as individuals to promote happy, inspired, supported and successful independent learners.
We have an exciting year planned, which will include some exciting trips both to the mainland and also to venues on the Isle of Wight. This will support the learning within the classroom, enabling all the children to experience a wide and varied curriculum.
The Millais class team comprises of myself, (Mrs Slesenger,) Mrs Wengenmair, the year 3 classroom assistant and Mrs Fuller, our School Direct trainee teacher.
Millais class’s PE sessions are every Thursday and alternative Mondays.
During the autumn term we visit the Waterside pool for a 10 week block of swimming lessons. The lessons are delivered by the Waterside team of qualified swimming instructors.
Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Tuesday. House points will be awarded for homework that is complete, and produced to a high standard.
Spelling homework will be set weekly on a Monday, and tested on the following Monday. Spellings will be written on a separate sheet (not in homework books) and will be handed in to me by your child, so that they can collect a house point for completed spelling homework. A house point will also be awarded for attaining full marks when tested.
It is very important to continue listening to your child read, once a day if possible. Asking questions about the text that has been read will enable you to see if your child has understood their book. Remember reading is KEY!
John Everett Millais
John Millais was son of a wealthy gentleman, his mother’s family were wealthy saddlers. Considered a child prodigy he went to London in 1838 and won a silver medal at the Society of Arts at the age of 9. At the age of 11 he became the youngest student to be admitted to the Royal Academy where he went on to receive another silver medal in 1843, followed by a gold medal in 1947. In 1848 he helped form a Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood (a group of English painters, poets and critics). His first Pre-Raphaelite painting, called Isabella was displayed at the Royal Academy.
If you look carefully at Millais paintings, you are likely to find both leaves and a variety of animals present (Can you spot them?)