Year 3 – Morris – Ms Slesenger
Welcome to Morris Class
The Morris class team comprises of myself, (Mrs Slesenger,) Mrs Wengenmair, the year 3 classroom assistant.
Morris class’s PE sessions are every Tuesday and alternative Thursday’s.
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 Thursday, and tested on the following Thursday. 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.
Children will also be working on their ‘common exception words.’ These will be in the form of Teddy bears, Tortoises or Rocket spellings. As your child progresses they will be checked and moved onto the next level.
It is still 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!
May Morris was born on 25 March 1862, in Bexleyheath, and named Mary. May learned to embroider from her mother and her aunt Bessie Burden, who had been taught by William Morris. In 1881, she enrolled at the National Art Training School, to study embroidery. In 1885, aged 23, she became the Director of the Embroidery Department at her father’s enterprise Morris & Co. May Morris was an influential embroideress and designer, although her contributions are often overshadowed by those of her father, a towering figure in the Arts and Crafts movement.