Year 3 Lowry 2023 - 2024

Mrs Foy

Class teachers: Mrs Hodgson & Miss Newell

Teaching assistants: Mrs Gee and Mrs Timms

Welcome to Lowry Class!

About L.S. Lowry

Lowry.jpegLaurence Stephen Lowry was an artist who lived in England and was inspired by his surroundings and the events in his life. He was born in 1887, and his family first lived in an area outside of the city. However, they eventually moved to the industrial town of Pendlebury in Greater Manchester.

At first, Lowry hated this new home. He did not like seeing all of the factories, smoke, and people bustling about. But, the more he lived in the city, the more it began to grow on him. He was mesmerized by the activity, and he started painting the different images he saw when he was just 15 years old.

Painting was something that he enjoyed, so he went to study at the Salford School of Art.

Like many artists, Lowry did not make enough money as a painter. He took a job as a rent collector but kept it a secret because he didn't want people to think he was an unsuccessful artist.

Unsuccessful?  His paintings sell for millions of pounds today!

Welcome to the Year 3 Lowry class page!

We have been named after the wonderful British artist L.S Lowry.  He is well known for his paintings of matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs. I wonder if our attempts at drawing like L.S Lowry will bring in the millions.

We are looking forward to having a fun-filled year with lots of new and exciting activities and experiences that will motivate, engage and develop your child’s learning and promote their wellbeing, starting with work on Marvellous Manchester and the artwork of L.S.Lowry.

Important information:

  • On PE days, children should come into school wearing their PE kits (white t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and pumps/trainers depending on weather conditions). Please ensure all items of your children’s clothes are clearly labelled.
  • Topic related homework will be issued at the beginning of each new half term, for which we encourage pupils to be as creative as possible! At the end of the half term, we will hold a homework gallery for pupils to share their projects and, if preferred, pupils can even upload their work straight to Seesaw to share in class.
  • Along with their homework, children will also receive their weekly spellings on a Friday and will be tested the following Thursday.
    Children are required to read at home. This can be any form of reading: online Bug Club books, school reading books, comics, stories, newspapers, library books etc. Both their reading records and Bug Club will be checked weekly to ensure children are reading enough at home. When children achieve 100 reads, they will be rewarded in assembly.
  • Children will also be expected to access Times Tables Rockstars regularly. By the end of Year 3, children are expected to know all of their 3, 4 and 8 times tables and this is a fun and interesting way which aids their learning and helps their confidence grow!

You can catch up with some of our class activities on Seesaw and it’s great to receive your feedback on these.

We are always happy to have a chat so please feel free to speak with one of us at the end of your child’s day if you have any questions or matters you wish to discuss or you can arrange an appointment if needed.

We can’t wait to meet your wonderful children and we hope your child has a fantastic time in Lowry class.

Mrs Hodgson & Miss Newell

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