Class teacher: Mr Franklin
Welcome to Walliams Class!
It is fair to say David Walliams is a man of many talents. Not only is he a comedian, actor and presenter, he is now one of the most successful children’s authors, having sold more than 25 million copies and having his books translated into 53 languages. He has been described as "the fastest growing children's author in the UK" and his literary style has been compared to that of Roald Dahl.
David Walliams has received various awards and honours. Walliams was given a special award in recognition of his sporting efforts for charity, such as swimming the length of the River Thames and the English Channel. Walliams raised more than £1.5 million when he swam the English Channel for Sport Relief charity and received won the Pride of Britain Award for "The Most Influential Public Figure.”
David Walliams has received a variety of awards. He won the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award in the 9-11-year-old category with his book, Mr Stink. He has also been recognised as the Best TV Judge at the 2015 National Television Awards. Walliams has received numerous Specsavers National Book Awards for “Children’s Book of the Year”, for example Awful Auntie and Ratburger.
In March 2010 Walliams and a group of celebrities cycled an end-to-end journey through the UK, raising over £1 million for Sport Relief. Walliams suffered a serious fall when tackling the Kirkstone Pass, a thousand-foot climb in the Lake District, but was able to complete the ride.
For these reasons, we want to take influence from David Walliams and promote these positive values in Year 3.
David Walliams is truly inspirational!
- For their homework, children will have a Learning Journal to submit at the end of each half term in order to promote their topic work in History, Geography or Science.
- Along with their homework, children will also receive their weekly spellings on a Friday and will be tested the following Thursday.
- We would like the children to read as much as possible and would encourage you to enjoy reading with your child at home. This can be any form of reading: online Bug Club books comics, stories, newspapers, library books etc.
- Children are required to read at home with either their reading book or by accessing Bug Club. Both their reading records and Bug Club (reminder log-in and new passwords will be sent home) will be checked daily to ensure children are reading enough at home. Your child should be reading for at least 10-15 minutes a night and should try to complete a Bug Club book at least every two weeks. The date, book title and comment about the book should be entered by your child if possible or an adult. Please check your child’s reading record on a weekly basis and sign/comment if you read with your child. Paper books can be read in conjunction with the online books and can also be recorded in the reading record book. Your child will receive a sticker on their class reading chart for each book they read and record.
- 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.
- Children should also be regularly accessing Spelling Shed and Maths Shed as part of their continued learning at home.
- PE will be on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. Your child can come to school in their P.E. kit on those days.
- Please ensure that every item of your child’s (including uniform) is labelled with their name.
You will receive regular updates about your child’s learning in school via their Seesaw account.
We look forward to an exciting year ahead!
- Mr Franklin