Welcome to 3C



Ms Collins

Ms Collins 

Welcome to Year 3, the start of your journey through Ludlow Junior School. Currently, we have two form entry classes 3NG (taught by Ms Grant) and 3NC (taught by Mrs Collins).

During the year, children will have the opportunity to build on the skills from the Infant School and develop their independence. 

Children are encouraged to be prepared for lessons by bringing their reading book and diary, drinks bottle (water only) and pencil case (optional) and any extra equipment with them every day.



If you wish to speak to a class teacher there are a number of options. As a school, Class Dojo is used as a communication tool.  All parents are given a log in and are able to view their child’s Dojo points (rewards and sanctions) and message the class teacher directly.

Alternatively, parents are welcome to contact the school office with a message or to request a meeting. Please do not hesitate to do so.


The Five Bees


We encourage children to be independent learners. Before they ask a teacher for help they should:


  1. Brain – have a think about what you are learning.
  2. Book – can a book help you solve your query? For example, a dictionary.
  3. Buddy – can your friend help you?
  4. Before – look at the previous lessons work in your book.
  5. Board – use the working wall.




PE session can vary according to the weather so please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school at all times. They will need the following.

  • Black/ dark coloured PE shorts
  • School PE t-shirt or a plain red or white t-shirt
  • Black pumps or trainers
  • Jogging bottoms and jumper for outdoor activities during winter



Reading - the Accelerated Reader (AR) Programme

We are delighted to have been able to introduce the Accelerated Reader programme to Ludlow Junior School to develop our children's reading.

Your child will have one AR book and an additional book - both chosen by them.

What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?

AR is a computer program that helps teachers  manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.  Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

Children are expected to read daily and at least three times a week to an adult.  They have been given a new log book to record reading.  Merits and certifiates are awarded for frequent reading and a wide range of reading will help improve vocabulary and the quality of writing.

Help with choosing books

It can be quite difficult to find books that engage and interest children and develop their reading skills.  This website - Love Reading for Kids - has lots of ideas and recommendations.

This is the "blurb" from the website.  Take a look - there's no obligation to buy books. You can get them from Ludlow Library or see if we have them in our school library.  If we don't, Mr Mapes is always on the look out for new books to attract our readers.



We use the Read Write Spell   spelling programme - Children do not have spelling homework where they have to learn a set of weekly spellings and are tested.  Instead, children are encouraged to record their own spellings to learn and participate in daily spelling sessions to support their learning of particular spelling patterns and tricky words.  We have six spellings a week to concentrate on and know.  We review these each week and see if we have learnt to spell them in addition to learning the spelling pattern we are studying.


School shop

The school shop is run by Year 6s at lunchtime and sells a range of stationery for the children to purchase.  



Since 2005 it has been a legal requirement that all teaching staff receive 10% Planning, Preparation and Assessment time in a week (PPA). At Ludlow Junior School, we have seen this as a positive opportunity for children to receive a quality learning experience. In Year 3, these activities (on a rolling program) include Forest School, RE/PSHE skills, Cookery and Music. Sessions are ran by Shropshire Music Service, where pupils are taught how to play an instrument (currently tenor horn or trombone).

Home learning

Each week, children will be given a piece of homework to complete. Your child will also have a spelling book with words which they have logged and need to practice at home. Homework club is available every lunchtime and computers are available during these sessions. Children are still expected to read daily.


Useful website links

Geography - http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/

History - http://www.ludlowcastle.com/

Maths - http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

My Maths - https://www.mymaths.co.uk/primary.html

Literacy - http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

School News

Ofsted Inspection Report

Our latest Ofsted Inspection Report is now available for parents / carers.  The full report and headteacher's letter to parents/carers can be found on our Ofsted page under Key Information.

The School Leadership Team and Governors are very pleased with the report, which now grades the overall effectiveness of the School as “GOOD”.





Christmas Bazaar - Thank you!

The Christmas Bazaar was a great success and very well attended. We would like to say a massive thank you to the Friends of the School for organising a great event, the stall holders for providing great products and everyone who donated and attended on the night.

We are very pleased to announce that we raised a massive £215.71. So thank you again to everyone involved, we hope you all had a lovely time.


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Ludlow Junior School, Clee View, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1HX. Headteacher: Mrs K Mather Tel: 01584 873602