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Welcome to 3NC



Ms Collins

Ms Collins 

Welcome to Year 3, the start of your journey through Ludlow Junior School. Currently, we have two form entry classes 3NP (taught by Miss Pryce) 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.  For the first half term, we welcome parents into school each Tuesday morning from 9.00-9.30 to help with the transition from infant school and encourage parents to support their child’s learning. After this transition period, children are expected to independently prepare themselves for lessons.

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.


Fantastic Mr Fox Survey

Sports Day

What's it been like in Year 3



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

Busy Last Week Ahead!

As we enter our last week before the summer holidays, we have lots going on including our lovely head, Mrs Swann, saying goodbye to us!  Here are some of the events:

  • Monday sees children meeting their new teachers and classmates in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday is our sponsored fun run in aid of Cancer Research where children are asked to come wearing in pink or blue clothes suitable for running.  Later that morning, Sports Awards will be presented.
  • Reading treats will be taking place for different year groups throughout the week
  • Year 6 continue to rehearse for their leavers' assembly which will be presented to parents and carers at 10am on Friday, 21st July in the hall (there will be a DVD of the performance to order).  Some of our year sixes will also be representing the school at the regional atheletics final on Thursday.
  • We are having a whole school picnic on Thursday at lunchtime to celebrate our time with Mrs Swann - don't forget packed lunches!
  • There is a special lunch on Friday, chosen by the year sixes, on their last day of primary school.

There's lots more going on besides so do keep an eye on Dojo for messages from individual teachers and for information on whole school activities.



Children's Choice Issue 7 - Hot off the press

The latest issue of our online newspaper by children, for children is available here.  It's well worth a read and contains reports on what we have been up to in school, interesting facts and interviews with staff and pupils.  Happy reading.


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