Harris | Y3

Class Teacher: Mrs Smith / Mr Cummins

Phase Support Team: Miss Elliott, Mrs Upadhay, Miss Scott, Mrs Waterton, Mrs Connelly.

Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His debut studio album I Created Disco was released in June 2007, and it spawned two UK top 10 singles “Acceptable in the 80s” and “The Girls”. In 2009, Harris released his second studio album, Ready for the Weekend, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and was later certified gold by the BPI. Its lead single, “I’m Not Alone”, became his first song to top the UK Singles Chart.

Born in Dumfries, Harris rose to international prominence with the release of his third studio album, 18 Months, in October 2012. Topping the UK charts, the album became his first to chart on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States, peaking at number 19. All eight of the album’s singles, including “Feel So Close”, “Sweet Nothing” and “I Need Your Love”, reached the top 10 in the UK. At the time, Harris broke the record for the most top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart with eight entries, surpassing Michael Jackson.

Welcome to Harris Class. We are named after Calvin Harris, a Scottish songwriter, singer, record producer and DJ.

Our class teachers are Mrs Smith and Mr Cummins. This year the children will engage in many exciting topics including: Predators, Scrumdidliyumptious, Gods and Mortals, Heroes and Villains, Tremors and finally Flow. Our curriculum is cross–curricular and we try to ensure that the children are motivated and inspired.

In Harris class, we encourage each other to be the best that we can be by having a growth mindset. We also show empathy and kindness towards others by following the values of Ubuntu. Children are able to develop their leadership, independence and teamwork skills by undertaking roles such as Ubuntu Leaders, School Councillors, Ileaders, Sports Leaders and Classroom Monitors.

We encourage and celebrate positive behaviour by using various reward systems such as Dojo points, Good to be Green and Headteacher awards.

Important Things to Remember

Homework – Homework is sent out on Wednesday and must be completed and returned on the following Monday.

Reading – Reading is still the most important work that your child can do at home. The expectation is that children should read and complete their reading record at least three times a week. Encourage your child to talk about the books they read and find out the meaning of new words. Please ensure that your child brings in their reading book and reading record daily.

PE – PE lessons will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays. Indoor PE is on Tuesday and outdoor PE is on Monday. Please ensure that your child brings in their PE kit. Children are expected to have their hair tied back and have their earrings removed for these lessons.

We hope that your child enjoys their time at school and has fun learning lots of new and exciting things.

Please feel free to speak to us at the end of your child’s day if you have any questions or concerns. If there is something urgent, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Year 3 team in the morning.

Mrs Smith & Mr Cummins