Adele | Y3

Class Teacher: Mrs O’Callaghan

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

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards “Critics’ Choice” award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. The album contains her first song, “Hometown Glory”, written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Welcome to Adele Class. We have been named after Adele the famous singer. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE who was born 5 May 1988 and is an award winning English singer and songwriter.

Your child’s class teacher’s name is Mrs. O’Callaghan and the teaching assistant is Mrs Upadhyay, who is in class on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This year is going to have some great topics and children will be learning about Predators, Scrumdiddlyumptious, Gods and Mortals, Heroes and Villians, Tremors and Flow. An exciting year of learning I am sure you agree.

In Adele Class we encourage children to be independent so we have job monitors:  The children are chosen fairly and they are given jobs such as: Ubuntu Leader, School Councillor, some jobs are changed weekly such as special helper, cloakroom monitor, Book Corner Monitor and Register Monitor and others. The children all get to be all of the monitors at least once this year.

We celebrate positive behaviour by using various reward systems. Some of the behaviour management systems are: Good to be Green system, the Class Reading Raffle, stickers and Dojo points (which is a whole school reward system where teachers of other classes can reward your child for positive behaviour) and also lots of praise promoting positive behaviour.

We will be learning about British values, which links very well with our school value of ‘Ubuntu’, which believes  ‘I am, because you are, because we are’.


The Year 3 curriculum is made of:

  •     English
  •     Mathematics
  •     Science
  •     History/Geography
  •     PE
  •     RE
  •     French
  •     Computing
  •     Music
  •     PSHE

Our planning is very cross-curricular and ensures it inspires and motivates children to be active learners.

Important things for you to remember:

  • Homework – We send the Homework out Wednesday and it needs to be returned on Monday.
  • Reading Journals – Your child needs to bring their reading books in every day to ensure they have it for when we listen to them read.
  • PE kits –  PE day are Mondays and Tuesdays. PE kits need to be brought in on Monday and left in school till Friday.

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 with us at the end of your child’s day if you have any questions for us, however if there is something urgent please do not hesitate to go to the office in the morning, especially if it is going to affect your child’s ability to settle and learn.