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Class Three

Welcome to Class Three

 

Your teachers will be:-

 

Mrs Bevin (Class Teacher)

Mr Evans (Teacher)

Mrs Jones (Teaching Assistant)

Miss McLaughlin (Teaching Assistant)

 

 

Your regular homework timetable will be:-

 

Monday - Spelling & Reading

Tuesday -  Spelling & Reading

Wednesday - Spelling & Reading

Thursday - Spelling & Reading

Friday - Spelling & Reading

 

Times Tables Rock Stars - As part of your child's homework they are expected to practice their times tables. As a school we are using Times Tables Rock Stars. Your child will have their own log in which can be found in the reading record.

Please do this every night.

 

Swimming will be every Tuesday. The children will need a towel, a costume and a swimming cap. All children must wear a cap. (This can be purchased from the main office for £1.) The boys must wear tight trunks, for safety reasons shorts are not permitted in the pool. Girls will need a one-piece costume (no bikinis or tankinis) and will need to take out their earrings at home. Armbands are provided at the pool. Your child can wear goggles, however you need to provide these and we cannot lend any out. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

PE will be on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child brings a full PE kit.

 

 

 

Our topic this term is : Early Britons

 

Pupils will look at The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age. We will create timelines, and study how people in Early Britain lived. We will explore their houses and study cave art. We will be creating our own cave paintings. During DT we will design and make stone age blankets using natural dyes such as plants and berries.

 

In English, we will be reading the 'Stone Age Boy' and 'Stone Age, Bone Age'. We will use this as a focus for writing in the first person. We will be writing diary entries, letters and working on our descriptive language.

 

 

In Maths, we will be securing our knowledge of place value and using this to carry out written addition and subtraction calculations. We will also be focusing on learning our times tables and consolidating our knowledge of the number system in order to carry out mental calculations.

 

In Science we will learn about light and shadows.

 

In Computing, we will looking at coding and designing our own game.

 

If you wish to support your child’s learning at home please encourage your child to carry out their own research using books or the internet.

 

Thank you for your continued support - Class Three Team

 

 

 

At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks that we set as homework.

 

Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)

 

The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework in not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child’s established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.

 

Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.

 

Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.

Supporting your child at home

 

The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log-in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.

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