Welcome to Class Three
Your teachers will be:-
Miss Dilks (Class Teacher)
Mr Evans (Teacher)
Mrs Jones (Teaching Assistant)
Miss McLaughlin (Teaching Assistant)
Miss Kelly (Teaching Assistant)
Your regular homework timetable will be:-
Monday - Spelling & Reading
Tuesday - Spelling & Reading
Wednesday - Spelling & Reading
Thursday - Spelling & Reading
Friday - Spelling & Maths or comprehension
Purple homework books will be given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday. Homework will consist of either Maths or reading comprehension.
PE will be on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child brings a full PE kit.
Our topic this term is : Extreme Events.
Pupils will look at Planet Earth and identify the oceans and continents. We will explore and research natural disasters and investigate what causes an earthquake. We will look into erupting volcanos and recreate it.
In English, we will be reading 'Too Many Babies' and practising our skill of writing in the first person through compiling our own letters and diary entries. We will also be finding out more about Tenrecs and use this knowledge to write an information text.
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 different rocks and the different uses of rocks. We will compare and group rocks on the basis of their physical properties. We will look at fossils and how they are created.
In Computing, we will be learning about staying safe online.
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.