Welcome to Class Three
Your teachers will be:-
Miss Robertson (Class Teacher)
Mrs. Everett (Teacher)
Miss Bradbury (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
Pink homework books will be given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Homework will consist of either Maths or reading comprehension.
PE will be on a Friday (outdoor). Please ensure your child brings a full PE kit.
We will continue to go swimming on Thursday afternoon during the first half of the Summer term. Children require the correct swimwear and are permitted to wear goggles. Please ensure that earrings are removed before school otherwise they will be unable to attend.
Our topic for the Summer term is : The Stone Age.
Pupils will investigate stone age artifacts, cave paintings and prehistoric beasts. We will look at stone age homes and discover how and what they were built from? We will find out about what early Britons ate. We will uncover the mystery of Stonehenge and investigate how it was built?
In Science we will learn about plants grow? We will learn how a plant can develop from a seed and flourish into a beautiful flower or tree and may even grow our own plants from seed.
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.
Throughout the year we also have a number of curriculum enhancement weeks. We will keep you informed through our weekly newsletters.
The transition from the ‘infants’ into ‘juniors’ is one which should occur quite easily and we find that the children settle quite quickly into the routines and requirements which Key Stage Two entails.
In Class Three the children are encouraged to become much more independent and the responsibility for remembering books bags, swimming kits, reading books etc. should be handed over to them.
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.