Welcome to Class Three
Your teachers will be:-
Miss Dilks (Class Teacher)
Mr Evans (Teacher)
Mrs Jones (Teaching Assistant)
Miss McLaughlin (Teaching Assistant)
Miss O'Brien (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 : Groovy Greeks
Pupils will look at Modern and Ancient Greece. We will create timelines, taste Greek food and learn about how Ancient Greece was governed. We will design our own Greek pots during art and explore Greek architecture and theatre. During DT we will design and make puppets for a moving theatre.
In English, we will be reading the Greek myth 'Persephone'. We will use this as a focus for writing our own Greek myth. We will compose our own poems using similies.
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 animals and the human body.
In Computing, we will creating our own comics linked to our topic.
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.