Teacher: Miss Higgins
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jones
Welcome Class 3,
I hope you are all well and have had a lovely summer break. I am really looking forward to welcoming you back to school after hearing wonderful things about your home learning during the pandemic. Our main focus this half term is to ensure that you all feel safe and happy being back in school.
During the this term, our class topic will be 'It all Leeds to Liverpool' and as part of the Geography curriculum we will be identifying cities and counties within the UK, recognising physical and human features of our local area and how these features have changed over time.
In English we will be revisiting our basic grammar skills and focusing on our spellings and phonics to encourage and support children's knowledge and understanding within the curriculum.
In Maths we will revising and building upon our knowledge of place value by reading and writing numbers up to 3 digits. We will order and compare numbers up to 1000 using the correct mathematical symbols and revising our counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
In Science, our focus for learning will be 'Animals, including Humans'. We will identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food. We will also recognise that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
Class 3 will be doing physical activity various times throughout the week. Presently, children are not required to change into a PE kit, but we do ask that they have a pair of labelled outdoor trainers in school.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the front office.
Children in Class 3 will receive 2 new reading books on a Monday. They are expected to read to an adult for at least 15 minutes each night and get their reading record signed. On a Friday, children should return their reading books to school.
Children will be given their spellings on a Monday. Using the 'Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check' sheet, children should practise their spellings each night in order to prepare for their spelling test which will take place on a Friday.
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 is 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.