Welcome to Class Three
Teacher - Miss Higgins
Teacher - Miss Murray
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Jones
Reading - Children in Class Three are expected to read each weeknight (Monday-Friday). Your child's reading record should be dated and signed every time that they read. Children have been given the responsibility to ensure that they change their own reading books as they finish a book.
Spelling - Children will be given a new set of spellings on a Monday. They are to practise their spellings each night using the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' sheet. Their spellings are also available to practise on Spelling Shed (their log in details are in their reading records and in an email from during lockdown). Children will be tested on their spellings on a Friday.
Times Tables - Children are being asked to log onto TT Rockstars (log in details can be found in the same place as mentioned above) for at least 10 minutes during the week.
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 that 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 various websites which will help to support your child's learning at home. All contain numerous resources for supporting your child in areas of the school curriculum. Individual log-in details can be found in the inside cover of your child's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.
Summer Term learning
During this term, we will be revisiting our Geography topic from the beginning of the Autumn term 'It All Leeds to Liverpool'. We will consolidate our learning of the 4 countries in the United Kingdom and using a compass. We will track our local canal and the key features of a canal including the reason for their purpose. Furthermore, we will be investigating our surrounding area further including issues about the new road proposed through Rimrose Valley and debate the argument for and against. In addition, we will use fieldwork instruments to study the weather in the UK.
In English we will be reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. We will be applying our knowledge of grammar and punctuation to write character descriptions, a monologue, a recount of a day as the Iron Man and a newspaper report. In addition, we will explore the different viewpoints of characters from the novel through role-playing activities and hot-seating and participate in many discussions about the mistreatment of others who are different from us.
In Maths will be consolidating and developing our knowledge of fractions including adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominators. We will then be moving onto 'Time' where we will be converting between 12h and 24h clocks and finding the duration between times. Furthermore we will be revisiting our four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to ensure we are confident with our written methods.
In Science we will be learning about 'Light'. We will be taught how light allows us to see things including reflection from surfaces, learn how shadows are formed and investigate how the patterns of shadows can change. We will be working scientifically by asking relevant questions, setting up simple practical enquiries, recording data from our enquiries and using this data to draw conclusions to suggest improvements for future investigations.
In Computing we will be learning about 'Coding' using the Espresso website. Children will learn to construct code (instructions) to make things happen in their program. We will adjust many variables such as direction and speed within our coding programs.