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Welcome to Class 3H - St Andrew!

 

STAFF:- Miss Hollingsworth, Miss Casey, Mrs Jones, Mrs MaGeehan & Mr McAndrew.

 

SUMMER 1 2021

 

Curriculum Focus

This half term our topic is ANCIENT EGYPT, focusing on life in Ancient Egypt and what still remains today.  

 

Religion

This half term we will be looking at the Eucharist and Pentecost.

 

English

 

In English we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction writing opportunities - The focus this half term will be on biographies, persuasive letter writing and diaries.  We will be writing a biography on the life of Nelson Mandela; persuasive letters will be written in response to a letter of complaint and we will be writing a diary, in character, as if we were Howard Carter, finding the tomb of Tutankhamun.  Key speaking and listening skills will be extended through role plays and drama. 

 

Guided Reading sessions and reading across the curriculum will enable children to develop a love of reading.  Please help your child by listening to them read for 10-20mins every night!  Reading Records should be signed regularly and they will be collected every Wednesday for a member of staff to sign.  Children can only change their reading books on a Wednesday, due to the current situation.  If they forget to bring in their book to change, they will have to wait until the following Wednesday.  All returned books will be placed in a box and left for a week, before being returned to the library.

 

Maths

 

In Maths we will consolidate children's understanding on multiplication and division and look at formal written methods for these before covering more work on fractions. Towards the end of the half term we will move on to time.  We will also recap on data handling, money and length taught during lockdown.  Children will be challenged to apply the skills learnt to gain a deeper understanding of the application of mathematical concepts in the real world.  

 

Keep learning your times tables - You should know your 2s, 5s and 10s from Year 2!

                                                       - Year 3 will focus on 3s, 4s and 8s.

 

Homework - Log on to TT Rockstars to practice those timestables and weekly activities will be set on My Maths, based on the topics being covered in class.  All children are expected to complete the weekly activities set on My Maths and this will be followed up in class.

 

If your child cannot tell the time, please practice this with them before we start our unit in class.

 

Science

 

In Science we will be learning plants.  Looking at the parts of a plant and the functions of each; what a plant needs to survive and how water travels through a plant.  We will observe plants growing and talk about how plants reproduce.

 

Topic

 

In Topic we will be looking at life in Ancient Egypt.

 

 

KEY DATES AND INFORMATION

 

PE

- PE - all PE will take place outside - children should wear their indoor PE kit to school on Wednesdays and Thursdays (white t-shirt & blue shirts, trainers, jumper & tracksuit bottoms).

 

Swimming - Those children who have not yet achieved their 25m will continue swimming for the summer term.  This will replace the Thursday PE lesson.  Please note, children will in the late swimming session and will not return to school until 3.30pm.  They can be picked up in the main school car park when they return from the swimming baths.

 

 

Clothing requirements for School Swimming are as follows:-

 

Girls:-

One-piece swimming costume – no bikinis*

A swimming hat is required to be worn if the hair covers the eyes or airways

A towel

* Please note that in order for your child to benefit from the swimming lessons appropriate aquatic clothing must be worn. Should your children wish to wear items of clothing that cover up parts of the body, there are specific aquatic clothing designed for this purpose. Cotton leggings are detrimental to teaching and are a risk to health and safety.

 

Boys:-

A pair of traditional swimming trunks.

 

No Bermuda or long shorts are allowed, as these can be dangerous.  - for reasons of safety the swimwear should be sufficiently tight fitting to allow the freedom of body and limb movement without causing unsafe water resistance.  

 

A swimming hat is required to be worn if hair covers the eyes or airways

A towel

 

Jewellery of any description should not be worn in the School Swimming lesson.  It is important that earrings in particular are removed.

 

Goggles are only permitted for medical reasons.  Parents must produce a letter from either a Doctor or Optician to state that your child has a medical condition and is required to wear goggles in the school swimming lesson. 

 

 

HOME LEARNING

 

Children are expected to complete home learning activities to help with their Maths and English.

 

Children have logins for Reading Eggs and Spelling Shed and should be going onto these websites regularly to practice their reading and spelling.

 
MONDAY - Weekly spellings are handed out, which children should learn and which are tested on Friday.
 
MY MATHS - Online activities linked to classwork - they are expected to complete the weekly activities set on My Maths.
 
FRIDAY - Learning Logs - An ideas sheet will be handed out at the beginning of each half term.  Learning Log activities should be completed and a picture uploaded on Seesaw before Friday, when the children will share their work with the class.  This will all be electronic, so Learning Logs do not need to come into school and should remain at home.  Children are expected to complete weekly Learning Log activities and upload them onto Seesaw every week.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
 
Miss Hollingsworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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