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School has moved to remote learning from January 6th 2021 information can be found on the class pages and has been sent out on Parentmail

Home learning for Tuesday 5th January.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17wYoQnicZPU1lWh8DJEp3ykIdj2P3ZCi?usp=sharing

 

Daily work will now be set on See Saw (Starting Wednesday 6th January).  Several daily lessons will be set and the children are expected to complete the activities and upload their responses.  This work will be reviewed by the class teacher every afternoon.

 

How to use the Seesaw app for students http://bit.ly/35dQz8J

 

How to use Seesaw in browsers for students http://bit.ly/38dU0xR

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Class 3H!  We hope you all have a lovely Christmas!

 

Here’s a little Christmas song from us to get you in the festive spirit.  Enjoy!

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hqRt4mlSIVU0WkHVyGJ_iQTBwEcN06n3/view?usp=sharing

 

Welcome to Class 3H - St Andrew!

 

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

 

SPRING 2021

 

FOREST SCHOOL

For the first 5 weeks of the Spring Term (starting on Tuesday 5th Jan), class 3H will be having Forest School Sessions.  PLEASE NOTE, if you have not returned the permission slip for Forest School your child WILL NOT be taking part in the sessions.

 

January and February are typically very cold and wet months.  Your child will be outside in all weathers and should therefore wrap up warmly for the session.  Children should wear several warm layers and bring in a separate waterproof coat, which will get dirty.  They should wear several pairs of socks to keep their feet warm - trainers are often warmer than wellies and so we recommend the children  wear an old pair of trainers which they can get dirty.

 

All children should come to school dressed in their forest school clothes.  They should bring a change of clothes, spare socks and shoes to change into after their session, incase their clothes get muddy & wet.

 

Curriculum Focus

This half term our topic is THE STONE AGE TO IRON AGE, focussing on the Bronze & Iron Ages.  We will be looking at life in these times and how they changed.

 

Religion

This half term we will be looking at the church, Reconciliation and Lent.

 

English

 

In English we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction and non-fiction writing opportunities - The focus this half term will be on historical fiction - linked to the Stone Age and The Croods video - the children will be writing a descriptive setting, thinking about the descriptive language they can incorporate in their writing.  We will be writing a diary, in character, linked to our Growth Mindset week and will also be writing a biography on the life of Nelson Mandela.  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 of multiplication & division, looking at mental and written methods.  We will also look at money.  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.

 

Science

 

In Science we will be learning about Light and shadows.  How we are able to see and how light can reflect off different surfaces.

 

Topic

 

In Topic we will be looking at life during the Bronze and Iron Ages and investigating Bronze and Iron Age settlements remaining today.  We will also be continuing our art work on Stone Age Cave Paintings, thinking about adding a third dimension to our drawings and how to draw with texture.

 

KEY DATES AND INFORMATION

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME 2021

 

Meetings                                                 Masses          

TBC

 

PE

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

 

- Swimming (every Thursday) - children walk to Arcadia Swimming Baths and need to bring a water proof jacket along with their swimming kit.

 

             Swimming Kit - GIRLS - one piece swimming costumes (no bikinis).

                                                - Girls must wear a swimming hat if their hair covers their eyes or airways.

 

                                       BOYS - a pair of traditional swimming trunks (no bermudas or long shorts are allowed).

                                                  - Boys must wear a swimming hat if their hair covers their eyes or airways.

 

                                       All children require a towel.

                                       Goggles are not permitted unless it is for medical reasons and a letter from a doctor or   

                                       an optician stating this will be required.

 

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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