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Welcome to Class 3M!

 

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

 

SUMMER 1 2021

 

KEY INFORMATION

PE

 

This will take place weekly on Wednesday and Thursday. 

 

As all PE will take place outside, your child will need:

  1. White t-shirt
  2. Blue shirts
  3. Trainers
  4. Navy blue jumper
  5. Navy blue tracksuit bottoms

 

ALL children should come to school dressed in their PE kit and remain in this all day. 

 

 

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. 

 

READING AT HOME

 

We encourage parents to read with their child for 10-20mins every night. This can be a school book or a book from home. 

Reading Records should be signed regularly and brought in every Wednesday for a member of staff to sign and change the book where necessary. 

 

HOME LEARNING

 

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

 

SPELLINGS - Given out on a Monday to practise. They will be tested on Friday

 

MY MATHS - Online activities linked to classwork - they are expected to complete the activities weekly.

 

LEARNING LOGS -  An ideas sheet will be handed out at the beginning of each half term.  Children are expected to complete an activity weekly and upload onto 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.  

 

CURRICULUM

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.

 

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

 

Children have been given logins for:

 

- Reading Eggs

- Spelling Shed

- Times Tables Rock Star

 

These apps and webpages are fantastic resources for the children to access independently to help improve their core skills of reading, spelling and times tables. 

 

Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Mr McAndrew

 

 

 

 

 

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