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Welcome to Class 3M!

 

STAFF:- Mr McAndrew, Mrs Singh, Miss Colleton-Brown and Miss Piekarska.

 

AUTUMN 1 2021

 

KEY INFORMATION

PE

 

This will take place weekly on Tuesday and Thursday. 

 

On Tuesdays we will be inside using the hall, therefore indoor kit can be worn:

  1. White shirt
  2. Navy Blue shorts
  3. Trainers

 

On Thursdays we will be outside during PE therefore 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. Please could all children bring appropriate jackets for the weather conditions.

 

 

Swimming - This will be commencing after Christmas. Parents will receive notification nearer the time regarding this.

 

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 everyday 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 when set.

 

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 WHERE LAND MEETS THE SEA, focusing on Mountains and Rivers followed by a local history study on Levenshulme.

 

Religion

This half term we will be looking at the Church and Homes.

 

English

 

In English we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction and non-fiction writing opportunities. 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.

 

Maths

 

In Maths we will be looking at Place Value followed by Addition and Subtraction  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.

 

Practise reading the time every day!

 

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 about Rocks and Soils.

 

Topic

 

In Topic we will be focusing on Geography during our Mountains and Rivers learning followed by History throughout our local study on Levenshulme. Opportunities for Art and DT will be available throughout the curriculum during Autumn term.

 

PSHE

Throughout the autumn term we will be working through our module 'Created and loved by God'. Within this module we will cover four units, starting with religious understanding to support our learning of PSHE themes. We will then move onto the unit 'Me, My Body, My Health' before exploring the third unit 'Emotional Wellbeing'. We will finish the term looking at our final unit of 'Life Cycles'. For any further information please see the TenTen parent portal. 

 

 

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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