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Welcome to Class 3T! 

 

We are the Beijing class! 

 

STAFF:- Mrs Tierney, Mrs Douglas, Mr Beresford and Mrs Dunn.

 

SPRING 2020

 

This half term our topic is RIVERS.  We will be looking at the River Nile in Egypt and linking this to our next topic of Ancient Egypt.

 

Events:- Growth Mindset Week 20th January.

              3T Class Assembly Wed 1st April.

              Year 3 Reconciliation preparation March - Date TBC.

 

Forest School - Tuesday 25th February - Tuesday 24th March.

 

Children will need to wear warm, water proof clothes and appropriate footwear.  Please note if wearing wellingtons, the children will need several layers of socks to keep their feet warm.  If they are in group 1, they should come to school in their Forest School clothes with their uniform in a bag.  If they are in group 2, they should come to school in their uniform and bring their forest school clothes in a bag.  Hats, scarves and gloves are highly recommended, as the children will be out in all weather.

 

Curriculum Focus

 

Religion

This term we will be looking at the Local 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 will be on letter writing, newspaper articles and an explanation text on the River Nile.  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 Thursday for a member of staff to sign.  Children should change their reading books regularly throughout the week, whenever they need to.

 

Maths

 

In Maths we will consolidate children's understanding of multiplication and division, money and measures.  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.

 

Science

 

In Science we will be learning about animals, focussing on healthy eating and the skeleton.  

 

Topic

 

In Topic we will be looking at Rivers, focusing on the River Nile and linking to Ancient Egypt.

 

 

KEY DATES AND INFORMATION

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME 2020

 

Meetings                                                 Masses          

Wed 22nd Jan 7pm                                 Sun 26th Jan 11am.

Wed 26th Feb 7pm                                  Tuesday 3rd March 7pm First Confession.

Wed 6th May 7pm                                   Sun 17th May 1pm First Communion.

Wed 17th June 7pm                                Sun 21st June 11am.

 

PE

- Monday pm - Indoor PE - children require their indoor PE kit - white t-shirt & blue shorts.

 

- Wednesday 10.45am Swimming - 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.


HOMEWORK
Children receive 3 pieces of homework each week.
 
MONDAY - Weekly spellings to learn which are tested on the Friday.
 
MY MATHS - Online activities linked to class work.
 
FRIDAY - Learning Logs - An ideas sheet will be handed out at the beginning of each half term.  Learning Logs to be brought in school on a Friday and to be shared with the class.
 
In addition to this children take home reading books and should read these regularly at home.  Parents should sign reading records regularly and reading records.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
 
Mrs Tierney

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