Week beginning 15.07.19
On Monday this week, we will be taking part in the sponsored marathon. Mulberry class will be completing 17 laps of the field to raise money for the school.
Tuesday is our trip to Twycross Zoo. The weather is currently looking dry and sunny, fingers crossed it stays that way! Children will need to bring a small bag or rucksack with them and a packed lunch, snack and drink. Depending on the weather on the day, children may also need sun cream, a hat and/ or a waterproof jacket. There is nowhere to leave our items so children will need to carry their belongings with them.
On Thursday, we have the leaver's church service in the morning. Straight after school, as part of our Enterprise Project, we will be selling items that the children have been busy making with Mrs Elliott.
Friday is the last day of term. We will have an assembly in the morning and then children will be allowed to bring in a toy or game to play with during the day. We request that children do not bring in ipads or electronic devices.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support over this year. It has been a pleasure to teach your children and we hope you have a lovely summer break.
Mrs Tamlin, Mrs Costar, Miss Alexander and Mrs Ginder
Welcome to Mulberry Class
Dear Parents and Children,
We hope you have had a relaxing summer and enjoyed spending time with your family.
We thought that it would be a good idea to explain the routines in Mulberry Class to help you and your child plan their week.
All children should bring their reading book and homework diary into school on a daily basis.
As the children are now moving up the reading scheme, and the books are getting longer and more demanding, we will only change books on a Monday and Thursday so the children can take more time over their books.
We would like the children to read to an adult at least three times a week. Please sign their homework diary to say you have done this as children who are heard read three times a week will receive a family point.
Children should already be secure in their 2, 5 and 10 times-tables. By the end of year 3, they will be expected to know their 3, 4 and 8 times-tables including corresponding division facts; therefore we would appreciate you working on these on a regular basis.
P.E. will be taught by On-side on a Monday afternoon and Mrs Tamlin on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct indoor and outdoor kits in school on these days.
In addition to reading and times tables, the children will be set the following homework:
New spellings will be handed out for a spelling test the following Monday.
In their spelling homework book the children have to write sentences using their new spellings words. This is due in the on the Thursday of the same week which will allow time to mark them before sending them home again the following Monday.
Topic – Power Projects. These are set half-termly for the children to work on throughout the weeks as their knowledge and interest develops.
We will always aim to put relevant information on the class page on the website so please refer here if in doubt.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact either of us.
Mrs Tamlin and Mrs Costar
Dates for your diary
Wednesday 5 September - first day of term
Friday 14 September - first Celebration assembly
Friday 28 September - Macmillan coffee morning
Thursday 4 October - Harvest Festival assembly 9.10 (KS1 classes will be performing)
Tuesday 16 October - Parents evening
Wednesday 24 October - Parents evening
Friday 26 October - End of term
Topics for the year
For your information, these are the topics that will be covered this year:
History and Geography
Autumn 1: Meet the Flinstones - children will learn about the Stone, Iron and Bronze Ages.
Autumn 2: Extreme survival - children will learn how animals are adapted to different climates.
Spring 1 and 2: Transport
Summer 1 and 2: Tomb raiders - children will lean all about the Ancient Egyptians.
Autumn 1: Rocks and soils.
Autumn 2: Animals including humans.
Spring 1: Plants.
Spring 2: Light.
Summer 1 and 2: Forces and magnets.
Autumn 1: We are programmers - children will learn to program an animation using 'Scratch'.
Autumn 2: We are bug fixers - children will find and correct bugs in 'Scratch'.
Spring 1: We are presenters - children will video their performances.
Spring 2: We are network engineers - children will explore computer networks, including the internet.
Summer 1: We are communicators - children will learn to communicate safely on the internet.
Summer 2: We are opinion pollsters - children will collect and analyse data.
Children will learn about Christianity and Hinduism.
P.E. - Monday and Tuesday
Reading books changed - Monday and Thursday
Spelling homework - set on Monday and tested the following Monday
Spelling sentences homework - set on a Monday and due in by Thursday
Times tables - 3, 4 and 8 x tables