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Week beginning 25.03.19

This week in literacy and numeracy we will be completing our half termly assessments. 

Literacy: We will also be looking at identifying and using the present perfect form of verbs.  We use the present perfect form of verbs when an event began in the past but is still in progress or still has consequences now, e.g. It has rained every day.

Numeracy: We will be calculating the length of time taken up by events.

Science: We will be investigating which surfaces reflect light.

 

Spellings:

 

rearrange

reappear

redecorate

reheat

redo

rebuild

replay

recycle

rewrite

refresh

 

Mrs Tamlin and Mrs Costar

 

Mulberry Class Assembly:  We are currently busy practising for our class assembly which will be held on Thursday 4th April at 3pm.  We hope that you will be able to join us.

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 18.03.19

Literacy: This week in grammar we will be looking at verbs.  We will be identifying and using regular simple past tense verbs, irregular simple past tense verbs, and past progressive verbs.  In reading, we will be looking at drawing inferences and justifying our ideas using evidence.

Numeracy: We will be continuing with our work on time and looking at how many seconds there are in a minute, minutes in an hour and hours in a day.

Science: In science we will be identifying a range of light sources and understanding that darkness is the absence of light.

 

Spellings:

weight

woman

women

accidentally

actually

although

business

forwards

occasionally

possession

 

Mrs Tamlin and Mrs Costar

 

Mulberry Class Assembly:  We are currently busy practising for our class assembly which will be held on Thursday 4th April at 3pm.  We hope that you will be able to join us.

3D shape marshmallow models!

Singing Playground Workshop

Salt dough insect fossils!

Starburst Rock Cycle

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.

 

Reading

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.

 

Maths

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.

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:

 

Monday

  • 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.

 

Thursday

  • 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.

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs Tamlin and Mrs Costar

Class Teachers

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.

 

Science

Autumn 1: Rocks and soils.

Autumn 2: Animals including humans.

Spring 1: Plants.

Spring 2: Light.

Summer 1 and 2: Forces and magnets.

 

I.C.T.

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.

 

R.E.

Children will learn about Christianity and Hinduism.

Class routine

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

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