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Mulberry

Welcome to Mulberry Class

Welcome to Spring Term

 

This week beginning Monday 5th February :

 

English In English we will be exploring stories with mythological creatures. In our Grammar lesson we will learning about and using prepositions. In our reading lesson we will focus on a non-fiction text 'lets go rock pooling' (topic link) and summarising information taken from the text.

 

Maths  We will continue to  learning about perimeter and how to measure and answer questions relating to the perimeter of a shape. he will focus on a range of regular and irregular polygons and will use rulers to measure accurately.

 

Science In science we will continue with our  topic  'Light'. This week we will explore how sunlight can be dangerous to our eyes and will conduct experiments to test how coloured acetate, and sun screen can protect against UV rays. 

 

Geography As part of our United Kingdom topic we will be exploring a text on the Giants Causeway.

 

RE Our topic this term is 'Why do people pray?'. This week we will be comparing three prayers that are important to Christians, Muslims and followers of Sanatan Dharma (Hindus).

 

Please remember that Maths homework is set online every Wednesday on the MyMaths app, please refer to the inside cover of reading diaries for login details. English homework will also be sent home on Fridays.  Children should be reading at least 4 times a week and recording this in their reading diaries. We ask that you record when an adult has listened and when your child has been reading independently, and also whether any book read is a school leveled reader or a self chosen personal book. Please assist your child to keep their reading diary in their school bags so that it is brought into school each day.

Topics for the year

 

For your information, these are the topics that will be covered this year:

 

History and Geography

Autumn 1 (first two weeks): Local History focus on Packwood House

Autumn 1 and 2: Meet the Flinstones - children will learn about the Stone, Iron and Bronze Ages.

Spring 1 and 2: Our Great Britain - our topic will have a geography focus.

Summer 1 and 2: Tomb raiders - children will learn all about the Ancient Egyptians.

 

Science

Autumn 1: Rocks, fossils and soils.

Autumn 2: Animals including humans.

Spring 1: Light.

Spring 2: Forces and magnets.

Summer 1 and 2: Plants.

 

I.C.T.

Autumn:Typing. We will be learning to touch type correctly placing and using most of our fingers.

Spring :  Email: children will learn to send, respond to and add attachments to emails.

Summer: Coding. We will learn to write algorithms to achieve a number of goals in computer programming as well as spotting and correcting bugs in the cofe.

 

R.E.

Our RE topics are as follows:

What do different people believe about God?

Why do people pray?      

Why is the Bible so important for Christians today?          

What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?       

 

 

Below you will find information regarding the structure of the week, including information on reading books, P.E. and staff.  There are also links to resources should you wish to further support your children's learning at home.  

 

If you require any further information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to either of us at the end of the school day.  Alternatively, you can email us at contact3147@welearn365.com and we will get back to you ASAP.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Schroeter and Mrs Costar

 

Teaching staff

Monday and Tuesday (and first lesson on Wednesdays)

Mrs Schroeter 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Fenelly

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -

Mrs Costar 

Teaching Assistant -   Mr Reynolds and Mr Harris

Weekly set homework

Each week we will set a piece of both English and Maths homework. English will include spelling and  grammar activities as well as sentence writing. Each week your child will bring home their work folder containing these activities which will need to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Maths will be set on the Mymaths website.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/   A new task will be uploaded on Wednesdays. Please find login details in the front of your reading diary.

Reading at home

Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.

School Reading Books can be changed on Monday and Thursdays. Children in Mulberry Class are expected to put their book and diary in the book change box on these days.  Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child.   

P.E.Our P.E. lessons will be on Mondays and Fridays.  On a Monday we try and get outside for P.E, weather permitting.  Due to the often wet and mucky playground over winter we recommend a spar pair of trainers to be kept at school for PE and break times.

Spelling

Please see the list of words below. These are the spellings that children are expected to learn to spell by the end of Year 3/4.

Times Tables

In Year 3 children are expected to know the following:

2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 x tables.

Here are some suggested websites to help you practise:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

Topic

This term our topic is 'The Stone Age'.

Suggested websites if you would like to complete some additional research with your child:

Computing

This term we are learning to touch type.

You may practice any activities on our computing curriculum in the purple mash app which can be accessed by logging into www.welearn.365.com   Login details are in the front of  reading diaries. 

Spelling and Handwriting information

Reading

Take a look at the following websites for recommended books for Year 3 children:

 

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/genre/7/7-plus-readers.html 

 

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/ 

 

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-3 

 

Maths

You can access your Mymaths account through this link.  Login details can be found in the front of your child's reading diary.  https://www.mymaths.co.uk  

 

Top marks    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

 

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Bonds to 10 - 20 marble run  https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html

 

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