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Week beginning 16.12.19 - CHRISTMAS WEEK!

This week is a very exciting week in Mulberry class as we lead up to Christmas.  We will be taking part in lots of fun Christmas-themed activities, (card and calendar making, Christmas maths code breakers etc.) as well as polishing off our performance for our church service on Thursday.


Important information for the week ahead:


Wednesday pm - Year 3 and 4 children will be at the village hall performing their Christmas service.

Thursday am - Mulberry will lead the Christmas church service at St. Mary's (10am start).

Thursday pm - Mulberry class will have their Christmas party. Children should come to school in their uniform but may bring a named bag of party clothes to change in to in the afternoon.  They may also bring a snack to eat during the party.

Friday - Children may bring in a toy/ game to play with their friends. Please do not send in any electronic devices (iPads/ Nintendo Switch etc).  Children will be expected to look after any items they bring in so please do not send in any precious or valuable toys.


There will be no homework set this week but children can still practise their times tables and the year 3/4 spelling words. 


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support this term and wish you and your families a happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas break.


Mrs Tamlin, Mrs Wood and Mrs Costar




Homework due Monday 16th December

Performance Poetry with Year 4!

Homework 02.12.19 due Monday 09.12.19

Dates for your diary:

Interfaith week: Week commencing Monday 4th November

Parents Evening: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November

School Photos: Monday 11th November

Book Fair: Thursday 14th November to Monday 18th November

Creative week: Week commencing Monday 9th December

KS2 Carol Concert: Thursday 12th December

Christmas week: Week commencing Monday 16th December

Mulberry Class Church Service: Thursday 19th December

Last Day Autumn Term: Friday 20th December


Reading at home

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

School Reading Books are changed on a Monday and Thursday. 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.   

Weekly Homework

Maths and English Homework are set on alternate weeks.

Homework is set on Monday and due in on Thursday.


Please see attached 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:


This term our topic is 'Meet the Flinstones'.

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

Starburst Rock Cycle!

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): History of Warwick

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

Spring 1 and 2: Extreme survival - children will learn how animals are adapted to different climates.

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.

Class routine

Monday and Tuesday - Mrs Tamlin

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Mrs Costar

P.E. - Monday and Wednesday

Reading books changed - Monday and Thursday

Homework - Set on a Monday and due in on Thursday

Times tables - 3, 4 and 8 x tables


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