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Mulberry

Week beginning 16.09.19

Literacy: We will be consolidating our use of capital letters, in particular, we will be ensuring we use them for proper nouns.  We will also be practising using a dictionary to look up definitions of unfamiliar words.

Numeracy: We will be collecting and presenting data in tally charts, pictograms and bar charts.

Science: We will be starting our topic 'Rocks and Soils'.  We will begin by observing different rocks and identifying their properties.

ICT: We will be designing a short animation using 'Scratch'

Topic: We will begin our 'Meet the Flinstones' topic.

 

Homework: Children will be given a short piece of homework on Monday.  This will need to be returned by Thursday.

 

If you have any questions about any of the above please do not hesitate to speak to either of us.

 

Mrs Tamlin and Mrs Wood

 

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.

 

Spellings

As a school, we will no longer be testing the children on spellings as there is no evidence that this is beneficial.  We will be looking at the statutory year 3 and 4 spelling words in class and as part of our new spelling scheme.  If you still wish to work on spelling these words at home with your child, you will find a copy of them on this page and we will shortly be sending a paper copy home.  

 

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

  • Children will be set either literacy or numeracy homework each week.  Numeracy will be mental arithmetic based and literacy will involve writing sentences containing the Year 3 and 4 statutory spellings.  Children should use their literacy homework as an opportunity, not only to think about the definition and spelling of the words, but also to practise their cursive handwriting.

 

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

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.

 

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

Monday and Tuesday - Mrs Tamlin

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Mrs Costar

P.E. - Monday and Tuesday

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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