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Mrs Hopkins, Miss Mawe and the TA team (Mrs Smith and Mrs Parker) welcome you to Year 3 and the first year of the Juniors!
Friday 11th September
We have had a great (full) first week back and all of the Year 3 team have enjoyed the time with Y3HM!
Today, we have sent home logins for the new way in which we will be setting weekly spellings, for the spelling test each Friday. It is all online, in game format... think TimesTablesRockstars - but for spellings! You will find a parents/carers guide by clicking on the link below, so you can help your child log on for the first time and see how things work.
This week, we have set Year 2 spellings so the children can learn to use this new resource and navigate the games without worrying too much about tricky spellings (next week we will begin with the Year 3 set). Give yourself and your child time to become familiar with the scheme. In addition to this, we will continue to practise spellings in class time during spelling and grammar lessons.
Earlier this week we sent home an email about bringing in a photograph of a 'historic' moment in your child's life - we'd love to get one for each little person, to put on a display outside our classroom.
Enjoy your weekend!
*PE - Wednesdays and Thursdays
*Reading books - have been given out according to levels from last year. These may quickly change once we have listened to each child read
*Hot dinners - moving forwards, all children having a lunch from school have been given a choice of meals and will choose their options on a Friday for the following week
*Pencil cases - are currently not allowed. Children have been provided with all the equipment they need.
Monday 7th September
What a great first days back we have had!! The children have settled well into school life and have been working really hard. We are proud of each and everyone of you!
We are currently partaking in a Reconnecting Curriculum to ensure that pupils settle back into school life happily as some pupils have been out of school since March. The whole school has been doing English lessons based on a book called Whilst We Can't Hug and it's about a hedgehog and turtle who find otherways of showing their love instead of hugging.
We have started our Stone Age topic and discovered more about their lives and we now know that they are more than hunters and gatherers. They are actually quite arty and creative and used to draw in caves and carve into animal ribs.
The first few lessons in Maths have been on Place Value and we have been looking at Hundreds, Tens and Units/Ones.
There are lots of exciting opportunities to learn, both inside and outside of the classroom. During English lessons, the children will study a variety of stories and poems including Myths and Legends, and enjoy a diverse range of non-fiction texts. The children develop their skills in reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation and they find new ways to express themselves through activities using drama, music and creative writing. In Maths, they consolidate and extend their practical, mental and written skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They learn to solve a range of word problems as they use and apply their maths in their everyday lives. Topic work leads the children on a cross-curricular learning journey around the world and through Rainforests and back in time to People of the Past! Keep watching the website and letters home for updates on forthcoming exciting trips and visits! Unfortunately, because of the strange situation that we are all currently faced with there are currently no school trips for at least the first half-term, for this reason Swimming lessons will be postponed until later in the year.
We love when our parents get involved! Our Chatterday activities provide a range of carefully selected ideas and activities to stimulate discussions, research, independent study and fun at home. Importantly, there are some essentials for home learning: Our children are actively encouraged to read every night at home and practise spellings and times tables on a regular basis throughout the week. Spellings are given on a Monday and are expected to be practised during the week, with a spelling test each Friday. We look forward to welcoming parents into the classroom for topic-related activities, class assemblies, music/drama performances and for parents'/open/curriculum evenings too. Keep an eye on the calendar and letters home for updates on all of these and our exciting range of trips and visits too!