Class 3 2020 - 2021
Last update: 14th September 2020
Welcome to Class 3!
PLEASE RETURN ANY SCHOOL READING BOOKS FROM BEFORE LOCKDOWN ASAP. WE ARE LOW ON BOOKS TO GIVE OUT
***If your child is off school due to awaiting a coronovirus test, please let the office know as soon as possible. An email will be sent through 2email on Purple Mash with weekly work for your child to complete. This will not need returning to school. Log on information has been sent home***
A Message from Miss Hey:
Hello and welcome to Class 3! I hope you have all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. I know it's been a very strange year so far but we can hopefully get back to some sense of normality being back in school.
Mrs Luckman and Mrs Prickett will be helping us with our learning this year.
Please make sure your child brings their water bottle, school bag and reading folder to school every day. Please ensure names are on everything you bring to school.
In Class 3 we are reading:
Our English Hook: Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.
Our Story Time Book: The Incredible Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.
Important dates this half term
Friday 9th October World Mental Health Day - wear your own colourful clothes for rainbow day!
Thursday 22nd October School closes for half term.
Phonics is a key part of our learning in EYFS and KS1. It is the basis of how we read and how we write and spell words. You can learn more about what phonics is and how we teach it here. There are also resources on the page such as sound mats and word lists, as well as ways you can help your child with their reading at home.
We follow a concrete - pictoral - abstract method in Maths. This means that we start understanding concepts by using practical equipment - anything from sharing out cubes or adding using base-10. We then move onto drawing or manipulating pictures to solve calculations. These methods allow us to understand what is happening when we do a calculation (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying) so we can then progress on to written methods such as column addition and long multiplication. You can view our Progression in Calculation here to see how we teach the children in class.
Please read with your child as often as possible. If we feel that your child can read their book satisfactorily they can change it once a week. Please sign your child’s book every time you hear them read.
Homework will be given out every Wednesday. Please work with your child and complete it in the week. If your child receives spellings for their phonics group, please practise these ready for the spelling test.
We are currently having a big focus on reading as we restart school. For some weeks, homework will simply be to read. If your child finishes their book, please read it again with them. This will help them build up their fluency. Ask them questions about their book (you can find questions to ask them on the bookmark in their bag). You can then read other books but please ensure they are of the correct level for your child. Books are banded by colour on the Oxford Reading Tree website (level > book band).
For more detailed information on what we will be doing this half term please take a look at our class newsletter.
- Bitesize - A primary school resource for children studing Key Stage 1 Maths, English and Science, featuring game activities and tests.
- Thinkuknow - If you are 5, 6 or 7, I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. Why not take a look at this website to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
- Phonics Play - Packed with interactive phonics games
- Times tables Rockstars - Practise your times tables and earn coins to make your avatar look even cooler. You can also challenge your friends!
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Class 3: News items
Guides to accessing home learning, by Mr Wright
Tameside Digital Learning Survey, by Mr Wright
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