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Microsoft Teams - Home Learning

The children have been allocated a home learning activity through Microsoft Teams for this weekend. You should have received a log-in for Microsoft Teams by the end of today (Friday 16th October). Please check that your log-in is working and support your child to complete the activity. Once completed, the activity should be submitted through Microsoft Teams, by Monday, for the teacher to see. This will enable us to test the Microsoft Teams system that will support our remote learning offer in the event of children having to self-isolate, closure of bubbles or a wider lockdown.

Weekly Update 21.10.2020


It's unbelievable to think we have made it through our whole first half term together! I would never have thought it would go so fast - but I guess it's right when they say 'time flies when you're having fun'. 

The children have had an excellent few days this week. We've been able to get some of our creative activities done because they were such superstars at finishing our curriculum learning up to this point! 

I can't wait to see you back in November, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for all the exciting learning we have to come.


I have added the documents below that I discussed with some of you in Parents Evening. There is the list of conjunctions we use in class that some of you can be adding to your writing at home, the parent reading document which has lots of great ideas of questions you can ask your children, and the list of common exception words. These words don't necessarily follow a spelling rule so may have to be learned by wrote - we'd expect them to know all of these by the end of the year. 


Please remember that, as face-to-face communication is limited, the contact your teacher form is at the bottom of the page should you need to use it.


Best wishes, 

Miss Silva


After half-term...


English - We will be starting a new unit of learning all about instructions. We will explore the features of instruction writing and end the until by writing our own. You could practice following recipes at home to help with this learning!


Maths - We will finish our addition and subtraction unit on the topics of subtraction with renaming and bar modelling for word problems before moving on to multiplication and division. Keep practicing those times tables to help with this learning!


Geography - We will be looking at the UK including towns, rivers and cities. You could even take a walk down to the River Ver to see what you find!


Science - We will start a new unit of learning about classification. 


Art - We will be exploring the artist, Sonia Delauney.


PE - We will start a new unit of learning on gymnastics. 


Home Learning

Home learning will be set every Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.


Reading - You have now got a colour banded book to read at home. Please bring these back in on a Thursday. You don't have to read your banded book with an adult - it should be the right level to read mostly on your own! Share some trickier books from home together instead. We understand that the children do find some of the books less challenging than others, however, the books sent home with the children are intended to be easier so they can increase fluency and expression. Books to challenge the children can be accessed from the library or online (e.g. Purple Mash). Please get in contact if you do not have access to further reading material and I will be more than happy to help. Please sign your child's reading diary 4 times a week - this can be with books they have read from home too, not just their colour banded book.


Spellings - Week 4

The spelling grid for this half term is attached in the section below. Please practise these at home (no need to bring anything in to show your teacher). We will then test the spellings on a Thursday. Please learn the spellings that correspond to your year group (Yr 3). 


No spellings this week - enjoy a well earned break!


Times Tables - Children should log on to Times Table Rockstars and practice their times tables by playing the games at least three times each week. Tables have been set for the children and will vary as the children progress. We will be having Times Table Rockstars sessions in class, so please make sure the children are practising at home. 

If you need confirmation of your login, please send me a message via the contact your teacher function at the bottom of this page. 


Purple Mash - No 2do this week - enjoy the well earned break!

 Everyone should now have a login. If you need confirmation of your login, please send me a message via the contact your teacher function at the bottom of this page. 




Our class' PE day is a Tuesday - children should come to school on a Tuesday in their PE kit. This half term we will be doing gymnastics. Remember the children will go out for playtimes in their PE kit so children should be dressed warmly enough, including wearing tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt. 

Contact Your Teacher

If you have a question about the learning, please use this form to contact your teacher(s). You will receive an email response within a few days.

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End of term tomorrow - Weds 20th October - normal finish times of 2:55 and 3:05. Term begins on Tues 2nd November - have a great break!
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