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Class 3

Mr Gray

Class 3 Teacher

Mrs Haskayne

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to the summer term.

The topic for class 3 this term is 'Food From Around The World' We will be locating the world's countries, looking at their geographical features, using maps to focus on Europe (inc the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and other major cities and how this influences the food that is produced. In science, we will investigate different plants and see how the minerals in the soil can affect the plants growth, identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating, recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear and recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes. Amongst all of these amazing curriculum topics, we will be cooking various dishes, to teach the children the importance of a balanced diet, that not only affects physical health but also mental health. We will be growing our own food to harvest at the end of the summer term to show the children the benefits in taste and nutrition of home-grown foods. We are also excited to virtually watch the Virgin Orbit space rocket taking off in April. Our school has been selected to be able to take part in the live launch, which will be very memorable for our children and we hope that they will aspire to be part of the future of space travel in Cornwall.

We have very high expectations for reading on a daily-basis, as well as completing the homework on time. Your child will be reading a book every day and we expect you to read with them. I understand that we can find it difficult to find the time, but the benefit of your child becoming a better reader is crucial in their learning journey and will give them more opportunities in the future. Now that the children have settled back in to a normal school routine, homework will be set on a Monday on Google Classroom, to be completed for the following Monday. We will be using the grid that was used last term as it proved to be very successful (You only need to complete one activity per week) 

This year, at the end of year 4, children will not be taking the Multiplication Check (carried out by the government) However, times-tables is a crucial element in maths and it is essential that you child knows their multiplication tables up to 12. We will be securing their knowledge by having a times table test every week as well as using TTRockstars and 99 Club to build on recall speed. Your child will be given a specific table to practice each week and I would like you to practice this with them during this time. Encouraging  them to play TTRockstars, chanting their tables with them or testing them yourself and working on the tables that they are finding difficult are great ways to deepen their knowledge. Make sure you have fun!

P.E. kit will need to be worn into school every Friday. There is no need to bring in P.E. kit any other time unless asked specifically to. (Our schools P.E. dress code is a white top with black bottoms)

If you have any concerns at all then please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to help.

Thank-you for your amazing support.

Kind regards

Mr Gray

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