Welcome to the autumn term 2020!

Class 3

Mr Gray

Class 3 Teacher

Mrs Haskayne

Teaching Assistant

Welcome back to school. It is lovely to see you all.

A new year and for some of you a new class. I am very excited about our new topic ‘Ancient Egyptians’ We will be exploring the achievements of the ancient Egyptians. We will explore where and when the civilisation appeared and what life was like. We will look at the types of settlements and land use, economic activity, including trade links. We will learn about the distribution of natural resources, specifically examining how the River Nile was used as a valuable resource. There will be a lot of interesting activities planned, including mummifying a tomato and a fish.

We have very high expectations for reading on a daily basis as well as completing the homework on time. Your child will be sent home with a reading 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. Homework will be set every Friday to be completed for the following Friday. This may be an online activity using Google Classroom or may be a paper-based activity.

At the end of year 4, children will be taking a Multiplication Check (carried out by the government) We will be preparing for this as normal by having a times table test every week as well as using TTRockstars and 99 Club to help them. I would like you to practice the times tables that your child is on during that time. This can be letting them play TTRockstars, chanting their tables with them or testing them yourself and working on the tables that they are finding difficult. Make sure you have fun!

P.E. kit will need to be worn into school every Wednesday. 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

We have had the most amazing start to school in class 3. Today, we talked about how we were feeling about coming back to school and we all agreed that to begin with we were anxious and scared, but after a while we found out that we were beginning to feel better. The children cracked the Egyptian pyramid problem in maths, using their problem solving and reasoning skills.
 
In science, we mummified our tomatoes!! We also set up an observation over time, to see what will happen to a fish that has been mummified and a fish that has not been. We have predicted that the fish that has not been will begin to decompose and start to smell a bit. We shall keep you posted.
 
Thank you to all of the parents/carers that helped the arrival and departure times to run smoothly.