Teacher: Miss Lea
Hello! My name is Miss Lea and I am excited to be Class 3's teacher this year. I am looking forward to the exciting work we have planned and hope the children are too.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Our topic this term is all to do with recycling! We will be looking at how our waste is sorted and disposed of, and collect data to explore the importance of being eco-friendly.
In Science, we will be exploring forces and magnets. We will look at which materials are magnetic and different types of forces that we can apply to an object.
Your child will need to bring their reading books and communication book into school every day. It is important that they are reading every night for at least 20 minutes. Please record any reading that the children do in their communication books as we do check them daily. Children will also be given time to read during the week, as well as participating in guided reading sessions weekly as part of the English curriculum.
All children have access to Times Table Rockstars at home. Their username and password should be in their communication book. Optional homework may be set periodically and sent home in communication books.
As well as the daily active 30, PE will be taught on a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday morning. Please make sure the children have their PE kits and don't forget their water bottles.
I have added a number of worksheets and activities available to download and complete at home with your child. Please see the files section of this page.
Your child will also go home on Friday with a "Learning Pack". This is also available within the files attached (See pack 1). Children have also been given their Spellingshed login and TT Rockstars login. Both of these can be accessed via their websites, or through their apps.
Also, children can practice their SPaG by playing some of these online games from BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
I will continue to update the website with further resources over the coming weeks to ensure that the children have access to enough material, and they are being challenged appropriately.
If your child would like to complete an accelerated reader test once they have finished reading a book, please click the link below. This will take you to the correct log in site for Calveley Academy.
Alongside the attached work and the home learning packs, it would be beneficial if the children carry out individual projects and research based on the areas we are currently studying in class.
Our current topic is Reduce Reuse Recycle. The children have been making their own bags for life with Mrs Smart. It would be great if the children could have a go at practicing their sewing skills by creating another bag at home and evaluate it based on how it looks, how well it functions and how it compares to existing bags.
The children have loved creating their own games using magnets in Science. They could use this knowledge of magnets at home by creating a maze, race track or fishing game using magnets and paper clips.
Year 3 are currently learning about fractions of an amount and sharing 1 whole. They could explore this during meal times, or by sharing their sweets with you!
Year 4 have been learning about angles (acute, obtuse and right angles) and we will be moving on to look at symmetry. Children could try to identify symmetrical shapes around the house or have a go at drawing some symmetrical pictures.
If you have an avid story writer in the midst, The Literacy Shed uses short animation clips as a stimulus for writing. There are also prompts on each page for the type of writing your child could produce.
Twinkl (a popular site for teachers) are currently running a free membership for parents during this time of school closures. More details available on their site. But there are lots of PowerPoints and worksheets to support with the above tasks on there as well as many other areas of the curriculum.
I hope you all stay safe and healthy over the coming weeks, and I look forward to seeing you when school reopens!
White Rose Maths
We highly recommend using this home learning resource from White Rose to help teach your child maths at home to suit their specific year group. There are five daily lessons for each week and they provide audio teaching and related worksheets free to download for your child to complete. They suggest to spend between 20-30 minutes on each daily session.
If you have any questions or would like to send me any of your child's work digitally, I have set up an email account specifically for this during the school closure period: firstname.lastname@example.org
For dailymathsteaching at home we highly recommend the following website for EYFS through to Year 6: White Rose Home Learning White Rose Maths are providing five daily lessons for each week with engaging audio teaching and related worksheets (free
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In case you missed the meeting, here is the Powerpoint for parents about our Class 3 Residential.