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28/09/20

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Roses are red, 🌹 Violets are blue, 💙 National Poetry Day is on the 1st October, 📜 And we have a blog written just for you 👉 https://t.co/bjAxk7nM2O https://t.co/cfVaYI7Mxp

28/09/20

On Fridays, year 6 have been working really hard on their big writes ✒️ https://t.co/NISasTaZfF

25/09/20

In art this week, year 5 have been using one point perspective to create depth in an image. How amazing do these look! 🎨 https://t.co/68vjlI4GPz

24/09/20

Year 6 have been using microscopes to look at microorganisms more closely 🔬 . https://t.co/v0tEvkZp3q

24/09/20

Year 1 have been doing some fantastic descriptive writing based on Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)- by Simon Bartram🌛 https://t.co/0IRhq5jRlN

23/09/20

Happy Well-Being Wednesday to you all 🌈 for this week's challenge, we would like to see if you can come up with an alternative use for a hoover! The crazier- the better🤗 https://t.co/DJ2oAOUsA4

22/09/20

Year 6 have started drafting their own narratives today based on the themes in Holes. The children have come up with some imaginative ideas and we look forward to sharing their progress with you🖊️ https://t.co/jrLbtDb8GC

22/09/20

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This is wonderful! Thank you so much for your support with Ginger, hope you enjoy following her Journey to becoming a life changing guide dog 🙌

22/09/20

After being inspired by their reading comprehension this week, Miss Simmons and Year 6 Martin Luther King class have decided to sponsor a guide dog puppy. Meet Ginger! We look forward to giving you updates on her progress🐾 https://t.co/p1nVlpDqWP

21/09/20

Please remember to send your children in to school on the two days they have P.E. If you are unsure what days they are, please send us a reply on here and we can let you know! 🤸‍♂️

21/09/20

Year 6 have been continuing to experiment with line in their art lessons. Today they have drawn a sculpture with continuous line drawing, blind drawing and detailed drawing ✏️ https://t.co/eEbZaUXLKd

18/09/20

Year 6 have been learning about classification in science. This morning they have been classifying sweets by their features 🍬 https://t.co/mrMqOCO39d

17/09/20

Year 6 have been re-telling the beginning of Louis Sachar's 'Holes'. They have written some captivating, detailed work, with lots of higher-level vocabulary 🦎 https://t.co/uoAqojkyZn

17/09/20

6-Martin Luther King Class have been writing lovely messages to put inside their kind jar. If someone is feeling upset or a bit down, they can take a message out and read it to put a smile on their face😊🌈 https://t.co/dbTv2iqyek

16/09/20

Happy Well-Being Wednesday everyone 🌈 Today's challenge: if you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want to have with you and why? 🤔 We look forward to hearing your answers! 🏝️ https://t.co/4OrflIjTsW

16/09/20

Amazing year 1 class displays, with their icons being incredible women role-models ♀️ https://t.co/S2ya8EXfk6

15/09/20

Today year 4 have been re-writing the beginning of Ted Hughes classic 'The Iron Man'. Can you spot the literary techniques they have used? 🤖 https://t.co/LPQO0tCwIe

14/09/20

Year 2 have been learning about significant people in the Tudor period today and sequenced them in chronological order 🌹 https://t.co/6sxSETIHLT

14/09/20

Parents please see our latest newsletter which has some important updates on it. Please ensure children are sent in to school in PE kits on their PE days- they do not need to bring in any uniform on those days https://t.co/6OkZoY2NWC

14/09/20

Year 5's class displays are looking incredible ✨ https://t.co/yAJXEq3ayd

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3:
 Benjamin Zephaniah & Miriam Makeba Class


Mr Lawler is teaching Benjamin Zephaniah Class this year and Mrs Borecka is the class teacher in Miriam Makeba Class.

Welcome

Welcome to year 3! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Daily Homework: Spellings (Literacy Planet), Reading at home and Times Tables (4, 6 and 8)

Due to our catch-up curriculum, which aims to support children in their return to school, we will be setting Music and DT as home learning. Children will access their music curriculum on https://charanga.com/ and their DT on Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/kenthouse.

PE

In year 3, the PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on these days. They are not required to wear their school uniform on these days.

Trips

Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors but will work to provide enrichment opportunities.

Key Times

For Year 3, the school day will begin at 8.40, and end at 3.25. Please stick to these timings as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing. If your child has a sibling within Kent House, please follow the new collection procedure to avoid bursting bubbles.

 


What are we learning?

Literacy

In Literacy, we will begin by reading “Ug: Boy Gernius of the Stone Age” Which is a graphic novel by Raymond Briggs. This is a fun story about a Stone Age boy, which also ties in to our learning in History. We will be looking at character description, newspaper reports and writing rules.

Maths

In maths, we will be focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown.

Science

Light will be the main focus this term. We will be perform experiments to explore light sources, the way light travels and how we can see. We will also ask questions and use different types of scientific enquiry to answer them.

Geography

Reading and understanding maps will be the subject of our geographical learning for the Autumn term. We will be using Ordnance Survey maps to locate human and physical features and we will be locating places using compass points and co-ordinates.

History

In History, we will be exploring the Stone Age. We will be looking at the tools from the period and we will examine the role of archaeologists in learning about ancient civilisations.

RE

In RE this term we will be focusing on the Hindu festival of Diwali and the stories behind it.  

Computing

Coding will be our main focus for computing, learning how to design and create algorithms and programmes.

Art

In art, we will be learning about drawing, Exploring different methods and techniques. We will focus on the Italian technique of sgraffito, which involves using different tools and mediums to scratch and engrave an image.

French

In French, we will be learning basic vowel sounds, words associated with them, and fundamentals of French including greetings.

PSHE

In PSHE we will be thinking about families and relationships. We will also have a focus on wellbeing.

PE

In PE we will be doing Netball.

Music

On Charanga, children will be learning about R&B music, including a song written by Joanna Mangona called Let Your Spirit Fly, and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye.

 

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 25 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Practising times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4.

Children have logins for Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Lawler or Mrs Borecka, or you can arrange a meeting via the school email.

Thanks,

Mr Lawler and Mrs Borecka