Dear Mars parents and children,
I hope that you all had a another lovely weekend. We still have to be at home this week so let's make the most of it. I am really missing you all, however I am being resilient and doing a lot of reading in my free time.
It was really nice to speak to most of you last week. Please listen out for a call tomorrow, as one of the class adult will be calling you.
Just like last week, there will be learning posted for you each day. Please have a go and ask for help if you need to.
Most importantly, stay safe and warm. Please don't worry about anything as the adults are still sorting out everything so that you can return to school safely.
Remember that you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Take care now and we will speak soon.
WELCOME TO MARS CLASS
ClassTeacher: Mrs McFarlane
Adult support: Miss Parker, Miss Francessca
Key Phase Leader: Miss Redshaw
PE day- Tuesday
Children must come to school wearing their correct PE kits. This consist of a plain white or purple t shirt with black/ grey/ navy blue shorts or jogging bottoms accompanied with black trainers.
Children must bring in their own labelled water bottle from home.
Please give your children a piece of fruit for their morning snack as they will no longer be provided with fruit in KS2.
Daily reading is an essential to aid your child's development in all curriculum areas.
Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.
You can make a huge difference! Parents are the most important educators in a child’s life – even more important than their teachers – and it’s never too early or too late to start reading together.
SEE DOCUMENT BELOW FOR A HELPFUL GUIDE TO READING AT HOME.
Parents MUST help their children become interested in reading if they are to succeed in school. These 5 tips will make reading with your child more effective...
Example of reading skills that should be developed in Year 3. This video shows the responses from group of children who have read extracts from texts. The children are encouraged to summarise the story based on what they have read so far, draw their own inference based on what they have said i.e. suggesting a motive to a characters actions/behaviour or suggesting how they might be feeling, give justification for their views based on their knowledge of the text or even their knowledge of the outside world to support there justifications and begin to make predictions using their prior knowledge of the text.
This video also gives an example of the appropriate reading speed at Year 3 level - the emphasis is on speed of word recognition for understanding rather than decoding (using phonics) words being read.