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Mars Class Year Three

Welcome to Mars Class

(Marvellous Amazing Resilient Superstars)

 

Our Staff:

Class Teacher: Ms Humphrey

Support Staff: Mrs Leech and Mrs Cox-Gray

email: Mars@kafed.org.uk

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

A huge thank you for supporting your child with the homework activities which have been set. We have seen some fantastic efforts and huge smiles when their work has been returned. Please continue to support them with their home learning, as it is very important that the children understand that learning does not only take place at school but can also be enjoyed at home, with you.

 

Please see above for this half-term's Spellings and Home learning grid. It would be great, if we could have at least 3 of the home learning activities returned, however, if your child wishes to do more, please support them with that.

 

Dates for your diaries:

Tuesdays - PE (PE kits should be worn - children should only wear stud earrings)

Fridays - Spelling and Big Maths tests

 

If at anytime you wish to speak with me, please use the contact form below or ask the office so that an appointment can be arranged.

 

Kind regards,

Ms Humphrey and the Mars Staff team

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November 15th - 19th 2021: Anti-bullying Week

This half-term we are learning all about Forces and Magnets

Reading

'Reading gave flight to my imagination and strengthened my understanding of the world, the society I lived in and myself'(Malory Blackman, OBE; Children's Laureate 2013-2015).

 

What are we doing to encourage a love of reading?

 

In class, children read with an adult on a 1:1 basis using a text, which is matched to their ability. Each day, we read in groups, focussing on their understanding of what they have read, their favourite part or character, how the text may be similar to other books they already know and the different parts of the book. Usually, at the end of the day, a class text is chosen and shared with the entire class. Children may be chosen to become the Star of the Week or be celebrated in an assembly.

How to READ with Your Child

Reading with your child at home will help them to succeed with their understanding of the world around them. It builds their vocabulary - therefore helping to improve their speech, their writing, Comprehension skills and empathy of others.

Phonics 

This is an important part of reading. Before the children become confident readers, they need to know how to match sounds to letters and then how to blend those sounds together to read words.

Phonics Phase 3 Sounds for Pronunciation

I hope this video will help you with the pronunciation of the phase 3 sounds.

Phonics Phase 4 Blends and Clusters Pronunciation

I hope this video will help you with pronunciations of the phase 4 blends and clusters.

Phonics Phase 5 Sounds Pronunciation

I hope this video helps you with the pronunciation of phase 5 sounds

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Writing

 

Our writing is linked with our reading. Everyone is given the opportunity to listen to the class text. The children are then asked questions about the book, in order to check their Comprehension and to correct any misunderstandings. They will then use what they understand to create different types of writing, in the form of:

 

Diary entries 

Emails

Letters

Setting descriptions 

Biographies

Maths

We continue to use the Big Maths scheme, which includes daily teaching of basic skills and calculations. Each Friday, the children are assessed on their quick recall of the Learn It facts which have been taught. 

2. Using the CLIC Challenges | Big Maths

Using the Big Maths Beat That! Challenges? This video explains how to use the CLIC Challenges each week, from the creator of Big Maths, Ben Harding.

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