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Mars Class Year Three

Welcome to Mars Class


Our Staff:

Class Teacher: Ms Humphrey

TA : Mrs Leach

LSA: Mrs Cox-Gray



Dear Parents/Carers,


We hope that you have had a wonderful holiday. Please continue to support your children with their home learning, as it is important that the children remember 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:

Wednesdays - 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 us, please use the contact form below.


Kind Regards,

Ms Humphrey and the Mars Staff team

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'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?


We share books with the children individually and a class text is chosen and shared with the entire class, by the end of the day . 

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.


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



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 



Setting descriptions 



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.