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Class 3 Horse Chestnut

 

 

Welcome To Horse Chestnuts!


Welcome to Horse Chestnut Class at St. Mabyn  Church of England Primary School where through God's love: we learn, grow and flourish together.  The adults who support the children's learning in the morning  are Mrs Howells and Mrs Beagle and in the afternoon Mrs Redford-James, Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Beagle.

Within the classroom, we  all model and  build the characteristics of good learners through developing good learning habits and through an  ethos of growth mindset and the power of  'yet'. 

 

Victorians

All children have a reading scheme book for reading in school and a levelled library book which is read at home. When books are returned to school they are wiped over and quarantined for 72 hours before being put back into the library. Class 3 will finish reading Private Peaceful.

In Maths, we will continue to develop fluency within the four number operations using our '99 club' challenges and fluent in 5 and will focus on  fractions, geometry position and direction  and decimals using a mixture of White Rose and Power Maths resources. 

In writing, we will continue to explore ambitious vocabulary and  suffixes. We will use talk for writing to learn the story of the cobbler and the dragon, a beat the monster story, we will also write non fiction biographies and a diary of a Victorian child . Children will learn to imitate, innovate and invent stories based on this theme. After half term we will look at instructional writing using the shirt machine as a stimulus and newspaper reports.

In RE, we will be answering the big questions- How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?  How do festivals and family life show what matters to Jewish people? We will be making comparisons between all three religions. Our value is Trust with Noah's Ark story and followed by Fellowship with the Last Supper story

Our History learning will involve researching and remembering the facts and chronology linked to the Victorians and Queen Victoria. In Geography/Outdoor learning, children will explore cities in the UK and looking at precipitation.

In Science, we will learn about Human digestion and teeth, understanding that humans need to eat and breakdown food to get energy leading onto food chains, National Science is the first week in March  5th -14th March and the theme is Innovation for the Future.

Every morning we complete a wake up shake activity, which may include activities outside weather permitting, this supports our drive to increase physical activity during the day. Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Redford-James and Wednesday morning with Miss Parkes and Mrs Redford James.

Outdoor learning is proving to be very successful and will continue with a focus on lighting fires and geographical navigation learning and using the points of a compass.

Please set time aside each day to share reading books with your child, asking them  questions and record their reading in reading record books. Times tables will be essential to your child not just in their primary learning but in Secondary education and beyond, as such - time spent learning these is never wasted time!

Homework will be set weekly on a Monday to be finished by the following Monday and will be a combination of Maths, Literacy and or topic, currently being set via book creator. Children have made their electronic homework books which look amazing. Homework will include learning weekly spellings and 30 minutes of Sumdog every week.

 

If you need any further assistance about the way we work in the classroom please speak to either  Mrs Howells or Mrs Redford James.

 

Typical week, however this is flexible as we will need to take advantage of fine weather to get out for PE and Outdoor learning when we can and then adjust. 

 

8.45

9.05

9.10

9.25

9.50

10.40

11.00

12.00

12.15

1.00

1.20

2.10

Mon

 

Early work

Register

Wake and Shake

Guided read

Maths

 

 

B

 

   English

S

 

L

 

Collective Worship

 

Outdoor learning

 

Tue

 

Early work

Register

Wake and Shake

Guided read

 

Maths

 

R

 

English

 

T

 

U

Collective Worship

PE

 

Topic

Wed

 

Early work

Register

Wake and Shake

Guided read

 

    Maths

 

E

 

PE

O

N

Collective Worship

 

Music

 

RE

Thu

 

Early work

Register

Wake and Shake

 

Guided read

 

Maths

 

A

 

English

R

C

Collective Worship

 

Science & PSHE to include first aid

 

Fri

 

Early work

Register

Wake and Shake

 

Guided read

 

 

Ict

 

K

Literacy application throughTopic work

Y

 

H

 

Collective Worship

Spanish

Golden choosing

 

 

 

 

 

Recorder support sheets

The Celtic Cross
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