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Emerald

Welcome Year 3 to Class Emerald!

 

 


 

Spring 1 2023

 

 

Hello and happy new year to all of you.  I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas break and are ready, and rested, for the new term ahead.

 

We are looking forward to a new term filled with learning and fun.  Our topic for this half term is the geography of our local area – Loughborough.  We will be learning how to use maps and keys and how we use the land.

 

Much of what we do will remain the same this term.  We will use ‘Seesaw’ (our online learning platform) to send home messages throughout the year, and of course to ‘set’ your weekly Home-Learning tasks and EPIC Home-Learning, this Class Page shares with you some of the information you might need throughout the year.  

 

Reading:
Reading books and Reading diaries need to be in school every day. They will be collected on Monday morning.  Children should be filling their reading diaries in every time they read and I will check them every Monday to ensure the children are reading.  I would be grateful if you could sign your name next to mine each week to show that children are reading at home.  Please continue to fill in the diary yourself if you wish.


Log-ins for Seesaw and TTRS will be stuck into your reading diaries.
 
Home Learning:

  • Daily reading and TTRS.
  • Weekly Reading tasks on Seesaw (Out on Thursday - due in Tuesday) and EPIC homework.
  • EPIC homework can be shared with the class via our Seesaw Blog.

 
P.E:

Outdoor P.E. is Monday, and this term we will be practising our orienteering skills - please come to school in your kit.  Please remember to send warm PE kit for your child as we do go out in all weather.  For outdoor P.E, please wear long black trousers or shorts, a white t-shirt and a pair of trainers alongside a sweatshirt. A spare pair of trainers and socks are useful for when it is really wet.  We do go out in all weather!

 

Indoor PE is on Wednesday, and this term we will be dancing.  Children will need to wear PE kit that day and can you please ensure that children are wearing the correct PE kit.

  
Remember, all you need is a coat, your reading book & diary, water bottle and your lunch box each day. Please do not bring anything you don't need. This helps us keep our classroom tidy. 

 

This page will be updated with any changes to the timetable.

 

Mrs Scattergood

 

 

Reading:

We love reading in Emerald!

Children are encouraged to read as much and as often as possible.  In Emerald all children read with an adult at least once a week, and children are encouraged to write in their own reading diaries.  We only ask for a Title, date and page numbers read.  These diaries are checked by myself once a week (if children remember to bring them in!) so I know which children are reading regularly.

We have a range of books, newspapers and magazines in class so that children can read a range of materials and find something they enjoy.  Children also have a school reading book, this is age appropriate and linked to their level of learning. 

Children also visit the library, usually weekly, and here they are able to choose a book that they are interested in, regardless of reading level. If this is a fiction book then we do encourage them to read it at home with parents/carers.  This may be the child reading only a few lines or even words and the adult reading most of the book.  If the library book is a non-fiction book, the child can often use visual clues and known knowledge to work out a lot – this is reading! 

Parents often ask which books they should buy or loan from the library for their children.  There are new books on the market daily but I have listed below a web site which gives lists of age appropriate books which may be useful. 

I hope this helps understand reading in our class.

Reading Book List

Mrs Scattergood

 

Use your log in at home to practise

your times tables!

 

 

 

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