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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Herefordshire

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Thursday 23rd March 2023,

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Well, this week, we have continued work on our English book, 'Oliver and Seawigs', and we are very nearly at the end of the book! We have continued our work on adverbs and adverbial phrases; we have planned and written a newspaper report about the Night of the Hallowed Shallows, and have compared and contrasted characters from the narrative. In Maths, we have looked at equivalent fractions using a fraction wall and bar models. In Science, we have tested different metals and alloys to see if they are magnetic, while in Geography, we have done a study of an earthquake in a town in Italy (Amatrice) and the damage that it caused, comparing the town before and after the earthquake.

 

Finally, please ensure that you are logging onto Boom Reader when you hear your child read. This needs to be done at least a few times a week. If there are any problems with the Boom Reader log ons, please let me know, and I'll endeavour to help.

 

A polite reminder also that Home Learning is due in on Tuesdays. Our weekly spelling test is on Thursdays: please ensure that children have practised their spellings thoroughly during the week, so that they stay in the long-term memory.

 

Thank you - and have a lovely weekend.

 

Dr Tara Wilson

Here are our Rube Goldberg Videos.

We weren't 100% successful, but we nearly were - and we had great fun trying - and we learnt a lot! :) 

 

https://youtu.be/owRcKEiEA2k

 

https://youtu.be/60psX1yBQLo

 

 

 

HOME LEARNING:

Home Learning will be set on Thursday and will be due the following Tuesday.

Spelling:

We will be checking the children's knowledge of their spellings on Thursdays.

Your children has been told which spelling group they are in: either Apples, Pears or Green Group.

 

Apples Group: 

Brake

Break

Grate

Great

Eight

Ate

Weight

Wait

Son

Sun

 

Pears Group: 

Answer 

Appear 

Bicycle 

Certain 

Circle 

Continue  

Describe  

Disappear 

Exercise  

Favourite  

 

Green Group: 

See

Be

Am

Not

Want

Like

Me

They

Them

For

Reading:

Read Write Inc books will come home each Thursday and will need to be returned the following Tuesday. Your child is able to choose a book from their class reading area on any day of the week and this can be changed when it is returned.

 

Children should bring their Accelerated Reader reading book and bookmark to and from school and home each day. Pupils are asked to change their book when it is finished using the guidance and support provided by the teaching team in each class.

Children in Year 3 should be reading for at least 20 minutes a day. 

Parents please log your child's reading on the BOOM Reader Parent Portal or by using the BOOM reader parent app on your tablet/ mobile.

Click here for more information about how our school uses Boom Reader. 

 

Maths Fluency:

 

This week's Maths Fluency tasks are below. Please choose the correct group: either Apples or Pears.

We will be checking the children’s knowledge of the times tables or number bonds on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:

 

Your child will be bringing home a Home Learning folder on Thursday. This contains a sheet for your child to complete. These are shown electronically below. Please return the completed sheet by Tuesday of the following week.

Topic Task:

 

Please watch the video below for this week's Topic Task:

 

 

Music

Children have recently been given a copy of their Music Knowledge Organiser; you can also download a PDF copy (attached).

 

To compliment class work and further develop musical knowledge and skills, children should be discussing their Knowledge Organiser at home and talking about the music they are listening to in school and at home. Miss Garrioch (our specialist music teacher) suggests that across the week, children spend about 30 minutes on this - that could just be 5 minutes a day listening to a song on the car radio and using musical vocabulary to comment on pitch, rhythm and the genre of music. Knowledge Organisers summarise key music curriculum information, including musical terms, technical definitions as well as topic specific content. 

 

Please ask your child what they're learning about this week in music and help them remember 1 or 2 related facts from the Knowledge Organiser. You could turn this into a family game, quizzing each other on what you've discussed. Support at home will be a massive help and aid children's learning and musical knowledge. 

 

At the start of each music lesson, children will share what they've discussed at home and will talk about their favourite song or piece of music and make links to their musical knowledge. 

At the end of each short term, there will be quizzes (based on the Knowledge Organiser) in class as part of our ongoing assessment in music. 

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