Southborough Church of England Primary School
Southborough Church of England Primary School
Northamptonshire 3 Timetable
In Class Worship
Term 4 Week 5 Week Beginning 20th March
This week in English, we have been continuing with our story of 'Oliver and the Seawigs', where we have been developing our knowledge and skills of using varied sentence types within a narrative. On Tuesday, we took on the role of Iris, the loveable, short-sighted mermaid and wrote a diary in role, where we recounted her collision with a plump merman who was rather rude and made her sing in front of the Rambling Isles. We then read Chapter 10, where the villainous Thurlstone is finally defeated and it is none other than the quiet, unconfident Cliff who helps to put a stop to his behaviour. We created a role on the wall for Cliff and the children were incredibly proud of Cliff for the bravery and courage he demonstrated in the book. At the end of this week we will be writing a newspaper article all about the events which took place at the Night of the Seawigs and reporting on the destruction of the terribly mean Thurlstone.
In Maths, we have been exploring and learning about perimeter. The children have learnt how to use grids to measure the length of sides of a shape in order to calculate the perimeter, alongside using a ruler to measure. They have started looking at calculating the perimeter when lengths are written in different measurements, e.g. cm and mm. We are now moving onto finding fractions of a shape and number.
In Reading, we have been focusing on reading Year 3 common exception words and building on our skills in identifying when a text doesn't make sense. We have also created story maps of our key text during our Discovery Centre visits.
In Science, the children evaluated their learning and the activities they carried out during Science Week and in Geography, they have been learning all about tsunamis.
We will be checking the children’s knowledge of the spellings next week on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Children should bring their Accelerated Reader Reading Book 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 within the 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.
We will be checking the children’s knowledge of times tables on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. These will focus on the 2's, 5's, 10s, 3's 4's and 8's. Here are a handful of fun games for you to choose from. Select the times tables you know you need to practise.
Your Maths Fluency home learning focuses on times tables this week
Home Learning folders will come home each Thursday and need to be returned the following Tuesday.
Please complete the Grammar and Punctuation task which was sent home with you in your folder. If you need another copy, your task can be found below.
Please see the video below:
Music Home learning
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 be just 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.