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Morpurgo Class (Yr 3)

Morpurgo Class

Morpurgo Class 1

Welcome to Morpurgo Class!

Mrs Robinson and Mrs Holliday

 

The children in Morpurgo Class are a fantastic, hardworking team. 

 

Topic News:

Our topic this term is the "Active Planet", which is all about earthquakes and volcanoes!

 

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Follow these links for information about earthquakes and volcanoes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/earth/

https://www.volcanoes.org.uk/volcanoes-for-kids

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/volcanoes.htm

Learning Goals:

This term our maths learning goals are based upon mental addition skills. In writing we are focusing on our spelling homophones. For reading we are focussing on deduction and inference skills - understanding how a character is feeling or what they are thinking.

 

Follow this link for information about homophones:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zsvnp39

 

Follow this link for information about inference:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zqmyw6f

Reading

We will continue to promote a love of reading in school. As a school we aim for all children to read at home to an adult five times a week. Thank you for supporting your child in achieving this. Rainbow stickers are awarded each week to children who have read regularly.

 

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Reading Information For Parents

Your child's reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time in a classroom and in the school. It is taught in specific reading and English lessons, but children are practising and using their 'reading' constantly across all subjects too.

 

Parents can support this 'reading journey' through regular reading at home. Reading to and with your child every evening for at least ten minutes can make a dramatic difference to a child's achievement within school. A report from the Oxford University Press highlighted the importance of parents reading with their children. 'Children who read outside of class are 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age'.

 

The report also offers six tips for reading with your child at home, including:

1. Make time to read- even ten minutes a day

2. Choose different types of books

3. Take turns to read

4. Talk about the book- asking your child questions

5. Pay attention to the language

6. Enjoy reading

Recommended Reads

English

 

In English we will be reading "Escape from Pompeii" and using this text to inspire our writing.  This book is about the volcano disaster that happened in the town of Pompeii on the 24th August 79 CE. 

 

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Why not visit these webpages and discover more about what happened that day...

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-rome/pompeii/

http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/pompeii.php

 

French

This year we will continue to learn  French.  Below are some useful websites to encourage your child to practice their language skills!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench/index_flash.shtml

http://www.french-games.net/

http://www.digitaldialects.com/French.htm

 

PE: Every Monday and Thursday - Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school.

 

Homework- Sent home on Friday, returned on Thursday.

 

Thanks for your support!smiley

Please feel free to come in if you have any concerns.

Mrs Robinson and Mrs Holliday.

Class Councillors (Ellie and Liam)

Class Councillors (Ellie and Liam) 1

Maths Games

Linked to our mathematical learning

English web-sites

Literacy games or activities used in our learning

Useful web-site for all subjects

Previous Learning in Morpurgo Class

Tullie House Romans Assembly

Engaging in Divali Practices

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