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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Year 3 Mulberry


On Wednesday (18th) the children have the exciting opportunity to plant a tree each. Please ensure that they bring to school a pair of welly boots/old shoes in a carrier bag ready to be worn for the tree planting. Children should wear their normal school shoes to school on Wednesday. 

Stop frame animation - in computing we have created our own stop frame animations!

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Home Learning Term 3 

This term home learning will be set on a weekly basis rather than a whole term task sheet. On a Friday your child's home learning will be issued and it needs to be returned inside the home learning book on the following Wednesday. This week's home learning is based on our computing topic animation. 

Reading Journals

Please ensure that your child is bringing their reading journal to school each day. It is essential that we have this in school so that we can track reading at home and record reading in school too. Thank you! 

Term 3 

Welcome back to school. We hope you've had a restful and fun break and you are back refreshed and ready to learn!


Our new PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days. 

Highlights of West Malling Christmas Service 2022

Uploaded by West Malling CE Primary on 2022-12-16.

We had lots of fun in our Christmas jumpers and at KS2 Christmas BINGO!!

In DT this term we have been making castles, we planned our castles, made nets and then built our castles using card and other resources.

Snow Day Fun

In science we have been looking at forces and magnets, here we are testing how we can move an object using magnetic force

Year 3 and 4 have worked collaboratively to research a countries Christmas traditions and present them to the class.

With Yr4 we have started to grow our own sea monkeys! We have been doing lots of writing about them, check back for updates.

We had a fantastic time at the Gurdwara in Gravesend! The children’s behaviour was superb and they had some really good questions to ask whilst on our tour. Well done everyone!


Tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd) we are going to the Gurdwara in Gravesend. Please may I remind you of the following important information:


Your child needs to bring with them:

  • a packed lunch {no meat products} (unless you have request the school to provide)
  • a filled water bottle
  • a scarf (suitable for using as a head covering)
  • a coat
  • full school uniform


Your child does not need any money/mobile phones/gadgets/toys etc. 


Please arrive promptly at 9:30am at Snodland Station. 

Your child will be back by 2:25pm to be collected from Snodland Station.

We really enjoyed our basketball lesson this week!

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We have been using the laptops to research Albatrosses! We are using OneNote on Office365 to store our research!

In science we have become toyologists and have been doing research for Smyths Toys! We have been testing out a new race car. We have been working out what the best surface is for the race car ramp in order for the car to travel quickly!


On Tuesday your child was given a heatmap from TTRS to show their current times table knowledge. The grey are questions that your child hasn't been exposed to often (if your child uses the app regularly then they won't have many grey boxes).


Green = can answer these questions well

Yellow/Orange = know some of these questions

Red = does not know this question

Spelling test

We didn't do our spelling test today (Wednesday) so we will be doing it tomorrow instead. Thank you :)

Payments for the Gurdwara trip

Please could I politely remind you that the payment for the upcoming trip is due by tomorrow (9th). Many thanks 

Poppies and Poetry Workshop - today we had a workshop in school themed around remembrance.

Welcome back to school and back to term 2….the lead up to Christmas is upon us! Please keep an eye on the class page for all the latest information. 

Stone Age Day! The children have had an amazing day exploring the Stone Age! We have carved our own Stone Age tools, made clay pots to store grain in and made a wattle and daub wall! We finished the day off with hot dogs cooked on the fire and shelter building!

Harvest Festival - the children did a fantastic job! Well done!

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In science this week we conducted a simple fair test to see how hard rocks are.

We had a fantastic time in our OAA session this week

We used things we found outside like grass, blackberries and flowers to paint like our ancestors use to!

On Friday we used oats, wheat and couscous to make a texture wall for our cave paintings

Today we logged onto our office 365 accounts and typed up our wonderful jungle poems!

In science this week we carried out an investigation to see how permeable different rocks are.

This morning we took our maths learning outside and we looked at the number line to 1,000 - we decided where we needed to be for each number on the line

Today we used place value counters to represent 3 digit numbers within place value grids

Makaton - You've Got a Friend in Me - Singing Hands

As part of our enrichment week children have been learning the chorus to this song using Makaton!


Wednesday & Thursday, 21st & 22nd September: could you please send your child/ren into school dressed in their P.E kit.

Friday, 23rd September: the children will be taking part in Forest School activities. Please send them into school dressed in clothes that you don't mind them getting dirty! The clothing should include long sleeves and (long) trousers and a pair of old shoes or wellington boots. They should also bring in a pair of trainers or school shoes to change into once their activities have finished.

Thank you for your support.


Today we looked at the most effective ways to count objects to 100 - we decided the most effective way was to count in 10s

Wednesday 14th September - we enjoyed making chocolate rocks to show the different rock types

Meet the teacher

Meet the teachers in Mulberry class on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday the 14th of September from 2.30-2.50pm. This is a great opportunity to see the classroom, to talk with the teachers and to also hear about our expectations etc for this year, especially with the children coming up to ks2. 

Wednesday 7th September - During our science lesson we looked at different rocks and group them into different categories based on their appearance

Monday 5th September - we enjoyed making jellyfish and writing about why we love reading ready for our new book corner display!

Curriculum overview for Autumn Term

2nd September 2022

Welcome back to school and into Mulberry class. We hope you have had a lovely summer holidays and enjoyed the warm weather! We hope you are relaxed and refreshed and ready to start learning! 


Just a few things to note for the first day back:

  • PE is on a Monday and Friday this term so if you see this message in time please come to school in your PE kit on the first day back
  • Children need to bring to school a water bottle please 
  • Your child does NOT need to bring in ANY stationery/pencil cases etc this is all provided and we don't have the space for these in the classroom trays, thank you for your understanding.
  • Children in KS2 are NOT given fruit/veg at break time, if you would like your child to have a healthy snack please send this into school.