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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 Class

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Friday 23rd April 2021

We have now completed our first week of term 5 in year 3! This year is just flying by!

 

A copy of the newsletter and the home learning tasks were sent home on Thursday. This week your child has been asked to keep a food diary for our science lessons. Please can these be returned by Wednesday 28th April at the latest as we will be using these in class.

 

We are going to start our weekly spellings again from next week, your child will be sent home with 10 spelling words to learn and these will then be tested on the following Friday. 

 

We are also going to be doing more times table practise in class and we will also be doing weekly times table tests to try and get children ready for year 4. 

 

Have a lovely restful weekend! 

Miss Walker smiley

Welcome back Mulberry Class! 

 

I hope you have enjoyed your Easter holidays.

 

Please see below the newsletter for this term. Home learning will also be updated in the coming days and your child will be sent home with their home learning book as well as the task sheet for this term.

 

PE will continue to be on a Wednesday this term. Hair should be tied back and earrings removed at home. Please come to school in PE kits with your school jumper on top to keep you warm.

 

Please ensure you are sending your child in with a piece of fruit or vegetable for a morning snack. An increasing number of children who are having a school dinner are not coming in with snacks and unfortunately in KS2 we do not have fruit etc to hand out.

 

If you have any questions or any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me on the class email mulberryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk 

Term 5 Newsletter

Science - Chocolate Rocks - When we make sedimentary rock, the pressure from our fingers forces the sediment together into a sold rock. When we make metamorphic rock, the heat and pressure of our hands replicate that of the Earths crust. When we make igneous rock, the heat (volcano) creates lava (the melting rocks) which eventually cools to create igneous rock.

FRUIT + VEG - break snack

Please ensure that you are sending your child into school with a piece of fruit or veg. Lots of children are hungry by break time and I cannot provide children with a snack from school in KS2. 

Power Maths 3B book

 

please ensure your child brings back their power maths book for Monday 15th March please. Most children have returned books but some are still outstanding. 
 

thanks 

Miss Walker. 

PE is on Wednesday this term. Please wear your PE kit to school. No earrings please (remove these at home!). Please put your school jumper over your PE kit to stay warm.

Friday 5th March 2021 - Information for returning to school

Mrs Fuller and I are really excited to see you all on Monday! You have all worked incredibly hard over the past 8 weeks and we are so proud of each and every one of you!

 

There are just a few things I want to draw your attention to in anticipation for Monday's return to school. Mr Rye has sent a letter home via ParentMail which has lots of information which you will need to be aware of before Monday, so please ensure you have a look at this please. 

 

Arrival - unless agreed otherwise (these families are aware and if you are unsure you can contact the office to check) your child should be coming through the ball park gate at 08:55am, it is crucial that your child is not dropped off any earlier than this as the staggered start times are set to keep everyone safe. 

 

Dismissal - Unless agreed otherwise (as previously mentioned these families are aware and if you are unsure please check with the office) you should arrive at school via the ball park gate at 3:10pm to collect your child, please ensure you do not arrive any earlier than this time - this is for everyone's safety so please adhere to these timings. 

 

Lunches - We shall be returning to the arrangements we had in place before Christmas. Children may choose to bring a packed lunch to school or order a hot meal from the kitchen. Lunch will be eaten in the classrooms under the supervision of a midday supervisor and obviously each class bubble will also spend time outside.

 

The menu from Caterlink is link below and you will notice that next week will be Week 3. If your child is in KS2 and you wish them to have a hot dinner on any day, then please make sure your Caterlink account is topped up to ensure sufficient funds are available.

 

PE - For the remainder of this term we will be working on our fitness in PE. PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon and you need to ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit and any earrings are removed at home before coming into school. Please send your child in with their school jumper on over the top if it is a slightly cooler day. 

 

Pencil Cases - If you would like to send your child in with their own EMPTY (nothing at all inside please!) pencil case then that is fine to do, there is no obligation to do this as all children were issued with a pencil pouch in September so they can continue to use this. The pencil case will remain in school inside your child's tray so please ensure if it is of a suitable size.

Hot Lunches Menu - we will be starting on WEEK 3

Newsletter Term 3

End of Term 2

Well done to all the children in Mulberry class for letting your lights shine this term, you have all amazed me with your eagerness to learn and your dedication but above all the kindness you have all shown to each other. You truly are a wonderful class and a real pleasure to teach.
 

Please enjoy your Christmas holiday and take a well earned break from learning. Make sure you spend time with those you care about in the safest possible way. Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in January. Merry Christmas Mulberry Angels! 😇🎄⭐️
Miss Walker

 

Important Notice

There will be no more spellings set before Christmas. The new set of spellings will be set on the 4th January 2021. 

 

Elf antics...

Elf antics...

Spellings to be tested on Monday 14th December 2020

ALL CHILDREN NEED TO REVISE ALL SPELLINGS AS THESE ARE COMMON EXCEPTION WORDS FOR YEAR 2

1. after

2. again

3. any

4. bath

5. beautiful 

6. because

7. behind

8. both

9. break

10. busy

11. child

12. children

13. Christmas

Elf antics...

Well done to Dolly for impressing Evie the elf with her geography! 

Elf antics...

Naughty Evie the elf has decided to parachute from the ceiling...maybe this is how she travels back to the North Pole each night?! Well done to Dexter, Evie loved your geography work yesterday!

Elf antics....

Today our elf, Evie, decided to climb the ladder of consequences. She went right to the top to congratulate Griffin on his excellent poetry about the Kraken!

Spellings - to be tested on the 4th December 2020

1. went 

2. then

3. thought

4. because 

5. there 

6. their

7. they're 

8. should

9. could 

10. these 

 

Some children are required to learn 5 spellings; these children are aware. 

Spellings to be tested on Friday 27th November 2020

1. machine 

2. chute

3. brochure

4. chef

5. charade 

6. chalet

7. parachute

8. moustache 

9. chandelier 

10. pistachio 

Spellings to be tested on the 20th November 2020

1. school

2. echo

3. chemist

4. scheme

5. chaos

6. character

7. orchestra

8. stomach

9. chorus

10. anchor 

 

Some children will only be tested on the first 5 spellings. These children have been made aware. 

Spellings to be tested on 20.11.2020

Term 2 newsletter

Mulberry Class Remembrance Day Door

Plastic bottles please 

On Wednesday 11th November Mulberry class are making a whole class craft project. 
If possible please send your child into school with any single use plastic bottles you may have in your recycling bin (2l fizzy drink bottles/water bottles/squash bottles etc).
 

Please send these in by Tuesday 10th November as they need to be cut down to a certain size in anticipation of Wednesday's lesson.

 

Many thanks, Miss Walker 

Spelling to be tested on the 13.11.2020

1. Alteration 

2. Exclamation 

3. Exploration 

4. Reservation 

5. Plantation 

6. Temptation 

7. Observation 

8. Preparation 

9. Separation 

10. Adoration 

 

Some pupils will only be tested on the first 5 spellings. These children have been informed. 

PE - starting our new unit of Netball

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Term 2

Welcome back Mulberry class to term 2. We are now getting into much colder months so please ensure your child has their jumper/cardigan and a warm coat for break and lunch time. 
 

We will continue to have PE on a Monday straight after lunch with Mrs Barrett from PASS PE. This is an excellent opportunity for the class to develop great skills. 

 

The first spellings will be tested on 13th November and your child will be sent home with the usual practise sheet on Friday 5th November and as usual the copy of spellings will be displayed on the class page. 

 

if you have any concerns or questions please email the class email and I will respond as soon as possible. 

Many thanks,

Miss Walker

Well done Mulberry Class for a fantastic first term back. You have all worked incredibly hard and we are so proud of you all! Please enjoy half term and relax and have a well earned rest. We look forward to seeing you all on the 2nd November 😊. Miss Walker and Mrs Fuller 

Enjoying our creations!

Making pizzas...

We have been using Super Movers to learn our times tables. Please use the link to access this at home; https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4 

We have been using BBC Super Movers to learn our times tables

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4

At the end of each term we will be testing the class on a random assortment of spelling words that pupils have been learning over the course of the term. Please see the list below which will be tested on Friday 23rd October 2020.

  1. Dislike
  2. Dishonest
  3. Unhappy
  4. Invisible
  5. Incomplete
  6. Impossible
  7. Impolite
  8. Incapable
  9. Incorrect
  10. Immature
  11. Famous
  12. Perilous
  13. Nervous
  14. Dangerous
  15. Hazardous
  16. Carefully
  17. Finally
  18. Gently
  19. Nicely
  20. Rudely
  21. Nature
  22. Capture
  23. Future
  24. Adventure
  25. Mixture

Stone Circles created by Mulberry Class for home learning

Spellings to be tested on 16th October 2020

  1. Nature
  2. Capture
  3. Adventure
  4. Mixture
  5. Creature
  6. Future
  7. Furniture
  8. Departure
  9. Picture
  10. Temperature

PE - striking and fielding

This morning we used arrow cards to look at the place value of different numbers

We enjoyed building our own versions of Stonehenge out of biscuits!

Spellings - to be tested on the 9th October 2020

Badly

Carefully

Completely

Finally

Gently

Horribly

Merrily

Nicely

Rudely

simply

Spellings to be tested on 9th October 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Mulberry Class email address is now working, if you have any concerns or queries please email me on mulberryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk. Please also remember to drop your child off at their designated time, some children have been arriving very early and are having to wait outside due to no adult being present in the room. Thank you, Miss Walker.

Mulberry Class Home Learning Term 1:

Spellings to be tested on Friday 2nd October 2020

  1. Famous
  2. Poisonous
  3. Dangerous
  4. Hazardous
  5. Mountainous
  6. Nervous
  7. Perilous
  8. Venomous
  9. Pompous
  10. Ridiculous

Mulberry Class School Council Representatives

Important Notice:

on Friday’s we will be using oil pastels and paint during our Art lessons. If possible please could you provide your child with an apron or an old adult sized t shirt/shirt that you don’t mind getting messy. Thank you. 

In maths today we were looking at 3 digit numbers and practised adding 100 more, 100 less, 10 more and 10 less

PE

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This week in PE we practised our catching and throwing skills.

Spellings Practise Sheet

Spellings (to be tested on 25/09/2020)

  1. Impossible
  2. Imperfect
  3. Impolite
  4. Impatient
  5. Immature
  6. Indefinitely
  7. Incapable
  8. Independent
  9. Incorrect
  10. Infrequent

What have Mulberry class been learning about this week?

 

This week we have carried on working on our understanding of numbers up to 1000, we had a practical maths lesson outside this week where we had to order numbers between 500 and 700; this was quite a challenge but we preserved and eventually worked well as a team! This week in English we have produced some amazing letters in character as Hannah. We will be finishing our current class text Gorilla in the coming week and then we will be moving on to a new text.

 

We have continued practising our striking and fielding in PE this week with Mrs Barratt and we are getting better each week at controlling the ball and watching the ball. This week in History we continued our learning about the Stone Age and focussed our lesson this week on Hunter Gatherers and how our life now is so different to the tough times in the Stone Age. Aren’t we lucky that we can just pop to a shop?!

 

We have enjoyed lots of outdoor time this week whilst we have had super weather, most children are remembering their water bottles which is great, thank you.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Walker

Important notice - please ensure that you are dropping your child off at their allocated time. If you arrive to school early please wait OUTSIDE the ball park until it is your turn to enter. Thank you. 

This morning we were inspired by Reverend Green’s worship and decided to write our own prayers

Stone Age Fun in Forest School

This afternoon we enjoyed some quiet reading outside in the shade!

15th September 2020 - Science

PE Striking and Fielding 14th September 2020

Thursday 10th September

Today your child was sent home with two scheme reading books or a Free Reader book out of our class book corner. 
 

The scheme reading books need to be returned to school on Thursday the 17th September please. We will then not issue any reading books for the following week and your child can access reading material on Bug Club for the following week,

please let me know if you do not have access to Bug Club at home. This is due to books needing to be quarantined. 
 

Children with Free Reader books may keep their book beyond the 17th of September and can bring these back into school when they have finished reading it. They will then be asked to write a book review for the class book corner. 

What have Mulberry Class been learning about this week (10.09.2020)?

 

Mulberry class have settled back into school life really well, I’m really pleased with all the perseverance that they have shown. Well done!

 

This week in Maths we have been focussing on place value and numbers up to 1,000. We have been looking at how to write numbers both numerically and using words. We have been partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and ones and have been representing these with Base Ten equipment and Place Value Counters. Please continue to use Mathletics to further your child’s understanding of what we are learning in class.

 

In English we have been looking at the book Gorilla by Anthony Browne. We have really enjoyed reading this book so far and are excited to find out what happens and if Hannah’s gorilla comes to life! We enjoyed doing role play this week we acted out one of the scenes from the book when Hannah was having breakfast with her Dad. 

Spellings - tested on the 18th September 2020
This week we are focusing on the prefixes 'dis', 'un' and 'in'. Please take some time at home to practise these spellings ready to be tested on the Friday 18th September 2020. 

Spellings:

1.Dislike
2.Disappear
3.Disapprove
4.Disagree
5.Dishonest
6.Unhappy
7.Unlock
8.unkind
9.Invisible
10.Incomplete

Important Notices:

PE - please send your child to school in their PE kit every Monday.

Snacks/water - lunch time is at 12.30 and some children are getting very peckish at break time, with this in mind if you see fit please provide your child with a snack for break time. Please also send your child to school with a named water bottle so that they can stay hydrated throughout the day. 

Spellings - each week your child will be set spellings to learn. These will be issued on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please see below for the current week’s spellings.

Reading books/Bug Club - every other Thursday your child will be sent home with 2 scheme reading books or a free reader book from the class book corner. These need to be returned to school on the following Thursday (if they are scheme books). Please be aware that on the week your child isn’t issued a book you will be able to access reading materials on Bug Club. Bug Club can be accessed here

Welcome to Year 3!

Please see below for our class newsletter, which has also been sent to you via ParentMail. We are really looking forward to working with you for the next year!

Miss Walker and Mrs Fuller 

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