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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

FRIDAY - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - GUIDED READING

I am afraid that today's Guided Reading session is cancelled - sadly I am having issues with unstable internet connection and I cannot seem to hear or see anyone on Zoom. Normal Guided Reading sessions will resume next week. Apologies for any issues this may cause. 

⭐️Check out our learner of the week below by clicking on the learner of the week page!⭐️

Term 4 - 22nd February 2021

Hello Mulberry and welcome back to Term 4 of year 3! I can't believe it's Term 4 already! Time is flying by! At the moment when we are returning to school is still unclear so we will continue our online learning as we did in Term 3. We will hopefully have some more news about this as the day goes on. Please check back for updates.

 

Please continue to use the links below to access the work. In maths we will be looking at 'Measurement - Length and Perimeter' - initially this work will be carried out via the online worksheets, these are super easy to use and you will be able to see your score as soon as you submit the worksheet. Please remember to log onto Mathletics daily and Times Table Rock Stars! 

 

In English we are going to be focusing on creating an explanation text. This text will be able how Bees make honey. This will be really interesting so I am looking forward to seeing all your excellent work. Please continue to use BugClub and don't forget the league table, so many of you made it into the top 10 last term! 

 

This term we will be doing Geography and will be looking at mountains. This work will be put on the class page on a Wednesday. 

 

I have made a new timetable for this term below; please feel free to print this off or refer to it to see when the work will be available for you to complete.

 

Last term Mrs Fuller and I were blown away by the excellent work you all produced, I hope you continue to try your best and do what you can! Please do not worry if you cannot do everything, I understand how hard it can be and there are lots of other pressures making learning at home tricky. 

 

Please continue to contact Mrs Fuller and I on the class email address - mulberryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

 

Suggested Timetable for Term 4 - Please take note of timing of zoom and guided reading sessions

It's Friday!!! - Last day of term 3!?

Can you believe it...it's the last day of term! Well done to all of you for trying so hard and always trying your best, Mrs Fuller and I are so impressed and proud of all of you for everything you have achieved despite the difficult circumstances. Thank you Parents for your endless support and dedication to helping your children with their learning, I can imagine it has been incredibly challenging and a steep learning curve for many. Thank you so much for all your help. 

 

Today we have a nice day planned...

 

Maths 

I would like you to have a go at the online worksheet on the maths page. Make sure you read the questions carefully please. The online sheets are really simple, just put your full name in the box and fill in the sheet, once you are done click save and then I will be able to see your amazing work.

 

Mr Rye's Celebration Assembly 

Don't forget today at 10:30am Mr Rye is hosting a special whole school zoom call where he will announce the Learner's of the term for the school. Please tune in if you can!

 

English 

Today's lesson is a little bit creative with a small amount of writing. I would like you to draw me a picture of something that you did this week that you enjoyed and write four sentences describing it - make sure you use your neatest hand writing, capital letter and full stops!

 

Science

Well science today is going to be great fun... check out the science page to find the link! 

 

Thank you again for all your hard work!

 

 

Wednesday 10th February 2021

We are half way through the week and only 2 days left before half term and a week off...we are so close, keep letting your light shine (as you always do) and being the best you can be!

 

Maths today will require you to watch a video and then hop onto Mathletics to complete the task assigned to you. I am so pleased to see how many of you are logging onto Mathletics and completing the work set. I am giving Dojo points to children completing work, don't forget Dojo points will become castle points and raffle tickets when we are back in school.

 

English today is a video about verbs, some of you may find this slightly tricky, please just try your best and do what you can. I know it can be tricky but please do your best.

 

History today you will be researching into ancient Egyptian death masks and designing your own! When we get back to school as part of our DT lessons we will make our own mask so this is an excellent opportunity to design and get creative! 

 

Guided Reading today I hope to see Sienna, Eva and Brooke on the guided reading zoom if you can make it as 1:00pm.

 

Well done Mulberry, keep on going!! 

❄️❄️ Have a break! Before all the snow disappears I would like you to take a break from your learning and enjoy the weather! If you don’t have that much snow or you can’t go outside then perhaps you’d like to have some fun doing something you enjoy inside in the warm! Have a lovely afternoon and enjoy your snow break, leave the work where it is and start again tomorrow morning!  ❄️❄️

Exciting Dojo Points

As a reward for all the amazing remote learning you have all been doing at home I have now started a class Dojo. Dojo allows me to give you virtual points which we will  exchange into castle points when we return back to school. 

 

I have emailed parents with a link to join Dojo so that you can see your Dojo points. I will be adding more points from previous work you have completed (this will take me a little while so thank you in advance for your patience). 

 

Not only will your points become castle points but for every 10 points you earn you will also earn a raffle ticket! 

 

Monday 8th February 2021

Good Morning Mulberry Class! 

We are so close to having a well earned rest, only 5 more days of online learning left until half term, you have all worked so hard this term and really impressed Mrs Fuller and I with all your fantastic work so well done!

 

Don't forget this week we have zoom calls on Tuesday and Thursday from 09:30-10:00am. There is also the daily guided reading zoom call which I know lots of you enjoyed last week, please attend if you can. 

 

The BugClub league table is due to be updated and will be live by 10:30am. I am so impressed with the amount of books you have all been reading! 

 

Have a great week!

 

Miss Walker 

⭐️Accessing feedback from online worksheets⭐️

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Please watch this video to see how to access feedback from your online worksheets.

Monday 1st February 2021

Well done Mulberry Class, Mrs Fuller and I are so impressed with the excellent work you have all been emailing and your participation on our zoom sessions; it is always so lovely to see your smiley faces!

 

This week we carry on in maths with our multiplication and division work; you are all trying really hard with this topic and I know that some of you are finding this quite tricky. Please just keep persevering and working hard, don't forget the Supermovers on BBC (click here) to help you learn your times tables. 

 

In English we are carrying on with our monster pizza instruction writing; last week some of your recipes/descriptions put me off my lunch! They were revoltingly super! I can't wait to see the work you produce this week. 

 

This week we are starting our daily guided reading sessions, parents have been emailed with their child's date and time and the link to use to access the session (this is the same link we use for our Tuesday and Thursday zooms). Please do not worry if you can't attend, just carry on using BugClub and trying your best. Don't forget to check the BugClub League Table (at about 10am) to see who is this weeks top 10 BugClub users! 

 

Please just keep trying your best and doing as much as you can at home. I am completely aware of the pressures families are under during these tough times so please just do your best. 

⭐️🌈⭐️Super Exciting Announcement!!⭐️🌈⭐️

 

🦉Mrs Reeves from Daisy Class has invited us to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch! I am so excited about this and I really hope you will take part this weekend too! 🦉

Please click on this link to access Daisy Class page and find out how to enter!

Well done Mulberry, another excellent Monday of remote learning! I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning at 09:30am for our RE zoom call. Please join if you can as it will help you with the task you are being set! See you tomorrow smiley

Copy of email sent to parents on 22.1.2021

Good Afternoon,

Thank you all for another great week of remote learning, Mrs Fuller and I are so grateful to you and your children for all the hard work you are putting in to make this ‘remote teaching’ possible, so thank you!

 

Firstly, I am really pleased with how well the children adapted to working from the Power Maths Practise Books whilst being at home, I know that sometimes the questions can be quite abstract and hard to interpret but we are slowly getting there! From next week we will be going back to the Multiplication and Division topic that we worked on in the first two weeks of remote learning. I hadn’t intended to go back and thought that we could cover this when we return to school, however I think it would be more beneficial to cover this topic now. So, with that in mind, from Monday we will be using a combination of Power Maths Practise Books and worksheets, the reason for the combination is to make it easier for your child to understand the tasks at home. If you don’t have access to a printer at home, please don’t worry, ask your child to write down their answers onto a piece of paper (as they did before).

 

From next week we will be moving on with our English work and we will start a new unit on instruction writing. This is something we have covered before in class and therefore should be something that your child will be familiar with. Please follow the same format, playing and pausing the video where necessary and completing any required tasks.

 

I am acutely aware of the pressures families are under with broadband issues, limited devices, other siblings and also parents and carers also working from home; please remember that we only expect you to do what you can, maths and English are the two most important lessons each day and if the additional lessons (RE, History and Science) are too much then please just do what you can. As I previously said reading daily for 20 minutes is essential, ideally if your child can log onto BugClub for 20 mins and read and answers comprehension questions that would be super.

 

Thank you for your continued support, have a restful weekend.  

 

Many thanks,

 

Mulberry Team

 

Copy of email sent on Friday 15th January 2021

Dear All,

Thank you so much for another week of excellent remote learning. I am so grateful for all the support you are providing to enable your child to learn remotely.

There has been some excellent work sent in this week which is really pleasing and I think moving into the Power Maths books from Monday will make the whole process a lot easier for many families. Every week the maths answers will be published on the class page; please ask your child to mark their work, as we do in class, so that they can see how they are getting on.

I am pleased to see that some children are accessing BugClub on a daily basis; this is excellent. Please can I reiterate the importance of accessing BugClub daily and responding to the comprehension questions on there. This only needs to be a 20 minute activity and doesn’t require any adult support as the books are set to your child’s current ‘book band’. If you don’t have your child’s log in please email me and I will send these onto you.

As of next week more specific Mathletics tasks will be set for your child to complete to help to consolidate their learning. Again, if you don’t have your child’s log in details please email me and I will send these out to you.

Mrs Fuller and I are so proud of all the hard work your children are producing and we look forward to seeing the vast majority of you on Monday for the collection of maths books!

Have a lovely weekend.

Stay safe!

Many Thanks,

Miss Walker and Mrs Fuller

Monday 11th January 2021

Good morning Mulberry class, I hope you are all eager for another weeks remote learning. You are all trying so hard and working so hard which is brilliant; please keep this up. 

 

Please remember that I am completely aware of pressures at home/work in regards to home schooling your child so please just do what you can. Please stay in touch and contact me on the class email if you have any concerns. 

 

Please continue to access BugClub daily; reading daily for about 20 minutes is so important so please make sure you are doing this, reading is an independent task we do each day in class so I know you are able to do this at home independently too. 

 

Please also check the maths page, I have added an additional document so that you can mark your maths answers. I know in class we usually use a purple pen; please do not worry if you don't have one at home; just use whatever you have. smiley

 

Zoom session will be on a Tuesday and Thursday from 09:30-10:00am using the same details as last week. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning. 

Friday 8th January 2021

Well done everyone, we have made it through our first week of remote teaching! Mrs Fuller and I are so proud of the dedication, hard work and commitment each member of Mulberry class has shown this week. You have all blown our socks off! I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Tuesday for our Zoom call. Thank you so much to the parents and carers of Mulberry class for supporting your child through this difficult time. Well done and enjoy a restful weekend, Miss Walker smiley

Zoom Calls 

Please be aware that a Zoom call will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 09:30am this will last for approximately 30 mins. If you cannot join please do not worry. An email has been sent to all parents containing the Zoom meeting link and meeting code/password. 

Online Learning Term 3

Welcome back Mulberry Class to Term 3! I hope you all enjoyed your break from school and had the chance to relax and have lots of fun! Thank you so much for the kind Christmas cards and gifts, it is truly appreciated.

 

I am sorry that we can’t be in school and learning together at the moment but all I ask is that while you are learning from home that you try your best (like you always do!) and to do what you can. Miss Hallett has told me all about the amazing home learning you did when you were in year 2 so I am excited to see your work!

 

All completed home learning needs to be emailed to mulberryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk you can either send this as a typed document or simply take a picture of the completed work and send it in. I can’t wait to see all the fantastic work!

Please put all documents/pictures in one email and send, rather than sending multiple emails each day, this will make it easier for Mrs Fuller and I to keep track.

 

The plan going forward will be as follows:

Maths

Everyday there will be a maths lesson uploaded to the class page with an accompanying video and worksheet, you can either print the worksheet or simply write the answers neatly onto paper (numbering your answers to match the sheet). Once this is complete you can then go onto timestable rockstars or mathletics to consolidate what you have learnt. If you are usually in Mrs Fuller’s maths group please make sure you are accessing the correct video and worksheet.  

English

Everyday there will be an English task set for you to complete. There will be a link to follow on the class page to a video which will explain what you need to do. The video will ask you to pause at certain points to write things down or answer questions, please complete work either on the computer or on a piece of paper. I would also like you to please be accessing BugClub each day and reading and responding to the questions on there; this is really important.

Science

There will be one science activity for you to do each week which will be about our new topic, light. Again this will be in the form of a video and an accompanying task to complete.

RE

Every week we will have two zoom session; in one zoom we will be focussing on RE and our new topic of Incarnation. Our big question this term is ‘What is the Trinity?’. This weekly session will involve a lot of class discussion.

History

This term our topic is Ancient Egypt! This is a realty interesting topic and something I think you all will enjoy learning about. These lesson will either take the form of a narrated PowerPoint or I will cover this in the same way as RE via a zoom session.

Emails – URGENT

Mrs Fuller and I will be responding to emails that are sent to the class email address: mulberryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk please can I request that all parents email this address as soon as possible so that we have the most up to date email for you. This is really important as it will be the best way to communicate over the next two weeks.

Zoom

Once I have the most up to date email address for parents I will be sending a zoom link to you. This will be reoccurring meeting so you will use the same link each week to access the zoom session. Please do not worry if you are unable to join the zoom sessions.

Workload and commitments

I appreciate that this may seem like a lot of work to do; please do what you can and try not to worry if you aren’t able to do it all.

I am fully aware that parents/carers will have other pressures at home alongside having to work from home; if you are struggling please do not hesitate to email me.

Reading, Mathletics, Timestable Rockstars and BugClub are a super independent activity that your child can definitely do on their own as we do this regularly in class.

Schedule

Please see below a suggested schedule that you may wish to use for the home learning. Please note that on a Tuesday and Thursday from 09:30-10:00am there will zoom sessions; Tuesday’s session will be used for RE.

 

Important Notice:

PE: PE will now be on a Wednesday afternoon and children need to come to school in their PE kits please. Earrings need to be taken out or covered at home otherwise your child will not be able to participate.

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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