Week ending 9th November


Topic – We have had a fantastic but messy week this week!  We have been learning all about daily life in Ancient Egypt and we learnt about Tutankhamun.  We started making our own Tutankhamun masks out of card and papier mache!  Next week we will painting them.


Maths: In Maths this week we spent our last week on column subtraction.  Now we need to remember what we have learnt about addition and subtraction because we will need to for multiplication and division – we will be learning that multiplication is repeated addition and division is repeated subtraction.

We have also been working hard on our times tables, please ask your child which times tables they are working on so that you can support them at home also.

In Literacy skills we look at the structure of diaries and practised writing our own diaries about what we did at the weekend.

In RE we looked at how Christians have faith in Jesus and we talked about who we have faith in.

In PE this week we had a lesson with a difference!  Our PE session was all about prompting teamwork.  We had complete newspaper challenges by working together!  We learnt a lot about what makes a good team.




This week we have set PSHE homework.  The children are asked to decorate their anti-bullying ‘choose respect’ wristband (please ensure these are handed in by Monday 12th November and they also have 2 sentences to write about what ‘respect’ means to them.

Spellings: assessment – using the suffix -ly when the root word ends in le.  The ly spelling words are: gently, simply, humbly, nobly, horribly, possibly, incredibly, comfortably, terribly and probably.  The Year 3 words are possible and consider.  Please ensure you complete the spelling sheet when you hand in your homework.

Reading: remember to read at home at least 4 times a week and ensure that the reading diary is signed at the bottom of the page – reading diaries will be checked on a Monday morning and a raffle ticket will be given to all who have read at least 4 times!

Mental Maths: please talk to your child about which times table they are working on in class – next week we will be sending home times tables sheets to help support your child with learning their times tables.



Next Week’s Learning

Topic: We have been getting stuck into our new topic – Awesome Egypt.  Next week we are going to be learning all about Howard Carter and the exciting Egyptian discovery he made!  We will also be finishing off our own Tutankhamun masks.

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Maths: In Maths next week, we will will be starting new mini topic on multiplication and division.  You can help at home by working with your child on their times tables – just ask them which times table they are working on!

PE:  Outdoor Activities – we are going to be looking at team work!

PE:  Dance: we are going to be moving our bodies to a beat!


PSHE: Anti-bullying week – we are going to be looking at what bullying is and what we can do to stamp it out!

Computing: We will be continuing to fix bugs in coding script.

Literacy skills:  we will be looking at the structure of newspaper reports

Message for Parents

Reminder – monies for our Egyptian workshop will be due on Monday 19th November – this will be £7 per child.  If your child has misplaced the letter, a copy can be obtained from our school website or you can ask your child’s class teacher!

Choose Respect is the theme for Anti-bullying Week 2018.  The children will be taking part in a range of activities over the week linked to anti-bullying.  Activities include: The wall of respect, writing an acrostic poem on the theme of ‘choose respect’ and designing a ‘respect’ wristband.  Assemblies on Tuesday will have a bullying/anti-bullying focus, and we will be looking out for children who ‘choose respect’ over the week.
Please ask your child to share what they have learnt this week.  They should be able to explain what bullying is, what to do if worried about bullying, and know that they are in control over the way they behave and treat others.