I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Christmas with family despite the current changes and circumstances! I can't wait to get back to school to see you all!
This term our topic is Light. In science we will be looking at what light is and different light sources that produce light. We will be looking at how shadows are formed and how light can be reflected from certain surfaces.
In Design and Technology we will be using some of of knowledge around light to help us create shadow puppets to create our own performances.
In Music we will using light as inspiration to create a music motif and in computing we will be using technology to create art inspired by the Northern Lights.
Our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure you check the school policies for appropriate PE kit.
Make sure you have a jumper and clothes to keep you warm as it can be a bit chilly outside!
Please remember to bring in your home learning reading folder every Friday so that it can be checked.
Times tables - please practice your times tables for our weekly times tables test. Remember to fill in 1 page of your times tables book each week. You can also log on to TTRockstars as well. Don't forget that there are house points for your efforts!
Reading - You need to read 4 times at home in order to get a stamp on your card.
There are also assignments set weekly on MyMaths and SpellingShed.
Hello Lime Class,
I hope you have had a lovely half term and have stayed safe despite the awful weather! I ma looking forward to hearing what you have been doing.
I am so excited for our next topic and I hope that you are going to love it too! We are looking at changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
In History, we will be exploring what life was like for people in the Stone Age and how their lives are different from ours. We will be exploring how they lived their lives including where they lived, the jobs that they did and the tools that they used.
In Science, we will be looking at different types of rocks and comparing their properties. We will also be exploring how fossils are made.
Due to cover changes our PE is now going to be on Monday and Wednesday. Please remember that the children need plain black PE clothes (Check the school policy for more information).
Just a recap of the home learning expectations. The children need to read 4 times a week at home in order to get a stamp in their punch card. They can do this independently but we do ask that an adult signs to confirm this.
They also need to do a page in the times tables book, the children should be aware of what times tables they are on. They can also practice these on TTRockstars or Hit the Button.
There is also MyMaths and SpellingShed work online.
Please ensure they have a jumper with them, especially on PE days even if that means wearing their school jumper. It can get cold with the windows open!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
It's getting cold!
Please remember to bring a school jumper or cardigan with you to school, the weather is getting colder. We still have to have the windows open for ventilation purposes so it can get a bit chilly in class.
Please also remember to bring a coat with you in case it rains, we will still try to go outside as much as possible.
Please only bring in your home learning folder on a Friday.
Home learning folders should include:
1. Home reading book (colour banded or Free reader)
2. Reading record
3. Reading punch card (small green card)
4. Times tables book
We will check times tables books, reading records and change books on Friday only.
The children have separate books to read in school.
This is to reduce the amount that items from home are coming into school.
Jeffy is all ready for the new term and new topic with his volcano outfit!
Hello Lime Class,
Welcome back to a new year at Rucstall, I hope you all had a lovely summer and I am looking forward to seeing you all!
This term our topic is Extreme Earth, we will be looking at different extreme events such as volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes and tsunamis. In science we will be looking at forces and magnets and exploring how things move on different surfaces as well as the poles on magnets and what effect they have.
We are sorting out all the children's reading books as they are coming back to school. If you have any school books at home, please bring them back in.
Some children may find that they are not on the same reading band as they were at the end of last year, this may be because we are just building their confidence and fluency after a summer holiday.
The children need to take home their reading book and record everyday so that they can read at home. They need to read 4 times a week in order to earn a raffle ticket. In Lime Class if this is achieved then they can also get their 'reading punch card' stamped which they can work towards earning an extra prize.
Now the children are in Year 3 they are able to read independently and write in the details of their book in their reading record. We do ask that it is just signed by an adult to verify that they have read.
*We will sending home reading records as soon as possible. Please use some paper to write any reading on in the meantime. The children can get some from school if needed.*
The children will be provided with times tables books that they need to take home daily alongside their reading book. They need to aim to complete a page a week. They can earn house points for completing their times tables. We will have a times tables test every Friday.
The children's reading records and times tables books will be checked on Fridays.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday, please make sure the children come into school in their appropriate PE kit.
Please see the home learning reminder and topic web below.