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Teaching Team: Mr Burchett and Mrs Dhitima
Remote Learning Update- Eagles Class
31st March 2020
I hope everyone is well and that parents/children within the Eagles class are all 'staying safe' and heeding the governments advice! I am sure you are and I really do thank you for your support with regards to this 'Remote Learning' process. It has not been an easy process and your support via emails has been greatly appreciated! I have had around half of the class contact me via email. I will be available and working over the Easter break and will respond to all of your emails, even if it is just to say that your child's photos and learning have been published on the website. I would much rather be teaching them to be fair! I thank you greatly- whatever support you have been able to provide your child is much appreciated on behalf of the school. Currently, we are trying to have the least amount of social contact as possible- not because any of my family are carrying symptoms but because they are within the 'high risk category'.
With regards to the coming days before we technically 'break' for Easter, the following will occur:
Mr M. Burchett (Eagles Class Teacher)
Remote Learning Update- Year 3
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Good morning Year 3 Parents and Children
I really do hope you are well and safe- I have been thinking of you all during these difficult times and all of my best wishes and prayers are with you all! I can imagine we have some who are missing school already and for others there is still the novelty of working through their 'Remote Learning' in preparation for the Easter holidays.
I thought it timely to update you all today regarding arrangements in Year 3, particularly based on government guidance Monday evening (a 'step up' on restrictions across the country) and the fact that some of you have been 'Remote Learning' now for a week, others will now just been on their third day. We had 26 children in attendance in Year 3 at school on Friday which I was astounded by and thought was absolutely brilliant, so many got the messages which I passed onto children on Friday. For those also incredibly sensible children who were 'self isolating', you may have caught up but might wish to read the below notes as an update from the school and the Year 3 teaching team. I hope this clarifies a few things more generally:
Any further queries or questions I will continue to try to address but hope this helps you somewhat. For some, we are only three days into this and there will be learning over this time!
Kind Regards and Stay Safe!
Mr M. Burchett (Class Teacher)
Remote Learning- Year 3
Sunday 22nd March 2020
Please see in the 'Remote Learning Resources and Documents' (just below) an additional letter from myself comprised this weekend. I hope this gives you greater clarity on the 'Remote Learning' process.
In addition to the 'Remote Learning Book' and passwords provided to the children on Thursday, on Friday at school all children were given a copy of the following reading books:
Children were asked to keep their reading logs and any reading that they do should still be recorded in this book. However, all reading 'Book Banded Books' have been returned as not to get lost during this period. Children were provided with the books above as there were copies for each child, which should support them in a 'whole class together' reading process. Should you not be able to obtain a copy of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, please make me aware of this. This will be our shared book throughout Term 4/5, and I will read this novel alongside the class.
Remote Learning- Year 3
Thursday 19th March 2020
As you will be aware, due to the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), schools will be closed from 5:00pm on Friday 20th March 2020 for an 'undetermined period'. This therefore means that children, who are not listed as children of 'key workers', will not attend school for a potentially sustained period of time.
In order that they continue to learn and progress as they would do if they were attending school, they will be provided with 'Remote Learning' opportunities which they can access via this class page on this website. I am realistic in my understanding that 'Remote Learning' and learning at school with children's peers is never going to be a 'like of like' swap. However, we must manage this difficult situation in the best possible way and I appreciate all parents support within the Year 3 classroom during this time.
Today, children in the Year 3 class have been provided with the following items:
I ask that, during this time, communication will be paramount between parents of children in the Year 3 class and myself. If there is anything you require, no matter how small, please just contact me via the email form below or via my direct email address: email@example.com.
I am aware that children might not have the necessary equipment to complete certain tasks and am happy for this to be provided for them. In addition, children who were previously 'self-isolating' may not have their 'Remote Learning' book or additional resources listed above- you will be able to collect these from the school from Monday 23rd March 2020 to bring home for your children.
I intend on providing further information as part of a 'blog' for the class over the coming weeks and however long this period of 'remote learning' lasts. If you are happy for me to include photographs of your child's 'remote learning' and or any work they have completed, please email these to me. In addition, I will post where the work needs to be completed- some will be just in their 'Remote Learning' book for me to mark on return. For others, I will provide email related deadlines.
I will continue to upload information tomorrow and over the weekend for the class with a letter detailing how I would like our 'Remote Learning' approach to work, which may differ from other classes in the school.
Mr M. Burchett (Year 3 Class Teacher)
We hope you had a lovely end of term break! The children have come back and settled well to working with both of us again. This term, we will be learning about The Roman Empire with a History/ Geography theme to our topic.
In Science we will be learning about 'Rocks' which links in well with our current topic. The children have been keen to explore the different types of rock and where they come from.
In R.E., our focus will be on 'Celebrating the Mass'. We went to Mass last week for Ash Wednesday and children enjoyed an R.E. day focusing on this topic. In this unit of work, the areas we will be looking at are:
• Know what happened at the Last Supper.
• Understand what happens at the beginning of Mass.
• Understand the importance of the Readings at Mass.
• Know what happens at the Offertory and Consecration.
• Know that it is Jesus we receive in Holy Communion.
• Be familiar with your Parish Church.
For further information on our yearly programme of RE in Year 3, please see 'The Way, The Truth and The Life' overview document.
The P.E. lessons will continue to work as part of a carousel - a programme of either Tag Rugby, Hockey or Dodgeball/ Volleyball. Please ensure that earrings are removed and that the correct kit is in school every day. As it is now cold, please provide your child with jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt for outside P.E. We need to ensure the children are dressed appropriately in all weathers.
We shall endeavour to add photos of your children's learning as the term progresses. Homework will usually be handed out on a Thursday to be returned by the following Tuesday. Children will have:
- Daily reading with an adult
- Spellings to learn for a weekly test and to show their understanding, they are required to include one of the words in a sentence (choose five words).
- Maths homework relating to their learning in class. In addition, there will be the expectation that children are practising their multiplication tables for instant recall to support them in all aspects of the Maths curriculum.
- On occasions, to support their learning in class, children might receive a small amount of additional homework based on the topic we are learning.
In addition, we kindly request that any equipment children bring in from home can fit into their small table tray.
Mr Burchett, Mrs Barrington and Mrs Dhitima
Eagles' Teaching Team
Have a look at these websites for fun and engaging ways to practise your times tables:
Have you downloaded the Squeebles app? It's £3.99 and a great way for children to practise their tables on the phone or tablet.
Our topics for the year are as follows:
Term 1 - Totally Dahl
Term 2 - The Stone Age
Term 3 - Days that Shook the World
Term 4 - The Romans
Term 5 - Kent's Hopping History/ The Victorians
Term 6 - The Americas
Just a reminder that P.E. is on Tuesday every week.
Your child should have an indoor and an outdoor P.E. kit at school at all times. Also that if your child has earrings they need to be removed before the lesson and hair should be tied up. Thanks.
We are always happy to hear from parents so please feel free to send us a message. We will try to ensure a prompt and timely response however, please remember, we are teaching the class during school days!