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Welcome back to the new term.  Although things are going to be different for a while we're pleased to share with you all the exciting learning we have planned.  Please take a moment to read through this page so you know what to expect from our remote learning this half term and how to make sure you are set up on Google Classrooms.


Remote Learning:


All learning will go on Google Classrooms.  Your child will need to use their individual log in details to access their Google Classroom.  In there, work will be posted for each week and information such as timetables and links to any live lessons will be posted in the stream.  If you are are struggling to access Google Classrooms please check the pdf file below which has instructions.  If you are still having issues email the school office on for further help.  


The most important thing is for families to get set-up on Google Classroom if they haven't done so already.  This needs to be checked daily and there will be at least three hours home learning provided each school day.  

Getting in contact:


You will be able to contact us via Google Classrooms and whenever you turn in a piece of work on their you can add comments too and we'll respond accordingly.  We'll also be monitoring the Year 3 email so you can contact us on there too:


We'll also be striving to set up some live lessons which will be made available in Google Classrooms.  Keep your eye on the stream in Google Classrooms for links to these.  You just click the link and it should take you to the live session. Mr Buddle or Miss Woodward will be monitoring these sessions so if you want to ask a question you can use the chat function in these live sessions (this a little speech bubble button on the top-right corner.)


We will also try to contact families as often as we can to make sure your child doesn't have any questions and to reassure them at this worrying time.  


Purple Mash is still available although we will be using Google Classrooms for all remote learning.  Children can still use the email function on their to email us and each other (if they email another pupil this comes to a member of staff first to be approved) but please note the Purple Mash email inbox isn't monitored as regularly.  


Of course you can still contact school in the usual ways via the office phone or email if you need to get in touch more urgently.  

What we'll be studying this half term:


This half term to start with we're going to be diving into the ancient history of Egypt.  Please see the knowledge organiser below for some of the key learning and vocabulary we will be covering.  


We'll also be looking at:

  • Plants in science
  • Subtraction & addition word problems in maths followed by multiplication and division.
  • Performance poetry in English 
  • We might even try live streaming some PE lessons which will be looking at pathways in gymnastics

Here's a great video of Sylvia's volcano


Still image for this video
We have had some wonderful work sent to us over the time of Home Learning and we decided to display some work on our 'Best of the Best' board -
Our classroom display about the 'Angry Earth' is also up -