Class 3 Email - anson.class3@tssmat.staffs.sch.uk

Welcome Class 3!

Class 3 is made up of Year 3 and Year 4 and are led by Miss Humphries, Miss Vivash and Miss Hopkirk.

 

Through vibrant and interesting topics, they improve their basic skills as pupils become more independent and confident learners building their learning power through resilience, reflectiveness, resourcefulness and relationships.

 

Home Learning - 2021

 

Hello Class 3,

A huge Happy New Year to all of you and your families! We loved seeing you all on Monday before our home-learning started again. We do hope to see you all very soon.

Each day, we will be holding 2 Google meetings - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning meeting will be at 9.00am. During this meeting we will take the register and set out the home learning for that day. The afternoon meeting will be at 2.00pm. During this meeting we will play a class game, discuss the work we have completed, share something about our day and enjoy some of our class read! On Fridays, there will only be one Google meeting which will take place at 9.00am.

On Monday’s all pupils will be asked to take part in a virtual French lesson with Madame Elliot, from 1.15 -2.00pm.

Each day, you will be expected to complete your Maths, English, Reading and Foundation work. All of the work that you need to complete that day can be found on the ‘Google Classroom’ and in the pack that you collected from school. If you have any questions or are struggling with any of the work, please feel free to email Miss Humphries and Miss Vivash on our class 3 email address, which is: anson.class3@tssmat.staffs.sch.uk

Keep working hard and always try your best just like you do in school! Remember, this is also an excellent time to learn a new skill like gardening, baking, sewing or help your parents with jobs around the house too.

See you every morning at 9.00am!

Miss Humphries and Miss Vivash

Celebration Assembly - Friday 12th February

On Friday 12th February we held a special assembly celebrating the outstanding efforts of our children during lockdown. We asked parents to nominate their child or children for a variety of things: it could be for a child who has got up every day (without moaning or groaning) or has been ready for their google meet each day. 

All nominations were viewed by staff and the winners were celebrated on Friday during our special, virtual celebration assembly! We know that all our children deserve a medal for the effort and dedication they have shown towards their learning. We wish we could have given every child a special certificate. To celebrate everyone's success we have listed all the children nominated below. Also, we have included a certificate that parents can print and give to their child to celebrate their success at home. 

Well done to everyone that was nominated below, each child should have also received a personal well-done email from Miss Humphries and Miss Vivash:

Celebration Assembly Certificate

 

Important Information

Homework - Homework is given out on a Friday and is expected in the following Friday.

Spelling - Spellings are given out on a Wednesday and pupils will be tested on the following Tuesday.

Water Bottle - Please ensure your child has a labelled water bottle in school. These will be sent home every Friday to be washed and should be returned on Monday.

Labelled Clothing - Please ensure your child's school clothing (jumpers, trousers, PE kits and shoes) are clearly labelled with their forename and surname. 

PE - PE will take place on Wednesday and Thursdays, so please make sure that your child brings in their kit at the beginning of the week.  Swimming will not take place this academic year.



 

Multiplication Test 

We would like to make you aware that all Year 4 children will have their multiplication skills formally tested in the summer term of Year 4 from 2021.

Under the current National Curriculum, children are supposed to know their times tables up to 12x12, by the end of Year 4. Children will be tested using an on-screen check (on a computer or a tablet), where they will have to answer multiplication questions against the clock. The test will last no longer than 5 minutes, however, children will only have 6 seconds to answer each question in a series of 25.

The quick recall of multiplication and division facts (times tables) is essential for all children. The ability to recall these facts quickly enables children to answer related questions with ease.

According to the new National Curriculum 2014 the expectation of times tables in each Year Group is as follows:

 

Year 2: 2x, 5x, 10x

Year 3: 3x, 4x, 8x

Year 4: 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x, 12x

Year 5: All x and ÷ facts (12x12)

Year 6: All x and ÷ facts (12x12) and related language/symbols e.g. % and square root

 

In Class 3 to readily prepare your children for this test we use Multiplication Olympics. Multiplication Olympic sessions are held on Monday and Friday, where your child has just 4 minutes to complete their sheet. Each child is rewarded when they achieve their next level.


Multiplication Olympics is split into 7 podium levels and your child must complete their sheet with 100% accuracy on 3 occasions, before moving up to the next podium and receiving a special medal. Below is a breakdown of all of the podiums.

 

Finalist Level - We know our 2, 5 and 10 times table and can recall a selection of multiplication and division questions in four minutes.

 

Bronze Level - We know our 3 & 4 times tables and can recall a selection of multiplication and division questions in four minutes

 

Silver Level - We know our 6 & 8 times tables and can recall a selection of multiplication and division questions in four minutes (Should be near to completing this level by the end of Year 3)

 

Gold Level - We know our 7 & 9 times table and can recall a selection of multiplication and division questions in four minutes

 

European Level - We know our 11, 12 times table and can recall a selection of multiplication and division questions in four minutes.

 

Olympic Level - We know our tables up to the 12 times table and can recall 100 multiplication and division questions in four minutes. (Should be completed by the end of Year 4)

 

 

These podium sheets are now available below for your child to practise as regularly as possibly. Your child will be aware of what level they are currently on. Children should be aiming to complete Silver Level by the end of Year 3 and Olympic Level by the end of Year 4.

 

Please note - these tests are designed to test times tables knowledge, rather than to teach it. There are many ways in which children can learn times tables - for example: playing games, quick-fire questions from an adult, chanting tables, writing the tables out and using songs, websites or apps (we highly recommend the app Doodletables). We also have a regular/weekly slot in Class 3’s timetable where we teach times tables.

 

Have a trial yourself on https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/ to experience what the test will be like for your child.

 

If you require any further help or advice, don’t hesitate to speak to me.

Class 3 - Multiplication Olympics