Welcome back to the start of a new term. We hope you all had a good break.
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The Erme Primary School

Mothecombe Class

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What will we be learning this term?



The Spirit of Africa! 


As part of this project children have been studying the text 'Fly eagle Fly' by Christopher Gregorowski. The children have listened to a range  of African stories, encompassing the different environment and cultures. The children will be writing their own African tale at the end of the project, and making a puppet to help them tell the story.


Blue Planet


Mothecombe class have an excellent opportunity to work with other local schools within the community. The children will study the impact we have on our blue planet and how we can help to preserve it. 


You are what you eat!


During sports week, children will have the chance to become personal trainers. They will learn about diet and nutrition, the effects of exercise and the digestion system and advice others on how best to keep fit and healthy.


The History of the Theatre

Our final project in the summer term will focus on the history of the theatre, and how it has changed throughout the years. The children will write a newspaper article explaining their findings! 



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General Information



We usually have PE on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons so your child will need to have correct PE kit with them on these days. We do however sometimes do extra PE lessons on top of these so it is advisable that your child has a PE kit with them in school every day.

Please ensure that your child has a complete change of clothes for PE, including t-shirt and shorts, plus jogging bottoms/leggings for when we do PE outside. Your child will also need appropriate footwear for playing sport outdoors - trainers are recommended. 



Reading is an essential skill for children to develop and we aim to encourage our children to read for pleasure. Your child will have the opportunity to read in school each day, and will do some reading in a small group with a teacher each week. They may also have the opportunity to read on a 1:1 basis with a teacher or TA if possible.


Please could you support us with developing a love of reading by reading with your child at home as often as possible. We expect children in Year  3 to read every night at home, and with an adult at home at least 3 times a week. Your child has a planner which they use to record any reading they do each day, both in school and at home. We would appreciate if you could record in the planner each time you read with your child. 


The planner is also signed weekly by the class teacher, parent and child to monitor reading. 

Thank you for your on-going support with this. 



Your child will be set two pieces of homework each week on a Friday, due in the following Friday. This will usually be a piece of maths homework plus some literacy homework which may link with our current project. 

In addition to this, your child will also receive a spelling list each week to learn at home. They will be tested on these words the following Friday.