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The Erme Primary School

Mothecombe Class



What will we be learning this term?



The Big Green Debate

In our first project we will be looking at persuasive writing. The children will be exploring the features of persuasive writing whilst looking at the effects of deforestation. Children within their trios will write a persuasive letter about the impact of the palm oil industry. Finally, they will write a persuasive letter about deforestation and its impact. 


The Secret Life of Plants


Our science-based project this term is all about Plants. We will be exploring the parts of a flower, the plant life cycle and its functions. Working scientifically will be a key component within this project, allowing the children to be curious about the world in which they live. 




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General Information



We have PE on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings 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 homework each week on a Friday, due in the following Friday. This will usually be a piece of maths homework related to their curricular target.

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.