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Marden Primary School

A life worth living is a life worth learning

Phase Page Upper Key Stage 2 (Jackalopes, Griffins, Yetis)

STAFF

Phase Leader: Mr Clark-Keen (Yetis Class)

Teachers: Mrs Williams (Jackalopes), Mr Clark-Keen (Yetis), Mr Townsend (Griffins).

Cover Supervisors: Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Malins

Teaching Assistants: Miss Smart (Jackalopes), Mrs Wilkinson (Yetis) and Mrs Malins & Mrs Fuggle (Griffins)

 

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING IN TERM 3

This term, we will be learning about Earth and space and electricity.

We will be developing an understanding of the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system, as well as the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth. We will also be gaining an understanding of and be able to explain why we have night and day. Whilst studying electricity, we will learn to draw symbols required to create a simple circuit diagram and build circuits in order to complete investigations around how circuit components can be affected by certain variables.

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What could I do to help?

Jackalopes

Yetis

Griffins

Habitats - Desert and Polar

Have a look in your garden and the area around Marden; think about what animals you have spotted (or seen evidence of) what makes then suited to their habitat?

The library has a vast range of books about habitats; take some out and read them to find out more about habitats and animal adapt.

Visiting a zoo – such as Howletts Wild Animal Park or Wingham – would be a great way to look at animals’ adaptations, especially the Desert and Polar animals.

HOMEWORK

General Information

Please see the homework letter in your child's homework book for expectations.

Yetis, Griffins & Jackalopes - Homework set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday.

Latest homework

We will now be adding our weekly homework to the website as well as giving a copy to the children.  (No more “I’ve left it in my tray!” excuses!)

See Below for recent homework set.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

(see the weekly newsletter for the most up to date events)

 

REMINDERS

Children need a full PE kit in school every day including trainers.

Tracksuit bottoms can be worn outside for PE when the weather is cold.  Girls need spare socks if they are wearing tights to school.

If earrings are to be worn they must be simple studs. (No earrings for PE)

YELLOW READING RECORD/DIARY BOOK!

Children must use this book to record any reading that they have done at home. We will be looking for 7 reading entries in Griffins & Yetis; 5 entries in Jackalopes. Please try to allow the children to read to an adult at home at least once a week. 

DAILY INFORMATION

For lesson timings please see the attached timetables.

 

Times Tables Information

All Year 3 children begin their times tables at the same stage (2x Jade). Year 4 children will begin their times tables where they finished at the end of Year 3. Children can bring home their marked test to show their parent's their score. After the weekly test, if they have achieved 100%, they receive a certificate and move onto the next stage.

The times tables below identify which times table children are working on in each colour. Please refer to this if you are unsure about which times tables your child should be learning.

Jade 1 = 2 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Jade 2 = 5 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Jade 3 = 10 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Ruby = 2x and 10x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Topaz = 2x and 5x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Sapphire = 2x, 5x and 10x (36 questions in 4 minutes)

Crystal = up to 5x (36 questions in 4 minutes)

Emerald = up to 8x (36 questions in 4 minutes)

Diamond = up to 10 x 10 (50 multiplication and division questions in 8 minutes)

Bronze = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 8 minutes)

Silver = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 5 minutes)

Gold = up to 10 x 10 (100 division questions in 3 minutes)

Platinum = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions with remainders in 6 minutes)

Rainbow level = 8 different levels of challenges allowing children to apply their knowledge of times tables in a variety of contexts.

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