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Welcome to Satellites Class!

You will find lots of useful information on our class page. Please keep checking for the latest events and photos. Remember to check Marvellous Me for classroom updates and our Hellingly School Facebook page.

Meet the Team

Ms Brown is the TA in Satellites Class.

Class Newsletter

Curriculum Meeting

PE

PE will be on a Monday morning with Mrs Norton and a Friday afternoon with Mrs Noble.

This term we will be focsuing on invasion games on a Monday and fitness circuits on a Friday. Please remember to come to school in your PE kits on our PE days.

Satellites Class Term 3 Enquiry

What would the world be like without forces?

This term we have a science focus as we explore our enquiry question of “What would the world be like without forces?” We will be exploring what a force is, different types of forces and what affect the friction produced by different surfaces has on an object. We will also identify what a magnet is and observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. Magnets will be described as having 2 poles and predictions will be made as to  whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Our Core text for this term is ‘ The Lost thing’ by Shaun Tan.

Home Learning

Reading

Every child will bring home a book to read to an adult. They may have a colour banded book or a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book (if they are a free reader). Please listen to your child read everyday. Five minutes reading at home each day will help your child to develop their reading skills further.

Your child will also bring home a second book this is a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book. This is a book that you can enjoy reading to your child or you may enjoy reading it together.

Please remember to always sign your child’s reading record each day.

Here is a small selection of age appropriate books that you might enjoy reading with you child:

Spellings

Spellings will be set every Monday and will be linked to our whole class, spelling lessons. Weekly spellings will be tested in school on the following Monday. Please support your child in learning their 10 weekly spellings.

Statutory Word Lists:

If you have learnt your spellings for the week, why not challenge yourself to learn a few words from the statutory word lists below.

Maths

Play on Times Table Rock Stars for at least 5 minutes each day.

Visit www.ttrockstars.com or download the app to login and play!

Visit the ‘Garage’ to practice the times tables that Mrs Norton and Mrs Noble have set for you to learn. Sometimes this will be one times table and sometimes there may be a few.

Visit the ‘Studio’ and play at least 10 games to get your Rock Star Status. As your fluency of your times table recall improves, the better your Rock Status will be! Remember, to become a ‘Rock Hero’, it will take lots and lots of practise!

Time Table Rock Star Challenge Wednesday!

Every Wednesday, we will be doing the Times Table Rock Stars Challenge. Each week your child will bring home a times table to focus on improving their speed in multiplying and dividing by that particular number.

Times Table Rock Star Trophy

Our Times Table Rock Star Trophy will be awarded for effort in improving your fluency of times tables each term.

Other Useful Resources:

English Resources

Maths Resources

Class Photos