WELCOME TO YEAR 3
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Here are some clues to our exciting topic this term
Welcome to Key Stage 2, Year 3!
We start this Autumn term with an exploring and adventurous theme: ‘Pole to Pole — How Can We Adapt?’ We will use a range of high-quality texts, information books, film and music to inspire and motivate us!
Dig Deep….What Will The Past Offer Us?
At the heart of our journey in faith this term will be Serving inspired by the story of Pentecost. In this theme, the children learn about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and serving as a way of life. The children will deepen their knowledge of the power and energy of the Holy Spirit. We will also continue to explore the Mysteries of the Rosary.
Our Other Faith work will be studying Islam, and linking our topic Special Places with finding out more about Mosques.
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Topics this term:
Our cross-curricular topic is Pole to Pole—How Can We Adapt? We will be incorporating many themes into this adventurous work. We will be examining and analysing various texts in English, and using imaginative models of writing to inspire us to create our own. To help enhance our Speaking and Listening skills we will participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debate. We will reinforce and extend our Maths through data collection, measuring and investigations!
In Science, we will study Animals and how scientists classify them, adaptation and food chains, with a particular interest in ocean creatures. We will learn about the major scientific project of The Polar Explorer (David Attenborough ship and Boaty McBoat face submarine) how scientists hope to learn more about life beneath the waves at both poles.
Linking with this, History and Geography; map work, routes and previous scientific expeditions. Our local study will be of Clifton Village so we are planning a field trip there for further exploration. As BRW celebrates it’s 60th birthday, we are going to look at the changes the school and area have undergone in this time. Do you know any past pupils that we could interview? If so, please let me know.
DT will link with our science and English work—Hedgehogs. We will research, design and build our own Hedgehog hotels. If you have materials you can donate, such as wood offcuts, plastic sheeting, buckets etc, it would be gratefully received!
In Computing the children will use programming skills related to our topic, as they create and test sequences of commands and learn how to record work simply using Minecraft to create an Ice Biome.
P.E will include Multi-Skills in Games with coach Mr. Fearne on Thursdays. Art and Design will enhance our topic and give us the opportunity to explore artists such as Munch, Monet and Kandinsky, as well as author and illustrator, Jackie Morris.
MATHS Homework Mathletics
All children will have individual maths homework allocated to them on this website. They’ve been given their password & it should be stuck in their HW diary. Please let me know if access is a problem.
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You also have access to the free ebooks on this site – it also works on iPads too! Children will have the login and password stuck in their Homework diaries. It is really important that children read daily and demonstrate a good comprehension of the texts.
Details to follow!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
Welcome Mass: Thurs 14th Sept
Harvest Mass: Thurs 19th October
Parent’s Consultations: Tue 17th Oct 1.30pm—4pm
Wed 18th Oct 4pm-7pm
Forest School Dates: Every Monday until 30th October (last session)
Half Term: Oct 23—27th
KS2 Film Night: 1st Nov 3.30-5.15pm
Carols around the Tree & Jumper Day Fri 15th Dec 6 pm
All Saints Mass at Church: 1st Nov 9.30am
Advent Mass: 1st Dec
Year 3 Class Nativity: 6th Dec 2.45 pm
Whole School Mass: 21st Dec 9 am
End of Term: Fri 22nd Dec
Spring Term: 8th Jan 2018
How you can help
Encourage your child to read regularly and discuss their understanding of the texts. There will be English, Spellings and Math homework every week. Your child will write details in their diary on the day the homework is set. There could be follow-up research in other areas if appropriate. Children have a week to complete the work—unless otherwise stated.
Please check the diary regularly and encourage your child to complete the tasks set. Please make sure your child has their labelled P.E. kit (black shorts, white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls, plain tracksuit in winter ) in school on Mondays. PE kit should stay in school all week.
Your child also needs a painting apron/old shirt in school to protect their uniform during art lessons. This should also remain on their peg in a bag all term.
Please bring in a Science ‘Lab coat’ if you haven’t already. All you need is an old shirt (labelled of course)
Please check the Year 3 Web page brwacademy.com for updates and recommended websites. Support your child in blogging and posting comments, please ensure they only use their first name and their school email address. Some Writing challenges may be set so please let me know if this will be a problem.
If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this year I’d love to hear from you! An exciting term to look forward to, if you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you in advance, for your support. Mrs Byrne
USEFUL WEBSITES (Copy and paste links)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zssnfg8 Early Britain
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf Multiplication game or just google ‘Moonmaths’
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity03 Place value game
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/05/m3_05_00_x.swf Beat the computer in a place value game!
http://resources.oswego.org/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html Stop the clock game!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml Set the Clock.
http://www.scholastic.com/play/time.htm Time travelling
http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/unitsoftimeftc.htm Fling The Teacher!
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/measures Weigh and measure the parcel
http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html Weighing parcels
www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zpdtsbk/videos/1 Find out about Islam
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci/nottingham-castle-museum-art-gallery-Nottingham (scroll down to see interactive games)
https://sites.google.com/site/easygrammar4kids/a-an (and other games for grammar skills)
A lovely strange game that requires some ‘out of the box’ and creative thinking to move things along. Also tests areas of English, Maths and Science.