WELCOME TO KS2 and YEAR 3
Here are some clues to our exciting topic this term
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to this year’s positive theme
At the heart of our journey in our faith this term will be Homes ‘What makes a house a home?’ Promises ‘Why make promises?’ and Visitors ‘Are visitors always welcome?’ Our Other Faith study will be Hinduism. We will be making a visit to a local temple on Tuesday 20th November to experience first-hand how Hindus pray.
Come and See
Topics this term:
We start this Autumn term with ‘Strive, Thrive and Remember — How Will We Remember Those Who Served?’ We will use a range of high quality texts, information books, film and music to inspire and motivate us!
In this, the First World War Centenary, We Will …Remember.
Our cross-curricular topic is ‘Strive, Thrive and Remember’.
We will be incorporating many themes into this adventurous and challenging 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 the occasional heated debate. We will reinforce and extend our Maths through data collection, measuring and investigations!
In Science, we will study Healthy Eating and Digestion. We will examine how people stayed healthy during World War One and how we can strive for a healthier lifestyle through diet, personal hygiene and exercise. We’ll also be investigating changes in materials and The Water Cycle. Through P.E. we will ask ‘Did children exercise during the war? Our theme is Invasion Games as children will develop their skills in football, basketball and netball. We plan to re-enact the Christmas Truce football matches in WW1 in a House Competition with Y4. Gymnastic sessions will take place every Thursday with Miss Singleton. Dance sessions will take place on a Friday with Mrs Bathgate.
History and Geography; We Will…be able to place the events surrounding WW1 on a timeline , the role of women during the war and the impact upon Nottingham. We will name and place countries involved in WW1 on a world map, mapping of physical and human features including tropics, time-zones, longitude etc and use symbols and keys.
Art and DT which will be led by Miss Ferrara on Fridays, will link with our History research. We will work on our drawing skills using pencils, charcoals and pastels. Using the theme of poppies we will also create our own collaborative textile piece. We are also going to look at the diet of people who lived around the time of WW1 . We will compare diet and health with today and try to recreate, and improve upon recipes that would have been used.
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.
How you can help
Reading, spellings and Maths homework will be given every week. Encourage your child to read regularly and explain what they understand from the text. Please ensure that your child learns their multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could also be follow-up research homework in other areas if appropriate. Please check the weekly homework sheet that goes out on a Thursday and encourage your child to complete the tasks set.
Please make sure your child has their swimming kit and P.E. kit (black shorts, white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls) in school on Mondays and 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 in their bag all week. Please bring in a Science ‘Lab coat’ if you haven’t already. All you need is an old shirt, some children have customised their coats and they look great!
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 own school email address. If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this term, maybe you have some woodwork skills, are an expert baker or would be able to chat to the children about your job. I’d love to hear from you! Yet another brilliant term to look forward to!
If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this term, maybe you have some woodwork skills, are an expert baker or would be able to chat to the children about your job. I’d love to hear from you!
Another exciting term to look forward to! If you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support,
Dates for your diary:
Welcome Mass: Thurs 13th Sept.
Travelling Book Fair 27th Sept.
NSPCC Assembly and Workshops 8th Oct.
Parent’s Consultations: Tue 9th Oct. 4pm—7pm
Wed 10th 1.30pm –3.30pm
Harvest Mass: Thurs 25th October 9am
INSET DAY Friday 19th Oct
Half Term: Monday 29th Oct —Friday 2nd Nov
Go Ape Visit Wednesday 7th November
KS2 Film Night: 15th Nov 3.30-5.15pm
Hindu Temple Visit: Tuesday 20th November
Carols around the Tree & Jumper Day Fri 19th Dec 6pmAdvent Mass: 1st Dec
Year 3 Class Nativity: Wednesday 12th Dec 2.45 pm
Whole School Mass: 20th Dec 9am
End of Term: Fri 21st Dec
Spring Term: 7th Jan 2019
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 Reading 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 Reading diaries. It is really important that children read daily and demonstrate a good comprehension of the texts.
All children have their login details – same as last year.
History for kids https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/
Fascinating Facts http://factsforkids.net/world-war-1-facts-kids-fascinating-facts-ww/
Hit The Button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity03 Place value game
Beat the computer in a place value game!
http://resources.oswego.org/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html Stop the clock game!
http://www.scholastic.com/play/time.htm Time travelling
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/measures Weigh and measure the parcel
http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html Weighing parcels
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.