WELCOME TO YEAR 3!
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to continuing our BRW Spirit Strong through this year’s school theme
‘Rise up. Have Courage. Do it!’ (Ezra 10:4)
At the heart of our journey in our faith this term will be the topics and their Big Questions ….Homes ‘What makes a house a home?’
Promises ‘Why make promises?’ and Visitors ‘Are visitors always welcome?’ Our ’Other Faith’ this term will be Judaism.
We start this Autumn term with ‘Be the Light! How dark were the Dark Ages?’ We will use a range of high quality texts, information books, film and music to inspire and motivate us!
During our weekly Whole Class Reading sessions this term, we will be expanding our vocabulary and comprehension skills, using Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and Anthony Browne’s version of ‘Hansel and Gretel’.
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.
Through History and Geography we will deepen our understanding of timelines and changes in Britain, during the Anglo-Saxon period. We will pose questions and follow lines of enquiry using a range of historical sources. In Geography we’ll learn about Settlements. What they are, where and why they are located in particular areas and recognising features of settlements.
This term we will begin our French lessons and build up a bank of simple words and phrases to introduce ourselves.
Miss Ferrara will teach Art and DT where we will look at using pencil grades to draw facial expression and producing final pieces inspired by Anglo-Saxons patterns and textures. The focus artist this term will be the awe-inspiring Gustav Klimt. Miss Ferrara will also guide the children through our Come and See topics.
This term we will focus on ‘Place Value’ and really mastering our knowledge of numbers. We will reinforce and extend our Maths through data collection, measuring and investigations! We are going to revise number bonds and multiplication facts in order to improve fluency! Year 3 must know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x by the end of the year. The children will be given their passwords for the websites Times Tables Rock Stars and Mathletics.
In Science we will study Electricity and explore Light and investigate how shadows are made and how we can change them.
In Computing we will learn how to stay safe online and use programming skills to create work related to our topic. In P.E. we will learning a variety of Multi-skills and Gymnastics.
How you can help
There will be reading, spellings and Maths homework every week. Please try to practice multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could be follow-up research in other areas if appropriate.
Please check the weekly homework diary and encourage your child to complete the tasks set on time. Encourage your child to read regularly and discuss what they’ve read to ensure understanding.
Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit (black shorts, white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls, clearly labelled) 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 remain on their peg in their bag all week.
Please check the this Year 3 Web page 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. Blog address: brwacademy.com
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! If you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your support, exciting times ahead!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
30th August / 2nd Sept INSET days
23/09/21 10:15 Whole School Mass of Welcome 10:15am
Parents Consultations :
7/10/21 Harvest Mass 10:15
HALF TERM 18th – 29th October
1st November INSET Day
Fri 19th November NDCYS – Youth Day
REVISED PARENT’S CONSULTATIONS
15th November 1:30pm – 5 pm
17th November 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Christmas Jumper Day – BRW Christmas Dinner
Carols Around The Tree 5:30pm
8th Dec Year 3 Christmas Celebration 2.45pm
16/12/21 Whole School Advent Mass 10:15 TBC
End of Term 20/12/ 3/1/2022