WELCOME TO KS2 AND YEAR 3
This Year’s School Theme is….
How does the Stone Age inspire our generation to be
Strong, Brave and Fearless?
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to life in Year 3 and Key Stage Two! Our school theme is inspired by a quote from ‘Joshua 1:9’ This year we are going to ‘Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Fearless’ because we know we are never alone. Our learning journey together will an exciting, risk-taking, challenging but fun one. We will learn from mistakes made
At the heart of our journey in our faith this term will be the ‘Come and See’
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 out class topic ‘Stones and Bones: How
does the Stone Age inspire our generation to be Strong, Brave and Fearless?’
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 Antony
Browne’s picture book version of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ’Through the Tunnel.
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.
In Year 3, we will discover all about The Stone Age and through History and Geography, deepen our understanding of timelines and changes in Britain, from hunter-gatherers to early farmers. From this we will look at bread making, evaluating and hopefully, recreating our own bread through Design and Technology.
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 to support them in this area.
In Science we will be studying ‘Rocks and Fossils’ and ‘Nutrition and Skeletons’ so plenty of investigative work to be undertaken. In Art, the children will explore the work of the artist, Poonac. P.E. will be Games on Thursday, and Gymnastics on Wednesday. Music will explore Live and Recorded Music and discover how the Stone Age people made music! In Computing we will learn how to stay safe online and use programming skills to create work related to our topic.
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) 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. If you haven’t already vamped up an old shirt to be used as ‘lab coat’ in previous years, do so now! We will wear them every Science lesson.
Please check this Year 3 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.
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
10th September, 2.30pm: Welcome Mass
5th October: Parents’ Consultations
12th October: Parents’ Consultations
8th October: Whole School Harvest Mass
19th Oct—30th Oct: Half term
2nd Nov: INSET Day
11th November, 11.00 am: Remembrance Liturgy
2nd December: Advent Celebration Liturgy
16th December: Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day
17th December, 2.30pm: Advent Mass
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.
For Parents! www.theschoolrun.com/welcome-homework-gnome
History for kids https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/
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)
KS2 English activities