WELCOME TO KS2 AND YEAR 3
This Year’s BRW Spirit Strong School Theme is inspired by scripture….
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!
Whole Class Reading
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’ and ‘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.
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 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.
In Science we will study Electricity and explore Light and investigate how shadows are made and how we can change them.
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.
How you can help
There is reading, spellings and maths homework every week. Please support your child in practicing multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could also be follow-up research in other areas if appropriate.
Please check your child has the homework sheet on a Thursday. If the homework is lost, there are always extra in the door holder until the following week. Encourage your child to read regularly and explain what they understand from the text, especially unfamiliar words.
Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit (black shorts, white tee-shirt and trainers or plimsolls) in school on Mondays. PE kit should stay in school all week. Only to go home to be washed at the weekend. Please remove earrings on Wednesday before coming to school.
Please check the Y3 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 school email address. A fantastic inspiring term to look forward to! if you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support,
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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)