WELCOME TO KS2 AND YEAR 3
This Year’s School Theme is
‘TIME TO SHINE’
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
The Anglo-Saxons … How Dark were the Dark Ages?
Happy New Year and Welcome back to our Spring Term 2020!
I hope you all had a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and are all ready and eager to get back to learning! We are travelling a little further back through in time to an exciting new adventure in Anglo-Saxon Times!
Come and See
Topics this term:
Listening and Sharing
At the heart of our learning this term will be the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Our journey in faith will be developed with the themes of Journeys, Listening and Sharing. The children will learn about the journey and sacrifice that Jesus made as they deepen their knowledge of the Eucharist and the events of Holy Week during the theme of Giving All.
Our cross-curricular topic is The Anglo-Saxons …How Dark were the Dark Ages? So we will be incorporating many areas into this exciting work.
We will be examining and analysing many different types of texts in English, and using good models of writing to inspire us to create our own. We will read factual books, fictional stories and famous poetry such as the epic ‘Beowulf’. We will extend our vocabulary and increase our fluency in reading through ‘The Sheep-Pig’ and Paddington. These texts will fire the children’s imagination and inspire creativity!
In Maths we will be linking our Science work on circuits, buzzers and lights which will involve some measuring and investigation. We will continue to master multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. We’ll also be tackling measurement, shape and fractions!
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 will 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 continue to teach Art where we will look at textures and weaving. She will also guide the children through our Come and See topics.
In P.E. we will begin gymnastics lessons this half-term, as well as Dance and next half-term the children will work with Gordon to build upon Games skills. Please have P.E kits in on Monday through to Friday.
We will be learning about the History of Music, with an emphasis on the time period we’re studying in History. Our Coding activities will also link to this subject too.
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 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. Please remove earrings on PE days!
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 the 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
We have a fantastic inspiring term to look forward to! If you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support, I’ve been so impressed with the creative approaches and wonderful homework so far this year—I can’t wait to see what this term holds! Mrs Byrne
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
13th Jan School Photos
17th Jan Talent Show Auditions
4th Feb NSPCA Number Day
5th Feb KS2 Film Night
6th Feb KS2 Talent Show
13th Feb Spring Hamper Raffle
14th Feb INSET Day
17th—21st Feb Half Term
26th Feb 9.30am
Ash Wednesday Mass, Corpus Christi
5th March World Book Day
Wed 1.30pm –3.30pm
Forest School Dates: TBC
Spring Term 6th-20th April
Year 3 Resurrection Assembly
Wed 22nd April
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