Y3SW

WELCOME TO CLASS Y3SW

Teacher: Mrs Stokes (Monday and Tuesday) Miss Williams (Wednesday- Friday)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Nugent

Homework is given out every Friday and is expected to be returned by the following Tuesday.

P.E. is every Tuesday, please ensure your child is dressed in their P.E. tracksuit on this day.

Words of the Week – we are introducing our children to new vocabulary every week. These words will be sent home on a weekly basis. Please ask your child what they mean and encourage them to use them as often as possible during conversations and give lots of praise when they use them correctly.

Due to current restrictions, stage reading books will only be sent home once a week, on a Friday. Your child is able to bring home a class library book as often as required throughout the week. We have a wide variety of books to choose from, including- fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

All children in Year 3 have online access to either Reading Plus or Lexia, both are excellent online resources that have a wealth of literature for your child to read at their level. This will support their reading accuracy, speed and comprehension skills. Please encourage your child to access this at least three times per week.

We love to read in our school and believe,

 ‘The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go’

A child

A book

A read

A chat

That is the way the mind grows

Not with a test, but a tale…

Michael Rosen

My Maths is an online site where weekly homework will be allocated. There is also a huge range of further maths learning for your child to access.

Every child is also registered to use TT Rockstars – an online fun resource, which will support with learning their Times Tables. Please encourage your child to access this daily.

Don’t forget to use the ‘City Pass’ to log onto Education City. There are many learning activities on here to support and challenge your child. There is a link below that takes you to the page.

The logins for all of our online resources can be found on the inside of your child’s home reading diary. If you misplace your passwords, please get in touch and we will reissue them.

Some useful information for the year ahead...

Year 3 Curriculum Map 2020-2021

Year 3 Home Learning Timetable

Click on the link above for our home learning timetable which includes suggested times and online resources to support your child’s learning during a covid-related absence. During this time, you will also receive an email signposting you to specific resources that link with our current curriculum. If it is the whole class that has to isolate, work will be set on Google Classroom.

Keep up to date with our latest news and suggested activities using our Twitter pages.

Our whole school Twitter page

and

Year 3 Twitter Page

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Thinkuknow is an education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

The Thinkuknow websites offers advice about how to help keep your child safe when they’re playing on a phone, tablet or computer.  As well as advice, the website also offers a series of short age appropriate activities to do at home with your child linked to online safety.

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Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources.  Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

Their online classrooms offer free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets.  Available at Reception,  primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects.  All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan.  New lessons and resources are provided each week to ensure continuity and continued progression.

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Some useful videos from BBC Children in Need. Dr Radha shares her top tips on looking after your wellbeing.

Family Zone 5 to 8

Family Zone works to improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills across communities in the UK.

Family Zone is full of free activities and ideas to keep your child busy at home, whilst also benefitting reading writing and language development.

Year 3SW Autumn Learning Journey...

English

Mathematics

Science

Religious Education

This term we began by exploring ‘The Lord’s Prayer’, looking in detail around the meaning of the prayer. We know that it is a very special prayer to Christians. We also began to discuss the concept of the Kingdom of God being like a mustard seed. 

‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.’ (Matthew 13:31-32)

We then explored ‘Harvest’. We looked in detail at how and why Christians celebrate harvest. We looked at the fantastic ways that harvest is celebrated around the world, discussing our favourite. We ended the unit by focusing on the Jewish harvest festival- Sukkot. We researched how and why Jewish people celebrate Sukkot and we looked at the different symbols that represent Sukkot.

Our current topic is ‘God with Us’ where we have explored what it means to be present. After looking at the Nativity, we asked questions to the shepherds about how they felt when the angel came to give them the good news of the Son of God being born. We then looked in detail at what the terms incarnation and Emmanuel mean and discussed different events and storied from the life of Jesus deciding whether they mainly show the human side of Jesus’ life or the ‘God’ side of his life. We know that incarnation means ‘made flesh’ and that God became a human when Jesus was born and this is why Jesus is also sometimes called Emmanuel (God with us).

Geography

History

Art and Design

Design and Technology

Music

Before half term, we have been looking at rhythmic patterns. Learning was based on reading and creating rhythmic patterns. This included; time signatures, crotchets, minims and quavers plus crotchet rests. bars and bar lines and repeats. The children used batons and untuned percussion to perform their rhythmic patterns.
 
Since half term we have been learning about the Class Orchestra. This topic is based on learning how to arrange and orchestrate known songs. The children learn about A Capella, melody, accompaniments and they will learn how to structure and organise songs. 
 
Throughout the term, pupils have also been learning to analyse orchestral music. Learning has included; instruments and families, tempo, dynamics, pitch and structure. How to listen and react to the music confidently. We have also tried to reaffirm knowledge and plug any gaps from last year using starter quizzes and white board exercises.
 

P.E.

Click on the link below for a wide range of websites to keep your children active at home.

P.E. opportunities at home

P.S.H.E.

This term we have been exploring ‘Health and Wellbeing’. This has included looking at how to live a healthy lifestyle. We have shared with one another what we are good at doing, we liked hearing what our friends thought we were good at. We then wrote all about ‘Marvellous Me!’ telling the world how amazing we really are. In addition to this, we have studied anti-bullying and Black History month.

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