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Walkers For Church - Wednesday 29th June at 9:15am.

If you are available to help us walk up to church, please could you let your child's teacher know?

Thank you

Useful Dates 

  • Wednesday 29th June - St Peter & St Paul Mass in Church (9:15 - 11am)
  • Thursday 30th June - Sports Day (KS2 1:30-3pm)
  • Monday 4th July - Year 3 Outdoor Day 

Commonwealth Games Homework

Following on from our Commonwealth Games assembly, we are asking you to create a project as part of the Commonwealth celebrations.

 

Our class country is...

Northern Ireland

 

We would like you to create a project that is inspired by our class country. You might decide to research facts, sculpt, paint, draw, cook, design etc...

This is down to you.

 

Please return your projects to your class teacher during the week beginning the 20th of June.

 

We look forward to seeing your projects. 

Useful Websites to Support Project Work

Holy Communion and Thanksgiving Mass

Well done to all of the children who made their Holy Communion over the past two weeks, we hope you enjoyed your special day! You conducted yourselves so reverently and certainly did your parents, families, teachers and indeed our whole school and parish community proud.

 

Thank you for your support at home with preparing for Holy Communion. We look forward to seeing the children again in their Holy Communion clothes at the Year 3 Thanksgiving Mass on Sunday 22nd of May at 10:15 in church

 

Also, a big thank you to the children who supported those making Holy Communion by attending the mass and singing beautifully. Your attendance was much appreciated! 

WALKERS FOR CHURCH - 5th April @9.15am

If you are available to help us walk up to church, please could you let your child's teacher know?

Thank you

Useful Dates

  • Thursday 31st March - Y3 Reconciliation meeting at 7pm in church
  • Sunday 3rd April - Sacrament of Reconciliation at 2pm on Sunday in church

Reminder: Year 3 have our Outdoor Day on Thursday 24th March. Please make sure children are wearing suitable clothing for the cold and possible wet day. Thank you.

March 25th Dress Up Day - Stig of the Dump Theme

We would like to inform you of our dress up day, Friday 25th March, as part of our Lenten fundraising project. There will be a contribution of £1 which will be donated to our school Lenten charities. 

 

Year 3 have collectively decided to dress up as characters from our class text, Stig of the Dump. The children can choose to be one of the following characters.

  1. Stig (Stone Age person)
  2. Barney and Lou (children from the 1960's)
  3. Grandmother 
  4. The Snargets (scruffy boys from 1960's)

 

Please do not feel any pressure to go out and buy a costume. There should be a character that the children can dress up as, with items from home.

 

PE for Spring 2

This half term PE will be taking place on a Monday and a Tuesday. 

English Homework W.B. 7th March 2022

This week the children have been given the task of creating a short story or non fiction mini book using the paper template they were provided with in class. The children can use their imagination to create their own story or they can retell a favourite story.

We have been learning about money in mathematics this week.

Ash Wednesday Mass - 2nd March

We need walkers for Mass up at church on this date. If you can help, please email us at year3@stedward.bham.sch.uk

Thank you

We have been working on improving our inference skills through exploring the wordless picture book Flotsam by David Wiesner.

Outdoor Day - Tuesday 1st February

Spellings 2nd February 2022

REMINDER: Year 3 have our Outdoor Day on Tuesday 1st February. PLease make sure children are wearing suitable clothing for the cold and possible wet day. Thank you.

English Homework WB 31st January

Reminder, Year 3 children to be collected at 5.30pm after the Pantomime from the front entrance. Thank you.

Human Rights Workshop

Spellings 26th January

English/Science Homework WB 24th January

English Homework

Spellings 19th January

REMINDER

Non-uniform Day 14th January 2022 in aid of our school PTA funds. Please support us by wearing own clothes and donating £1.

YEAR 3 OUTDOOR DAY 1st FEBRUARY 2022

Please take note of our Outdoor Day and ensure that children have adequate clothing/layers to be outside all day. Look out for an emailed letter regarding further information. Thank you.

History - Stone Age Farmers Discussion Task

Spellings 5th January

PE - Dodgeball

Stone Age Art

Christmas

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday. We have asked the children to take a photograph of themselves having fun over the Christmas period and email it to us at year3@stedward.bham.sch.uk

It would also be wonderful, if they completed a crafty activity over the two weeks based upon the Stone Age. Perhaps they could make a lego Stonehenge, paint a picture of Skara Brae, baking cooking cookies that look like a Stone Age house, Woolly Mammoth cake???? Let your imagination run riot!

Spellings 8th December

Spellings 2nd December

Advent Craft with Year 6 Buddies

English Homework - 29th November - due before Friday 10th

Spelling Homework 16th November

Remembrance Day Music

All Year 3 children are to wear their school uniform on Wednesday 10th November as we have Mass in the morning followed by our Year 3 Open Afternoon. Thank you.

2021/22

Loudmouth Theatre Anti-Bullying Morning

Promise to the Planet Activity

Geography Local River Study

Maths Homework

Times Table Rock Stars - (Complete every night) Login details have been given to your child, please keep them safe.

Fluency Booklets - (Complete every night) Children have been given an A5 booklet containing fluency questions. Please complete 4 questions per night only. 

Staff in Year 3 would like to introduce you to how the school day is working and what you can do to help your child at home. A big thank you to everyone who has watched our video last term and has kept the blue book bags and small lunch box bags, it is much appreciated as it makes class routines such as giving out letters, collecting books and freeing up space, much easier.

Everyday, there is the same routine to allow all children to come to school, wash and sanitise their hands, then settle to work.

Morning sessions are rotated and consist of:-

Maths Fluency, where we revise Number Bonds, Times Tables and any other individual misunderstandings.

SPaG – Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar sessions where we are focusing upon sentence structures, spellings from Year 2 and Year 3, and developing the correct use of punctuation such as commas, exclamation marks and question marks.

Handwriting – focus being on letters y,g,q, and f being written below the line and letters h,b,d,k,l showing a clear height distance to other letters, almost touching the top line. We aim for all children to have a neat, legible and cursive style of writing.

Reading Sessions – during these sessions we will sometimes do Guided Reading in small groups, listen to our class reader or individually read to members of staff.

 

Please could all reading books be brought into school on Mondays and Thursdays so that they can be changed?  As you may already be aware, the children have been given their own Reading Diary to record the books they are reading, any comments about their understanding and suggested ways forward. Please ensure that reading books and diaries are brought into school every day as we take any opportunity to develop our children's love of reading and to hear them read.

 

We then have other curriculum subjects throughout the day, with opportunities for learning outside incorporated where possible. 

 

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we endeavour to have our PE lessons, although this can be weather permitting during the colder/wetter months. PE kits are blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms, white PE shirts with the school logo on and a blue jumper for the colder days (school jumpers may be worn). Please could we check that earrings aren’t worn on PE days as they can pose a safety risk during physical lessons.

 

All children have returned to school eager and ready to learn. They have been amazing at following the new routines and are already getting used to life in the Juniors. Should you wish to contact your child’s teacher, please contact them at year3@stedward.bham.sch.uk

Thank you for your continued support of St. Edward’s and the vision we have for your children.

Mrs Bettam, Miss Mason and Mrs Carr

2020/21

Year 3 Reconciliation and First Holy Communion - Initial Sacramental Preparation Loom Video (December 2020) 

A Loom recording of our initial sacramental meeting can be accessed through the link below. Click on the link and then you will need to scroll half way down the page to find the Loom recording.

HOMEWORK

 

Homework will be uploaded to Mirodo every Friday for the children to complete. Please could they also complete daily practice on Times Table Rock Stars and their LSCWC.

 

If you have any issues with online work, please contact Mrs Carr on year3@stedward.bham.sch.uk and an alternative can be arranged.

3CC Outdoor Day

We will be having our Outdoor Day on Thursday 5th November. Please could all children have warm clothing, with waterproof shoes and coats as we will be outside all day even if it is raining. An extra set of warm clothes would be very beneficial, along with a change of shoes to wear when we go indoors for dinner/toilet breaks.

 

Our main focus is to be The Stone Age and linked to our Rivers topic. Following on from discussions with the children, we will be making Stone Age Dens, creating our own river course by digging into the ground, hunting for rocks and classifying them, and creating our own Stone Age implements to help with our building of dens. 

 

We will post all our photographs of the day on our class page as soon as possible.

Autumn 1 - English

Welcome to Class 3CC

 

Welcome to Year 3!

Staff in Year 3 would like to introduce you to how the school day is working and what you can do to help your child at home, especially as we haven’t been able to have the usual meetings at the start of the year. Thank you to everyone who has watched our video last term and has kept the blue book bags and small lunch box bags, it is much appreciated as it makes class routines such as giving out letters, collecting books and freeing up space, much easier.

 

Everyday, there is the same routine to allow all children to come to school in their staggered times, wash and sanitise their hands, then settle to work.

 

Morning sessions are rotated and consist of:-

Maths Fluency, where we revise Number Bonds, Times Tables and filling of any gaps from last year due to the prolonged time at home.

SPaG – Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar sessions where we are focusing upon sentence structures, spellings from Year 2 and Year 3, and developing the correct use of punctuation such as commas, exclamation marks and question marks.

Handwriting – focus being on letters y,g,q, and f being written below the line and letters h,b,d,k,l showing a clear height distance to other letters, almost touching the top line. We aim for all children to have a neat, legible and cursive style of writing.

Reading Sessions – during these sessions we will sometimes do Guided Reading as a class, listen to our class reader or individually read to members of staff.

 

Please could all reading books be brought into school on Mondays and Thursdays so that they can be changed? All books are put into quarantine for 72 hours so we would really appreciate your help by making sure the children return them on the correct day.

Reading Diaries are unable to be carried back and forth to school so an online system has been created using BGFL 365. (A separate email has been written to explain how to use the diaries.)

 

We then have other curriculum subjects throughout the day, with opportunities for learning outside incorporated where possible. Topics for the Autumn Term are shown in the table below, should you wish to assist your child further. 

 

Every Wednesday we endeavour to have our PE lessons, although this can be weather permitting due to current guidelines, but if children could also have waterproof coats on Wednesdays (possibly wellies that can be left in school) we will ensure they have some form of activity outside even if raining. PE kits are blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms, white PE shirts with the school logo on and a blue jumper for the colder days (school jumpers may be worn). Please could we check that earrings aren’t worn on Wednesdays as they can pose a safety risk during physical lessons.

 

All children have returned to school eager and ready to learn. They have been amazing at following hygiene and distancing guidelines and are already getting used to life in the Juniors. Should you wish to contact your child’s teacher, please contact them at year3@stedward.bham.sch.uk

Thank you for your continued support of St. Edward’s and the vision we have for your children.

Mrs Carr and Mrs Bettam

 

 

 

ENGLISH

I Am Henry Finch

The Tunnel

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Rivers (Non-Fiction)

Black History poems

Prefixes, suffixes, homophones, own spelling lists, -ei sound

Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

The Boy with the Bronze Axe

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Prehistoric Britain (Non-Fiction)

Stone Age & Bronze Age (Non-Fiction)

Poetry -

Prefix –mis and –re,In Flanders Field (Remembrance)

the I sound using y, proofreading

MATHS

Revision of Y2 Maths – Number Bonds, Times Tables, Shape, Fractions, Time

Number – Place Value

Addition/ subtraction

Number –

addition/ subtraction

multiplication and division

RE

Belonging- We Gather As God’s Family

Prayer

Advent

SCIENCE

Rocks & Soils

William Smith (Fossils)

Interpret and Report- Rock Reports

Forces & Magnets

Set up enquiry- shoe grip/ strongest magnet

GEOGRAPHY

Geographical skills and fieldwork/ Human and physical geography – Local River Study

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

HISTORY

Significant Events and People -  Black History Month

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PSHE

Caring for our school

Learning From Mistakes

Why Should I Forgive?

Picture News editions fortnightly

Friendship

What makes a good friend?

 How do good friends act?

Do good friends fall out?

Anti Bullying week

Picture News editions fortnightly

MUSIC

Black Musicians of Importance, Charanga - Me

Compose music for the battle scene

D & T

The Journey of a River 3D Model

Structures- Celtic Roundhouses

3D Wardrobe

Turkish Delight

ART

Paul Klee – Portrait Work

Great To Be Me

Pointillism

River Scene

Cave Paintings

COMPUTING

All About Me

Code.Org

We are Programmers

Code.Org

 

Meet Your Teacher

 

Welcome to Class 3CC. We are a class of 28 children working with Mrs Carr and Miss Atkins. So we can get to know each other a little better, I have put together a little something for you to read.

 

Dear Year 3 parents and children,

As we were unable to meet as we usually would before you joined us in Year 3 and as some of the usual events we would normally have may not be able to go ahead, I have written a short piece about myself to help you get to know me a little better.

 

I am beginning my ninth year teaching and sixth year working at St Edwards. I spent my first three years teaching Year 5 in my previous school before gaining experience teaching Reception and now Year 3 in St Edwards. I am currently class teacher of 3CC. As well as being a Year 3 class teacher, I am also History, Geography and Eco coordinator. I enjoy this role as I have always had a keen interest in these subjects and love to share this with children.

 

I grew up in Galway, Ireland and come from a family of eight children. After leaving school, I gained a degree in Human Resource Management before moving to Birmingham in 2011 to train to be a teacher. When I have the opportunity to I love to go home and visit my family and friends in Ireland. I also enjoy sharing a few words of Irish with the children in my class. In my own time, I like to paint, draw and spend time outdoors.

 

I am really happy to be teaching Year 3 and look forward to working with the children this year. If you would like to contact me please use the email address for our year group year3@stedward.bham.sch.uk  and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.

 

Mrs Carr

 

Prayers for year 3

Here are some of the prayers that the children will be learning this year. Please fell free to say them at different points throughout the day whilst your child is at home!

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