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"Today is a great day to learn something new!"

 

"Whatever you do, do it in the glory of God!"

Dear Year 3 children and parents,

 

My name is Miss Ranjan. I am really excited to be teaching in year 3 this year! I have taught in a range of classes in both KS1 and KS2. I love teaching and particularly enjoy computing and Maths. Maths has been my favourite subject since I was in primary school.

 

In my spare time, I love going to the theatre and travelling to new places around the world. This year, I have visited Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest! My favourite place so far has been New York city. 

 

I can't wait to get to know you all this year. I'm happy to help in any way that I can so please email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Miss Ranjan

Parent Introduction to Year 3

Looking forward to forthcoming dates: 

 

Thursday 9th February at 6pm is the meeting for First Holy Communicants in church

 

Wednesday 15th March 9.45 in the school hall: Year 3 Mass

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation - Sunday 5th March at 2pm

 

Sacrament of First Holy Communion - Sunday 14th May at 1pm

 

Mass of Thanksgiving - Sunday 21st May at 10.15. Children to receive First Holy Communion attire and receive their certificates.

Spring 1 - Week 5

This week brought about 'Outdoor Day.' We immersed ourselves in Stone Age life. We role-played being Stig from our book, 'Stig of the Dump.' We created Stig's den by making sure our foundations were strong and secure, they even survived us playing in and around them all day.  The role-play continued to making journey sticks, wind chimes and a river. We learnt that Stone Age people set up camps near a water source when they settled and this gave us the chance to review and revise the material we learnt in Geography back in September. The wonder and awe arrived when we tested to see if the rivers worked! All the children were delighted with their creations and they now have pride of place in the classrooms. We love outdoor day! We develop and learn so many new skills. Some of these skills are confidence and self-esteem, communication and social skills, physical skills, develop a greater understanding and awareness of the natural environment, natural motivation and a positive attitude to learning, the ability to recognise and manage risk and we are developing a healther lifestyle. 

 

In English this week we continued with our work on dialogue. We learnt how to recognise dialogue when someone reads to us and we know how to recognise dialogue when we read books independently. We also added narration to our dialogue. We are becoming quite the authors! In our maths lessons we have been adding hundreds, tens and ones fluently. To date our art lessons have seen us exploring with charcoal but this week we used these skills to draw a picture with charcoal using the skills of drawing, smudging and layering. 

Spring 1 - Week 4

What another great week! The highlight of the week was when we visited Birmingham Hippodrome. The children absolutely enjoyed the pantomime Dick Whittington. 

In Maths, we have started looking at how we partition three digit numbers in different ways. In English we have been learning how to use prepositions to help extend sentences. During the week, we have also experimented with charcoal in Art to create different pictures using our fingers. The children also had fun in Music playing pentatonic melodies on glockenspiels. 

 

Spring Week 3

It has been an exciting week this week! During the week, we took part in a Living things and Habitats workshop during which we learned about the impact of plastic pollution on the ocean and beaches in our country. The children, then decorated fish made from cork using recycled paper and buttons which they absolutely loved! 

In Science, we learned about the three different types of skeletons. It was interesting to find out that some living things don't have a skeleton at all. In Art, we experimented with pastels and had lots of fun making different marks while smudging and layering our patterns. In History, the children came up with different theories as to why Stonehenge was built. We also had our first Italian lesson this term and have started to learn the names of the different musical instruments. 

In Maths, we have successfully learnt how to add three numbers together and loved solving word problems. In English we attempted our first Big Write of the term and wrote a diary entry from the perspective of Barney. 

 

Spring 1 - Week 1 and 2

 

We have had a great start to the Spring term. It has been lovely hearing all about what the children have been up to over the holidays.

In English, we have started looking at our new focus book, Stig of the Dump. So far we have written predictions, collected adjectives and developed our thesaurus and dictionary skills. The children are loving this story and some have even drawn pictures of Stig's den for our classroom doors. In Maths, we have been looking at how we can use our number bonds to help add or subtract three different numbers. We have also looked into depth at the meaning of the equals symbol.

In P.E. we have started gymnastics on Mondays and really enjoyed practising the different rolls we know before attempting the teddy bear roll. During Music, we have started to look at music played during Chinese New Year and danced to the different rhythms and melodies. In Art, we have started our new topic, Cave paintings linked to the Stone Age. The children had fun analysing and annotating pictures of various cave drawings. Lastly, in D&T we will be focusing on Stone Age tools and will be attempting to create spears by the end of this half term. 

Autumn 2 - Week 7

We hope you enjoyed the Christmas Nativity this week. The children were excited to perform and really got to character. 

 

The Year 3 classrooms had such a buzz this week as we were undertaking both History and Science. The children are showing such enthusiasm for our Stone Age and Rock topics. They display such curiosity and are full of questions and predictions. We are nearing the end of our Science topic on Rocks and will be moving onto a new topic after the Christmas holidays.

 

We continued our work on expanded noun phrases in English and undertook our Big Write which was based on 'The Assumption.' In maths this week we continued to use our number bonds to a hundred to add two double digit numbers together. 

Autumn 2 - Week 6

This week has been a very busy week. We have had school photos, maths and reading assessments, Nativity book look and Nativity practices, a dodgeball tournament and a Rudolf run for charity. In between all of these activities we undertook Guided Reading and English lessons where we were working on expanded noun phrases. 

 

As this week was really busy our Star of the Week will undertake 'Tea with Mrs. K' on Friday 9th December.

Autumn 2 - Week 5

We had our Mass of Commitment on Sunday 27th November and thank you to those who attended. The children were reverent and read beautifully which I am sure you would all agree with!

 

Once again it was a very busy week. We began with our outdoor day where we traveled back in time to the 'Stone Age' and created stone age jewellery and stone age homes. It was amazing to witness the team work and problem solving that evolved from these activities. This then led us into beginning our History topic of the stone age. The children were so curious and wanted to miss their morning break so we could learn more about the topic and answer their numerous questions. It is lovely to see the children curious and active in their own learning.

 

In Maths lessons, we were focusing on crossing the hundred barrier and using the children's knowledge of place value by counting in tens, e.g. 80, 90, 100, 110 etc but also 83, 93, 103, 113. In English we are looking closely at blurbs at the back of books and writing our own for 'Stone Age Boy'. 

 

Christmas carols can be heard from every corridor now! It is beautiful to just take a moment and listen!

Autumn 2 - Week 4

We have had such a busy week! We had Anti-Bullying Week and Road Safety Week. We watched a BBC live lesson to introduce Anti-Bullying Week. The children were taught to identify what bullying means and to 'REACH OUT' to an adult. With regards to Road Safety Week we focused on how to cross the road safely using the Green Cross Code and made posters for our Road Safety Walk which has had to be postponed due to the weather.

 

We have also had Bikeability where some children learnt how to ride bikes - well done!

 

We also undertook a Catholic Retreat Day where the whole day was dedicated to reflecting upon Creation. It was a beautiful experience for both children and staff.

 

In maths this week we have been crossing the hundred barrier by counting in tens and this will continue into next week also.

 

We have began our new book this week called 'The Stone Age Boy' and we have been making inferences from the front cover and making predictions.

 

Autumn 2 - Week 1

Our first week back to school was eventful. We welcomed Ofsted inspectors into our school and told them all about our exciting, engaging curriculum. We also held our Open Morning/Evening for the new intake of children beginning September 2023. Once again the children were proud to share their learning with our visitors and explained all about our local river flooding and how we wrote to our local councillor to clean out the gulley's as this caused the recent flash flood in our local community. 

 

In maths this week we learnt all about skip counting in tens and the children were excited to move across the one hundred barrier. We skip counted forwards/backwards to 200 and identified 10 more/less from a random number. We used money to count in tens and worked out some real life problems based around this concept.

 

We began the week by learning about compound sentences and used a conjunction to join them together. This type of sentence moves us away from simple sentences into making our work more interesting to the reader. The highlight of our week was when we wrote to our local councillor using compound sentences to clean out the gulley's as this caused our recent flash flood on Dad's Lane. 

 

We also took part in a Diwali art workshop. The children learnt about Diwali and were excited by the activity that they undertook. The children asked if they could display this artwork for a week so everyone could see their creations and admire it. 

Autumn 1 - Week 5

This week we have delved into Black History Month and the children have been really curious about how black people were treated during those times. We have been focusing on Rosa Parks and all the children fully support her in standing up for her rights. This has led to some wonderful pieces of writing where we focused on Rosa Parks' life and her timeline of events. We have been thinking about adjectives, verbs and synonyms to describe her life and this will lead into writing a poem about her next week. 

It was Maths Week this week and we have been exploring Fibonacci and his famous sequence that we see all around in nature. We learnt about his life and undertook a creative piece of art based around his fascination of circles. The outcome of this artwork is so creative and is now displayed in the classroom. Fun Fact: Did you know he created the number system! In Maths lessons we have been focusing on ninty and a bit and our number bonds to one hundred. We are really showing our quick recall of our number bonds!

 

The highlight of our week has been our trip to Woodgate Valley. As we have been learning about rivers in Geography we decided to take the children out to measure how fast the water flows. To undertake this experiment we needed some unusual equipment. We needed a satsuma (yes, a satsuma!), a metre stick, a stop watch and a child to record the results. Two children had to stand in the river about two metres apart. Another child had to place the satsuma into the water next to where the first child was standing. The stopwatch was started and it was stopped when the satsuma reached the second child who was two metres away. We found out that the satsuma went faster when there was more force pushing the satsuma, e.g. we tested a part of the river where there was a very small waterfall (about 2 inches) and found this to be the case. It was really exciting for the children when they found out this information and they wanted to find other places along the river to prove their theory correct. I can honestly say, that the children learnt a lot but it was the experience of actually standing in the water and feeling the force of it that amazed the children. The vocabulary we learnt in class really came to life on the trip as the children could see this vocabulary in action. It was truly amazing to observe the teamwork that was happening between the children. They were helping and supporting each other down the bank into the river. They were supporting each other when in the river especially the children who were a little nervous at first. There was problem-solving, communication, co-operation, listening to each other and perseverance. These children are a credit to you as parents! It was amazing to observe it in action. I would recommend that you bring your child to a river, put on your wellies and explore our shallow rivers together. It is such a fun day out, free and bring some sandwiches. 

Autumn 1 - Week 4:

Time is flying!

In English this week we have been building up to our 'Big Write' which is based on Henry Finch. We have been recapping sentence structure, adjectives and punctuation. After reading the stories the children wrote I can certainly tell you that we have some budding authors! We are really enjoying our class read which is 'Dirty Bertie'. The children cannot believe the mischief he finds himself in. Please continue to encourage your child to read comics and books of their choice outside school. We want to instill a love of reading.

During math lessons we are counting forwards and backwards in fifty's to work out number problems. The children are becoming used to their new math partners and together they use the apparatus and prove their answers.  

In RE we have recapped what we know about Baptism from previous years and built on this to look in-depth at the symbols of Baptism. We have held our Sacramental meeting this week and we have already received some of the children's Baptismal candles in preparation for their First Holy Communion. We attended an assembly this week on St. Therese who happens to be our class saint and we learnt that she was a nun who was very kind and humble.

Science is becoming a firm favourite among the children in the class and they will tell anyone who asks that they are budding geologists! This week we have been classifying rocks, drawing diagrams and labelling them as all scientists do daily. The atmosphere in this lesson is electric with all children excited to share what they have learnt with anyone that enters the classroom.

We had our Outdoor day this week too! We were able to do Maths, Science, Orienterring and RE, it was a very busy day! We are now experts in using maps and seeing why they are useful.

We always look forward to our Gameshow Quiz on a Friday where we have to try and remember things we have learned that week, but also things we have learned this year.

 

Autumn 1 - Week 3

This week brought a reflection on the Queen's funeral where we watched a clip of the funeral on Newsround and discussed how the soldiers worked as a team to ensure the Queen was laid to rest in peace. We then thought about teamwork within our classroom and how we work as a team to ensure success and to make sure we are all working toward a common goal for the greater good of all the children in our class. Our focus book, 'I am Henry Finch' became real this week as the teachers hot seated the beast and the children were trying to persuade the beast to stop eating the finches. As you can imagine, everyone got into character and this led into a discussion on how we are all unique just like the characters in the story. The work that was produced in this lesson can be seen on display in our classroom as we were very proud and wanted to show that we are all different people with unique characteristics. In math lessons we were focusing on number lines and learnt that not all number lines go up in 1s. In R.E. we were thinking about belonging to God's family and how Jesus' disciples are role models for us on our journey in getting closer to Jesus. Art saw us learning about Paul Klee an artist that was born before the war and we produced a portrait based on his technique. Again, these pieces of artwork are on display in the classroom as we were so excited with the process of creating these.

 

This week we were lucky enough to welcome three new children to our class. We have made them feel very welcome and are integrating them into school life and routines. 

 

Next week.... IT IS OUTDOOR DAY!!!!

Autumn 1 - Week 1 & 2

The children have made a very positive start to key stage two and their new class this week. We have embarked upon our new spine book, 'I am Henry Finch' and we were becoming familiar with the main characters in the story. We have become detectives and searching for capital letters and full stops in our reading and writing. Our math lessons have taken us down the route of number and place value and we are recapping numbers up to one hundred and learning that the number one hundred has the same value as ten tens. We are lucky enough to have villa teaching us ball skills in PE and we were surprised to learn that they don't just teach football! You may have noticed us undertaking the daily mile every morning before the bell rings and we have found this to be a great way to get to know each other in an informal setting where we can have a catch up and a chat between teachers and children. I have already learnt so much about your children's ambitions for the future and their interests outside school.

The year that was 2021-22!

Walkers For Church 

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 13th July - 3CC End of Term Mass in church 9:45am start

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...

Canada

 

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

O Canada - National Anthem - Song & Lyrics - HQ

https://twitter.com/CanadaImmigrantCanadian National Anthem O Canada in HQ - complete with lyrics, captions, vocals & music.LYRICS:O Canada! Our home and nat...

Fun Facts About Canada (You May Not Know...)

Some fun and (somewhat obscure facts about Canada and Canadian culture). Even a couple Canadians might be surprised at a few of these babies. For people who ...

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. 
 

 

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.

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’ve had great fun today testing our voluntary and involuntary muscles. Trying not to blink is hard.

Reminder

Monday 7th February is a day to wear your pyjamas to school. Please donate £1 towards our chosen charity Forward Thinking Birmingham. #childrensmentalhealthweek

So proud of our 3EB School Councillors! They're doing an amazing job for us!

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.

Stonehenge

We have had a great time this afternoon doing a scavenger hunt for facts about Stonehenge. Did you know it is over 5,000 years old and the stones were moved over 147 miles from Wales to Wiltshire!

We’ve wowed Mrs Bettam with the speed we have learnt to play pentatonic scales this week! This was Zayaan’s first attempt!

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We have been learning all about what a balanced diet means and sorting items into their food groups.

This week we learnt all about our Human Rights and what we can do to help others. We listened very carefully and had some excellent suggestions.

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

Spellings 26th January

English 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.

Spellings 5th January

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 cookies that look like a Stone Age house, Woolly Mammoth cake??? Let your imagination run riot!

Perfecting the caterpillar in 3EB at the Christmas Party

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Fun at the Christmas Party

Woolly Mammoths have invaded 3EB

Soap Carving to make Stone Age tools in 3EB

Spellings 8th December

Spellings 2nd December

Reading for Pleasure in 3EB

English Homework Group C 22nd November

English Homework Group B 22nd November

English Homework Group A 22nd November. Please do all answers in your homework book.

How many imperative verbs can you spot in our Freeze Frames? Email year3@stedward.beam.sch.uk to let us know

Ask us about Imperative Verbs

This week we have been transported back to the Stone Age and we have been experimenting with ways to wash a woolly mammoth. We started learning about imperative verbs by talking about how to look after a baby…how would we clean them? What actions would we do? What equipment would we use? Please ask us about our imperative verbs and email Mrs Bettam your answers. The fastest person to send the email (pupil not the parents sorry) wins a prize.

Spellings Homework 16th November

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.

Beautiful Artwork by Ivy

Ivy completely blew us away today when she brought her Art project in from home! She eloquently explained to us how she created it and received a round of applause from the amazed children. Well done Ivy! You've got a real talent!

Creating algorithms using our IPads

This week we have been learning about how to program different characters by creating logical, simple, instructions. We have recorded our voices so that they become personalised and we have instructed them to dance, walk and fly. When we make mistakes, we have learnt how to track backwards and debug the program.

Coding Assembly with Mr Charlton

Before we begin our computing work this week, we have been learning the importance of creating exact instructions. It was great fun, trying to direct our partners around the simple obstacle course. At first, we attempted the course when we could see what we were doing, then we wrote our instructions using simple commands such as F6 (walk 6 steps forwards) RT90 (turn to the right, 90 degrees). Then came the really fun part, we had to complete the course with one partner being blindfolded. If we bumped into an obstacle, we knew our instructions weren’t quite correct, so we needed to debug them…correcting the mistake.

Loudmouth Theatre Anti-Bullying Morning

On Tuesday 2nd November, the Loudmouth Theatre came into school, to do some work on Anti-Bullying. It was a great change to reinforce the messages we learn in school about what Bulling is (S.T.O.P-Several, Times, On, Purpose). We met the Beat Bullying Superhero’s who combat bad behaviour in others. Once we had watched the different dramas in the hall, we then split into smaller groups to do more discussion work. We had great fun, but also remembered what to do if we saw someone being bullied, if we had problems ourselves, and what we could do to get it stopped. 

Promise to the Planet Activity

Geography Local River Study Activity

ART COMPETITION

Please follow the link belink for details of a fantastic Art Competition for our children.

https://veganorganic.net/2021/06/save-our-wildlife-schools-competition/

World Fitness Day

We had an amazing afternoon trying to improve our fitness levels when the whole school took part in an amazing Wakeup Shakeup with the teachers. Singing and dancing along to the Cartoonies. Ask us to show you our super dance skills.

​​​​​​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. 

2021/22

Please could children wear their uniform to school on Wednesday 15th September for Mass and bring their PE kit in a bag for the afternoon? Thank you 

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

Performance Poetry

Some of us were more confident that others, but we all had great fun performing “What Can We Do With A Football.”

Group 1

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Group 2

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Group 3

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Group 4

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Bikeability in Year 3

We’ve had an amazing time so far this week learning to ride our bikes. For some of us it was the first time either on a bike or without our stabilisers…but look at us go! Many of us have achieved our Level 1 certificate and badge already. We have SO many photographs ready to upload, but we’re trying to choose our favourites. We will upload them very soon, so look out!

None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

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Bikeability in Year 3

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None of us could ride a bike this morning...look at us now!😍

Rounders skills in 3B are progressing well

Science Lessons on reflecting light

Art Week drawings of Willie Wonka and the BFG in the style of Quentin Blake

Sacramental Dates Confirmed:

 

First Holy Communion:

3EB - Sunday 16th May at 1pm

3CC - Sunday 23rd May at 1 pm

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.

January 2021 Home Learning Information and Resources

Use the link below to take you to our year group page that contains information about home learning and some of the resources that are provided each week. Please login into Bgfl 365 to access all of the resources, pre-recorded Loom lessons and for information regarding our daily Zoom meetings.

 

If you have any further questions please contact your child's teacher/year group teacher on the following email address - 

year3@stedward.bham.sch.uk

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 Bettam on year3@stedward.bham.sch.uk and an alternative can be arranged.

Advent Craft Morning

3EB Outdoor Day

We will be having our Outdoor Day on Tuesday 3rd 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.

Welcome To Class 3EB

 

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 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 Bettam and Mrs Carr

 

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

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 - Mrs Bettam

 

Dear Year 3 children and parents,

As we were unable to meet like we would usually 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 thought I would write you a letter, so you can get to know me a little bit better.

 

My name is Mrs Bettam and I have been teaching at St. Edward’s since 1996. I have taught all year groups apart from Reception and have thoroughly enjoyed them all for different reasons. I am really pleased to be back in Year 3 as I particularly enjoy teaching the children about the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. I am currently the Year 3/Year 4 Phase Leader, but also have responsibility for Medical Needs within school and Music. I have played violin, guitar and recorder since I was 7 years old and love the joy music and singing bring to everyone. Hopefully we will all be able to return to choir and to begin singing as a school again. St. Edward’s School means such a lot to me and as a result, I chose to send both of my children to the school as I knew they would thrive in the wonderful caring atmosphere.

 I am originally from Durham and moved to Birmingham to start University where I gained a Bachelor of Education with Honours in Sports Science. When I was younger I was extremely sporty, doing ballet and tap from the age of 2 to 16, I also swam for Durham County and was also a County level Gymnast for Durham, competing throughout Europe. This then led onto me coaching and judging gymnastics once I’d retired from the sport at 18. During lockdown I was determined to improve my fitness again and took up cycling to work again, something I haven’t done since my daughter was born 19 years ago. During September, I pushed myself further to take part in a 100 mile cycle challenge for Alzheimer’s Research, which I have thankfully completed. It has been wonderful doing an activity which both of my children can join me in and we have loved exploring the countryside around us on our bike rides.

If I had to describe myself in 3 words I would say I was happy, kind but also quite firm: I want the best for all children and for them to develop the love of learning that we have here in school.

I am really looking forward to the year ahead getting to know you and your child, if you need anything I am always here to listen and help where I can. There are many adults who may be working with your child at some point but incase any of you are unsure of what I look like I thought I would attach my photo.

 

 

We have many ways to communicate here at school, but currently the most efficient way would be to email the year3@stedward.bham.sch.uk email address which I am now checking daily and will try to respond to you as quickly as I can.

 

Mrs Bettam

For up to date Year 3 (2020-2021) information please click the link below. 

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