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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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