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YEAR 3

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Butterfly Curriculum

On our return to school, the absolute priority of all here at Cotham Garden Primary School is the wellbeing of the children. Hopefully, you are aware of all the precautions we are taking to keep them physically safe, but as a school we also wanted to do our best to bolster the children’s emotional wellbeing in this unusual time. To this end, we have consulted with experts and read up on relevant theory, in the general sense of emotional well-being as well with a specific focus on the current situation. Reflecting on this information and in the light of what we know about our school community, we have developed our own ‘Butterfly Curriculum’, which sets out to welcome the children back into the school environment in a sensitive and supportive manner. This will take up the first two weeks of Term 1, before we then begin to return to a more ‘normal’ curriculum.

The Butterfly Curriculum for Years 3 & 4 begins with two days of lessons that focus on re-establishing relationships, becoming familiar with the new set-up at school and getting to know each other really well. There will be lots of opportunities for the children to socialise with their classmates, have fun with their new teacher and develop a sense of togetherness in their new class as well as the school community as a whole. Our aim is for the children to feel secure, settled and satisfied during their time at school.

After this, the rest of the two weeks will centre on the idea of ‘learning how to learn’, focusing on the skills that we talk regularly about: collaboration, adaptability, imagination, resilience, curiosity, linking ideas and planning. Each day will involve tasks based around one of these learning behaviours. There will then be follow-up activities to give the children the opportunity to put these ideas into practice in a fun and light-hearted fashion. We are sure the children will enjoy these tasks as much as we have enjoyed planning them! A lot of thought and time has been dedicated to preparing these lessons, and to preserve the WOW! Factor, we are keeping more specific details under our hats until the children return. It would be great if you could ask your child about their learning and continue any conversations around the topic at home!

 

Year 3 staff

Literacy:

In Term 3, we are looking Ancient Egypt and the Tales of Gods and Pharoahs.

We will be exploring this information whilst developing the children's understanding of punctuation and grammar.

We will be doing all sorts of writing around Tales of Ancient Egypt, culminating in writing our own a myths and comic books.

Pen licenses for handwriting are beginning to be awarded to the children with the best handwriting - see below for guidelines.

Weekly spellings will continue. You can expect a printed spellings list for your child, however if this somehow 'goes missing' you will be able to find the lists on the bottom-right of this page.

One of the most effective ways for your child to learn spellings is by the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method. It has the dual benefit of being an effective way of learning for most children, including those with spelling difficulties, and of being something the child can do independently, (although please could you check occasionally that they are covering and not copying the words). Another way you can help your child to learning their spellings is by writing out a list of errors for them to correct. As the year progresses, the children will learn a variety of different strategies to help them learn tricky words.

Numeracy:

Concepts covered this term include:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Money
  • Measurement - length and perimeter
  • Statistics
  • Fractions

Times tables: 2 x table

We hope that children can keep improving their speed and accuracy, as good times table knowledge underpins so many aspects of mathematics. Any help you can provide at home learning times tables and telling the time informally around home and when out and about would be greatly appreciated. There will be a weekly, 10 minute times table challenge.

Homework:

Numeracy will be set online at www.mymaths.co.uk and your child will be able to select their weekly task by logging in with their unique password (details of which can be found inside their homework book on the first page).

Literacy involves the children making a choice about which homework they would like to do. The homework tasks for the next two terms can be found on the 'homework wall' inside the front cover of their books and a digital copy can be found below. The children should choose one homework per week and date the one that they have chosen to do. Their work will then be given a score based on effort. There will be prizes for the children who's total scores are the best in class at the end of term 3! We will upload the homework wall for Term 3 ASAP!

Your support in helping your child to develop their independence and return their homework book every week would be appreciated. We understand that this is not always possible especially if you have had a busy weekend. Please feel free to let us know via a brief note if this is the case.

Homework

Wednesday

Homework from previous week collected.

Friday

Homework books returned, marked.

Spelling test and new spellings given out.

Term 3 homework bank:

Term 3 Curriculum Overview.

Topic:

 

Information and Communications Technology:

This term will be spent looking at Coding. The children will create their own games and learn how to code instructions for their own apps.

Physical Education:

The focus for year 3 is mainly swimming, Each class will be working on Dance

Personal, Social and Health Education:

Our topic in PSHE is Dreams and Goals.

MFL:

In French this term we will be learning the numbers from 1-20, some animals, and the names of popular playground games in France. We will also be learning some Mandarin as part of our Language of the month.

Spellings Lists

Mr Cameron's and Ms Lyon's group,

Mr C - Spellings

To be tested 31.1.20

Un- dis- words

  • Unlucky
  • Unfold
  • Unusual
  • Unfortunate
  • Dislike
  • Disagree
  • Disappear
  • Dishonest
  • Distrust
  • Disorder
  • Discover
  • Discharge

Mr Millington's Group

To be tested on 31st Jan

  • difficulty
  • disappearance
  • earlier
  • earthly
  • eighth
  • enough
  • exercising
  • experienced
  • experimental
  • extremely
  • infamous
  • favourite

Mr R: Spellings for 31st Jan

  • station
  • fiction
  • competition
  • direction
  • can’t
  • won’t
  • doesn’t
  • they’re
  • wasn’t
  • couldn’t

Mrs K: Spellings for 31st Jan

Week 4

  • wild
  • climb
  • most
  • only
  • both
  • old
  • cold
  • gold
  • hold
  • told

Handwriting

In year three, the children begin to write with ink.

To earn their 'pen license' they should be able to consistently demonstrate the following in their writing:

  • All letters are correctly formed (like in the Nelson Scheme)
  • All letters are sitting correctly on the line
  • All short letters are the same size
  • All ascenders and descenders are the right height/length
  • All letters are joined correctly
  • Capital letters are bigger than lower case letters
  • Spaces between words are the right size (not too small or big)
  • Work looks neat

 

g of the children. Hopefully, you are aware of all the precautions we are takiButterflyng to keep them physically safe, but as a school we also wanted to do our best to bolster the children’s emotional wellbeing in this unusual time. To this end, we have consulted with experts and read up on relevant theory, in the general sense of emotional well-being as well with a specific focus on the current situation. Reflecting on this information and in the light of what we know about our school community, we have developed our own ‘Butterfly Curriculum’, which sets out to welcome the children back into the school environment in a sensitive and supportive manner. This will take up the first two weeks of Term 1, before we then begin to return to a more ‘normal’ curriculum.

The Butterfly Curriculum for Years 3 & 4 begins with two days of lessons that focus on re-establishing relationships, becoming familiar with the new set-up at school and getting to know each other really well. There will be lots of opportunities for the children to socialise with their classmates, have fun with their new teacher and develop a sense of togetherness in their new class as well as the school community as a whole. Our aim is for the children to feel secure, settled and satisfied during their time at school.

After this, the rest of the two weeks will centre on the idea of ‘learning how to learn’, focusing on the skills that we talk regularly about: collaboration, adaptability, imagination, resilience, curiosity, linking ideas and planning. Each day will involve tasks based around one of these learning behaviours. There will then be follow-up activities to give the children the opportunity to put these ideas into practice in a fun and light-hearted fashion. We are sure the children will enjoy these tasks as much as we have enjoyed planning them! A lot of thought and time has been dedicated to preparing these lessons, and to preserve the WOW! Factor, we are keeping more specific details under our hats until the children return. It would be great if you could ask your child about their learning and continue any conversations around the topic at home!

Year 3 staff

Literacy:

In Term 3, we are looking Ancient Egypt and the Tales of Gods and Pharoahs.

We will be exploring this information whilst developing the children's understanding of punctuation and grammar.

We will be doing all sorts of writing around Tales of Ancient Egypt, culminating in writing our own a myths and comic books.

Pen licenses for handwriting are beginning to be awarded to the children with the best handwriting - see below for guidelines.

Weekly spellings will continue. You can expect a printed spellings list for your child, however if this somehow 'goes missing' you will be able to find the lists on the bottom-right of this page.

One of the most effective ways for your child to learn spellings is by the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method. It has the dual benefit of being an effective way of learning for most children, including those with spelling difficulties, and of being something the child can do independently, (although please could you check occasionally that they are covering and not copying the words). Another way you can help your child to learning their spellings is by writing out a list of errors for them to correct. As the year progresses, the children will learn a variety of different strategies to help them learn tricky words.

Numeracy:

Concepts covered this term include:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Money
  • Measurement - length and perimeter
  • Statistics
  • Fractions

Times tables: 2 x table

We hope that children can keep improving their speed and accuracy, as good times table knowledge underpins so many aspects of mathematics. Any help you can provide at home learning times tables and telling the time informally around home and when out and about would be greatly appreciated. There will be a weekly, 10 minute times table challenge.

Homework:

Numeracy will be set online at www.mymaths.co.uk and your child will be able to select their weekly task by logging in with their unique password (details of which can be found inside their homework book on the first page).

Literacy involves the children making a choice about which homework they would like to do. The homework tasks for the next two terms can be found on the 'homework wall' inside the front cover of their books and a digital copy can be found below. The children should choose one homework per week and date the one that they have chosen to do. Their work will then be given a score based on effort. There will be prizes for the children who's total scores are the best in class at the end of term 3! We will upload the homework wall for Term 3 ASAP!

Your support in helping your child to develop their independence and return their homework book every week would be appreciated. We understand that this is not always possible especially if you have had a busy weekend. Please feel free to let us know via a brief note if this is the case.

Homework

Wednesday

Homework from previous week collected.

Friday

Homework books returned, marked.

Spelling test and new spellings given out.

Term 3 homework bank:

Term 3 Curriculum Overview.

Topic:

 

Information and Communications Technology:

This term will be spent looking at Coding. The children will create their own games and learn how to code instructions for their own apps.

Physical Education:

The focus for year 3 is mainly swimming, Each class will be working on Dance

Personal, Social and Health Education:

Our topic in PSHE is Dreams and Goals.

MFL:

In French this term we will be learning the numbers from 1-20, some animals, and the names of popular playground games in France. We will also be learning some Mandarin as part of our Language of the month.

Spellings Lists

Mr Cameron's and Ms Lyon's group,

Mr C - Spellings

To be tested 31.1.20

Un- dis- words

  • Unlucky
  • Unfold
  • Unusual
  • Unfortunate
  • Dislike
  • Disagree
  • Disappear
  • Dishonest
  • Distrust
  • Disorder
  • Discover
  • Discharge

Mr Millington's Group

To be tested on 31st Jan

  • difficulty
  • disappearance
  • earlier
  • earthly
  • eighth
  • enough
  • exercising
  • experienced
  • experimental
  • extremely
  • infamous
  • favourite

Mr R: Spellings for 31st Jan

  • station
  • fiction
  • competition
  • direction
  • can’t
  • won’t
  • doesn’t
  • they’re
  • wasn’t
  • couldn’t

Mrs K: Spellings for 31st Jan

Week 4

  • wild
  • climb
  • most
  • only
  • both
  • old
  • cold
  • gold
  • hold
  • told

Handwriting

In year three, the children begin to write with ink.

To earn their 'pen license' they should be able to consistently demonstrate the following in their writing:

  • All letters are correctly formed (like in the Nelson Scheme)
  • All letters are sitting correctly on the line
  • All short letters are the same size
  • All ascenders and descenders are the right height/length
  • All letters are joined correctly
  • Capital letters are bigger than lower case letters
  • Spaces between words are the right size (not too small or big)
  • Work looks neat

On our return to school, the absolute priority of all here at Cotham Garden Primary School is the wellbeing of the children. Hopefully, you are aware of all the precautions we are taking to keep them physically safe, but as a school we also wanted to do our best to bolster the children’s emotional wellbeing in this unusual time. To this end, we have consulted with experts and read up on relevant theory, in the general sense of emotional well-being as well with a specific focus on the current situation. Reflecting on this information and in the light of what we know about our school community, we have developed our own ‘Butterfly Curriculum’, which sets out to welcome the children back into the school environment in a sensitive and supportive manner. This will take up the first two weeks of Term 1, before we then begin to return to a more ‘normal’ curriculum.

The Butterfly Curriculum for Years 3 & 4 begins with two days of lessons that focus on re-establishing relationships, becoming familiar with the new set-up at school and getting to know each other really well. There will be lots of opportunities for the children to socialise with their classmates, have fun with their new teacher and develop a sense of togetherness in their new class as well as the school community as a whole. Our aim is for the children to feel secure, settled and satisfied during their time at school.

After this, the rest of the two weeks will centre on the idea of ‘learning how to learn’, focusing on the skills that we talk regularly about: collaboration, adaptability, imagination, resilience, curiosity, linking ideas and planning. Each day will involve tasks based around one of these learning behaviours. There will then be follow-up activities to give the children the opportunity to put these ideas into practice in a fun and light-hearted fashion. We are sure the children will enjoy these tasks as much as we have enjoyed planning them! A lot of thought and time has been dedicated to preparing these lessons, and to preserve the WOW! Factor, we are keeping more specific details under our hats until the children return. It would be great if you could ask your child about their learning and continue any conversations around the topic at home!

Year 3 staff

Literacy:

In Term 3, we are looking Ancient Egypt and the Tales of Gods and Pharoahs.

We will be exploring this information whilst developing the children's understanding of punctuation and grammar.

We will be doing all sorts of writing around Tales of Ancient Egypt, culminating in writing our own a myths and comic books.

Pen licenses for handwriting are beginning to be awarded to the children with the best handwriting - see below for guidelines.

Weekly spellings will continue. You can expect a printed spellings list for your child, however if this somehow 'goes missing' you will be able to find the lists on the bottom-right of this page.

One of the most effective ways for your child to learn spellings is by the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method. It has the dual benefit of being an effective way of learning for most children, including those with spelling difficulties, and of being something the child can do independently, (although please could you check occasionally that they are covering and not copying the words). Another way you can help your child to learning their spellings is by writing out a list of errors for them to correct. As the year progresses, the children will learn a variety of different strategies to help them learn tricky words.

Numeracy:

Concepts covered this term include:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Money
  • Measurement - length and perimeter
  • Statistics
  • Fractions

Times tables: 2 x table

We hope that children can keep improving their speed and accuracy, as good times table knowledge underpins so many aspects of mathematics. Any help you can provide at home learning times tables and telling the time informally around home and when out and about would be greatly appreciated. There will be a weekly, 10 minute times table challenge.

Homework:

Numeracy will be set online at www.mymaths.co.uk and your child will be able to select their weekly task by logging in with their unique password (details of which can be found inside their homework book on the first page).

Literacy involves the children making a choice about which homework they would like to do. The homework tasks for the next two terms can be found on the 'homework wall' inside the front cover of their books and a digital copy can be found below. The children should choose one homework per week and date the one that they have chosen to do. Their work will then be given a score based on effort. There will be prizes for the children who's total scores are the best in class at the end of term 3! We will upload the homework wall for Term 3 ASAP!

Your support in helping your child to develop their independence and return their homework book every week would be appreciated. We understand that this is not always possible especially if you have had a busy weekend. Please feel free to let us know via a brief note if this is the case.

Homework

Wednesday

Homework from previous week collected.

Friday

Homework books returned, marked.

Spelling test and new spellings given out.

Term 3 homework bank:

Term 3 Curriculum Overview.

Topic:

 

Information and Communications Technology:

This term will be spent looking at Coding. The children will create their own games and learn how to code instructions for their own apps.

Physical Education:

The focus for year 3 is mainly swimming, Each class will be working on Dance

Personal, Social and Health Education:

Our topic in PSHE is Dreams and Goals.

MFL:

In French this term we will be learning the numbers from 1-20, some animals, and the names of popular playground games in France. We will also be learning some Mandarin as part of our Language of the month.

Spellings Lists

Mr Cameron's and Ms Lyon's group,

Mr C - Spellings

To be tested 31.1.20

Un- dis- words

  • Unlucky
  • Unfold
  • Unusual
  • Unfortunate
  • Dislike
  • Disagree
  • Disappear
  • Dishonest
  • Distrust
  • Disorder
  • Discover
  • Discharge

Mr Millington's Group

To be tested on 31st Jan

  • difficulty
  • disappearance
  • earlier
  • earthly
  • eighth
  • enough
  • exercising
  • experienced
  • experimental
  • extremely
  • infamous
  • favourite

Mr R: Spellings for 31st Jan

  • station
  • fiction
  • competition
  • direction
  • can’t
  • won’t
  • doesn’t
  • they’re
  • wasn’t
  • couldn’t

Mrs K: Spellings for 31st Jan

Week 4

  • wild
  • climb
  • most
  • only
  • both
  • old
  • cold
  • gold
  • hold
  • told

Handwriting

In year three, the children begin to write with ink.

To earn their 'pen license' they should be able to consistently demonstrate the following in their writing:

  • All letters are correctly formed (like in the Nelson Scheme)
  • All letters are sitting correctly on the line
  • All short letters are the same size
  • All ascenders and descenders are the right height/length
  • All letters are joined correctly
  • Capital letters are bigger than lower case letters
  • Spaces between words are the right size (not too small or big)
  • Work looks neat