Meet Our Team

Miss C Shaw

Mrs C Sneddon, Assistant Head

Mrs R Divine

Mrs R Divine, Assistant Head / SENCO    

Mrs J Winder

Mrs J Winder

Autumn 1 2018

Our first topic to start the new school year will be ‘The Swinging Sixties’. We will explore this exciting decade by learning how life for people in Britain changed, the new fashion and music of the sixties and learning about some significant events including the Space Race and England winning the World Cup final.

In English we will be focusing on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will use this popular 1960s story as a hook to look at sentence structure, descriptive language and to embed all of the taught skills from Year 2. We will also learn how to write non-chronological reports to demonstrate our understanding of the 1960s.

In maths this half term we are learning about place value and then we will move on to addition and subtraction, linking this to a range of measures.

Please encourage multiplication as much as possible. Children need to know their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and need to begin to learn the 4 and 8 times tables.

Telling the time is a key skill for children and we would appreciate if you could use opportunities to discuss the time and ask children to tell the time in everyday situations. This includes telling the time from analogue clocks using Roman numerals and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks.

We will be drawing 2-D shapes and making 3-D shapes using modelling materials.

Homework will be set every week, this will include; TT Rockstars, My Maths and Spelling Shed

We will also begin to learn to play the recorder on a weekly basis!

P.E will be on Mondays with Thursdays. Full P.E kit should be worn at all times. Earrings need to be removed and long hair should be tied up. Thank you

 

2017-18

Summer 2

We hope you have had a relaxing break and are ready to start our very busy yet super exciting last half term in Year 3!

Our topic theme this half term focuses on Myths and Legends which will allow us to create a range of pieces of writing that will let our imaginations run wild! Through using other texts to inspire us, we will think about developing our own characters and settings. This will then lead us on to creating our own plot so that we can plan and write a story. What type of a character and setting will you create? The writing we will produce will include many of things that you have worked hard on practising throughout the year to help us in preparation for Year 4. We will also use the Myths and Legends theme to carry out a design and technology product. Have you got your creative skills ready?

In maths this half term we will be recapping our learning from our time in year 3. We will begin by completing our recap on measure including the use of money.  We will move onto the four operations; addition and subtraction followed by multiplication and division.

In science we will continue our work on plants by looking at water transportation in plants followed by an investigation. After this we will look at flowering plants: pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

We will also complete our geography work that we started in Summer 1.

This half term, P.E is on Tuesdays with Mrs Sneddon and on Thursdays with Mr Myers (Velocity).

MyMaths, TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed will all be set on a Friday.

 

 

Summer 1

We hope you have had a fantastic break and are ready for the next term ahead!

Well done for all of your hard work and effort with the online homework.

Our topic this half term will allow us to explore the question: Is East Bierley a tourist destination? What are your initial thoughts? We will begin by debating this in class and comparing East Bierley to more common tourist places we have visited with our families. This will lead us to exploring East Bierley and our surrounding areas in order to make an information page for potential visitors. But how do we attract people here in the first place? This is where you come in and make a leaflet to persuade people to visit! Have a think of the things that you love about where you live and our surrounding areas.

This leads nicely into our georgraphy focus this half-term. We will make comparisons between East Bierley and other parts of the United Kingdom and consider both physical geography for instance the climate, rivers and mountains; and human geography including land use, economic activity and the use of natural resources. We will also name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom and use maps, atlases and globes.

We will end the half-term by developing our own narrative writing on the theme of ‘Journeys’. This will involve lots of planning, drafting and editing – a key skill for Year 3!

In maths this half-term we will continue to consolidate our learning by using addition and subtraction in different contexts. We will learn how to tell and write the time from an analogue clock and 12 hour and 24 hour clocks; we will also solve time problems. We will continue work on the four operations, with further focus on multiplication and division. Class learning will be supported by My Maths homework every week. Please encourage your child to complete their homework. Please encourage multiplication as much as possible. Children need to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and we would like them to learn the 3, 4 and 8 times tables this year.

Our weekly science lessons will have a focus on plants and water transportation.

 

Things to remember:

This half-term, P.E is with Velocity on Wednesdays and with Mrs Sneddon on Fridays. Recorders will continue to be taught on Mondays.

MyMaths, TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed will all be set on a Friday.

 

Spring 2

We started our exciting topic on the Stone Age last half-term and as we have more of your questions to investigate, we will continue this topic and explore the changes that led to the Iron Age.

We will use our knowledge of the Stone Age to write our own Stone Age poems as part of our poetry unit. We will begin by exploring different types of poetry and their features, learning some by heart (and even performing them in front of school!) and then writing and performing our own in class. We will also revisit non-fiction writing to write information on the Stone Age then compare how we have improved since writing our non-chronological reports on the 1960s back in Autumn!

We will also begin a computing unit on coding where we learn how to give commands and instructions for a computer programme to work. Visit this website that provides links to different coding programmes you can access at home: https://www.theschoolrun.com/coding-kids.

In science, we will complete our learning about rocks and fossils before moving onto our new topic about plants-roots and shoots. We shall be considering what plants need to be strong and healthy; we shall make close observations, make notes and sketch plants.

In maths this half term we will continue to consolidate our learning by using addition and subtraction in different contexts. We will learn how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominators; we will also solve fraction problems. We will continue work on the four operations, with a focus on multiplication and division. Class learning will be supported by maths homework every alternate week. Please encourage your child to complete their homework.

Please encourage multiplication as much as possible. Children need to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and we would like them to learn the 3, 4 and 8 times tables this year.

My maths homework will be set every week.

In RE we will be looking at art and considering how beliefs are expressed through art.

We will also be developing our skills in speaking and understanding French.

Things to remember:

This half-term, P.E is with Velocity on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Recorders will continue to be taught on Mondays. Homework will be set every Friday and alternate between English and Maths. This should be handed in the following Friday. My Maths homework will be set weekly. More information on spellings and how you can help at home will be shared at Parents’ Evening.

 

Spring 1

Happy New Year! We hope you have had a relaxing holiday and we are sure you are going to love your next topic!

Are you ready to explore long, long ago? Our topic this half-term is called Could you survive the Stone Age? We will begin by understanding when this pre-historical time occurred and how long it lasted for. We will learn about the first Britons and how they survived this period of time and how the fascinating skills they developed such as making tools, fire lighting, building homes and even producing art.

By learning about such an exciting topic, our imaginations should be ready to write some of our own stories about the Stone Age. In English, we will be continuing to develop our skills in planning, drafting, writing and editing stories to experience the whole story writing process. We should have lots of fun thinking of our own characters and plot! We will then later focus on writing instructions for someone who has gone back in time so we can help them to survive the Stone Age!

In maths this half-term we will continue to consolidate our learning by using addition and subtraction in different contexts. We will learn how to interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables. We will also continue work on the four operations, with a focus on multiplication and division.

Class learning will be supported by maths homework every alternate week. Please encourage your child to complete their homework. Please encourage multiplication as much as possible. Children need to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and we would like them to learn the 3, 4 and 8 times tables this year. My maths homework will be set every week.

In Science we will complete our learning about light before moving onto our new topic about rocks and fossils. We shall be looking at different types of rocks and will examine them more closely to discover that they have different qualities and features.

In RE we will be looking at creation and considering what creation stories tell us about our world.

One World Week

During our first week back, we will be learning about Poland for One World Week. We will learn about the physical geography of the country, listen to traditional Polish music, learn a Polish national dance and try some Polish food! We will also learn about the mythical story of the Wawel Dragon. With the help of one of our friends in Year 3 (and the teachers!), we will also learn some basic Polish words and phrases.

We will continue to play the recorder on a Monday.

P.E will be on Mondays with Mrs Sneddon and Thursday with Velocity and Mrs Fox. Please ensure full P.E kit is in school on these days and that long hair is tied up and earrings are removed. Thank you.

Autumn 2

Our topic this half-term is 'Wild and Wonder'. In our topic lessons our focus for the start of the half-term will be animals including humans. This will involve looking at animals that have skeletons and learning how their muscles help to support and protect them and allow them to move. We will also be doing artwork on a weekly basis to develop our painting techniques. We will begin by looking at creating spooky night time scenes.

In English we will be focusing on the new novel 'The Wonderling' by Mira Bartok. The book introduces us to a character who is half human and half fox! This will allow us to develop our descriptive writing skills by using ambitious vocabulary and phrases. We will then move on to narrative writing by thinking about our own half and half character. This will involve lots of imagination and wonder!

In Maths we will be introducing measurement which will also allow us to consolidate the addition and subtraction taught so far. We will then move on to multiplication and division.

Our P.E days this half-term will be on Mondays with Mrs Sneddon (netball) and Wednesdays with Velocity.

Autumn 1

Our first topic to start the new school year will be ‘The Swinging Sixties’. We will explore this exciting decade by learning how life for people in Britain changed, the new fashion and music of the sixties and learning about some significant events including the Space Race and England winning the World Cup final.

In English we will be focusing on writing non-narrative texts such as biographies of famous people from the sixties and non-chronological reports to demonstrate our understanding of this great decade. We will be ensuring that all of our skills developed during Year 2 are fully embedded as well as learning new skills such as beginning to organise writing into paragraphs.

In Maths we will be introducing our new times table ‘Olympics’ challenge (more will be revealed over the next few weeks). We will be working lots on developing our understanding of place value in 3-digit numbers and begin looking at new ways to calculate.

Continue checking our class page for more updates on our curriculum as the half-term progresses.

We will also begin to learn to play the recorder on a weekly basis!

P.E will be on Mondays with Mrs Sneddon and Fridays with Mrs Fox. Full P.E kit should be worn at all times. Earrings need to be removed and long hair should be tied up. Thank you.