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Bitham Brook Primary School

In a community of kindness where all belong: be positive, be resilient, be creative

Year Three

We have two Year 3 classes - Miss Cowley and Miss Grant

Support Staff - Mrs Ward, Mrs Lawson, Mrs Swanson, Mrs Howe and Mrs Player

Term 3

 

We hope that you had a great break. As the months continue to be cold, please can you ensure that your child has a coat. 

 

Please ensure your child brings minimal possessions into school.  When the children have PE, they should continue to wear their Bitham Brook PE kit into school with the school jumper over the top (if weather conditions require a jumper). 

 

Please note the Bitham Brook PE kit is a plain white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings/tracksuit with daps/trainers. Other sports clothing is not acceptable as it is important that, as a school, we have pride in our appearance. School will confirm which days the children have PE in due course.  

Please can you make sure that your child has a water bottle in school everyday as it is difficult organising drinks for the children throughout the day.  Could you also make sure that your child has their name on everything so that they are easy to find. 

Year 3 Spellings

Homework

Spellings will be handed out on the first Monday of term.  We will not be testing weekly but instead every 4 weeks.  Spellings can also be found on the school website.

Please continue to read at home and question children on what they have read for comprehension skills.

 

PE 

Children will have PE on Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure children come to school in their Bitham Brook PE kit on these days.

 

When the children have PE they should continue to wear their Bitham Brook PE kit into school with the school jumper over the top (if weather conditions require a jumper).  Please note the Bitham Brook PE kit is a plain white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings/tracksuit with trainers.  Other sports clothing is not acceptable as it is important, that as a school, we have pride in our appearance.  It is important that children do not attend school in casual clothing as we want to maintain the children's sense of education being important; pride in their appearance; and belonging to Bitham Brook.

The Accidental Prime Minister, by Sanjaya Baru

Year 3 learning this term

 

Maths  

In Maths, we will be continuing our unit on Multiplication and division. Please practice Times Tables on Times Tables Rock Stars.

 

 

Writing

In writing we will be looking at writing character profiles and formal letters using our class reading book as inspiration.

 

 


Reading

During reading we will be working our way through our class book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, using our inference, prediction and retrieval skills. Discussing and understanding unfamiliar vocabulary.

 

PSHE

Our PSHE topic this term is called ‘Dreams and Goals’. In this unit, children will identify their own dreams and goals, how to help achieve these as well as what impact having a positive attitude can have.

 

Science

In science we will be exploring different rock types and their properties.

 

 

 

Art 

In Art this term, we will be printmaking.  We will create different prints with inked rollers and experiment making different marks in the style of Neil Bousfield.

 

 

 

Geography

In Geography we will be finding out about volcanoes. We will be looking at where they are located, what they do and what it’s like to live near them. This unit links nicely to our science learning this term.

 

 

 

Computing

In computing, we will be learning about coding and how to make an interactive scene using Purple Mash.

 

 

 

French

In French we will be learning our animal nouns in singular and plural forms and how to express if we like them. We will be able to ask someone what their favourite animal is and understand the response.

 

 

Music

In music we are looking at popular music, including the song Jai Ho from the film Slumdog Millionaire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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