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Beech - Year 3

Welcome To Our Class Page

 

Meet The Team

 

The Year 3 teachers are Miss Nolan (Monday, Tuesday & Friday) & Miss Brown (Wednesday & Thursday)

 

Mr Beckett, Mr Van De Leeuw & Mrs Parkin are our Learning Support Assistants. 

 

Important Information

 

P.E - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please ensure you come to school in P.E kit on those days.

 

Forest School - Tuesdays

Please ensure you have waterproofs, wellies and warm clothing for Forest School.

 

 

 

Curriculum Information

Writing

 

This term in English we will be basing our work around our Egyptian topic. We will be looking at fairy tale stories linking it to our text The Egyptian Cinderella, writing instructions focusing on mummification & newspaper reports about the discovery of Tutankhamun. 

 

Reading 

 

Over the term will be practising a variety of comprehension (VIPERS) skills including: inferencing and predicting and we will also be covering a number of vocabulary, grammar and punctuation objectives. Reading is such an important skill; it really unlocks all areas of the curriculum. 

 

Spellings

 

There will be a weekly spellings lesson and we will be following the Rising Stars programme of study. We will also be running Phonics groups to continue this support beyond KS1.

 

Maths

 

We follow White Rose Maths at Long Crendon. Throughout this term, we will be covering: place value, multiplication & division and addition & subtraction. We will be stretching and challenging the children by including both fluency and problem solving sessions.

Each Friday we will be running a mental maths lesson where the children will be focusing on their times tables and a range of mental calculations in line with the maths learning during the week.

 

RE - This is taught by Mrs Duffy

 

We will be looking at how different religions worship this term and comparing Christianity with Islam. 

 

PSHE - This is taught by Miss Nolan

 

Our focus is 'Becoming Me'. Within this we will be focusing on identifying personal worth, understanding about actions & consequences & understanding rights and responsibilities. 

 

History & Geography - This is taught by Miss Nolan

 

Our History & Geography for this term will be The Ancient Egyptians. We will be exploring where the Egyptians came from, how their civilization developed and the impact that it still has in present day. We will be having our Egyptian Day in November. 

 

Science - This is taught by Miss Nolan

 

Our Science topic this term will be light. We will be answering questions such as 'what materials are reflective?', 'how does the eye see light?' and 'what is reflection?'

 

Art & DT - This is taught by Miss Brown

 

This term in art we will be completing 2 projects. In art we will be creating a clay canopic jar, building and improving our clay skills. In DT we will be designing and making a Christmas decoration. 

 

PE - This is taught by Mrs Finlay along side Miss Nolan & Miss Brown

 

This term we focus on swimming, fitness and netball. 

 

ICT - This is taught by Miss Nolan

 

At Long Crendon we use Purple Mash in our ICT lessons. This half term we will be focusing on computer coding and internet safety.

 

Homework

 

Learning Log Homework

Homework is due in on a Tuesday and handed back to the children on Thursdays.

We have a choice of tasks to complete from our homework grid.

 

Reading Diaries

Reading diaries are to be handed in on a Wednesday. We encourage children to read at least 3 x per week.  

 

Times Tables Practice

There will be a weekly mental maths lesson on a Friday. We encourage children to complete Times Tables Rockstars at home 3 x per week to support their times tables knowledge.

 

Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home

 

Our experience has shown us that the support children get from home has a positive impact on their learning. We hope you find the below information useful.

 

See below for useful websites:

 

www.topmarks.co.uk 
www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html
www.timestables.co.uk

 

Parent / Teacher Partnership

 

We are always open and happy to discuss your child's schooling. We are keen to ensure your child receives a 360 approach to their learning throughout their year with us. 

 

Therefore, we aim to keep communication open. Each day after school we are at the gate should you wish to catch us. You can email or phone the office with queries and questions, which we will endeavour to respond to quickly. And, as well as this we can offer face-to-face meetings or phone calls, which again, can be arranged by the office.  

 

office@longcrendon.bucks.sch.uk

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