Beech - Year 3
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Meet The Team
The Year 3 teachers are Miss Brown (Mondays & Tuesdays) & Miss Nolan (Wednesday - Friday)
Mr Beckett, Mr Van De Leeuw & Mrs Parkin are our Learning Support Assistants.
P.E - Tuesdays and Thursdays
Please ensure you come to school in P.E kit on those days.
Forest School - Tuesdays
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Year 3 Timetable
This term in English we will be basing our work around our Pure Imagination topic. This is linked to our text Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dhal. We will be focusing on newspaper reports initially and looking at features of newspapers, direct speech and writing a newspaper report based on the events of the book.
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.
We are so lucky that we now have parent helpers who come in each week to help us with building our skills.
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.
We follow White Rose Maths scheme at Long Crendon. Throughout this term, we will be covering: multiplication & division and addition & subtraction, money, statistics, length and perimeter and fractions. 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.
RE - This is taught by Mrs Duffy
We will be looking at how different religions worship this term and comparing Christianity with Islam.
Our focus is 'Celebrating Differences'. Within this we will be focusing on . Accepting that everyone is different and inclusion & dispute resolution.
History & Geography
Our Geography this term will be linked to our Pure Imagination topic in English and we will be looking at where in the world Cacao is produced, the conditions needed for it to grow and the ethical and environmental impact on the people the grow it. This will also include a look at Fairtrade and the work that it does to protect the producers.
Our Science topic this term will be Forces & Magnets. We will be looking at the different types of pulling and pushing forces, what friction is and how magnets work and their uses.
Art & DT
For this half term we have a DT focus. We are putting our sewing skills to the test and creating our very own chocolate bar.
PE - This is taught by Mrs Finlay along side Miss Nolan & Miss Brown
This term we focus on Tag Rugby on a Tuesday & Dance on a Thursday.
At Long Crendon we use Purple Mash in our ICT lessons. This half term we will be focusing on our touch typing skills and emailing.
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.
This term the learning log tasks are linked to our topic of Pure Imagination
Reading diaries are to be handed in on a Tuesday. We encourage children to read at least 3 x per week. And Miss Brown runs a reading competition each week. Check it out!
Times Tables Practice
There will be a weekly times table lesson test. We encourage children to complete Times Tables Rockstars at home 3 x per week to support their times tables knowledge.
Homework Grid - Pure Imagination
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.
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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.