Willow Tree Primary School

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Dear All,

Welcome back to our last half term in Year 3. As you all know, we will be moving to a new class with our friends and the staff are really looking forward to working with you. We have included our new units of work below.   

 We hope you like your New P.E kits and that you have got them ready to wear on Monday & Tuesday.  Let's just hope it stays nice and sunny for our outdoor sessions!

See you all soon, 

Love from, 

Mrs Paris, Mrs Dickinson, Mrs Fleetwood and Ms Kendrick.

 


Year 3Summer Term 2022

 

 

 

Reading

In our daily Steps to Read sessions we will be looking fiction and poetry, studying the books below. We are really looking forward to the story of Pippi Longstocking!

Independent reading is also a focus for this term and we would really like your help in supporting your child  with reading at home. Bug Cub will continue but every child should have an independent reading book and reading record book to enjoy at home.

We will also be making good use of our time in our new library with each week!

Writing

We will be following our daily writing programme 'Read to Write and will be focusing on writing a a story about being lost. The text we will be looking at is The Lost Forest. A story by Anthony Browne which includes lots of other traditional characters hiding in the forest!

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Spellings

We have now got an excellent resource called Spellingframe which will help the children learn key spelling patterns. There are some excellent games to play!

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

We will continue to learn spelling list for Year 3/4 key word list. 

 

Maths

Please continue to practise times tables, the children need to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4!

The links to some of the songs are below in the Spring Term section.

 

TT Rockstars is an excellent way to engage the children in learning table and also  Hit the button is an excellent timed game.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/

We will be looking at the topic of money over the next few weeks, adding amounts and giving change!

Money | Teaching Ideas

A link to a variety of games involving money has been added below

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money

 

 

Science

In Science we will be studying the topic of Animals including Humans....... .looking forward to finding out about different skeletons!

 

Animals, including humans

  • I can identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • I can identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

 

 

HISTORY

In History we will be looking at Ancient Civilisations and have an Indus Drama day planned with an outside provider. Really looking forward to that, it should be great fun!

We will be focusing on the Egyptians. and Pharoahs  We have lots of cross curricular work planned and have a special day planned

 

You can keep up to date with some of other subjects by looking at our curriculum overview below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UPDATES for the Spring 2 Term 2022

February 2022

Welcome back to our new half term. This term is always exciting, the nights are starting to get lighter and hopefully the weather will improve over the next few weeks.

We are looking forward to lots of new learning leading up to Easter!

 

  • Change to PE days! PE will now be on a Monday and Tuesday!
  • PE kits can be worn to school-please only send your child in a dark coloured tracksuit. Hopefully we will all have our new PE kits soon!
  • We will continue to be working with Liverpool FC on an exciting community project.

           Look out for further updates as the term goes on ! 

Watch: Young Reds inspire fans to take #iwillLFC social action pledge - Liverpool  FC

  • Homework is set on a weekly basis...My Maths, TT Rockstars and Bug Club. All children have logins for each site but if you have lost or forgotten anything please let us know!
  • We will continue to welcome our French and Music providers into school each week.

 

Reading

In our daily reading sessions we will be looking at poetry, non-fiction texts and fiction texts. We will be using all our skills from last term and learning many new skills too.

Our genre for the first few weeks will be around fairy Tales

Writing

We will be following our daily writing programme 'Read to Write and will be focusing on letter writing amongst other things. The text we will be looking at is Jemmy Button, a very popular story!

Spelling

We will continue to learn spelling list for Year 3/4 key word list. Scroll down the page and you will find the list which was posted last term

Maths

Exciting News! Re-launch of TT Rockstars on Friday 25th February. An exciting day of dressing up, competitions and Fun!

We will be continuing to work on Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using formal methods and beginning to find out more about fractions!

It is important that the children can confidently use multiplication facts and any extra help at home will help your child feel confident in class. As well as TT Rockstars and Push the Button try singing some of the times tables songs attached below!

Science

This half term our Science topic is all about LIght. The National Curriculum statements include:

  • I can recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • I can notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • I can recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • I can recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
  • I can find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

 There will be an emphasis on scientific enquiry. through our investigative work.

 

Geography

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

 

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

We will be continuing our topic from last term

The children are thoroughly enjoying our topic on Rocks and Rumbles and have loved learning about volcanoes. They are going to get the chance to make their own erupting volcanoes in the next few weeks!

BBC Bitesize is a great website to find out further information:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zd9cxyc

We will also be looking at the work of Mary Anning, a famous English fossil collector

 

 

 

 Other subjects and themes to be covered are outlined on our overview below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3DS -January 2022

Welcome back to school everyone. We hope you had a lovely break and a well earned rest spending time with your family.

Welcome to two new members of staff in Year 3 DS. Firstly a familiar face to many of you, Mrs Sweeney. She will be teaching the class on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Mrs Dickinson will continue to teach on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We also have Miss Kendrick who will be supporting our learning in class and will be in  school every day except Thursday.

This term is another busy term with lots of new learning taking place. Below, you will find information about each subject and the topics we will be covering during the Spring Term.

  • PE remains on a Wednesday and Friday. PE kits can be worn to school-please only send your child in a dark coloured tracksuit. Hopefully we will all have our new PE kits soon!
  • We will be working with Liverpool FC on an exciting community project. Look out for updates as the term goes on !
  • Homework is set on a weekly basis...My Maths, TT Rockstars and Bug Club. All children have logins for each site but if you have lost or forgotten anything please let us know!
  • we will continue to welcome our French and Music providers into school each week.

 

Reading

In our daily reading sessions we will be looking at poetry, non-fiction texts and fiction texts. We will be using all our skills from last term and learning many new skills too.

 

Writing

In our Read to Write sessions we will be looking at a number of texts including The Rhythm of the Rain.. We will be focusing on many different skills as shown below

 

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Spelling List Year 3/4 Key Words

In Year 4 we practice many different spellings including pre-fixes, suffixes, contractions and plurals. We also need to also know at least half of the spellings from the key word list below

 

 

Maths

We have a very busy term this term in Maths, we will be recapping on Multiplication and Division facts and will be focusing on multiplication tables 2,3, 4, 5,6, and 8s. TT Rock stars is really useful to practice these.

There are some excellent online games to practise tables. The children love playing Push the Button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Science

In Science we have two really interesting topics to study. Before half term we will be studying

Rocks and Soil and after half-term we will be studying Light! We will be learning facts,and vocabulary associated with the topics and completing practical sessions. I'm sure the children will enjoy sifting soil!

 

 

 

Geography

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

The children are thoroughly enjoying our topic on Rocks and Rumbles and have loved learning about volcanoes. They are going to get the chance to make their own erupting volcanoes in the next few weeks!

BBC Bitesize is a great website to find out further information:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zd9cxyc

We will also be looking at the work of Mary Anning, a famous English fossil collector

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Find out more about her on the video clip below

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-mary-anning/zn7gd6feo below:

RE/Computing/Art and Design/PE and PHSE

The focus of our curriculum is exciting and ithe topics are shown below on our curriculum overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3BD 2021 - 2022

Welcome Meeting/Meet the Teacher - 29th September 2021

For anyone who was unable to attend the meeting we have attached the powerpoint from the meeting for you to view. If you have any questions please come and see us at the end of the day.

 

 

Welcome to the wonderful world of KS2, Year 3! 

We are Mrs Bagdonavicius and Mrs Dickinson and we are looking forward to being your class teachers this year.

In Year 3, we teach children how to become responsible and independent members of Willow Tree Primary school, learning new skills along the way!

Of course it is important that we have LOTS of fun as we learn, and we have some exciting topics to help us do so as well as a range of engaging subjects to broaden our knowledge!

Throughout Year 3 we aim to  continue to build friendships, make good choices and show KS2 how truly amazing we are!

This is the part of the website dedicated to YOU -  our wonderful pupils; it is here to support you (and your parents and carers) with your learning. We are really excited to meet you all and for our learning journey ahead. We have lots of fun and interesting themes for you this Autumn term! Read below to find out more!

 

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Autumn: Unit B Year 3

This unit focuses on: Comprehension Skills & Strategies


Word Reading

•Apply growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (etymology and morphology) as listed in English Appendix 1, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words
•Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word

Comprehension

Build on Previous Year & Focus on:
• Increase their familiarity with a wide range of stories
•Use dictionaries to check the meaning of many unknown words that they have read
•Predict what might happen from details stated and some which are implied
•Recognise some different forms of poetry [for example, free verse, narrative poetry]
•Ask some questions to improve their understanding of a text
•Prepare short poems to read aloud and to perform, showing some understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action

Skills and Strategies
Build on Previous Year & Focus on:
•Recognise and read many Year 3&4 Word List words
•Read aloud using punctuation to aid expression including speech
•Self-correction, including rereading and reading ahead

 

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This unit of work is based on the book Fox. It is a powerful story of friendship, betrayal and courage which will inspire our pupils to produce their own fable and information writing.

FOX BY MARGARET WILD Michigan    Outstanding Diary Entries - Anayah 6JP | Old Moat Primary School

 

SPaG Resources | Teaching Ideas

Find below the list of Statutory Spellings for Y3/4. All children should be aiming to spell all of these words by the end of Y4.

 

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The focus of this term will be number, place value and calculation skills.

These vital parts of the maths curriculum will be helped so much by continued learning of the multiplication tables so support with this outside of school is very much appreciated. By the end of Year 3, children should be able to recite the 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x.

Times Tables Rock Stars will help with this, so ask for your child's login details if you are you do not already have them.

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Our topics this term are all about forces and magnets

            How to Calculate the Force of Friction

We will investigate the following questions:

  • What does friction do? 
  • Why do magnets attract and repel?
  • Can you block magnetism? 
  • How mighty are magnets?

 We will also be looking at the famous scientist Isaac Newton.

Isaac Newton: Who He Was, Why Google Apples Are Falling

History Title Display Lettering | Display lettering, History, History  pictures

Our History/Geography topic this term is Through The Ages.

This project teaches children about British prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, including changes to people and lifestyle caused by ingenuity, invention and technological advancement. 

Prehistory in Britain started c750,000 BC, when several species of humans arrived from Europe. Prehistory is divided into three main periods, the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Each period is named after the main material used to make tools at that time. 

Through the Ages   

The children are moving forward with their Through the Ages learning in Topic, and are now studying the Bronze Age.

A girl and man making a bronze sword.We would now like you to research and understand just what life was like in the Bronze Age. Have a look at this fantastic website, and see if you can answer the questions below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z874kqt

  1. How did the Bronze Age people make bronze?
  2. What objects did they make out of bronze? What skills helped them to do this?
  3. How did people travel around Britain during the Bronze Age?
  4. Name three facts about the Amesbury Archer.
  5. Would you have liked to have lived during the Bronze Age? Why?

 

 

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In art we will be exploring Prehistoric Art

   Where to see prehistoric art

We will explore a different style of art and techniques by experimenting with charcoal, berries, leaves, homemade paints and more! You will get a sense of what it was like to create art thousands of years ago and why these pieces were created.

 

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The class will explore visual coding using the Scratch Jr App.

ScratchJr - Apps on Google Play

Children simply snap together programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance and sing. They will also be using some of Scratch Jr’s more advanced coding blocks to create their own interactive dancing robot game. The children will learn the important skills of critical thinking, problem solving and debugging. They will document their coding by creating a journal in Book Creator.

 

Nurture, Cherish, Succeed - Physical Education

PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday each week. On these days, children have the option to come to school dressed in PE Kits (or not). Tracksuits and plain black leggings are fine, but please ensure that your child is wearing the correct PE top (green).

    

This term we will be developing our skills in Sports hall Athletics.

Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics 10th Nov | Windy Nook Primary School

Homework

Your child will be set online homework each week. This is set every Thursday and will be due in the following week. Please ensure that your child completes the weekly homework tasks.

 

 

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play

 Homework consists of:

  • Online maths homework  (My Maths) 
  • Times Tables practise (TT Rockstars)
  • Reading Practise (Bug Club)

Wellbeing — Broad Square Primary

Our priority is your child's happiness and well-being. Parents and carers, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Mrs Bagdonavicius and Mrs Dickinson