Thursday, 23 February 2017

Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter

Executive Headteacher: Mr M. Drakes
Headteacher: Mrs Nicholls

 February 2017
Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 3 - Curriculum Newsletter
Welcome back to the new half term! We hope you find this letter informative, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher if you have any questions relating to the curriculum.
Our expectation at Broadford is that every child should do the following every night:
-     15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult and note in the reading record
-  15 minutes practicing spellings
-    15 minutes rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division)

If children would like to attempt an additional challenge, we have a new Learning Challenge for children to complete this half of the Spring Term. All of the activities are based around a significant person, poem or painting relating to our topics. Children do not have to attempt every activity but instead select the activities that they are most interested in and compile a project that reflects the extra time and effort that they have put into their challenge. We hope that children will take their time with the challenge and be proud of the work they produce. They should hand this into their teacher at the end of the half term.

Homework Help:
To assist children with their homework they can use ‘My Maths’. The login for this program is broadfordbps and the password is broadford. Each child has been given a personal login so they can access tasks that the class teacher has set for them. The children can also ask their class teacher for support or guidance with any project that they may be undertaking.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays. The children should practice their words every evening. The test will take place on Fridays.
Dates for the Diary:
Hazel have their sharing assembly on Wednesday 1st March. It would be brilliant to see as many parents there as possible to celebrate all of the incredible work the children in Hazel have done. On Thursday 2nd March it is World Book Day! The children are encouraged to come to school dressed as a book character. There will, of course, be certificates and prizes for the best costumes.

Parental help:
It is always extremely valuable to have parents who are able to volunteer to help hear the children read, or support them with their times tables. If you think that you are able to give some time to support the children, then it would be warmly welcomed. Once again you will need a current CRB in order to work inside the school.
Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this half term. If you have any questions about the topics being covered, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Rooney               Miss Pearson

Spring Term 2
Spelling, grammar and punctuation
Writing a Mystery Strory
Non-chronological reports

Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read every night.
For a good selection of children books visit your local library.
Useful web links-
Multiplication/ Division
Problems Solving with addition and subtraction
Shape and Space
Please practice the times tables and number bonds with your children. The school is really focusing on Mental maths this term and it would be of great help if your children could learn them.
Useful websites:
Computing and coding

You could visit the Science Museum. Admission is free. Located at Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
History/ Geography
What makes the Earth angry? (Earthquakes)
Gymnastics/ rounders

Please ensure your child has their P.E kit for the correct day
Sequoia - Tuesday
Hazel - Tuesday
Pitch and Tone
Art/ Design and Technology

Greeting someone, numbers, days of the week, colours, equipment


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