Year 3 - Brainy Bunnies - Mrs Allsopp
Welcome to the Brainy Bunnies Year 3 page! Here you will find information about what is going on in your child's class.
Class Teachers: Mrs Allsopp & Mrs Wetherall
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hedley & Mrs Matthews
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Our first Theme this year is called ‘Prehistoric Times - Stone Age to Iron Age’ where we will be focusing on Prehistory of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Other themes for the year;
Theme 1 Prehistoric Times - Stone Age to Iron Age
Theme 2 Survival of the Rainforest
Theme 3 Roman Rampage
It is lovely to welcome the children back to school; I do hope you have all had a fantastic Summer break and a lovely rest!
We’ve a busy and exciting Autumn Term ahead! We are really looking forward to getting to know & teach your child this year.
If there is anything you would like to discuss, or you’re not sure about, please pop and see us or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum Information: Stone Age to Iron Age
Our topic for this term links to Prehistoric Times - Stone Age to Iron Age , which is a new topic and one we are really excited to learn about. We will learn about the different periods in history from the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age and Finishing with the Iron Age. We will be focusing on what life was like during these times as a prehistoric man and why each of the periods is named what it is. We will read Fiction texts Stone Age Boy, UG Boy Genius and Stonehenge as part of our reading around the topic, as well as a variety of Non Fiction texts based on the period. We will also be reading Bill's New Frock and The Sheep Pig as part of our reading lessons.
In maths, we will focus on times tables, place value, rounding, ordering, addition and subtraction. Alongside skills building in maths, we will do some problem solving.
Other areas of the curriculum focus:
Science: Rocks then Forces and Magnets
PSHE: Being Me in my World and Celebrating Differences
RE: Divali (Hinduism) and Christmas (Christianity)
PE: football, netball and Fitness & Yoga
Art: Indian Art
DT: Making Mini Greenhouses
Music: Let your Spirit Fly & Glockenspiel 1
Computing: E-safety and Networks
French: Greetings, colours & shapes
We love reading in the Brainy Bunnies, we will be reading a range of books through the year. We encourage the children to read at home every night, you play an important role in this so please try to listen to your child read and sign their home school book.
In School Activity Session: We are excited to have a Forest School Lead Practitioner visit us in school on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st September to lead a Stone Age Day with each of the year 3 classes. We are sure the children will love these sessions!
PE: Our Sports Coach PE lesson will be on a Monday (9.45 - 10.30am) and we will have a further PE session on Tuesday afternoon. Children will need to come to school in their PE kits on those days and will not be required to bring their uniform to change into after.
Reading: As I know you are all aware, reading daily is crucial. We expect children to read each night for at least 10 minutes. We understand children do have other commitments and this may not be possible every night but if we can encourage it as much as possible. Please sign your child’s reading record once they have read.
Times Tables: Having rapid recall of times tables and the corresponding division facts is so important and will help your child with all areas of their maths learning. We practise times tables frequently in school but we ask your child to practise at home too. Log in details for Times Table Rockstars will be sent out and we ask your child to spend 10 minutes at least 3 times per week. We will be focussing on securing the children's knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables before we move onto the 3s and 4s.Thank you in advance for all your support.
How can you help?
Practise tables with your child and use Times Tables Rockstars
Listen to them read regularly and ask them questions about the story and characters- you can find examples of questions to ask on the 'Parents' page.
Help your child with research on their topic.
Encourage your child to use Mathletics and check on their progress.
Check the Home/School diary regularly and sign it.
Spellings / Home Learning will be set on a Monday and due in on a Friday. Please encourage your child to complete this with care, so that their work is something that they can feel proud of.
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• Home Learning will be set on a Monday and due in on a Friday. Please encourage your child to complete this with care, so that their work is something that they can feel proud of.