Lower School Pages
Unsung Hero - Produced by Mr Chambers.
Welcome to Year 3!
Respect Relationships Resilient Reflective Responsible
Meet our team!
A very warm welcome to Year 3 from Mr Wilson, Miss Fearn and Mrs Blacknell!
This year, our teaching assistants are Mrs Smith, Miss Pearson, Miss Baker and Miss Koppel.
The following page will hopefully provide you with as much information as possible. However, if you ever have any problems, concerns or questions, please see a member of the Year Three team at the beginning or end of the school day; or by phoning the school office.
Here at Broomhill, we have an open door policy and welcome parents into school.
We are all looking forward to a brilliant year with Year Three!
Year 3 is an amazing time for everyone as the journey through KS2 begins and the children really develop their skills for independent learning. Throughout this year the children will be exploring a variety of exciting and engaging cross-curricular topics including: Rocks, Relics and Rumbles, Tribal Tales, Heroes and Villains, Gods and Mortals and Scumdiddlyumptious.
Our Current Topic: Scrumdiddlyumptious!
Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats. Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor. Find exciting recipes to read – and write your own, too. Then get busy in the kitchen, making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong. Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie for Squeezy Joe and his team of fruity friends. And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat, what does that make you?
Our Focus Text
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker. When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem.
- We expect children to read as much as possible. Children in year 3 should be reading daily.
- By the end of year 3, children should know all their 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables. We recommend that children practise these as much as possible. We test times tables daily in school... practise makes perfect!
- Children are given a spelling test weekly, so we expect children to practise their spellings at home. We have one practise session in school to help children with this.
- At times throughout the year, children may receive additional homework to support their learning in school.
Your child will know Mr BY's famous phrase 'The more children are in school, the more they are learning'. Our aim is for children's attendance to be at least 97%.
Within school, we regularly celebrate attendance with the children.
Current attendance up to 8/3/21:
Class 1: 97.06%
Class 2: 94.08%
We appreciate your continued support.
We have put together some links to online resources that can support children learning at home.
We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here: . We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history.
Reading for pleasure
In order to support your child develop a love of reading we have created lists of suggested high quality texts that are suitable for each year group. We hope these are helpful for you!
www.getepic.com (hundreds of free books to read on line)
- Numberblocks episodes
- https://nrich.maths.org/ - Welcome to the home of rich Mathematics
- www.onceuponapicture.co.uk (images and questions to inspire writing)
Topic games/ useful websites
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach - Free curriculum-mapped videos for your classroom, arranged by subject and age-group; Live Lessons presented by top BBC talent; educational campaigns including Super Movers and Bring the Noise.
- www.natgeokids.com/uk/ (geography activities)
- https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ (lots of projects for all key stages)
- http://www.lcfclubs.com/ (French games, English games and grammar activities. Use the password LCF2020sch to create a single user account)
Staying active is really important, but harder if you’re having to try and stay away from others here are some websites that might help.
Twinkl currently have an offer for all parents to be able to access their resources:
Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Sep 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit
Every child at Broomhill Junior School participates in at least 2 hours of physical education (P.E) a week. Furthermore, we also encourage the children to participate in completing 'The Daily Mile'. Because of this, we please ask that you ensure P.E kits are kept in school all week (including a change of outdoor trainers).
Our P.E days are:
Class 1: Wednesday and Friday.
Class 2: Wednesday and Friday.
Year 3 Spellings
Spelling tests happen weekly on a Thursday morning. Your child will perform their spelling test with their English teacher. Their weekly score is placed in their school diary, along with their new spellings.
Within the week, the children will practise their spelling pattern at least twice a week.
Their spelling list will also be posted onto ClassDojo.
Please support your child and the school with their behaviour and news by signing up to ClassDojo.
You can do this here at https://www.classdojo.com.
We use ClassDojo daily to communicate with you. By using the app, we can provide your child with positive points for a variety of reasons. It also allows us to instantly share messages, updates, photographs and your child's success within the classroom.
If you have not signed up already, please request a code from your child's class teacher to see all the benefits.
5R'S and SEAL
Every week, children participate in a SEAL lesson.
Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) is a comprehensive, whole-school approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.
During the next term, the whole school will be focusing on 'Changes'. This theme focuses on understanding how others see us and how we would like to be seen by others. Also, we will focus on our responsibility as a citizen and the impact of anti-social behaviour.
Furthermore, we will be having an extra focus on one of our 5R's. Our focused 5R throughout this topic is REFLECTIVE. Within this, children will discuss what this looks like in and outside of school, through focused sessions on being open to improvement and thinking about the consequences of our actions.
If you would like anymore information regarding SEAL, please see the following link https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-primary-seal
Our SEAL topic for Summer 1 is 'Changes'
Our 5R topic for this Summer 1 is Reflective
Anti-bullying at Broomhill; All classrooms have this Anti-bullying poster displayed, which has been designed by some of our chidlren. Every year, Anti-bullying is marked by having themed lessons as part of our SEAL work and where appropriate English work.
Spring Term Homework
Autumn Term Homework
Our Fantastic Classrooms
Reading Activities to try at home!
English and Maths Targets for Year 3