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Broomhill Junior School

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Year 3

Unsung Hero - Produced by Mr Chambers.

This song was written by Mr Chambers, one of our Teaching Assistant in Year Five. The children have recently worked with this to create a video and we will share this with you soon! I think you will agree it really sums up what is going on at the moment and also that we must remain positive and upbeat.

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!

 

 

Welcome!

 

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: Gods and Mortals

 

From nothingness came chaos; from chaos came air and water; from air and water came life. Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light. Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets. Meet Theseus, the hero, and Helen of Troy, the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships. Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the Sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus. Then decide your own fate when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.

Our Focus Text

This collection of the best-known of the Greek myths has been carefully written to appeal to young children who will find these stories of gods, mortals and monsters irresistible. Beautiful illustrations by Linda Edwards bring the myths to life for children of all ages.

Gods and Mortals Information

Homework expectations:

 

  • 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.

Attendance

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: 97.3%

Class 2: 93.5%

 

We appreciate your continued support. 

 

Learning from home

 

We have put together some links to online resources that can support children learning at home.

 

Parents- We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/.  We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history. 

 

Children- just a reminder if you ever see anything that makes you uncomfortable please speak to an adult. This website is brilliant for learning about how to keep yourself safe https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - there are even games!

Every child has been given a login for classroom secrets. They will have work set every Monday, Wednesday and Friday sent via Class Dojo.

 

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!

 

Audible stories Audible are now offering children free audio books whilst schools are closed.

www.getepic.com (hundreds of free books to read on line)

 

Maths games

  • White Rose Maths Select your year group to view videos and activities to complete

 

 

English games

 

 

Topic games/ useful websites

 

 

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.

  • Fit kids club Exercise videos currently free (normally on demand)

 

 

 

Twinkl currently have an offer for all parents to be able to access their resources:

 

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS 

Sep 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit 

Physical Education

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.

 

 

Class Dojo

 

 

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

At Broomhill we have weekly SEAL lessons. SEAL promotes social and emotional literacy and equips children with the skills they need to lead a healthy, happy life.

 

Our SEAL topic for Spring 2 is 'Good to be me'

 

Our 5R topic for this Spring 2  is Responsibility

 

 

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.

Curriculum fliers

Our Fantastic Classrooms

English and Maths Targets for Year 3

 

Other useful links

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