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 and Mrs Foster.
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.
Please see below our yearly plan which summarises the exciting year ahead!
This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of Earth's layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity.
Our Novel Study
The Firework-Maker's Daughter
Lila longs to become a Firework-Maker like her father. Against his wishes, she runs away to the volcano, Mount Merapi, to find Royal Sulphur, a task all Firework-Makers must complete. Lila meets many challenges during her journey up the mountain. Her encounter with the Fire-Fiend determines once and for all whether she will become a Firework-Maker.
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: Tuesday and Friday.
Class 2: Tuesday and Friday.
- 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.
The more children are in school, the more they are learning. Our aim is to have children in school as much as possible. Ideally, we are aiming for at least 97% attendance.
Autumn overall attendance
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
Year 3 Spellings
Spelling tests happen weekly on a Monday afternoon. 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.
Support your child with their behaviour at Broomhill Junior School by signing up to Class Dojo.
The staff at Broomhill will use ClassDojo to communicate with you. By using the app, teachers can provide your child with positive points for a variety of reasons. It also allows teachers to instantly share messages, updates and photos from the class.
You will need to receive a code from your 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 Autumn 1 is 'New Beginnings'
Our 5R topic for this Autumn 1 is Respect.
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