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Canon Johnson C of E Primary School

KEY STAGE 2

Year Three

2020 - 2021

Teacher - Miss R Wood

Supported by Mrs F Holland-Powell and Mrs T Crolla

Year 3 class email address:  Year3@canonjohnson.co.uk

 

Autumn Term 2020

Welcome to Year 3!

Hello and welcome to Year 3’s class page. Our teacher is Miss Wood and our teaching assistants are Mrs Holland-Powell and Mrs Crolla.

Mr Bidgood also teaches our class on Monday and Thursday afternoons.

 

This year has been a very unusual one, with many of you learning at home since March. I am sure that, whether you have been learning at home or in school as a child of a key worker, you have been trying your very best to keep up with your learning.

We are delighted to be returning to school and we are very excited at the prospect of teaching your child. Mrs Holland-Powell, Mrs Crolla and I are looking forward to a positive and enriching year and we will ensure your child has a very enjoyable experience. 

 

Important Information

Reading

Reading is incredibly important and your support in this learning process is vital.

 

10 Benefits of Reading

1. Children who read often and widely get better at it – after all, practise makes perfect.

2. Reading exercises our brain – reading is a much more complex task for the human brain than for example, watching TV. Reading strengthens brain connections and builds new connections.

3. Reading improves concentration.

4. Reading teaches children about the world around them.

5. Reading improves vocabulary and language.

6. Reading develops a child’s imagination.

7.  Reading helps children to develop empathy – as children develop they begin to consider how they would feel if placed in certain situations.

8. Reading is fun – dreaming with your eyes open!

9. Reading is a great way to spend time together.

10. Reading promotes achievement in all subjects.

We issue every child with a banded reading book on a Friday, which they should read at home everyday. Children should keep their book at home, until returning it the following Friday, when they will also be issued with a new book for the next week. Children also have access to the KS2 library - they can select a book of their choice, which they keep in their trays at school to read each day. Every child has a reading journal which should be signed to show they have read at home. We will check this every Friday when children return their books, and reward children regularly for reaching reading milestones.

Your child has also been given an Oxford Reading Buddies password where even more reading resources can be found.

www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com

 

Homework

Your child will receive homework on a Friday and we ask for it to be returned by the following Friday. Homework will reinforce your child’s learning and is therefore extremely valuable.

 

Your child has also been given passwords to Times Table Rockstars and Purple Mash which they can access at home. Children can use Times Table Rockstars to assess their speed and accuracy when recalling their times tables and they can work on their ICT skills using Purple Mash. There are lots of other resources to be found on Purple Mash too, including games to help consolidate children's maths and English knowledge.

  

www.ttrockstars.com

www.purplemash.com

 

P.E.

Our P.E. lessons take place on Mondays and alternate Wednesdays. Please ensure your child comes to school in a full P.E. kit (plain blue shorts, white T-shirt and pumps). If you prefer, please send your child to school in a tracksuit with their P.E. kit underneath.

 

If you have any questions or would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to ask :-)

 

 Thank you!

Miss Wood, Mrs Holland-Powell & Mrs Crolla

Autumn Term ~Topics

Our topics for Autumn 2 are;

IPC - Different Places, Similar Lives

Science - How Humans Work

R.E. - Harvest

Here is some key information for each subject. Don't forget you can research at home too! .

Home Learning: Tuesday 13th October 2020

Home Learning: Monday 12th October 2020

Home Learning: Friday 9th October 2020

Home Learning: Thursday 8th October 2020

You can download the additional documents mentioned on the learning grid here.

Add and Subtract 1's

Answer Sheet

Christian's Called by God

Our School Prayer

Meet my Ukulele

Home Learning: Wednesday 7th October 2020

You can download the worksheet to go along with our maths lesson here.

Add and Subtract Multiples of 100

Answer Sheet

Home Learning: Tuesday 6th October 2020

Autumn Term ~Topic

In Autumn 1 our IPC topic is 'Scavengers and Settlers'. Here is some key information we will be learning about. Don't forget you can research at home too! .

Autumn Term ~ P.E. Dates

Year 2 to Year 3 Transition (2020)

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Year 3: 2019-2020

 Well done to everyone in Year 3 for all your hard work this year.

I wish you all the very best in Year 4. You will be fantastic!

Have a lovely summer holiday.

Home Learning

Year 3 have been doing some fantastic learning at home - take a look below.

We love hearing about what you're getting up to!

Monday 11th May 2020

TT Rockstars - Battle of the Bands

Year 3 vs. Year 4

To get involved, just log into your TT Rockstars account and start playing! The class with the most points wins the tournament, which ends this Sunday.

Happy times-tabling :-)

The results are in:

What an exciting battle! Altogether, you scored 26,962 points!

Fantastic work - well done to everyone who took part.

Monday 20th April 2020

Hi Year 3!

We hope you've all had a great Easter break and are looking forward to the new term.

The government has released lots of information and resources available for you all to use. Please take a look with your grown-ups at home.

Oak National Academy

Easy to follow video lessons across different subjects for you to try.

Click here ---> Oak National Academy

BBC Bitesize

Lots of TV and online based resources available from the BBC, featuring celebrities and teachers to help you learn. I especially can't wait to watch David Attenborough's Geography lessons!

Click here ---> BBC Bitesize

You can also keep up to date with what's going on in the world by watching the daily Newsround updates too.

Click here ---> Newsround

Governmental Advice for Parents

Home learning support ---> Click here

School closure guidance ---> Click here

Resources/games to help your children understand the importance of hygiene ---> Click here

We will still be setting regular Purple Mash challenges for you, which can be found under the 'to do' section. I've already received lots of fabulous work!

Don't forget you can use IXL, TT Rockstars, Oxford Reading Buddy and Purple Mash as much as you want and there are lots of other activities below you can be having a go at too

Take care and we'll see you soon!

Miss Wood, Mrs Holland-Powell & Mrs Whitaker

Monday 6th April 2020

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Please follow the above link to access daily maths activities.

Wednesday 1st April

Hi Year 3!

I hope you are all well and enjoying your home learning time.

Here are some more activities you can be doing at home to keep your skills ticking over. Don’t forget the ideas we came up with together as a class too – scroll down.

If you have any problems with your website log-ins, have any questions for me or if you’d just like to show me your work, you can contact me on our class email. I’d love to hear what you’re getting up to!

Take care & see you soon.

Miss Wood

Friday 20th March

We have been thinking of ideas to keep ourselves busy while school is closed.

List can be downloaded below. How many can you do?