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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3:
Kusama Class & McKenzie Class


Ms. Tildesley is teaching Kusama Class this year and Mr. Viola is the class teacher in McKenzie Class.

Welcome

Thank you for all your extraordinary research and artwork on rocks and fossils last term.  Many staff members were fooled by the fake fossils, and the maps you made of geological walks with pictures and PowerPoints were ingenious! This term Kusama and Mckenzie pupils will continue to showcase their homework together. Therefore, we welcome joint projects between siblings and friends across both classes.

We hope you find the information below useful for this half term. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

The homework will be due in on Friday 18th May. The Homework Assembly takes place on Wednesday 23rd May.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Summer.

PE

In Year 3, the PE day is Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on this day.

Trips

In Science during the Summer term we will be investigating plants and inviting pupils to develop their botanical skills and participate in a wild meadow walk in Cator Park.

Thursday 3rd May

We would welcome parent helpers who hold Kent House DBS checks, so please contact the class teacher if you are able to come.

Inspire Workshops

The inspire workshop will take place in Summer 2. We will be focusing on how children learn, and how parents and carers can enable their children to further their learning. We look forward to seeing you there.

Dates and times to be confirmed.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. We will be continuing with our ‘soft start’ approach to mornings. In Key Stage 2, the children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 15:25.

 

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Make it

Year 3 will be using a range of books written by Anthony Browne as their stimulus for literacy this half term.

Your task is to read a book (or as many as possible) by the same author.

Anthony Browne has written some great illustrated stories such as:

•             Gorilla

•             Silly Billy

•             Willy the Wimp

•             The Tunnel

•             My Dad

•             Piggybook

In Science we will be learning about the functions of different parts of flowering plants; exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth; investigating the way in which water is transported within plants and exploring the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

As part of our botanical learning, Katie Pande, Pukka's Senior Herbal Advisor will be visiting the school on Thursday 3rd of May to lead a meadow walk in Cator Park and to introduce children to the nutritional and medical properties of plants.

www.pukkaherbs.com/your-wellbeing/stories/people/pukka-staff/meet-katie-pande

To celebrate the wonder of plants, we will be having a photography exhibition. Your challenge is to take an AWARD WINNING plant-photograph and present it beautifully for our exhibition.

Dianne English, Overall Winner - Pure Plants, Royal Horticultural Society.

As part of our IPC topic, Treasures, we will be learning about a famous Roman, Julius Caesar, researching his links to Britain after invading these islands in the 1st century BC.

Your task is to create a Roman Costume. You should research how different Romans dressed and make your clothes and accessories.

Will you be a: Patrician (politicians and military men), a Plebeian (farmers, artists, workers) or a Slave?

The Roman Parade will take place on Friday 18th May.

See the source image

Practise it

Write it

Design it

 Spend some time practising the skills we are learning in school:

 

Maths:  

  • Adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers using the short column method.
  • Multiplying using the short column method.
  • Recalling 3, 4, and 8 times tables.                                                                

Literacy:    

  • Spelling the first 200 key words.
  • Reading fluently and with expression.                                                   
  • Handwriting.

 Anthony Brown’s stories contain many hidden messages and morals. Some of the issues that he talks about important to children such as bullying, family problems or loneliness.

 

Your task is to write your own story that has a message or moral.

 

Think about;

 

•             What is the message or moral?

•             What is your story about?

•             Who are the characters? (People, animals or both.)

•             Where is it set?

Linked to the Make it challenge, your task is to research, design and label your Roman costume.

 

A note to parents, over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together.


What are we learning?

In Literacy we will be reading, a range of books written by Anthony Browne. Through these texts we will explore retelling the stories from different perspectives; writing in the third person and then in the first person; descriptive writing; dialogue; character profiles and letters. In Maths, we will be returning to our learning about fractions, before moving on to telling the time, and problems relating to time. Our Topic learning will be concentrating on The Romans and in Science we will be studying plants.

 

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children have a mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to “literacy planet,” which can be used regular to help develop spelling and fluency in reading.

If you have any questions, please talk to your class teacher, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

 

Thanks,

Ms. Tildesley and Mr. Viola