Welcome to the Class 3 page 

  Class information

  • Staff in Class 3 are: Miss James (Class teacher) & Mrs Ellis (Teaching Assistant)
  • Our P.E. days are Mondays and Thursdays, however we would ask that children have their P.E. kits at all times.
  • In KS2, children must bring in their own pencil cases and supplies. Children are expected to have a pencil, ruler and a pen at the very least in their pencil case. We do provide other stationary but the continual lost or lack of a pencil severely reduces the amount of learning time for your child
  • Homework will be given every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.
  • We begin a new unit of spelling patterns every 2 weeks. Their spelling log books are to be taken home each day to be practised. However the log books are needed in class and we ask that they are brought in every day. 
  • Each child is given an opportunity to take a suitable book from the school library and we encourage them to read as much as possible. It is very important that your child brings this book into school with them everyday.
  • If your child needs to change their reading book, it is their responsibility to let Mrs. Ellis or myself know and they will be able change it independently.
  • If you have anything you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or come and see me after school.

    Email: A.JamesBott@brillschool.org.uk

       Thank you for your support,

 

       Miss James 

 

  •  The Curriculum

At Brill School, English, maths and core skills are taught through focused daily lessons; usually in the morning. But for other lessons we have in recent year moved away from narrow subject based teaching and have developed a curriculum that is imaginative, child focused and cross curricular.

Class 3’s thematic topic units for this year are:

 

Term

Theme/topic

Main focus

Autumn 1

Incredible Invasions

History, Art and Design

Autumn 2

To Infinity... and Beyond! 

 Science, Art and Design

Spring 1

 India

Geography, RE, Art and Design 

Spring 2

Mythical Madness

 Science, Music

Summer 1

 Rainforests

Science, Geography

Summer 2

Healthy Me

 TBC

Click on the topic units for an overview document for the term's work or on the subject links for more information about the long term curriculum in each specific area.

  

 

  

 

Class Teacher: Miss James                         Teaching Assistant: Mrs Ellis

 

Ways you can help support your child’s learning in school are:

Please continue to read a variety of books with your child and share their reading and library books with them by discussing the content, characters and their likes and dislikes of the book.

 

Encourage your child to read (and share with you) the texts from our Brill School Year 3 recommended book list

 

Your children take part in daily Wizard maths sessions every morning when helps them quickly recall their times tables. Any practice of your child’s times tables at home would be a great aid to their learning.

 

The children will have spelling logbooks in their bags every day and these may contain some spellings that they found tricky during the week. Please could you spend time helping your child to learn the spellings and patterns. These need to be in school every day ready for our daily spelling sessions.

 

Every Tuesday is Book Talk Tuesday. This is a brilliant opportunity for the children to bring in a favourite book of their choice and share it with class. This can be any book; it does not have to be one they are currently reading! Each child is given a weekly slot. There is a timetable up in the classroom and all the children are aware of their slot. It is their responsibility to remember when their slot is and to bring their book in. Unfortunately if they miss their slot I cannot guarantee they will get another as there aren't enough weeks in the year! 

For parents, here is a timetable for your children's Book Talk Tuesday slot. 

 

Homework – Continue to support your child with their homework when needed, but where possible allow them to have a go independently.

 Useful Websites:

Maths:

Interactive 100 grid, use for counting forwards and backwards:

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html 

Maths resources:

 www.topmarks.co.uk 

Number bonds and timetables practice:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Times Tables:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Literacy

Punctuation:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

Spelling and grammar:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

 

ICT

Coding:

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Touch typing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

 

General Resources:

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/

 

Curriculum- Year Three:

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year3