Brill Church Of England School

With the Wind in our Sails

YEAR 3 - PARENT INFORMATION

Teacher's welcome

P.E.

Our scheduled P.E. days are Monday and Thursday however, there may be further opportunities to participate in physical activity. Therefore, we ask that you ensure your child has their P.E. kit at school during the whole week.

Spellings

Each week we begin a new spelling pattern that should be practised at home. We ask children to take home their spelling books so that they can do this, but it is important that books are brought in to school every day as they are needed in class.

Reading books

Children will have the opportunity to take home a book from school which they should continue to read outside of school. We do expect children to bring their books in everyday as we participate in quiet reading throughout the day. If your child needs to change their reading book then it is their responsibility to inform myself or Mrs Barlow and they will be able to change it independently.

If you have anything you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to email me through my school email.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Allen 

(j.allen@brillschool.org.uk)

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

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 afternoon which helps them quickly recall their times tables.A  ny 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.

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

If you'd like to further support your child in addition to homework then I would suggest listening to them read for 10 minutes every day aloud and discussing the book in depth. Check that your child fully understands the words and can decode the context of the story.  To help them with mathematics then focus of the 4 operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as times tables and number bonds (10, 20 and 100).  Below are some useful websites however there are many more online and plenty of apps that can help.

The Curriculum

At Brill School, English, Maths and Core Skills are taught through focused daily lessons; usually in the morning. For other lessons we have in recent years moved away from narrow subject based teaching and have developed a curriculum that is imaginative, child focused and cross curricular.

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

 

Term

Theme/topic

Main focus

Autumn 

Life in a Rainforest!

Geography/Science

Spring 

Can You Dig It? History/ Science
Summer 
India

RE/Art

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.

Miss Allen, Class Teacher

Mrs Barlow, Teaching Assistant

Useful websites

Maths

Interactive 100 grid:

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

General Maths resources:

 www.topmarks.co.uk 

Number bonds and timetables practice:

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

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Maths Frame: Addition and Subtraction

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/475/Maths-Maze-Monsters-Addition

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/444/Parking-Maths-Addition

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/460/Jetpack-Mathematics-Addition

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/439/Marlons-Magical-Maths-Mission-Addition

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/289/KS2-Maths-Invaders

Maths Frame:  Multiplication and Division

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/468/Maths-Maze-Monsters-Multiplication

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/454/Jetpack-Mathematics-Multiplication

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/331/Maths-Race-Multiplication

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/497/Maths-Maze-Monsters-Division

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-division.html

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