We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case(s) of COVID-19 within the school.
We have followed the national guidance and have identified that children in 2B, 2K, 3R and 4S have been in close contact with the affected adult. In line with the national guidance, we are requesting that your child now stay at home and self-isolate until Monday 30th November 2020 (14 days after contact).
We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community.
If your child is well after this date, they should return to school on: Tuesday 1st December 2020
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All home learning will now be done through Google Classroom.
Children should use their login details to access this daily.
For children self-isolating, their Class Teacher will call each day to discuss work to complete.
How do I sign in to Classroom for the first time?
Important: You must have an active internet connection to sign in.
1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Go to Classroom.
2. Enter the email address (it looks something like this: firstname.lastname@example.org) and click Next.
3. Enter your password and click Next.
4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.
5. Then, click I’m A Student
6. Click Get Started.
If you don't know your email address or password, ask the Class Teacher.
Year 3 Curriculum - Autumn Term 2
Addition & subtraction followed by multiplication & division This term, we will begin with a mini recap of addition and subtraction. Later on, we will begin to teach multiplication and division. A helpful tip, is to understand that multiplication is the inverse of division. Children should also practice their number bonds to 10.
English - Non-fiction
Our core text this half term is The Storm written by Kevin Crossley-Holland
We will be learning how to write newspaper reports and study each feature very closely. We will also be learning the key features of a persuasive text and learn how to write one.
Year 3, also need to practice the use of capital letters and full stops.
To practice your grammar, visit this website:
Science - Living Things: Plants
Many plants, but not all, have roots, stems/trunks, leaves and flowers/blossom. The roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil and anchor the plant in place. The stem transports water and nutrients/minerals around the plant and holds the leaves and flowers up in the air to enhance photosynthesis, pollination and seed dispersal. The leaves use sunlight and water to produce the plant’s food. Some plants produce flowers which enable the plant to reproduce. Pollen, which is produced by the male part of the flower, is transferred to the female part of other flowers (pollination). This forms seeds, sometimes contained in berries or fruits which are then dispersed in different ways. Different plants require different conditions for germination and growth.
History - Cradles of Civilization
5000 years ago the lands we now know as Iraq were known as Sumer and it’s where writing began. The land of Sumer was where two rivers flowed into the sea. The rivers were the Tigris and Euphrates and they gave rise to what is known as The Fertile Crescent which stretched all the way from Mesopotamia to Egypt. The Sumerians had their own ancient system of writing known as Cuneiform. One of the favourite stories of the Sumerians was about a king from Babylon known as the Epic of Gilgamesh. Other cradles of civilisation are the Indus Valley Civilisation and the Shang civilisation in China. All the cradles of human civilisation had things in common. Each began with people, who had once been nomadic, starting to build permanent places to live by a river. They worshipped gods, invented writing and created art.
Geography - Population in the UK
The mighty river Indus has its source in the Tibetan Himalayas and flows through India and Pakistan on its 3200km journey. The Indus is swelled by glacial meltwater and monsoon rains and many tributaries. Its water fills dams, canals and reservoirs. It is used for irrigation of crops along its journey to the Arabian sea as well as being used to power hydro-electric dams to generate clean electricity. And it is a home to all kinds of wildlife. Rivers are fed by the water cycle. They also shape the land around them by a process of erosion and deposition. They create V-shaped valleys and waterfalls as well as deltas and estuaries. Britain’s longest river is the river Severn. Its source is in Wales. It is home to many wildlife species and also has an estuary where it flows out into the sea just like the mighty Indus river.
RE - A Hindu story
Some stories have special meanings for religious believers. What do ancient stories from the Indus valley tell us about early Hinduism? The epic poem, the Ramayana, tells the story of Rama & Sita. The story is loved by millions of Hindus around the world because it tells people about how things work in the world, how to live a good life and how to live together well with others.
Another big idea in the story of Rama and Sita which is very important for Hindus is the idea of Dharma. Dharma can mean: a way of living, following the right path, duty, order and truth. We introduce the children to the festival of Diwali this term and look at the origins of the festival and how it is inspired by the story.
Next term, year 3 will be focusing on football and dance. In football, children will learn a variety of techniques, as well as learn and build on the importance of being team player. In dance, children will explore a variety of different dance and learn how to control body movements and co-ordination.
Art/Design & Technology
To tie into our learning about rivers, children will re-create 3Dlandscapes with different materials and paper-Mache.
PSHE - Anti-bullying: Feelings/Empathy
This term, children will learn about bullying- through anti-bullying week, feelings and empathy. Children are encouraged to share their feelings and to understand how others may feel. Activities that help team-building, encourage children to build bonds and therefore, allow children to have empathy for one another.