Year 3 2019 - 2020

Everyone at St George’s would like to say a massive thank you to all of our wonderful children who have been learning from home, and to all of the parents and carers who have done their absolute best to become teachers during this challenging time! The last few months have really highlighted what a wonderful community we have at St George’s, and we can’t wait to be back together in September.

You certainly all deserve a well-earnt break over the Summer holidays. There is no expectation that you will continue to work over the six weeks off, but if you would like to keep up with work over holiday, here are our recommendations:

 

         

The year group email addresses will be closed over the Summer holiday, but if you wish to make contact please use the following:

 

General enquiries – schooloffice@stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk

If you have any concerns about a child – safeguarding@stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk

 

Thank you for all of your hard work and support,

From all of the staff at St George’s

 

Welcome to Year 3 in 2019/20.

We will use this page to share important information and keep families updated on events in Year 3.

 

Summer 2

Hugs from our Home Learning Team

Welcome from our Home Learning Team. We are here to support you from our homes. Currently, we are all planning and preparing educational resources for you all. Like us, you are all working hard from home, showing the St George’s RESPECT values. We are extremely proud of all of your efforts and fantastic work produced so far-keep it up!

To continue with your home learning journey, please keep accessing your year group page to find daily English and maths tasks as well as weekly science and foundation subject activities. Don’t forget you can contact us via your year group email address.

We are also starting some online classes and lessons. If they are aimed at your particular child or Year group, your teachers will let you know via the contacts we have for you.

 

Summer 1

Welcome back for the Summer term. Teachers will continue to update the year group pages to support you in your learning. If parents or children would like to email in to their teachers any activities or new skills they have learnt during this time, you can now send any pictures or messages to year3@stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk and we can share your activities on your year group page. Please let us know in your email if you give your permission for the photos to appear on our website. You can find your photos on the 'What Have Year 3 Been Up To?' tab.

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Extreme Reading Challenge

We would like you to send us a picture of you reading in an unusual place. Please be sensible and do not put yourself in any dangerous places. We will post all pictures to the Extreme Reading Challenge page and winners will be selected soon.

Please send pictures to  reading@stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk

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Supporting Families With Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

We recognise that many families will need support with self isolation and home schooling.  Using this page and the tabs below, we have set up home learning links and advice.  Your child's class teacher will also be in touch via your child's class tab.  We are aiming to to provide your child with lots of learning links and ideas. 

In the 'online links' tab, we have set up links to websites and online learning portals that we use in school.  Your child has been sent home with their online logins and passwords for the websites we use in Year 3.  We have also set up links to other pages that will help your child learn at home.  You will also find downloadable home learning packs at the bottom of the 'online links'  page.

They will also be able to read daily and practise their mathematics using their Year 3 home learning mathematics book.

We have also added a poster with 25 ideas to have fun at home without screen time.  

We also want to ensure that families and children are looking after their well-being.  Link below takes you to our advice and links page for mental health and well-being:

http://www.stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk/page/managing-your-mental-health-and-well-being-throughout-the-covid-19-outbreak/64243

Remember to visit our pages and check regularly for updates and messages.We have set up an advice page for parents and home schooling.

 

Here are some useful sites to boost learning at home.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

 Remember to exercise every day

Joe Wicks is putting together some daily videos to keep you active while you are off school. It is important to try and exercise everyday as this is good for your body and your mind.

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

 Daily English lessons with Jane Considine.

Jane Considine is putting together some super stacking English lessons for children of all ages to access from home. All you will need is a pen and paper and log onto her live webinar each day from Monday morning at 9:45am for the Film focus of the day and at 10:30am she will give you your writing task. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs3rCIhtQso

 Free online books for all children to listen to.

Starting today, children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being children. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_hm_hb

Every week we will upload the lastest addition on First News. This is a children's newspaper that we subscribe to in school. You can download it by clicking the link above. The great thing about this newspaper is that every week we will also attach some reading activities and puzzles. The PDF files are attached below. Please note that level 1 is the easier activity (aimed at lower KS2) with level 2 being more challenging (aimed at upper KS2) . Complete the actvities each week as part of your English lesson at  home. If you can't print the sheets off you can record the answers to the questions in your exercise books.

This week there is some information on the Coronavirus. It may be useful for children and parents to read these together and gain a better understadning of what has been happening around the world. This is a good opportunity for discussions, questions and also reassurance.

Every week we will upload the lastest addition on First News. This is a children's newspaper that we subscribe to in school. You can download it by clicking the link above. The great thing about this newspaper is that every week we will also attach some reading activities and puzzles. The PDF files are attached below. Please note that level 1 is the easier activity (aimed at lower KS2) with level 2 being more challenging (aimed at upper KS2) . Complete the actvities each week as part of your English lesson at  home. If you can't print the sheets off you can record the answers to the questions in your exercise books.

This week there is some information on the Coronavirus. It may be useful for children and parents to read these together and gain a better understadning of what has been happening around the world. This is a good opportunity for discussions, questions and also reassurance.

Click here to go to the First News page on our website.

Mrs Chambers is the Assistant Headteacher for year 3.  

The Year 3 team is:

3A

Mrs Kisby

3B

Miss Cumming

3C

Ms Price/Miss Forster

3D

Miss Mulheirn

3E

Mr Thomas

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bevan, Mrs Eaton and Mrs Roberts.

Our Weekly Timetable

Day

Event

Clubs

Monday

Book bag brought in daily with accelerated reading books and yellow log books

PE

Tuesday

 

 

 

Wednesday

Spelling and maths home learning booklets/jotters returned to school

 

Thursday

 

 

 

Friday

All homework sent out

 

 

RESPECT and Behaviour

During this half term the children will be learning about the word EMPATHY and what this means to them. They will be thinking about how they can show empathy in different situations. Each week the teachers will nominate one child that they have noticed being empathy. These children will be known as our ‘Learning Heroes’. They will receive a special certificate in assembly and will have their picture displayed on the wall. During the first week back at school the children have created class charters in which they discuss their own roles and responsibilities with regards to their behaviour and conduct in school. It has been a very positive way to start the school year with the children keen to follow their charters and stay in the positive behaviour zones.

 

Year 3 Curriculum

Our Curriculum Map can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Literacy

Year 3 have started this half term recapping on nouns, adjectives and sentence structure through the book ‘Firebird’ written by Saviour Pirotta and illustrated by Catherine Hyde. Firebird is retelling of the famous Russian folktale on which the Stravisnky ballet is based, and offers rich opportunities for character and setting descriptions. The half term will end with a study of the Limericks of Edward Lear.

During Autumn 2, the children will delve into the Aaron Becker book 'Return' were they will be fully immersed iwithin the book and will base some of their writing on some of the enchanting settings they come across. They will also move on to writing a travel report as they meet a mythical creature in the text. Finally, they will end the term by looking and writing their own Christmas inspired Kennings poems.

Science

This half term we will be undertaking a range of investigations based on our topic of 'Light and Shadows'. We will be looking at the difference between light sources and reflectors, how shadows are made and will end the topic with a range of scientific based enquiries to help us create our own shadow puppets.

The second half of this term will be spent investigating 'Rocks and Soils'. Children will spend time becoming 'rocks and soils detectives' by searching for rocks around our school premises and will undertake a range of scientific enquiries based on what they have found.

History

We will be taking a giant step back in time this half term into prehistory! We will discover what Britain was like during the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age; from housing, food and tools to learning all about the monumental Stonehenge. We are lucky enough to be visiting forest school and the round house, and also having a visit from a Stone Age warrior, to gain a greater understanding of what life was like to live in this period of time. 

Geography

A visit to The Breck in Wallasey has started our Geography topic this half term were children have focused on compass work, map work and data gathering and analysing. Children will then develop their knowledge from Y2 on the UK to look at greater detail human and physical features of the countries of the UK; focusing on mountains, rivers, coastlines etc.

Art

The artists we will be studying this half term are the abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko and fine artist Catherine Hyde. We will be creating abstract block artwork in the style of Mark Rothko, which will focus on primary colours and how to create secondary and tertiary colours. This will lead onto a more detailed piece of artwork based on Catherine Hyde’s work in the style of her Firebird illustrations.

During the second half of the term, Y3 will be looking at the skill of tessellating. Children will study well known artists to inspire their own tessellating patterns and will eventually create their own printing block to create a tessellation.

French

We are excited to start French with year 3 this term. This half term we will be learning basic French greetings as well as learning numbers and days of the week. asking how somebody is, how old they are, and being able to explain when their birthday is.

Music

The children in Y3 are very excited to start learning to play the djembe drums this year with our specialist music teacher, Mr Harper and his team. Hopefully throughout the year you will have a chance to see the children showcase what they have learnt.

 

Files to Download

Year 3: St George's News items

Year 3: Blog items

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Year 3: Our Gallery items

Year 3 Gardeners 24.4.20, by Miss Forster

Year 3 and 4 Book Swap, by Mrs Saunders

Maths week in 3C, by Miss Forster

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