The Year 3 Teaching Staff: 
Mr. A. French - 3F
Miss Z. Robins - 3R
 
Teaching Assistants:

Miss E. Stoneman

Mr. D. Farrah

 

To make sure that we start term safely by looking after each other please have a look at these documents explaining some of the rules we will have in school.

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 Child friendly covid rules.pdfDownload
 home-school-agreement-sept-2020.pdfDownload
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Welcome back to our first half term. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to school. Hopefully you had a great summer and you're ready to get back into some great learning habits. We hope that this page gives you and your parents/carers lots of information about some of the things we will be learning. Have a good look around.

 

Parents/carers, if you have any questions please contact your child's class teacher by phone (01909 550779) or e-mail enquiries@anstonparkjuniors.co.uk 

 

Children, the information on this page might help you to find out new things or revise things that you already know. You can also share what you learn and understand with your family. Going back over learning helps you to store the information in your long term memory.

 

For the first half term we will be looking a lot at our 6Rs and training our learning brains.

Here are our 6Rs. They are all important to help us be the best learner that we can be. 

 

 

It will be very different being back in school. Hopefully, we will all come back with an open mindset - ready to learn! Have a look at the video below. What do you think the message is? 

 

Here is some information about what we will be learning in the first half term.

 

For the first half term, we will be studying two books by Oliver Jeffers. Here is a picture of the author:

You can visit his website by clicking on the picture below.

 

We will be looking at two of his books. Click on the picture to enlarge the cover. What can you see? What can you work out about the story if you haven't read them already?

Lost and Found has also been made into a film. You can see the trailer below. What do you think the story might be about? What could the message of the story be?

 

At APJS, we love reading. Loving books is great. In the second book that we  will be studying, the main character loves books - just not in the same way...

Like many children, Henry loves books. Though Henry doesn’t like to read books, he likes to eat them! But one day he feels sick to his stomach.  Can Henry find a way to enjoy books without using his teeth?

We will find out in the first half term!

One thing that you could do at home to improve your English skills is to try to learn how to read and spell as many of these words as possible. These are the words you have to know by the end of Year 4. (Click on the picture to make it bigger!)

 

Parents and carers can find out more about English by visiting the English curriculum page.

 

We will be learning a lot about place value this term.

Your parent/carers can find out more about maths on the maths page of our webpage. 

When you start school, you will be given a user name and password for TT Rockstars. You can practise your times tables with this login at home. Click the picture below to visit the website:

 

 

Our main learning in other subjects will be light in science and learning about the continents of the world in geography. We will also be finding out about the different parts of the United Kingdom. You can find out more below.

 

 

In geography we will be exploring the world. Can you name the different continents? Do you know any countries in each continent? Hopefully you will by the end of the half term! You can check what you already know by clicking on the quiz button below. You might need an adult to help you read the questions.

 

Here is a map of the continents that we will be learning about.

(Sometimes, the Austrailan continent is called Oceania. Australia consists of Australia and New Zealand whereas Oceania is made of four regions including Australasia. It stretches out over the Pacific and part of South East Asia, covering Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.)

 

Here's a song about the continents. You might pick up some facts about each. Which is the largest? Which is the smallest? Which is made mainly of ice? Do you know what a hemisphere is?

 

You can find out more about the world, including the names of the oceans surrounding the continents, by visiting a BBC lesson. Just click on the picture below.

 

We will also be finding out about the different parts of the United Kingdom. Do you know the difference between the British Isles, Great Britain and the United Kingdom? Do you know why the flag of the UK looks like it does? Do you know how to make sure it isn't flying upside down?

 

Hopefully, you will do by the end of the half term. To get your brain started you can watch the clip below.

 

Here's another quiz. Can you answer the questions about the UK? Don't worry if you can't - you can always have another go at the end of the half term.

 

A fantastic resource that we will be exploring in school is called Google Earth. You can explore the continents and countries - even down to the street level - of almost anywhere on the planet from the comfort of your classroom - or home. You can use Google Earth at home by clicking in the picture below. (It might take a few seconds to load - the world is a big place!)

 

You can also complete your own research about the different continents by visiting the DK website. Click on the image below to take you there.

 

Having a good vocabulary is very important. it helps us to understand topics and work out new things too. Have a look at the vocabulary for this geography topic. These are the important words that we hope you will remember:

Have you ever wondered about light? Where does it come from? How does it travel? How can we see different things? This will be our topic for the first half term. We will be investigating how light works, how it helps us and how it travels. We will also investigate what happens when there is no light.

 

These videos might help you to learn and remember some of the important facts.

 

Have a look at the quiz about light (click on the quiz picture below.) What do you already know about light? You might need an adult to help you read the questions. Don't worry if you can't answer them yet. You can have another go at the end of the half term and see what you have remembered.

The BBC have some lessons about  light where you can start your learning. Click on the BBC Bitesize logo below to visit their website:

 

You can also start our own research about light at the DK website. Click on the link below to find their section about light and shadows. 

 

Here are the key words for our science topic:

Parents and Carers:

Parents/Carers can find out more about our main topics in geography and science by clicking the links below. The SchoolRun website is a useful source of information for all subjects in the English National Curriculum. Click on the image above to visit their home page.

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-light

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/islands-and-continents

 

You can find out more information about other areas of our curriculum - including English and maths - by clicking on the school curriculum tab at the top of this page.

HOMEWORK

Below is the homework menu for this half term. Have a look at the options. Choose one per week - or more if you want to. Can you complete at least one of the spiciest? If you need any resources or you need any of the tasks explaining, please ask your teacher. Remember, some of the tasks might take longer than a week. Scroll past the menu and you will fine some resources that go with some of the tasks.

 

Here are some of the documents mentioned in the homework menu:

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 Blank UK map.pdfDownload
 Shadow drawing help sheet.pdfDownload
 Shadow Puppet help sheet.pdfDownload
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PE

There may be changes to thePE days some weeks so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school all week.

Indoor Kit = plain white t-shirt, shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers)

Outdoor Kit = tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for the outdoors (trainers)

Please be reminded that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by the child for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back. Please note that football kits are not acceptable as part of our PE kit.

Useful Websites: 

https://play.edshed.com/login

This is an interactive website that the children can use to practise their weekly spellings and words that are on the compulsory KS2 word lists.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

This website has a good range of free games to practise phonics and decoding skills.

 

http://www.sentenceplay.co.uk/

This has a good range of games which support your child’s spelling and grammar skills.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

This is a new website introduced just before half term. This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! Children's log in details are in their organisers.