On Monday, 13th November 2017, the Brilliant Badgers class will be having a Viking Day as part of their current topic. The children absolutely enjoy making the most of these ‘awe and wonder’ moments. Please see the link below for details – the letter should have also come home via your child.
Viking Day 2017
Week 1 – Look at Me
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to hear main word classes • to use gestures to show they understand
Week 2 – Happy birthday
to listen and respond to simple rhymes, songs and stories • to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to make indirect or direct contact with the country/countries where the language is spoken • to use actions and rhymes, and play games to aid memorisation
Week 3 – Party games
to make links between some phonemes, rhymes and spellings and read aloud familiar words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to recognise some familiar words in written form • to imitate pronunciation • to play games to help remember
Week 4- Come to my party
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Week 5 – Sports day
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words and short sentences • to hear main word classes • to engage in turn taking • to use a physical response
Week 6 – We are the champions
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to ask someone to clarify or repeat • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Collecting, Analysing, Evaluating and Presenting Data
In this strand pupils will explore data in different contexts.They will explore data manipulation in different contexts, they will use charting software and databases to collect and present their data to support science, geography, maths and D & T. They will use data loggers or Apps on tablets to capture data. They will be introduced to simple spreadsheets to carry out calculations.
- Represent data on screen using frequency charts, pictograms, bar charts and graphs for different purposes
- Sort and search the data to answer specific questions
- Use a variety of tools to collect data – Data loggers, weather stations, Apps on tablets, fitness related tools
- Use the data collected to interpret, recognise patterns, describe events and answer questions
- Consider the accuracy needed when collecting and storing data
- Begin to develop knowledge about how data is used in the world around them how/where it is collected. They will also consider issues such as accuracy, privacy and keeping data safe
- Use spreadsheets to develop an understanding of simple functions and create a simple budget
English: Myths and Legends, Stories about imaginary worlds, Recounts, Non-chronological reports, Traditional Poems and Performance Poems.
Mathematics: Place Value & Decimals, Mental & Written Addition & Subtraction, Measures & Date, Fractions & Decimals, Time & Shape and Multiplication & Division.
Science: Rocks and Fossils
Topic: The Romans
R.E: Symbols and Religious Expression
P.E: Hockey, Gymnastics, Tennis and Dance.
Grammar and Punctuation: Words types and functions.
Music: Exploring Arrangements
Art: Autumn- Mosaics
PSHE: Making Friends
||To observe, group, draw, describe and name rock samples.
||To discover how different rocks were made by planet earth.
To design a fair test for rocks to check their hardness and permeability.
|To gather important rock data from our local area.
|To understand how fossils are made and make our own fossil from plaster of Paris.
||To understand how important soil is to life on our planet.
||To create a ‘Rock and Fossil Museum’.
||To learn about the legend of the founding of Rome and place events and objects into the correct periods of time.
||To understand the benefits and impact of the Roman Ruling System. To recognise that the past is represented in different ways.
|To examine how the Roman Empire changed areas over time and begin to ask why.
||To understand how the Roman Empire emerged and expanded in the three centuries before the Common Era.
To design and paint a Roman Shield using inspiration from Roman designs.
|To explore the reasons for the Romans’ successful growing empire in two centuries before the birth of Christ and learn about life in the Roman army
||To begin to understand why the Romans wanted to invade Britain.
To use a piece of music to create atmosphere and to discuss its effect on the listener.
||To discuss places that have personal value.
||To explain some features, symbolic objects, actions and sounds found in a church.
||To explain some features, symbolic objects, actions and sounds found in a mandir.
|To know what puja is and why it is important for Hindus.
||To know what Holy Communion is and why it is important for Christians.
||To compare the purpose and values of a mandir and church.
||Exploring arrangements- Music Express Year 3
||To use a piece of music to create atmosphere and to discuss its effect on the listener.
Think about being a friend.
Know what makes each other happy, sad, cross.
Know what helps and hinders friendships.
Consider ways of resolving differences.
Be able to initiate friendships.
Being a good friend.
||Printing a border.
||Researching Roman mosaics.
||Printing a central motif.
||Creating a Roman mosaic piece of art.
Please take a moment to have a look at some of the great things that The Champion Chestnuts have been doing during the first few weeks of this half term.
In English we have been looking at stories by the same author and have just finished writing our own story based on the book I’ll take you to Mrs Cole by Nigel Gray.
We are now moving onto explanation and instruction texts. We will be writing our own set of instructions based on games shows to begin with. We will then move on to creating our own game show with our very own explanation and set of instructions!
In Maths, Champion chestnuts have been working extremely hard looking at place value and addition and subtraction. We have been looking at written methods for addition and subtraction. The children have been putting excellent amounts of effort into maths which is fantastic!
Geography has been really exciting, we have been looking at Burton-upon-Trent as our local area study and the children are all really enjoying using Google Earth.
We were very lucky to take part in a kick boxing session this week by the Star Foundation. All the children loved the session and were very good too!
Some children have done some outstanding work which has been displayed on our Work to ‘bee’ proud of board. Well done to you!