3EM Weekly Learning

Week Beginning : 16th October

English: This week is our first assessment week. The children will be checked on spellings, grammar and punctuation and reading. Please help this weekend by reading with and asking your child questions about what they have read. We will also be writing a recount about our trip to Pizza Express on Wednesday..

Also remember that we are checking to see who is a regular reader to include them in our reward next half term.

Maths: Again we will be assessing understanding in maths so far this year. Please help by practising use of partitioning for addition, missing number calculations and 2,3,5 and 10 times tables.





Week Beginning : 9th October

English: This week we will mostly be preparing for our UNAIDED WRITING ASSESSMENT. We will listen to sounds and look at pictures of spooky huses in order to write a descriptive setting for a HAUNTED HOUSE! The children will need to remember to use adjectives, prepositions, adverbs and conjunctions which they have learnt about in previous weeks.


Maths: This week we are looking at subtraction. Children will begin the week by mentally subtracting one digit numbers from two and three digit numbers, then moving on to subtracting multiples of 10. Towards the end of the week, children will be subtracting two and three digit numbers using a number line.


Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to solve addition problems using the partitioning method that they have been taught.

RE: We will complete our work on the 99 names for Allah.

Topic: In our topic lesson we will focus on the UK and try to understand that the country is divided into counties. We will check that the children know the capital city of each of the countries in the UK and that we live in West Yorkshire.

It will help if they can learn their addres at home.

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spelling set on Friday.


Week Beginning: 2nd October 2017

English: This week we will be continuing our work on story settings. We will be concentrating on action by adding verbs and adverbs to describe actions in a Park setting.


Maths: In maths we will be focusing on addition. We will begin by using a number line to add two and three digit numbers and then will move on to learning and using the partitioning method. Please help by checking number bonds to 10 and by counting on and back from any number in 10's.

RE: In RE this week we will be learning why Muslims have 99 names for Allah. I wonder if you can find out some reasons?

Topic: For Geography we will be trying to learn some of the names of countries in Europe. Maybe you have been on holiday to some of them?


Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to read a setting description and draw what is being described.


Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spelling set on Friday.


Week Beginning: 25th September 2017

English: This week we will continue our work on story settings. Children will begin the week by going outside and thinking about vocabulary to describe a woodland setting. Then, using the vocabulary that they have collected, children will write their own sentences using positional prepositions before improving them and writing a full descriptive paragraph.


Maths: Children will begin the week by finding 10 more or less than a 3 digit number, using Base 10 to help. Later in the week children will move on to adding single digit numbers to a 2 or 3 digit number. They will end the week by adding multiples of 10 to a 2 digit number.

RE: This week we will be discussing how images of Jesus have been portrayed through art.

PE: In our PE and Games lessons we are developing multi-skills using a variety of apparatus including balls, bean bags and small apparatus.

Homework: To be in by Thursday, children should complete the sheet, recognising the value of digits in a three digit number and building 3 digit numbers using number sentences.


Spellings: Children will be tested on Oxford Owl Unit 1 Spellings this week.

Week Beginning 18th September 2017

English: This week we will  work on story settings. The children will use picture clues to identify different settings before discussing why a setting is important to a story. We will think about the different features that writers use to make a setting really come alive when we read about it. They will collect expanded noun phrases (adjective, adjective noun e.g. towering, stone walls) to use in a short descriptive paragraph about a castle setting.


Maths:  The children will be continuing their work on place value.  They will be reading and writing numbers up to 1000, comparing and ordering different numbers as well as estimating where numbers can be placed on numberlines. Later in the week the children will be counting in multiples of 50 and 100.

Topic: We will be finding out more about the Town of Dewsbury and completing a thought harvest- please talk about how Dewsbury has changed over the years.


Homework:  Due in by Wednesday. Children are to rewrite sentences to correctly include capital letters and full stops.

Reading: Well done to everyone who has been reading this week. Keep it up- 3 times each week and you will be a regular reader!

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spellings which were sent home with homework last week. 


Week Beginning: 11th September

English: This week we will be focussing on capital letters and full stops. We will revise the use of capitals for senteces, names of people and places.

Maths:  We will be practising the use of partitioning numbers in order to add. This is where 2 digit and 3 digit numbers are partitioned into their components e.g.  542 = 500 + 40 + 2 or even  400 + 140 + 2

Canon Hall Farm visit: Wednesday

Topic: We will introduce our topic all about Dewsbury. What do the children know about the town where they live.


Week beginning: 4th September

Welcome to Bywell.

This week we will be getting to know each other and completing activities to reinforce learning expectations as we help the children settle in to their new learning environment. We will be practising school routines and finding out more about likes and dislikes, practising some handwriting and spellings and developing our own class rules and a vision statement for our class.


Contact the School

Bywell Junior School

Bendigo Road
West Yorkshire
WF12 7LX

Main Contact: Ms Z Adam

Tel: 01924 460666


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