3EM Weekly Learning

Week Beginning : 9th July

A very exciting week! Little Deer Wood, Camp1 will take place. If you have any questions please ask.

Week Beginning : 2nd July

This week is the first of out transition weeks. The children will meet and work with Miss Wolfenden in their new classroom.

English: In English they will be exploring a new book, making and justifying predictions and delving deeper into the book itself.

Maths: In maths the children will be consolidating knowledge and understanding of place value and addition and subtraction.

Week Beginning : 25th June

Assessment week: This week we will be assessing progress in Maths, Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Writing.

Topic: We will be creating a Poster to review our learning about the Romans and using I-pads to create a Tellagami about the Colosseum in Rome.

 

Week Beginning: 18th June

Sports Activity week: Penalty shoot out on Monday, activities on Tuesday, Sports day on Thursday.

English: This week we will plan and write the ending to our Beast Quest story.

Maths: In maths this week will revise basics in preparation for assessment week.

In peparation for assessment week please read with your child and practise times tables on TT rock stars.

Week Beginning : 11th June

English : This week we will mostly be writing the introduction and build up paragraphs of our own Beast Quest story! Children will concentrate on openers and the journey of the main character.

Maths: In maths this week we will be solving division problems using the bar method. We will then investigate the quick way of dividing by 10 and 100 by moving the digits one or two digits to the right.

 

Science: We will introduce our new unit about Light and Shadows.

 

Week Beginning : 4th June

English: This week we will begin by looking at subordinate and embedded clauses, what they are and how they are used in sentences. We will then move on to our new topic and children will be asked to make predictions about a book using different clues.

Maths: In maths this week our focus will be on multiplication. We will begin the week by recapping the grid method before moving on to using this method to solve problems involving multiplication. We will end the week multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday, children have been given times table practice to complete over the holidays.

Reading: Please remember to return reading books to be changed.

 

Week Beginning : 21st May

English: In English this week we will begin by finishing off our non-chronological reports that we started at the end of last week. After this, children will be completing their half-termly assessments in reading, spelling and grammar.

 

Maths: As well as completing their half-termly assessments, this week in maths children will solve missing number problems using their learning from the last two weeks. They will also solve a maths themed Royal Wedding mystery at the end of the week. 

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday, this week children have been given a Royal Wedding themed reading comprehension to complete.

 

Spellings: This week, children will complete their Summer 1 spelling assessment.

Week Beginning : 14th May

English: This week we will be using our notes to write interesting fact filled paragraphs about World War 2. Later in the week we will use our writing skills to complete a non-chronological report on the Roman Army- any help with research at home will be appreciated.

Maths: In maths this week we will be subtracting numbers using the partitioning method. This is when the smaller number only is partitioned into hundreds tens and units.

Topic: In topic we will be finding out more about Queen Boudica of the Iceni tribe. She fought the Roman Army and stood up for the rights of the Britons almost 1800 years ago!

Royal Wedding: Don't forget your crowns, snacks on a plate and smart clothes for the Wedding celebration on Friday afternoon!

Week Beginning: 7th May

English: In English this week we are starting our unit on 'Non-Chronological' reports. We will look at the features and structure of these particular reports and then start to look in detail at the language used.

Maths: In maths we will be focussing on addition of larger numbers, consolidating the partitioning method and recombining numbers to find the answer to the calculations.

Topic: In topic this week we will be researching The Roman Army in preparation for some Non-chronological writing.

Science: In science we will be continuing with our work on Plants and what they need to grow well. We will write up our investigation in a scientific style of report.

Spellings: We will practise Unit 9 words this week.

Week Beginning : 30th April

English: In English this week we will be planning to write our very own myth. We will base the story loosely on the structure of Finn Macool and include fantastic vocabulary, adverb openers and conjunctions.

Maths: In maths we will continue our work with money. We will be solving addition and subtraction calculations using number lines and partitioniing methods.

Topic: In topic this week we will use a map of Great Britain to identify the position of Ancient Roman roads. We will find out how Romans constructed the roads to join key places in Brittannia.

Week Beginning : 23rd April

English: In English this week we will be introducing our next unit on Myths and legends. We will compare and contrast several myths and legends throughout the week.

Maths : In maths we will be interpreting data in bar charts and tally charts. Most importantly we will be analysing the data and answering questions about the information we find.

RE: In RE we will look at the importance of the 10 commandments and then design some of our own to make a Happy School.

Topic: In our topic lesson we will be using maps of Europe to identify countries and areas inhabited by the people we will study.

Spellings: This week we will practise the SILVER spellings again.

 

Week Beginning : 16th April

Welcome back to the Summer Term. Hopefully the weather will continue to improve and we can get even more fantastic work completed. It is really important to keep up with regular reading and spelling practise- I wonder how many will be invited to our next Regular Reader Reward?

English: In English this week we will be recapping a variety of grammatical features used in our writing such as: capital letters and fullstops, other types of punctuation, sentence openers and connectives to extend sentences further.

Maths: In maths we will be working on the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes, first by counting the squares and later by adding the total of each side of the shape. Perhaps you can help by discussing the distance all the way around the edge of shapes, gardens and even rooms in your home.

Topic: We will introduce our new topic through the use of jigsaws and then use the ipads to create questions to research.

RE: This week in RE we will be finding out more about Judaism and the importance of Moses.

 

Week Beginning : 19th March

Parent's evenings are on Monday and Wednesday. If you have not booked a slot please hurry- we would love to see you.

Reading Books: We are checking our records thoroughly and many children are simply not reading regularly at home. As you know it is essential to support your children with their reading. Please try to find the time to listen to them at least 3 times per week.

English: This week we will be consolidating our letter writing skills, looking at parts of a letter such as the address, main body and closure.

Maths: In maths we will be starting a unit on Time. We will start by reminding the children about the hours and o'clock before moving on to 5-minute intervals and then more accurately using both analogue and digital times.

Homework: A fact file about Stone Henge is due in on Wednesday. Our home work record is not that good at the moment. Please try to support your child this week plaese.

Spellings: This week we will check the silver words.

Week Beginning : 12th March

English: In English this week we will be introducing the author Anthony Browne. He has written some amazing picture books with extremely good messages. We will be investigating the types of books he writes, his inspirations and his life so far.

Maths: In maths we will continue with scales and conversions, reading scales for mass in kilograms and grams.

Science: This week we will be looking at the composition of soil and the main types of soil such as clay, loam and sandy soils.  On Thursday we will be holding a Science Day to introduce some amazing scientific facts!

Spellings: A second chance to improve on Unit 8 words. 'ch'makes the 'sh' sound this week.

Week Beginning: 5th March 2018

English: English this week is all about Letters. The children will be sorting and discussing the purpose of a range of letters.

On Friday we will celebrate 'Bywell Book Day' as last week we were closed due to the snow.

Maths: In maths we will be learning how to read scales using a variety of instruments such as beakers jugs and weighing scales. Later in the week we will be converting grams into kilograms and vice versa.

SNOW CLOSURE : Please help your child to learn your full address, including the postcode - thank you.

Spellings: This week we will finally check Unit 8 spellings!

Week Beginning: 26th February 2018

School is closed on Monday for a staff training day.

English: This week we wil be reading 'Dear Miss' by Amy Husband. It is all about a boy who writes excuses for NOT coming back to school! We will concentrate on sentence structures with openers, adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions.

Maths: In maths we will tackle some reasoning problems using a range of strategies to help the children explain their understanding of the concepts.

Science: Thursday is our Science day. We will introduce the children to some 'magical' science to encourage their investigative skills.

Friday: On Friday we will celebrate World Book Day with activities based on our book for the week.

Homework: Linked to World Book Day- please complete a book review for next Wednesday.

Week beginning : 12th February 2018

English: This week is assessment week. We will be checking on reading comprehension and spellings, grammar and punctuation throughout the week.

Maths:  We have an exciting week of angles work ahead of us. Children will be identifying different types of angles (acute, obtuse and right) before exploring the environment to hunt for these angles in the real world. 

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on Unit 8 spellings this week.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday, children have been given a series of fraction problems to solve using strategies we have learnt in class. 

 

Week Beginning : 5th February 2018

English: This week we wil be editing and re-drafting our ending of Stone Age boy to make it even more exciting and detailed for our assesment. Then we will be 'Cracking Comprehension' as a practise for our reading assessment next week. On Friday we will have a practise lesson based on Grammar- looking at word types, sentence structure and punctuation.

Maths: In maths we are continuing to find fractions of amounts using the Bar Method. First we will concentrate on unit fractions such as 1/3, 1/4 1/5 etc then we will show how to find non-unit fractions by multiplying or adding to find 2/3's, 3/4's and 3/5's etc.

Spellings: This week will be a repeat of unit 7 spellings. All the words have a ch spelling patternin them, although the 'ch' this week sounds like a 'k'.

Homework: Due in by Wednesday, we would like the children to write a detailed story in the style of Stone Age boy only based in a different place such as a jungle, or outer space or in a desert!

Week Beginning: 29th January 2018

English: This week the children will be completing their unaided writing assessment. They will need to use the skills they learned last week to write a suspense full piece of work! At the beginning of the week they will collect a bank of vocabulary which will help them in their writing. They will then use this vocabulary to build some sentences and focus on improving these by using different openers, powerful vocabulary and extending sentences using conjunctions such as: meanwhile, as, while and whilst.

 

Maths: In maths this week we will be looking at fractions again, moving on to fractions of amounts. We will be using practical and pictorial methods to find unit and non-unit fractions of amounts then moving on to solving fraction problems by the end of the week. We will use the 'bar' method of division to show the link when finding unit fractions of amounts.

Science: This week we will continue using I-pads to complete e-book pages about rocks.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to solve maths reasoning problems.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Unit 7 spellings on Friday.

 

Week Beginning : 22nd January 2018

English: This week we will be continuing with the story of 'Stone Age Boy'. We will be writing in the first person (as if we are the character Om) and learning how to add suspense by using short sharp sentences and suspensful phrases in order to make the reader want to read more!

Maths: This week we will be focussing on REASONING skills. Each day we will introduce a different strategy to help the children use reasoning when investigating and solving calculations. In this way we hope the children will be more able to tackle problems and explain their work.

Science: This week we will be using I-pads to create an e-book about rocks.

Homework: Due in by Wednesday, the homework is to write about a Stone Age hunting scene. Remember to use great adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions.

Spellings: This week we will check the second 18 key words (3:2)

 

 

Week Beginning : 15th January 2018

 

English: This week children will be continuing their work on 'Stone Age Boy'. We will begin by rewriting the story from the view point of Om. We will focus will be on using adjectives, powerful verbs and adverbs to describe a scene where Om is showing the boy around her family camp.We will be completing some shared and independent writing this week.

 

Maths: This week we will mostly be looking at fractions! We will be identifying halves, quarters, thirds and eighths and looking at ways in which they can be represented.

Science: In science we will be investigating soil samples to find out what is in soil and how sedimentary rocks are formed.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to divide numbers using the bar method.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on Unit 4 spellings this week.

 

 

Week Beginning:  8th January 2018

 

Happy new year! We hope you’ve all had a wonderful break and are looking forward to a term full of fun and exciting learning.

 

English: This week the children will be looking at the story 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. They will begin the week by using clues from the front cover and blurb to make a prediction about what will happen in the story. Once we have read the book, the children will identify the key events and retell the story in their own words. Towards the end of the week, the children will be imagining and writing down the thoughts of characters.

 

Maths: In maths we will be dividing larger numbers by using physical resources such as Numicon and counters and will then be moving on to using  the bar method to solve division calculations.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spellings on Friday. We will then be sending out the Silver spellings which we will begin testing from next week.

Welly Wednesdays!

Wednesday is the day when the class enjoy outdoor learning, PE with Legacy Sports and PSHE. These lessons are on a rota basis (2 weeks on, one week off). In our Outdoor lessons we will be learning many Forest skills as well as developing teamwork and independence. If your child has their own wellies it would be a good idea to bring them in a bag as we only have a limited supply of different sizes in school. Thankyou.

 

Week beginning: 18th December

This week we will be preparing for Christmas!

We will be creating cards and calendars as well as reminding the children about the Christian meaning of Christmas around the world.

 

On Monday we will have a dress rehearsal in the morning followed by 'Ralph the Reindeer' in the afternoon. Please give us a chance to prepare the hall after lunchtime before coming to claim your seats- there will be a long wait at the door if you come too early!

 

On Thursday we will be having a Christmas treat at the cinema. We will be watching 'Ferdinand' at the Odeon in Huddersfield. Please don't be late as the coaches will set off promptly in the morning.

 

Friday is Christmas lunch day. The children will be allowed to wear a Christmas junper for the day.

We all hope you have a Happy Christmas, a good rest and then come back on Monday 8th January 2018 ready for a fresh start and lots of hard work!

 

 

Week Beginning: 11th December

This week is ASSESSMENT week. We will be assessing reading comprehension, spellings, grammar and punctuation as well as maths.

Please help by practising times tables and spellings with your child. Listening to them read and asking questions about the text will also help to prepare your child for the asessments.

Science: As part of our topic on Animals and Skeletons, we will classify types of diet into Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore.

Road Safety: This week we will have the second part of our Road Safety work led by the Kirklees Road Safety unit.

Christmas Show: Rehearsals will continue this week. Please try to remember costumes as explained last week and don't forget to book a ticket. Again we apologise for the limit on tickets but with such a large year group we really must stick to fire regulations to keep everyone safe.

Week Beginning: 4th December

English: This week we are continuing with instruction writing. We will use a rhetorical question and then some time phrases to sequence instructions in chronological order.

Maths: In maths we are continuing with multiplication using the grid method. Please help with partitioning 2 and 3 digit numbers before multiplying.

Road Safety: We are looking forward to Road Safety lessons on Tuesday and again next week. Please help by reading the information leaflets together at home.

Christmas Show: Our Year 3 Christmas Show is 'Ralf the Reindeer'. Rehearsals are well under way! We will give more details about tickets and costumes soon. Due to limits on safe seating in the hall, we are only able to issue 2 tickets per family and unfortunately we are unable to cater for younger siblings. The show will be in the afternoon of Monday 18th December.

Spellings: This week we will test the Unit 3 spellings on the suffix 'ous'.

 

Week Beginning : 27th November

English: This week in English we will be starting a unit on Instruction writing. We will start by investigating the features of several types of instructions before sequencing and writing our own instructions.

Maths: In maths we will continue our work on multiplication. We will use the grid method (see homework) to solve some calculations.

Science: On Thursday this week we will be enjoying a 'Science Day' focussing on our unit of work all about skeletons.

Music : We are delighted that Jeff Rich, the world famous drummer from Status Quo, will be in school on Monday afternoon to give a drum workshop/concert.

Spellings: In spellings we will check the unit 2 words again (you can always print another copy from our class page)

Homework: As usual, due in by Wednesday, homework this week is to consolidate the use of the grid method for multiplication.

Week Beginning 20th November:

English: This week in English we will be using all our skills and talents to write our own version of Billy's Bucket. We will change the character, the present and the imaginary world and finish the week with a fantastic piece of unaided writing smiley.

We will also be learning songs for our Christmas production of 'Ralph the Reindeer'.

 

Maths: In maths we will be focussing on times tables and how to use them to solve some calculations and word problems.

 

Science: In science we will be looking at and comparing different images of animal skeletons.

 

Spellings: In spellings we will check the unit 2 words (you can always print another copy from our class page)

 

Homework: As usual, due in by Wednesday next week. Please read at least 3 times a week to be a regular reader and keep working on the Stage books in order to become an Independent reader- thankyou.

 

 

Week Beginning : 13th November

English: This week we will be continuing our work on Billy's Bucket. After 'Boxing up' the story, we will add some of our own ideas before writing our own version which will include speech and the accurate use of inverted commas.

Maths: This week we will continue to use the partitioning method for addition and subtraction calculations. By the end of the week we will be using this method to solve worded problems.

Homework: Due in by Wednesday, the homework is complete some subtraction calculations by partitioning the smaller number.

Spellings: Unit 2 spellings will be assessed on Friday.

Pantomime: We are really pleased that M and M productions are in school on Tuesday to present Cinderella to the whole school.

Week Beginning : 6th November

English: This week we will be starting a new unit of work based on the book 'Billy's Bucket!'  We will be predicting the story then using role play to act out scenes. Later on in the week we will be using a story map to retell the story and boxing up the key points.

Maths:  This week we will mostly be subtracting numbers. First we will start with a number line and then we will progress to partitioning the smaller number, subtracting the 10's first and then the ones.

Homework: This week the homework is a consolidation activity on subtraction. Please read with your child and help them learn the bronze spellings above.

Week Beginning: 30th October

English: This week we are going 'Back to Basics' with an emphasis on well formed sentences, capital letters, full stops and correct letter formation.

Maths: We are having a week on shapes and their properties. We will check on basic 2 dimensional shapes, sides, vertices, parallel sides, opposites, regular and irregular shapes. Later on we will revise quadrilaterals such as parallelograms, rhombus, kites and trapeziums.

 

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
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF12 7LX

Main Contact: Ms Z Adam

Tel: 01924 460666
office.bywell@kirkleeseducation.uk

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