Welcome to Year 3

Beech Class

In Year Three, the class teacher is Mr Findlay
If you need any further information about what is going on in your child’s class, or you would like to discuss anything in more detail, please contact the class teacher directly via email or call the school office for a telephone appointment.

beech@st-bernadettes.lancs.sch.uk

Long Term Curriculum Plan

Yearly Curriculum Plan

Science

Animals including humans

Religious Education

The Christian Family Mary, Mother of God

PE

Games and fitness

Art / Design Technology

Make own sketch books Self portraits

History

Ancient Britain Stone age to iron age Hunter gathering

Music

Let You Spirit Fly Rounds

ICT

Year 3 Coding starter unit

French

J’Apprends Le Francais

PHSE
New beginings

Numeracy
Reasoning within 100 Multiplication and division, Time, 3 digit numbers,
4 digit numbers Addition and subtraction

Literacy
Fiction
The Iron Man Non-fiction Recounts Diaries Poetry Shape poems, calligrams,

Science

Light and shadows. Planting and growing

Religious Education

Lent and giving. The celebration of Easter
The Sacrament of reconciliation.

PE

Gymnastics – Dance – including national dances

Geography / History

History Clothing 1066 – present day

Geography – UK

Music

Songs local and national (UK theme)

ICT

Text and images, wp skills

French

Je peux… Les Instruments

Maths

Division, Fractions, Measurement and Money

English

Stories with imaginary settings Non-chronological reports Shakespeare

Science

Our science topics are ‘Rocks and Soils’ and ‘Plants and Growth’. The children will be expected to use practical skills of observation and measuring. We will have opportunities to use the school garden as part of these topics. The subject will be enhanced by a day trip to the nature centre at RSPB Leighton Moss.

Religious Education

Our topic of Life in the Risen Christ will begin with a look at the importance of Easter and Pentecost. Then we will focus on the challenges and rewards of being a Christian.

PE

Summer PE will be athletics and ball games, cricket, rounders and lacrosse.

Art / Design Technology

We will be investigating children’s illustrators with a special study of Quentin Blake. We will practise line drawing for characters.

The children will investigate levers and linkages and use this knowledge to design and make a greetings card with moving parts

Geography / History

The children will look at the rainforests; where they are in the world, the life that is found there and the threats to the ecology of the rainforest.

We will look at local history, focussing on Lancaster’s relationship with the sea.

Music

We will begin to learn the recorder and then review our music knowledge from the past year.

ICT

The children will be learning to use the ipads and computers for graphing, simulations and branching databases.

French

The topics in French are ‘Les Animaux’ and ‘Petite Chaperon Rouge’. We will continue to share with penpals in our sister school in France.

Maths

We will continue working on standard methods of calculation and times tables. The new topics for summer will be Data Handling, Fractions and Shape and Space.

English

This term we will be looking at Roald Dahl, at his life and his work. We will study ‘James and the Giant Peach’ in depth as well as looking at his biography and his other works of poetry and prose. We will continue to revise study elements of grammar and composition.

Beech News

Engineering Trail

Engineering Trail

Why not complete this trail set by Lancaster University Engineering Department? You could take photos along the way and keep a diary/information book of the trail.

Dan The Skipping Man

Dan The Skipping Man

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we look for new ways for our pupils to stay active and improve mental and physical well-being, we have recently ordered a skipping rope for each pupil (#RopestopupilsChristmas) from Dan the Skipping Man.

This is a gift to say a big thank you for their hard work this year.

Your child will be receiving their skipping rope very shortly, if they have not already.

The aim is for the skipping ropes to be used alongside the video resources online from Dan the Skipping Man.

After the Christmas break we would like the children to bring the skipping ropes back to school, so they can be kept within their class bubble. They will be used in PE lessons and break times when they are permitted to carry on with this great initiative.

Guidance for new inspiration and ideas see our website (website Link)

Here is your welcome video to give your children some inspiration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WUxZOLgaqJS3VVJxHRNKNl0UXEj1Bocd/view?usp=sharing

Please encourage your children to try these new skills, tricks and challenges, to stay healthy and most of all have fun!

Merry Christmas and Happy Skipping!

From all at St Bernadette’s

KS2 Advent Worships

KS2 Advent Worships

KS2 Advent Class Worships – via Teams KS2 teachers will send links to one of their Advent class worships for you to join: Beech – Friday 4th December 09.30 Eucalyptus- Thursday 3rd December 09.30 Willow- Thursday 10th December 09.30 Sycamore- Tuesday 8th December...