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Tomorrow’s success starts today
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WILLOWCROFT COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Tomorrow’s success starts today

Foxes

 

Welcome back!! :)

 

Welcome back to the lovely Fox cubs and their grown ups! After a crazy year it will be wonderful to return to a little normality and I’m so excited to see the children again. I’ve included all the information you’ll need for the coming term underneath, but please don’t hestitate to contact me via Class Dojo or the office if you have any questions or need any reassurance.

 

Covid 19 Logisitics

Pick up and Drop off

Foxes drop-off time: 8.50am

Foxes pick up time: 3.05pm 

Friday pick up time1.00pm

  • Both drop off and pick up will be from the school playground.
  • Only one parent per child will be allowed to drop off and collect.
  • There will be a strict one-way system in place – enter from the entrance gate and leave via the exit. Staff will be on the playground every day to assist.
  • Social distancing rules apply on the school site. This is mainly for adults but please ensure your children stand with you and do not mix with other adults and children.

 

Lunchtime

  • All children will eat lunch in class.  The class bubbles will not mix.
  • Children will have a designated area to play in on the playground or field and will be supervised by adults from their bubble.
  • Children who require a school lunch, including those eligible for free school meals, can order grab bags. These can be ordered from ‘School Grid’ as usual. This menu will be sent out via ParentPay.
  • Packed lunches can be brought in but must be in an easily washable, named container.
  • All children will need named water bottles.

 

Equipment to bring to school

All children will need:

A waterbottle

A pencil case

Book bags

 

Bags must not be brought into school (if your child requires spare clothes please speak to your child’s teacher).

 

 

PE

PE will be taught on WEDNESDAY afternoons.

PE will only be taught outside and children will be required to wear their PE kit to school on the days when it is taught. There will be no changing of clothes for the lesson. As the weather gets colder children will need jogging bottoms and a school sweatshirt.

Forest School

Foxes will be taking part in Forest School in term 1, on Monday afternoons. Information will be updated on here as soon as I know the details. Letters will also be sent out containing the necessary information.

 

English

This term in English we will begin by looking at acrostic poems and we will write our own poems about our 'Class animal'. We will assess what the children have remembered from Year 2 and plan and support the children accordingly. For the rest of the term, our English learning will be based on our 'Stone Age' topic. We will be transported back in time and write setting descriptions about what we can see. We will also write diary entries and instructions to help an adolescent boy conduct typical 'Stone Age' tasks. 

 

Maths

This term in Maths we will be looking at Place Value – hundreds, ten and ones/units. We will recap their Place Value knowledge from Year 2 and plan according to their strengths and areas for development. For the Maths objectives we will be studying, please look at the document at the bottom of the page. This contains the objectives for the entire academic year.

 

Computing

In Computing, we will be using the Purple Mash website and resources to practise Coding. You can access this website from home too!

 

PSHE

We will be doing lots of PSHE this term. The children will be encouraged to share and reflect on their experiences of lockdown, as well as playing lots of games to reconnect with friends and classmates. We will also be looking at Me in My World. A unit that discusses how each person is different and the value of that individuality. It also looks at the people and communities around us.

 

RE

In RE we will look at the festival of Diwali from the religion Hinduism, and ask the question; Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community, bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?

 

How did early mankind develop the skills to survive?

This term, our topic is History based. We will be studying people from the Stone Age. We will look at the different roles of historians, archaeologists and anthropologists in studying History and think about their importance. We will discover the Lascaux cave paintings together and help a Stone Age adolescent support their tribe by solving problems with them. We will help them with their tools, hunting and gathering and housing; following them from the Paleolithic period, through the Mesolithic period, to the Neolithic Period, when farming and agriculture became more common. We will also (pandemic-dependent) be putting our knowledge and creations into a museum exhibit for you to come and see.

 

 

Objectives for Reading, Writing and Maths for all of Year 3

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