Bugthorpe

Church Of England Primary School

Stephenwath Lane, Bugthorpe, York, East Yorkshire, YO41 1QQ

01759 368247

bugthorpe@eastriding.gov.uk

Class 3

Our topic this term asks the question "Which plants and animals thrive in our local environment?" Using the method of inquiry-based learning, the children will be investigating what can be found in our school grounds as well as the areas around their own homes. We will also be finding out about endangered British species and considering ways to encourage more wildlife into our school environment.

 

The book "The Promise" will be the focus book in our English lessons. It will help children to understand why more than ever we need trees and the benefits they have on people, wildlife and the environment.

 

In our whole-class guided reading lessons we shall be using the Roald Dahl story 'James and the Giant Peach' to help the children build skills in inference, prediction, vocabulary and understanding of books.

This term we have a new reading corner, which the children are thoroughly enjoying

Harvest Festival

This term, we had to present our Harvest Festival slightly differently. Class 3 found out about the charity Water Aid, and some of the fantastic work is does to provide people in developing countries with clean water. We learnt about "Tippy Taps", which is a resource that the water Aid charity help people to build. We watched a video about a family in Sierra Leone who have a Tippy Tap which they built to provide them with clean water to wash with. We built our own Tippy Taps to demonstrate how they worked. The kind donations of the parents helped us to raise over £200 for Water Aid. 

Class Organisation

Miss N. Hill (Class Teacher - Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)

Mrs C. Green (Class Teacher - Thursday/Friday)

Mr J. Rose (P.E. Teacher - Tuesdays)

Mrs. J. Darke (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

 

Our Weekly Timetable

Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4
Monday

Reading

Maths

Spelling

English

Topic (Science)

Topic (Science)
Tuesday

Reading

Maths

Spelling

English

Computing

P.E.
Wednesday

Reading

Maths

Spelling

English

R.E. 

French

Thursday

 

Maths

Spelling

English

P.E.

Gardening

PHSE

Friday

 

Maths

Spelling

Guided Reading

Topic (Art/ Design and Technology)

Topic

Curriculum

Knowledge mats will help your child to retain the "sticky knowledge" about our topic. They will be given fun quizzes to check the key words and knowledge from the word mats throughout the half term.

Reading Books All children have been assessed and given a new reading book at the correct level. While we endeavour to try to hear children read weekly in class, it is vitally important that they have the opportunity to read at home at least three times a week. When you have heard your child read, please update their reading record in the back of their diary. We can then make sure their books are changed on a regular basis to ensure they progress through the reading levels.

Home Learning.

Children are set weekly homework in line with our new homework policy. Homework is usually set on Wednesday and should be completed and handed in on the following Monday. The homework may be given as a paper copy, or set electronically on Seesaw. If your child needs a replacement QR code please ask. Each week children will be expected to complete the following:

  • Read to an adult – this can be independent reading books from school, a book from home or a book from a library. 
  • Learning times tables – when it comes to times tables speed and accuracy are important, Times Tables Rock Stars is a fun and challenging online programme designed to help children master their times tables. Each child in class 3 has their own TTRockstars password.
  • English or maths task – this will be sent home or posted on Seesaw each week.

Children may also be asked to complete a project linked to the current class topic that they will present to their classmates. This will be set a few weeks in advance so that the children have time to research and prepare their projects.