Welcome to the Barn Owls Class page…
Mrs Chapman teaches Barn Owls Class on Tuesdays and on one other day; Mrs Gudde teaches on the other days.
Our topic for this term is The Great Outdoors – please see details below. We are sure that it will provide lots of memorable experiences for our pupils.
Curriculum Information for Parents:
|Topic||The Great Outdoors|
|Our memorable experiences this term will include:
Create art outdoors
Grow and tend plants
Saw through a piece of wood
Eat something you’ve grown
Read a book, then watch the film
Go pond dipping
Take part in a musical
Go to local sports tournaments
Represent your school at an event
|English||English will include narrative, poetry, instructions, non-chronological reports and recounts, along with spoken language, word reading and comprehension, spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, handwriting and composition. Our class text will be Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.
|Maths||In Maths we will work on: number, measurement, geometry and statistics, including problem-solving and investigation activities.
|Science||Our Science topics are:
Plants Y3 and Animals including Humans Y3
|Computing||Some aspects of computing will be learnt by application throughout the curriculum, via use of the Internet, communicating and recording, but also sometimes through specific learning activities around programming and control skills. The specific area of learning for this term will be internet safety, word-processing, statistics and coding.
|Art / Design Technology||Art: sketchbooks, 3D artwork outdoors, Georgia O’Keeffe and flower pictures, David Hockney and landscapes
DT: shell structures- make picnic boxes
|Listening and appreciating, playing and performing: samba band music; playing the recorder and glockenspiel; singing in the Key Stage 2 production.
|Personal, Health and Social Education
|We follow the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum and also use Circle Time to promote self-expression and confidence. During this term the aspects we will investigate are Relationships and Changes.|
|History / Geography
|Completing work from last term.|
|Sessions are planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please come prepared for both indoor and outdoor PE. This term PE will include cricket skills, athletics, and outdoor and adventurous activities. We will also regularly exercise mid-afternoon.
|Beliefs and Values
|The current Norfolk Agreed Syllabus provides the framework for teaching BV in our school. This term we will find out about different religions including Christianity, with a focus on pilgrimages. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from BV (RE) lessons; please let us know if this is something you are considering.
Spelling and times-tables are tested on Fridays.
Team spellings will be tested on Wednesdays or Thursdays
PE kits are needed on Tuesday and Thursday (swimming for some) and PE shoes every day.
Take a look at some of the great work we’re doing on the Barn Owls Class Blog by following the following link: http://bressingham3.blogspot.com/
Homework is an opportunity for parents to share learning with their children, whilst revisiting or extending classroom learning; it helps the children to move on. It also helps the children to be prepared for High School homework.
- Reading- daily reading, with a child reading to an adult and/or an adult reading to a child, and discussing the text (at least 50 mins per week); this term we will introduce the Reading Challenge and children will have activities to do alongside reading, with support from parents/ carers.
- Spellings- weekly tests on a Friday- words based on a spelling rule (or rules) that the children learn and words from the Curriculum 2014 common exception words lists
- Team spellings, which include the Common Exception Words from the National Curriculum and other high frequency words for some- weekly tests on a Tuesday or Wednesday, to win points for your team
- Times tables- weekly tests on a Friday
If homework isn’t done, then children will be expected to catch up with this in school, so that they are not falling behind their peers. We are always ready to talk through homework with children or parents; please pop in to make an appointment.