Brompton Westbrook Primary School

Kings Bastion, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5DQ

bromptonoffice@thewestbrooktrust.org

01634 844152

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Term 1 & 2 overview

The theme for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Farming through the Ages’. This will mainly focus on prehistoric Britain looking at the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and the changes that occurred during this period. It looks at how people living in Ancient Britain moved from hunters to gatherers. We hope to have a school visit to Kent Life where we can experience what life was like as an early Briton. In our science lessons, children will look at different rocks and soils in order to identify and classify uses of them through the ages. In Rights Respecting Schools lessons, the children will learn about their human rights, as well as identifying differences from children from previous ages. All of the phase will enjoy learning new skills in PE including tag rugby, gym and fitness training.

 

Week commencing 18th November 2019

In literacy this week year 3 will begin to learn about Kent Life Museum, this is in preparation for our school trip on Thursday.  During numeracy the children will start their division work.  As part of our topic afternoons, the science focus will be looking at experiments with different plants and the conditions they need to grow.  In addition to this, children will begin their art work creating Stone Age drawings.

 

Week commencing 11th November 2019

This week year 3 children will continue to learn about Stonehenge in literacy. In numeracy, there will be an additional focus on multiplication. During topic sessions, children will continue to look at plants in science as well as beginning to think about anti-bullying week, considering how to form stronger friendships.

This week the children who have been chosen for celebration assembly from year 3 are: 

3W Kaitlyn - for an excellent start to our multiplication and division work in maths

3W Max - for his excellent attitude to learning

3F Harrison - for his work in literacy where he found the answers to his own questions about Stonehenge

3F Alicja - for her balanced argument response to China's potential gaming ban to under 18's

Week commencing 4th November 2019

This week year 3 children will begin to learn about Stonehenge in literacy. In numeracy, there will be a focus on multiplication. During the topic sessions, the children will be taught SEAL thinking about Getting on and Falling out. This will link closely to our anti-bullying week activities. In Science, the children will begin to investigate plants and the conditions that they need to grow.

Week commencing 21st October 2019

This week year 3 children will begin to write some Stone Age poems in literacy. In numeracy, there will be a focus on inverse operations.  During history the children will be taking part in a Stone Age morning, where they can experience making shelters and being hunter gatherers.  Music will continue with Ocarina lessons taught by a music specialist. In addition, the children will begin to think about playing games in tag rugby.

 

Week commencing 14th October 2019

This week year 3 children will be completing and editing their version of a story in literacy. In numeracy, there will be a focus on formal methods for subtraction. During the history sessions, the children will be taught to investigate the life of hunter gatherers during the Stone Age period. Music will continue with Ocarina lessons taught by a music specialist. In addition, the children will begin to think about playing games in tag rugby.

 

Week commencing 7th October 2019

This week year 3 children will be writing their version of a story in literacy. In numeracy, there will be a focus on addition and subtraction. During the history sessions, the children will focus on life as a Stone Age child, thinking about the differences between then and now. Music will continue with Ocarina lessons taught by a music specialist. In addition, the children will begin to think about playing games in tag rugby. On Monday, we have a visit from Family Trust to talk to the children and discuss questions in Religious Education. Following this, in the afternoon there will an opportunity for them to create their own Christmas card and purchase their designs.

This week the children who have been chosen for celebration assembly from year 3 are: 

3F - Ethan A and Kyle for their poetry work this week

3W - Arion for always being on task, doing the right thing and being an excellent role model

3W - Colby for excellent knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm in the RE topic lesson this week

Week commencing 30th September 2019

This week year 3 children will be planning a story in literacy. In numeracy, there will be a focus on number and place value. During the history sessions, the children will focus on life as a Stone Age child, thinking about the differences between then and now. Music will continue with Ocarina lessons taught by a music specialist. In addition, the children will begin to think about playing games in tag rugby.

 

 

 

Week commencing 23rd September 2019

This week in literacy the children in year 3 will be working on increasing their stamina by completing 10 minute challenges at the start of each lesson.  The children will continue to work on place value in numeracy. During topic the focus will be learning about Skara Brae as well as continuing to develop their understanding about 'The Stone Age'.  The music specialist will continue to teach the children to play the ocarina on Tuesday afternoon.

This week the children that have been chosen for celebration assembly from year 3 are:

3F Jack - for the improvement in his attitude towards his work this week.

3F Jamil - for using his good general knowledge to contribute to class discussions.

3W Alfie - for excellent effort and determination with his maths work.

3W Sofie - for displaying improved resilience in her writing.

Week commencing 16th September 2019

This week in literacy year 3 children will be enhancing their vocabulary by thinking about character's thoughts and feelings within the text.  In numeracy they will continue to learn about place value and using their knowledge to answer questions.  The children will begin their immersion into 'The Stone Age' during history and will develop their understanding of the time period.  In addition to this, the children will begin to learn how to play the ocarina with a specialist teacher.

 

Week commencing 9th September 2019

This week in year 3 the children will be continuing with the induction timetable, to enable them to familiarise themselves with new classes and routines.  In literacy the children will remain in classes to learn reading and writing skills to immerse them in our Stone Age topic.  In addition, they will now participate in two PE lessons per week which will focus on Tag rugby and fitness training.  In numeracy children will begin to learn about place value and numbers.