Brompton Westbrook Primary School

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

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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.

Term 3 Overview

The theme for term 3 is Italy.  This is a Design and Technology term with an emphasis on learning about the Italian culture with an outcome of creating and making their won Italian based dish. During this term there will be a lot of cross-curricular links through literacy, history and geography that will enable the children to have a firm understanding of what they are learning.  In addition, PSHE and science lessons will provide children with skills to keep themselves healthy.

 

Term 4 & 5 Overview

The theme for terms 4 & 5 is The Romans.  This will all lead to a showcase of learning at the end of term 4, where children will present different elements of their learning to the school and parents/carers.  Within these terms, children will learn about famous artists from the Renaissance period, consider the Roman army and how they formed, as well as understanding about the 'Battle of Medway'.  Further to all of this, we are hoping to invite Jeremy from the Guidhall Museum Rochester into school to show children some Roman artefacts and discuss with them how they would have been used.

 

Week commencing 16th March 2020

This week in year 3 the children are going to be immersed in their topic, with a cross-curricular focus. During their mornings, they will be using their mathematical skills to design, measure and create either a Roman or Celtic shield. They will create Renaissance artwork using ‘Peer Critique’ to improve and enhance their outcomes. This will be displayed during their learning showcase at the end of the term.   As part of the literacy focus for the week, the children will be writing their own play scripts, based on the book they have been reading in class.

 

Week commencing 9th March 2020

This week in year 3 we are preparing to be astronauts in our all encompassing space week.  With an abundance of activities, experiments and interactive sessions happening, the children are sure to have an amazing week!  There will be visitors attending to be interviewed, assemblies to launch enthusiasm and after school activities to fully engage all of the children in this themed week. 

 

Week commencing 2nd March 2020

In year 3 the children will be learning about the story of Romulus and Remus in their literacy lessons linking closely to their Roman topic.  In numeracy they will be adding and subtracting lengths, before moving onto perimeter.  During topic afternoons the children will all be designing and making their own shield in preparation to re-enact the Battle of Medway.  In addition, the children will begin to learn about art during the Renaissance period.

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

3F Ella - for her attitude towards her work and reading

3F Kyle - for his work in length and conversion

3W Iyla and Nicholas - for their enthusiasm in measurement in maths lessons

 

Week Commencing 24th February 2020

As always at the start of a new topic, the children will be immersed in all things Roman!  There will be a focus on 'Leonardo Davinci' in our literacy lessons, where the children will begin to explore work from the Renaissance period.  During numeracy year 3 will start to look at perimeter and accurately measuring the length of shapes.  We will begin our history lessons looking at timelines and finding out what the children would like to learn using a KWL grid. 

 

Week commencing 10th February 2020

During literacy the children in year 3 will either be completing their diary entries or creating an advertising leaflet for pizza.  In numeracy the focus will remain on statistics.  During the afternoons the children will complete their geography project on a region of Italy as well as having reward time on Thursday afternoon. 

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

3W Cole - for his excellent approach to his learning this week

3W James - for his improved handwriting

3F Ethan - for his cheesy pizza

3F Zayn - for his leadership skills during pizzeria day

 

Week commencing 3rd February 2020

During literacy this week year 3 will complete and edit their diary writing based on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.  As part of the topic this week, they will be immersed in a Pizzeria day, where the focus will be making their own pizzas.  This will include, measuring out flour to make their base and creating their own toppings using the ingredients that they decided upon within their groups last week.  In addition, this week will also see the introduction of RE and continue as well as continuing to develop their skills in athletics in PE.

 

Week commencing 27th January 2020

This week in literacy the children in year 3 will be starting to write a diary entry related to the story 'Survivor'.  In numeracy the children will start to look at statistics beginning with understanding pictograms.  As part of our topic afternoons, the children will be tasting authentic Italian ingredients, in order to plan their pizza.  This will be the final ocarina lesson where children will perform to their class.  Some of the children in year 3 will participate in an athletics event on Thursday afternoon at Medway Park.  In addition, children will have opportunities to take quizzes based on the reading book that they have read. 

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

3W Mia - for her rapid progress in handwriting stamina

3W Abeeb - for his improvement in maths numeracy skills

3F Harrison & Brooke for their enthusiasm in the new Accelerated Reader

 

Week commencing 20th January 2020

In year 3 this week the children will have  a focus on descriptive writing in literacy.  In numeracy the children will finish working with money, before moving on to statistics.  During the topic afternoons children will be starting to research a region of Italy in groups, in preparation to present their findings.  In addition, they will be continuing with athletics in PE and will finish their final Ocarina lesson on Tuesday.

 

Week commencing 13th January 2020

This week in year 3 the children will continue to read the 'Survivor' story and learning about Pompeii.  In numeracy they will be working with money.   During our topic sessions their will be a focus on history, where children will be investigating why Pompeii is so important to historians.  Music and PE will continue as well as, introducing geography.

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

3F Ivy-Rose for her writing in history where she was able to recall the events of Pompeii and the Vesuvius eruption

3F Zuhaib - for his inference skills a picture which showed the eruption of Vesuvius in Pompeii

3W Mason & Danny - for their excellent enthusiasm and stamina across the curriculum

 

 

Week commencing 6th January 2020

During the first week of term 3 the children will begin their literacy learning based on the book 'Survivor'.  There will be an emphasis on retrieval and understanding of the initial story in this week.  This will link closely to the history lesson on Wednesday, where children in year 3 will start to consider Italian culture.  There will be an indoor and outdoor PE session as well as music continuing on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Week commencing 16th December 2019

An exciting week awaits the children in year 3 as we prepare for Christmas and near the end of term 2.  Children will complete their letters in literacy writing to Scrooge, whilst in numeracy they will help Santa deliver his presents using coordinates and grid references.    During the afternoons there will be a focus on art, in order to complete wreaths to sell at the Christmas Fayre.  As well as all of this, the children will enjoy the FS2 nativity, carol concert and will end the week by watching 'A Muppets Christmas Carol'.  

Week commencing 9th December 2019

During the build up to Christmas children in year 3 will be continuing to read and understand the story of 'A Christmas Carol',  They will bill using the language and vocabulary to write letters, thinking about the thoughts and feelings of Scrooge at the start and end of the story.  In numeracy there will be a cross-curricular focus with geography, where children will be learning about compass points and direction.  As part of our science, the children will reflect on their recent experiments and write about what has happened to either their cress or broad beans over the past few weeks.  As well as this, we will all begin to design and create a decorative Christmas wreath ready to sell at the upcoming Christmas Fayre. 

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

3W Rory - for excellent engagement in science

3W Tale - for being sensible when unable to join in whole school assemblies

3F Ethan A- for showing a great understanding of scaling, which he used to scale up a Lego object

3F Ruby K - for her enthusiasm in our literacy lessons

 

Week commencing 2nd December 2019

This week the children in year 3 will start to be immersed in the story of a Christmas Carol.  During this time they will be exploring different texts and language used to develop their own skills.  In numeracy they will be working on number operations to secure their knowledge.  During our topic afternoons we will focus on plants in science, where the children will look at different types of flowers to gain an understanding of its function.  In addition, they will complete their Stone Age art work ready to display in their class gallery.  The PE sessions will continue on both Monday and Tuesday as well as their ocarina lesson on Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

Week commencing 25th November 2019

This week year 3 children will begin to write up their information text based on our visit to Kent Life Museum last week. In numeracy, the children will be carrying out their term 2 assessments. During topic afternoons, we will observe our scientific experiments and record our findings, as well as continuing with our cave paintings in art.

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

3W Angel - for excellent attitude to learning and improved focus this term

3W Franciszek - for fantastic multiplication word problems work in maths

3F Ruby - for her Stonhenge postcard work in literacy

3F Riley - for his contribution to discussions during the Kent Life Museum school trip

 

 

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.