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Mr Cassidy, Miss Jefferys, Mrs Kay,

Year 3 Seahorses - 2016/17

 

Class Teacher: Mr D Cassidy

Additional Teaching: Mrs Kay

Classroom Support: Miss Jefferys

2016/17

Summer Term (first half)

Curriculum Information

English

Our focus for English in this half term will be Myths and Legends. The first week back we will learn to recite the story of ‘Romulus and Remus’ using Talk4writing techniques. We will also focus on this topic during our guided reading lessons. During the Easter break could you find the story of ‘Romulus and Remus’ online? All spellings for the year have been sent home so you can learn them.  Ask if you need any help with strategies to learn them or if you need any extra lists.

For extra reading and spelling at home use BUG CLUB!  All children have their login details, if you can't log on or are having problems then see Mr Cassidy. 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be continue our work on the four calculations.  We will also be focusing on the year 3 non negotiable targets.  Use pairs of numbers that total 100 (and subtraction facts), read and then write numbers to 1000 in words and do simple divisions including remainders e.g. 27 divided by 5.  As well as daily work on our times tables and regular work on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

For extra maths at home use PURPLE MASH!  All children have their login details, if you can't log on or are having problems then see Mr Cassidy.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/fearnville

 

Theme –

This half-term, our theme topic will continue to be the ‘Revolting Rotten Romans’. We will be researching about Roman slaves and gladiators. We will also be learning Roman dances during our PE lessons. Can you research over the half term and find facts about the Roman slaves and Gladiators? Can you choose five of your most interesting facts to share at school during your first week back?

 

Rugby AM festival - Jul '17

Children from year 3 took part in a rugby festival at Birkenshaw Bluedogs Rugby Club.  The festival came after a half term of learning rugby skills from Rugby AM and also involved children from Birkenshaw Primary.  The children had a great time playing in the competition and showing off the skills they have developed in the past half term.   All the children got a certificate and they also got the chance to meet rugby league stars Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Chev Walker.  A great day out, well done to all involved. 
More information about joining Birkenshaw Bluedogs in all age groups is available here - http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/birkenshawrugby 
More information about Rugby AM and all the great work they do is available here - http://www.rugbyam.co.uk/ 

Omari Caro, Bradford Bulls - Jun '17

Omari Caro, winger for the Bradford Bulls, came to year 3 to encourage reluctant readers. Omari came to help with reading especially boys who have struggled with their reading.   
Some of the boys used to say that reading was not "cool" and was "only for girls" but these attitudes soon changed once they saw the athletic and muscular Omari Caro reading his favourite books.  It was wonderful to see a local sports star taking time out of his busy training schedule to help promote reading skills in school.  The children loved it and it's inspired them to want to read even more at home.  The children showed their appreciation by making Omari cards and pictures. 
He's passionate about engaging boys in reading and he's an excellent role model both on and off the pitch.  He has promised to come back to Fearnville to watch our tag rugby tournament at the end of term.  The children loved meeting Omari and he loved reading with the children too.  

Dance 4 All competition - Jun '17

Children from year 3 went to Tong High School to compete in the Dance 4 All competition.  Their dance was based on the Marvel superheroes Captain America and Iron Man.  They all enjoyed the experience and made the school proud with their amazing dance routine.  Well done!  

Brownlee Foundation Triathlon - May '17

Children from year 3 took part in the Brownlee Foundation triathlon where they tried swimming, biking and running.  The children loved their experience, their medals and their goody bags.  The event was organised by the Brownlee Foundationhttp://www.thebrownleebrothers.com/.  Well done to all who took part.

School Games Baton Relay - May '17

Year 3 had a lovely day with the school games baton.  This baton was passed from school to school in Bradford with the focus on promoting sport in school and discussing the word "DETERMINATION".  

They have 

- spoken about DETERMINATION in assembly.  

- run around the school using the baton as part of our "marathon challenge" 

- written poems about DETERMINATION 

- discussed and written about a time in their lives when they've shown DETERMINATION.  These examples have including sporting DETERMINATION like not giving up when they've been tired but they have also talked about DETERMINATION in their other subjects like being DETERMINED to solve a maths problem.

- designed their own DETERMINATION batons 

- used the batons in relay races 

LKS2 Cross Country - Spring '17

Children from Year 3 took part in a cross country event at Tong High School.  The children then used this experience to help them write diary entries from their day.  

Outdoor PE with Bradford City - Spring '17

During this half term both year 3 classes have been working with the Bradford City Community Foundation working on their football skills and focusing on the agility, balance and co-ordination. They were even treated to a visit from Billy Bantam! Outdoor PE will be every Thursday next half term with a range of invasion games. Please can you make sure earrings are off for PE and that a PE kit is kept in school.

2016/17

Spring Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

English

The half term will begin with reading week, all the work we do during that week will be based on the book Tuesday by David Wesiner.  We will write diary entries, write alternative endings, create art work and do drama based on the book.  In English this half term, we are writing narrative and newspaper reports.  We will also be writing some poetry.  We will continue using Pie Corbett's Talk4writing techniques to help us internalise the texts and become better writers.  Ask us to recite what we have done so far this year!  All spellings for the year have been sent home so you can learn them.  Ask if you need any help with strategies to learn them or if you need any extra lists.

For extra reading and spelling at home use BUG CLUB!  All children have their login details, if you can't log on or are having problems then see Mr Cassidy. 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be continue our work on the four calculations.  We will also be focusing on the year 3 non negotiable targets.  Use pairs of numbers that total 100 (and subtraction facts), read and then write numbers to 1000 in words and do simple divisions including remainders e.g. 27 divided by 5.  As well as daily work on our times tables and regular work on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

For extra maths at home use PURPLE MASH!  All children have their login details, if you can't log on or are having problems then see Mr Cassidy.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/fearnville

 

Theme –

Our Theme is called Rotten Romans and is a history and geography driven theme topic.  We will be learning all about Romans and then focusing on York which was very important to the Romans.  We will research what they did for us and what they left behind.  For homework your task is to use the internet to find five facts about Romans.

 

Spring Term  (1st Half)

English Our narrative focus for English in this half term will be traditional tales.  We will look closely at many traditional tales and in depth at the Pied Piper of Hamelin.  Our non-narrative focus will be persuasive writing where we will be writing letters using persuasive techniques to teachers, parents and governors. Bug Club - To help with reading and spelling all children have been given login details for www.activelearnprimary.co.uk which can be accessed at home or at school.  Here children can access a wide range of reading books, spelling resources and games.    

Maths Over the next half-term, the children will be continuing their learning around the four calculations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  To help your child in maths you can work on the year 3 non-negotiable targets.  Every child has their own individual maths targets to work on while times tables (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 10x) and telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes are on-going targets for the class.  

 

Topic This half-term, our topic will be called Top of the Pops and will be based around British music. We will be doing writing, art, ICT and music work based around British music from the 1970s to the modern day. We will write non-chronological reports, take part in debates, write character and setting descriptions as well as making our own musical instruments, writing our own songs and performing to the class.  For homework can you pick a British music act to research?  This can be an old act such as The Beatles or can be a modern act like X-Factor winner Matt Terry.  

 

Outdoor PE - Rugby with Bradford Bulls Nov / Dec '16

In the Autumn term it was year 3's turn to work with the Bradford Bulls developing their ball skills, teamwork skills and rugby skills.  They had a great time learning the basics of the sport and working closely with the wonderful Bradford Bulls Foundation. 

Autumn Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

English

Our focus for English in this half term will be non-fiction and writing our own non-chronological reports.  In guided reading we will be focusing our learning around the book Clown by Quetin Blake.  To help your child with their reading and writing you can read with them / to them nightly and record it in the new reading at home records.  Lists of spellings are regularly sent home too.  

Maths

Over the next half-term, the children will be continuing their learning around the four calculations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  To help your child in maths you can work on the year 3 non-negotiable targets.  Every child has their own individual maths targets to work on while times tables (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 10x) and telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes are on-going targets for the class.  

Theme –

This half-term, our topic will still be called ‘Rock Around The Clock.’ We will be focusing on the history of the Stone Age.  We will be looking at changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. For homework over half term there is a challenge to find out as much information as possible about this period and be creative how you present it.  It could be a piece of paper, a booklet or a large display board.  Try - 1) late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers, for example, Skara Brae 2)  2) Bronze Age religion, technology and travel, for example, Stonehenge  3) Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture. 

Mark Marshall Bradford City - Oct '16

Children from LKS2 had a special visit from Bradford City's Mark Marshall who came to meet the children and speak to them about life as a professional sportsman.  The children listened to him talk about his career, asked him questions, gave him poems they had written, had their photographs taken and collected his autograph. Mark spoke in detail about what sacrifices he needed to make in order to be the best professional footballer he could be.  He explained that it was always his dream to be a footballer and that to become the best footballer he can be he has needed to stay focused, stay healthy, work hard and always listen to his manager.  The children then compared this to their school lives and realised that to be the best they can be they needed to have a similar attitude.   He also talked to the children about how he never gave up.  He has had many challenges and setbacks in his career but he has always shown resilience and persistence in his training despite injuries or form.  This linked perfectly to the work year 3 have been doing about Growth Mindset and becoming independent and resilient learners.  The children really enjoyed the experience of meeting a Bradford City superstar and he was great with the class.  The children loved showing Mark their work and now know if they work hard, follow instructions and work as a team then they too can follow their dreams.    

2016/17

Autumn Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we are writing diary entries and learning how to write exciting warning stories.  We are using Pie Corbett's Talk4writing to help us internalise the texts and become better writers.  Ask us to recite our diary entries or stories to you!

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be exploring the relationships between number patterns, statements and designs in order to develop our ability to work systematically to solve problems and explain our strategies. We will also be working towards using, identifying and creating a general rule for sequences. Our systematic approaches will then be applied to a range of logic and visual puzzles.  We will also look at the four calculations. 

Theme –

Our Theme is called 'Rock Around the Clock'. We will be looking at the science behind rocks, soils, fossils, volcanoes and earthquakes. For homework your task is to research a famous volcano.  What is it called?  Where in the world is it?  What does it look like? When did it last erupt? Who can find the most information?

Seahorses 2016-17

In September your child’s class will be called ‘Year 3 Seahorses’. I would appreciate it if you could help your child to do some research about Seahorses over the holidays. You could supervise your child on the internet or visit the library and find information in books.

You may want to write about where they live, what they eat, what their babies are called – or any other information you can find. You can use this sheet or add additional pages. 

Thank you for your support.

Mr D Cassidy

 

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Year 3 Seahorses - 2015/16

 

Class Teacher: Mr D Cassidy

Additional Teaching: Mrs Tattersall

Year 3 Maths Teachers: Mr D Cassidy & Miss H Duffy

Classroom Support: Mrs D Hampson, Mrs J Gray, Mrs J Land

 

2015/2016

Summer Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

The half term we will be looking closely at the story Tuesday by David Wiesner.  We will be learning the story, writing extra parts to the story and writing our own alternative stories with a similar theme.  We will also be writing newspaper reports about what happened in the story and will be making our own news reports. 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be continue our work on the four calculations.  We will also be focusing on the year 3 non negotiable targets.  Use pairs of numbers that total 100 (and subtraction facts), read and then write numbers to 1000 in words and do simple divisions including remainders e.g. 27 divided by 5.  As well as daily work on our times tables and regular work on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

Theme –

Our Theme will still be Rotten Romans and is a history and geography driven theme topic.  We will be learning all about Romans and then focusing on York which was very important to the Romans.  We will research what they did for us and what they left behind.  We are looking forward to having a Roman visitor to do some drama work with us in the second week.  For homework your task is to use the internet to find five facts about Romans.

Sport Relief - Mar '16

Year 3 Seahorses raised money and awareness for Sport Relief http://www.sportrelief.com/.  The class came to school in their sports clothes, run the Sport Relief running course, made their own dances and completed various obstacle courses.

 

Roman Drama - Mar '16

Year 3 Seahorses had a special drama workshop to help them learn about the Romans. They acted out famous scenes from Roman history including Romulus and Remus building Rome, Romulus killing Remus and Spartacus freeing slaves and escaping Rome.  They found out about important Roman emperors including Nero, Augustus and Julius Caesar. Did you know Emperor Nero was the first person to give slaves a voice, he allowed them to complain about their masters for the first time!   Nero also started a fire which lasted for ten days and destroyed three quarters of Rome! Emperor Augustus rebuilt Rome after the fire.  The children also acted out scenes from inside the Colosseum including gladiator fighting and Roman chariot races.

  

2015/2016

Spring Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

English

The half term will begin with reading week, all the work we do during that week will be based on the book The Journey by Aaron Becker.  We will write diary entries, write alternative endings, create art work and do drama based on the book.  In English this half term, we are writing narrative and poetry.  We will also be writing some diary entries.  We will continue using Pie Corbett's Talk4writing techniques to help us internalise the texts and become better writers.  Ask us to recite what we have done so far this year!  All spellings for the year have been sent home so you can learn them.  Ask if you need any help with strategies to learn them or if you need any extra lists.

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be continue our work on the four calculations.  We will also be focusing on the year 3 non negotiable targets.  Use pairs of numbers that total 100 (and subtraction facts), read and then write numbers to 1000 in words and do simple divisions including remainders e.g. 27 divided by 5.  As well as daily work on our times tables and regular work on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

Theme –

Our Theme is called Rotten Romans and is a history and geography driven theme topic.  We will be learning all about Romans and then focusing on York which was very important to the Romans.  We will research what they did for us and what they left behind.  We are looking forward to having a Roman visitor to do some drama work with us in the second week.  For homework your task is to use the internet to find five facts about Romans.

Penalty shootout with Billy Bantam - Feb '16

Children from Fearnville raised money for school with help from a very special visitor.  Bradford City's mascot Billy Bantam came to school for a sponsored penalty shoot out competition.  All the children had the opportunity to take part and take a penalty against Billy Bantam. 

The children raised money for the penalty challenge by being sponsored by their parents and family.  The money raised will be split between the school and the Bradford City Community foundation which works with Bradford Council and Leisure Service delivering football coaching and football camps across the city. 

 

Adrian Purtell Bradford Bulls visit - Feb'16

Year 3 Seahorses helped to organise a rugby assembly where we celebrated the excellent work the Bradford Bulls Foundation have done in school, we presented the winner of the design a Bulls shirt competition and we had a question and answer session with Bradford Bulls captain Adrian Purtell.  He came to school to talk about his life as Bradford Bulls captain and promote the Bulls' #WDQ campaign.  WDQ stands for WE DON'T QUIT and it is a motto the Bradford Bulls live by, they didn't get promoted last season however they are not going to quit!!!  Adrian Purtell is famous for being the rugby league player who suffered a heart attack but still didn't quit.  The children spoke about times in their lives when they found things difficult but still didn't quit.  Year 3 Seahorses have adopted the motto for their school work.  No matter how hard the work is WE DON'T QUIT!!!!

A special well done to Kayleigh who won a Bulls shirt for her amazing design a shirt entry.

2015/2016

Spring Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we are writing traditional tales.  We will also be writing persuasive letters.  We will continue using Pie Corbett's Talk4writing techniques to help us internalise the texts and become better writers.  Ask us to recite what we have done so far this year!

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be continue our work on the four calculations.  We will also be focusing on the year 3 non negotiable targets.  Use pairs of numbers that total 100 (and subtraction facts), read and then write numbers to 1000 in words and do simple divisions including remainders e.g. 27 divided by 5.  As well as daily work on our times tables and regular work on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

Theme –

Our Theme is called Top of the Pops and is a music driven theme topic.  We will be looking at different instruments and styles of music, writing letters to pop stars, describing different forms of music, debating our favourite types of music, creating our own music, evaluating our own music and performing our own songs.  For homework your task is to use the internet to find five facts about a British music artist of your choice.

Christmas - Dec'15

Year 3 Seahorses have enjoyed the lead up to Christmas.  In RE they have looked closely at the Nativity story, in music they have been singing Christmas songs and they have also been making Christmas cards and decorations.  Well done on a lovely first full term and Merry Christmas to all Seahorses!

 

PE - Rugby tournament - Nov '15

Year 3 Seahorses have been playing rugby league as part of their outdoor PE.  They have had specialist coaching from the Bradford Bulls community coaches and half of the class represented the school in a rugby league tournament at Wellington Primary School.  The children got the chance to experience the fantastic game of rugby league and play against other schools including La Page, Green Lane and Wellington.  The children also got to meet and play with first team Bulls players including Vila Halafihi and James Clare.   Well done to all involved. 

 

2015/2016

Autumn Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we are writing non-chronological reports.  We will also be studying, writing and performing different styles of poetry.  We will continue using Pie Corbett's Talk4writing techniques to help us internalise the texts and become better writers.  Ask us to recite what we have done so far this year!

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be continue our work on the four calculations.  We will also be focusing on the year 3 non negotiable targets.  Compare and order numbers to 1000, know the value of each digit (to 4 places) and read and write numbers to 1000 in numerals.  As well as daily work on our times tables and regular work on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

Theme –

Our Theme will still be called 'Rock Around the Clock' and this half term will focus on the history of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.  For homework your task is to use the internet to find five facts about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. 

Bradford City's Billy Clarke visit - Oct '15

Year 3 had a very special visitor as Bradford City's striker Billy Clarke came to speak to the class.  He spoke about his life as a professional, posed for photographs and signed autographs.  He explained that footballers need to work together as a team, listen carefully to their manager and how they have to look after their bodies by eating healthy food and doing lots of training.  He was brilliant with the children and they really enjoyed meeting him.

 

Trip to Cliffe Castle - Oct '15

Year 3 went to Cliffe Castle on a trip to learn more about rocks and fossils.  They dug for fossils, explored the rocks trail and found out about the different things you could make from rocks. 

2015/2016

Autumn Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we are writing diary entries and learning how to write exciting warning stories.  We are using Pie Corbett's Talk4writing to help us internalise the texts and become better writers.  Ask us to recite our diary entries or stories to you!

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be exploring the relationships between number patterns, statements and designs in order to develop our ability to work systematically to solve problems and explain our strategies. We will also be working towards using, identifying and creating a general rule for sequences. Our systematic approaches will then be applied to a range of logic and visual puzzles.  We will also look at the four calculations. 

Theme –

Our Theme is called 'Rock Around the Clock'. We will be looking at the science behind rocks, soils, fossils, volcanoes and earthquakes. For homework your task is to research a famous volcano.  What is it called?  Where in the world is it?  What does it look like? When did it last erupt? Who can find the most information? 

Seahorses 2015-16

In September your child’s class will be called ‘Year 3 Seahorses’. I would appreciate it if you could help your child to do some research about Seahorses over the holidays. You could supervise your child on the internet or visit the library and find information in books.

You may want to write about where they live, what they eat, what their babies are called – or any other information you can find. You can use this sheet or add additional pages. 

Thank you for your support.

Mr D Cassidy

 

 

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2014/2015 Welcome to our new school year. Please look below to find out what is happening.

 

Class teacher: Mrs. Robertson

Cover teachers: Mrs. Khaira, Mrs. Fisher

Supporting adults: Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Towers, Mrs. Hampson, Mrs. Robinson, Miss Sutcliffe 

 

Summer 2 - our final half term for this year in year 3

I know it doesn't seem long since I was writing information for Autumn 1 and now here we are, almost ready for year 4.  All adults who work with Year 3 Seahorses would like to say a huge thank you to all our parents, carers and other family members who have supported us throughout the year. We really appreciate everything you do for the children and for us. 

English:

We are continuing with our stories this half term. Some of us are looking at traditional tales as this will help us write our own story. The rest of us are exploring 'Cindy, Ann and Bones and the Temple of Doom!' which is as exciting as it sounds. It involves lots of different writing genres leading up to a filming of our work. You will be invited in to watch these masterpieces near the end of term. 

Maths:

Maths will continue with a big focus on numbers and how they work.

We will also look at money and measures. The children could perhaps help you with the shopping and work out the cost of what you are buying and how much change you should get. 

Theme:

We continue with our PE theme until the end of the year with our main focus being Science. You can find out what Science year 3 should be doing by looking at the new National Curriculum. This half term we will look at skeletons/muscles/plants/light/shadows/magnets. 

The children can contribute to the display in the cloakroom - Mrs. Walker will gladly put work on this board. 

We still need to write our theme tune for our newly invented game - can't wait for that!!

PSHE, RE, PE and ICT are also taught weekly. Ask the children each day what they have been learning and then you can keep up with their education. 

Summer 1 - the start of our final term this year

English:

  • We will be continuing with our leaflets from last term.
  • We will be writing stories focusing on what makes a story exciting and interesting to read - please read as many stories as you can with your children and discuss what made them enjoyable.
  • We will finish the half term by reading, performing and writing poetry - when you visit the library with your child, perhaps look at poetry books this time, as well as story books.

Maths:

  • We will continue with our understanding of numbers - place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Looking for patterns and links to what we already know will help us with us, e.g. 12 add 28 must end in 0 as 2 add 8 is a number bond to 10.
  • Times tables are also very important and help us with fractions and telling the time. start with 2x, 5x and10x and then move to 3x, 4x, and 6x. Finally learn 7x, 8x and 9x. It is also useful to learn the division facts at the same time, e.g. if you know 3 x 4 = 12, then you also know that 4 x 3 = 12, 12 divided by 4 = 3 and 12 divided by 3 = 4. 

Theme:

  • Our summer theme is entitled 'Bring me Sunshine' and is linked to PE/sports.
  • It will involve looking at tennis, athletics and football.
  • We will be covering PE (the skills required to play different sports and how to work as a team), science (how sports affect our body, bones and muscles), music (what makes a sport tune memorable, creating our own sports theme tune)

PSHE, RE, PE and ICT are also taught weekly. Ask the children each day what they have been learning and then you can keep up with their education. 

 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus Teacher of the year 2015!

Fearnville Primary are all very proud of Mrs Robertson who has won the Bradford T&A's teacher of the year award for 2015!  http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/events/schoolsawards/

Mr Cassidy who nominated her on behalf of the hundreds of children she has taught said " She definitely deserves an award for all her hard work, dedication and resilience!!  Not only is she a fantastic year three teacher but she has also taken on the role of key stage leader.  I worked alongside Mrs Robertson for two years and it was a privilege to learn from such an experienced and devoted teacher.  She has worked in Bradford primary schools for 20+ years and has even taught some of our current parents! 

What makes Mrs Robertson so special is nothing too fancy or over the top it’s the fact that she does a lot of little things very very well.  She has an unrivalled love for the children in her class and deeply cares about every aspect of their learning. She’s got a fantastic relationship with the children and every child in the school knows what she expects in terms of work and behaviour. 
 
She also has an outstanding work ethic.  She’s at school working at 7am every morning when I arrive and she’s still there every night when I leave at 6pm.  She then goes home and continues marking her books, making resources, planning lessons and responding to emails for the remaining available hours.  It’s a pleasure to work alongside someone who is so organised, hardworking and caring.  She’s always there to speak to, she always listens to any problems staff might have, gives advice, passes on her experience and helps out.  She does it all with a smile and despite working in the area for two decades she is always continually looking to improve.

She always puts the children first.  She is always thinking about the impact she can make to the children’s education and their lives.  The children, parents and staff at Fearnville Primary are very fortunate to have such a kind, caring, organised and hardworking teacher. 

A true inspiration and role model!"

WELL DONE MRS ROBERTSON.  WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOU!!!! 

Spring 2

Wow! We are now half way through year 3 - where has the time gone?

English - we will be looking at stories and persuasion texts.

Maths - number work as usual, especially the times tables - 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 10x. The children need to be able to answer these quickly and give the matching division fact, e.g. 3 x 10 = 30 so 30 divided by 3 = 10. We will also be measuring length, weight and capacity. It would be really helpful if you could practise these at home. 

Theme - we will be continuing with Revolting, Rotten, Remarkable and the Romans. This time we will be linking it to geography. York was very important to the Romans so we will research what they did and what they left behind. 

We hope you have enjoyed looking at our theme display in the cloakroom. The children can bring work in at any time to add to this.

http://primaryfacts.com/3094/york-facts-and-information/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/towns.htm

There are other suitable websites but please monitor your child on the internet. 

 

Please feel free to pop in and chat if you have any concerns.

 

Spring 1

A concern - Mrs. Walker and I have noticed that only a few children bring their book bags and change their reading books on a regular basis. It is important that book bags are in school every day. Seahorses children can change their reading books on any day - they just have to ask Mrs. Walker. 

English - we will be covering explanation texts, instructions and poetry.

Maths - as well as our usual number work - place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, word problems and explaining how we got our answer/how we know our answer is correct/prove it - we will be looking at statistics - data/graphs/asking and answering questions about the data.

Theme - Revolting, Rotten, Remarkable - DT - Romans - for DT we will be making a moving object so what better way to show our skills than to make a working catapult. The Romans used one of these to attack their enemies and to defend themselves. Ours will be on a much smaller scale but I know we will enjoy making them. (We will need plastic bottle tops to help us - one each). Any work the children do at home about Romans can be added to our display.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Romans.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/

http://www.ngkids.co.uk/did-you-know/10-facts-about-the-ancient-Romans/

http://superbrainybeans.co.uk/history/romans.html

 

Please feel free to pop in and chat if you have any concerns.

 

 

Christmas

Thank you all for your support in our first term.  I can't believe it has gone so quickly.

The Seahorses staff and children would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and peace, health and happiness for 2015.

 

 

Autumn 2

English - we are covering non-chronological reports and stories.

Maths - number and geometry (shapes, position. directions)

Theme - History - Stone Age - we are looking at life in the Stone Age and comparing it with our lives now. There are lots of Stone Age facts on the internet - if you print anything off, we can add it to the display.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/ancient-britain.shtml

http://timetravellerkids.co.uk/time-travel/stone-age/

http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0008-tools-and-the-stone-age.php

 

PE - we are lucky to have Bradford Bulls coming in to work wih us on Thursdays in Outdoor PE. It is important that our PE kit is inschool at all times.

Please continue to read with your child and ask them questions about their book.

 

 

Autumn 1

In English this half term we will be writing instructions, stories and information texts

In Maths we are measuring - length, weight, capacity and time. You may want to help your child with some of these at home. We will also be looking at times tables.

Our Science Theme is 'Rock Around the Clock'. We will be looking at rocks, soils, fossils, volcanoes and earthquakes. Again, this is a very interesting subject to find out about at home.

Our PE days are Monday - Indoor and Thursday - Outdoor. It is a good idea to have PE kit in school all the time in case we do it on a different day as an extra session.

We have Library on Thursdays.

Homework will be sent home on Thursdays to be returned by Tuesday. There is a merit for the children who return their homework on time.

Please read every night with your child, even if it is just a few pages. The children in Seahorses can change their reading books as often as they like. They just have to see Mrs. Walker.

 

Our assembly is on Thursday 25th September at 2.45pm.

Thank you.

Please come in to see us if you have any concerns.

 

 

 

2013/2014 - please note that all the information below is from last year.

Mrs Palmer      Mrs Parveen        Mrs Mellon

Welcome back!!

This term we are learning...

In literacy we are learning all about myths and legends. We will be focussing on characters and setting. In our writing we will be developing our sentences to make them more interesting and we will be thinking about different ways to keep the reader interested.

In maths we will be looking at 2d and 3d shapes. We will also be continuing our work on numbers and calculations.

Our theme this half term is 'Yorkshire Born and Bred' where we will be learning about art and local artists. The two artists that we have chosen to focus on are David Hockney and Henry Moore.

 

Things you can do at home

Throughout school we are having a big push on presentation. All children can practise their handwriting at home and if you want some sheets for this then let Mrs Palmer know.

In maths, we are really pushing children to learn their times tables. You can help at home by practising with your child.

If you want to look at examples of art by our chosen artists then you could visit the following places:

The Henry Moore Institute and gallery http://www.henry-moore.org/hmi

The Yorkshire Sculpture park http://www.ysp.co.uk/

Salts Mill (David Hockney Gallery) http://www.saltsmill.org.uk/ 

 

Things to remember

  • Reading books need to be bought into school every day.
  • Homework will be given out on a Thursday and should be bought into school the following Tuesday.
  • All children will be given spellings each Friday to learn for a test on the following Friday.

If you have any questions or concerns then please come and speak to Mrs Palmer or Mrs Parveen.  

 

Click here to see what we did when we were in Year 2 Elephants

Timetable

Monday

Outdoor PE

After school netball

Tuesday

Homework handed in

After school rugby

Wednesday

After school cheerleading

Thursday

Indoor PE

Running club

After school football

Friday

Homework

Girls only after school football