Oxley Park Academy

Dream, Believe, Achieve - Together

Two Sites - One Heart, One Mission, One School

 

Welcome to Year 3!

  

As we are 1 school over 2 campuses, our pupils will access facilities at both sites to enjoy the excellent, but differing provision and facilities. This will normally be done through escorted walks. If we are using the school minibuses we will ask you to sign a consent agreement. With escorted walks to support our curriculum, we will, as always for local walks, notify you on our Year page that we are going out in order that you can ensure children have appropriate clothing. 

 

Classes and staff:

@Oxley Park- Doves: Mrs Waller, Mrs Welch and Mrs Patil

                    Starlings: Miss Jones, Mrs Austin, Mrs Zygo and Miss Bestford

@Shenley Wood- Bluebells: Mrs Seddon, Mrs Woods and Mrs Musselwhite

 

The half term ahead (Monday 4th June - Friday 20th July)...

 

Our TOPIC for this term will be Fun at the Fair! Children will work as designers, scientists and musicians to explore how fair ground rides work and are made, as well as designing and making their own ride and ride music. 

Our ENGLISH work will continue to work in chapters, with an initial Cold Write, followed by the teaching of skills linked to this writing, then a Warm Write where children and teachers work together to compose a piece of writing, ending with a Hot Write where children are given the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents in an independent piece of writing.

Our first chapter will be Recounts, with a focus on recounting our trip to Gullivers Land. During this chapter children will:

  • Organise writing appropriately by ensuring their writing is in chronological order and uses paragraphs
  • Use sentences appropriately to ensure they are using complex and compound sentences correctly.
  • Use possessive apostrophes to show possession
  • Use description by using well chosen adjectives and adverbial phrases

 

Our next chapter will explore story writing. During this chapter children will:

  • Explore how to structure a clear beginning, middle and end.
  • Use description by using well chosen adjectives and adverbial phrases to describe the setting and actions.
  • Organise writing appropriately by ensuring their writing is written in paragraphs.
  • Use sentences appropriately to ensure they are using complex and compound sentences correctly.
  • Punctuate accurately by using commas after fronted adverbials and exclamation sentences when appropriate. 

 

Our MATHS work will begin with a check in before teaching the skills the children need to move their learning forwards. Each chapter will then finish with a check out to see the progress children have made. Our next chapter is Geometry. During this chapter, children will:

  • Identify right angles, recognise that 2 right angles make a half-turn, 3 make three-quarters of a turn and 4 a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle
  • Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines
  • Draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them  

As part of our Back 2 Basics lessons the children will be taking part in a weekly standalone lesson of Grammar and Punctuation, Calculation and Times tables.

As part of their GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION lesson the children will be learning about:

  • Using possessive apostrophes for singular and plural nouns.
  • Sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation and command.
  • Word classes, making sure children are secure in their knowledge of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. 
  • Using the present perfect form of tense correctly.
  • Subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)

 

As part of their CALCULATION lesson the children will be learning about:

  • The methods for multiplication and division.

 

As part of their MULTIPLICATION lesson the children will be learning about:

  • The three times table.
  • The four times table.
  • The eight times table.
  • The six times table.
  • The seven times table. 
  • The nine times table.
  • The eleven times table.
  • The twelve times table.

 

Weekly overview...

Maths (WB 16.7.18)

The children will be finishing their new chapter on measurement and time. We will be focusing on money and how to add up different amounts 

Our calculation basic skills lesson will focus on word problems with all four operations.

Our times table basic skills lessons will focus on rapid recall of our times table facts, and corresponding division facts.

 

English and Topic (WB 16.7.18)

Children will be continuing their work on performance poetry. They will be going through different types of poetry and performing their own poems they have created. In Topic we are continuing Fun at the Fair and are focusing on DT by building and decorating our fairground rides. 

 

Home learning

Please complete and bring in to school at least one of the following home learning projects, by Friday 20th July.

  • Write your own Recount for something that has happened to you. 
  • Create a model or drawing showing a design for a funfair ride.
  • Create your own adventure story.
  • Create your own music instrument to play your funfair music on. 

Important information...

 PE:

Our PE day is Monday. Please come to school wearing your PE kit. 

Reading Record:

Please use your Reading Record book to record any reading with your child and any notes for your class teachers. Anytime you are reading with your child record it down in these records because if your child has been read with every week day then your child will get a merit rewarded! 

If your child attends a club, 4 o'clock club or ziggy could you please record which days your child attends these on a note placed in the Reading Record so the class teachers can keep a record. 

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