Hello and welcome to Falcons Class! My name is Miss Brady and I am very excited about getting to know you and working with you all you all in September.
I will use class dojo to keep you all updated with news and events as well as achievements and photos of what we have been learning in class so please do keep an eye on the app.
In Year 3 Falcons we always work with our 5Rs in mind:
Our topic in term 3 is How fair is your food? Where we will explore where our food comes from and look into fair trade organisations.
In science we are learning about forces and magnets.
PE is netball and indoor athletics, so outdoor and indoor kits are needed in all week.
Reading: Every Falcon should read their school book 5 times a week for 10 to 15 minutes to an adult.
Maths: Your Falcon will have a Times Table Rockstar login with 10 minutes practise a week set.
Spelling: There will be weekly spellings alongside the Year 3 and 4 common exception words to learn.
By working collaboratively, listening to each other and showing compassion, our classroom will be a happy place with engaged falcons who become more confident and resilient throughout the year. I ensure the falcons are both supported and challenged with their learning to guarantee progress across the curriculum subjects.
I believe independence is key for children to strive so I will be encouraging them to look after their own resources, take responsibility for their classroom and their learning. Through my collaborative teaching style and focus on oracy skills, I increase the confidence of all pupils, enabling them to be involved in all class discussions.
The falcon’s learning goes beyond the lessons within our classroom, therefore I am looking forward to working with all adults that support a falcon in my class, aiming to give them every opportunity to develop and grow. Please keep in touch and ask me if you need any support with homework or reading at home.
Art Week 'Take one picture' Week 1
Through art everyone had questions they wanted answering so we have found out about a little of the history of the time. What did people wear? What was their money like? What is a sea chest? Who travelled by boat? What were the names of some boats at the time?
There were science questions - Why are their storms? What makes waves? Why do storms stop?
We found out about the artist and some of his other paintings, comparing and exploring.
Our big focus was on a person from the picture. We created a character fact file using the painting, historical investigation, and of course our imaginations. From this we wrote diaries or letter extracts in character and created a sea chest for them, putting in items that are relevant to them.
Alongside this, we listened to a story by Toni Buzzeo called 'The sea Chest', sang sea shanties, and in our music lesson explored Benjamin Britten's composition 'Storm'.
I have linked a reading of the story and the BBC ten pieces work on 'Storm' if you would like to explore further.