We welcome you and your child to Year 3 at Broomgrove Junior School.
Dear parents and carers,
Welcome to Year 3. The power point below gives a brief introduction to life at Broomgrove Junior School and we hope that you find it useful.
Mrs Gruender, Mrs Eunson and Mrs Crockett
Curriculum Overview 2021/2022
Reading is such an important part of school learning and enjoyment that we want to do everything we can to support your child's love of reading. We ask children to read at home, every day, for 15-20 minutes, ideally with an adult. When you hear your child read, please record it in the reading diary. Children might like to record their reading too.
We support reading in lots of ways; for example, in reading lessons, quiet reading times and shared whole class texts. We also use Accelerated Reader (AR), which is a wonderful system for assessing children and recording their progress.
Parents and carers have always been able to log on to AR at home to see how their child is progressing. In the past, children have not been able to quiz at home, but this changed over lockdown and, currently, it remains possible to quiz at home. This may change at some point.
The documents below explain how AR works and how it benefits children's learning.
One link below is to AR Bookfinder UK. This website allows you to search for any book to see if it is on AR, and what the book level is. It's great if your child wants to quiz using their own books or library books.
Please note that there are many portals to AR on the internet, but there is only one Broomgrove Junior School portal where your child's log in details will be successful. The link is displayed below.
Do ask if you have any questions about AR. We are always happy to help.
Parents and carers are always hugely supportive of their children's learning. Some things which children can do at home will have a big impact on their outcomes; reading regularly, practising times tables and basic number skills are the most important of all. These are the compulsory tasks on the document below.
We know that some children will want to more. The non-compulsory 'menu' of tasks are provided for this reason. Children will receive lots of praise and positive comments from their teacher when they complete any of these.
After our first half-term, spellings will be set each week for children to learn at home. The spelling letter below will be sent out after half-term and explains how spellings will be set and assessed. We will post the spellings each week on our Google classrooms.
White Rose Maths
At Broomgrove Junior School we follow the White Rose schemes of learning.
Year 3 Overview:
Follow the links below to find out everything you need to know about White Rose Maths.
To support children's maths learning further, we use a number of online learning platforms:
Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) is an award-winning system of learning times tables. All children at Broomgrove Junior School have a log in and we would like children to play at least 10 garage games per week. Some children like to do much more than this, and to visit other settings within the platform to practise times tables. Please read the parent guide to TTRS for more information.
Numbots is a system of improving children's addition and subtraction skills to support speed and fluency. Please do encourage your child to access this daily at home. Like TTRS, there are lots of levels and children will see how they progress as they practise more and more.
Mathletics is used by teachers to set home learning tasks for maths. These are set to provide further practice of skills already taught in maths lessons. Some children develop a passion for Mathletics and really enjoy the wealth of other maths games and tasks which they can access through the Mathletics website.
Helping your child.
Children are welcome to use counting resources (pasta to count with, multiplication grids etc.) to help them learn and remember times tables. Adults can work with their children to help them. We want children to feel positive about learning. If your child is finding things tricky, and you have concerns, please let us know. We are here to help!
The documents below will give you much more information about all these websites. The links will take you to the platforms. As always, do ask if we can help or answer any questions about these platforms.
At Broomgrove Junior School, all children will be taught to use the Google classroom and parents/carers will be invited to join too. During lockdown, our online learning took place in our Google classrooms. It is used to record our computing lessons too. Although teachers have a gmail email address connected to the Google classroom, it is much better to contact us using our 'essex.sch.uk' email addresses because we check them more frequently.
Below are some information guides which Mr Hawkins created to help us all to navigate Google classrooms. As always, do ask if you need help with anything. All parents/carers have now been invited to join the classroom. If you have not logged in yet and would like some help in accessing it, please do ask us.
Marvellous Me is a platform for parents where we can share your child's successes and send positive messages and pictures of your children learning. We hope that you enjoy the insights it gives you.
Please do not share any images from Marvellous Me on social media.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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