Twitter Wall

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29/09/19

Retweeted From Karen Williams

New GLF school coming to Banbury (Hanwell View). Next open event for prospective parents is Tuesday 1st October at 5pm for 5:15pm presentation. Held at Longford Park School. https://t.co/elXGvdqM4B

19/09/19

An amazing night with parents unpicking the stuff that really matters: teaching and learning! Reducing cognitive load whilst inspiring through ! can’t wait for 2019-2020! https://t.co/lhRj5wpDSU

15/07/19

Thank you to all the parents and carers for coming along and supporting our first ever Sports Day! We hope you had as much fun as we did https://t.co/Ra6mf99Vla

08/07/19

Not every school has its own unique handmade coin - but thanks to a creative parent , we do! Thank you to Mike for creating this wonderful piece of art for our school https://t.co/KNMS4LjI8z https://t.co/UpFihXoLR7

05/07/19

This week our Reception children have been really enjoying bug hunting out in our wild area! They have been creating tally charts to show which bugs they have seen most, drawing pictures and writing about them 🐛🦋🐞🐜 https://t.co/HLgqmnqNKB

27/06/19

A reminder that we are closed today for pupils. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday! https://t.co/Xf61Nmjwjv

07/06/19

Poppies have been learning and retelling the story "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" this week, with actions too! https://t.co/ZgQSmye0LF

04/06/19

We would like to wish all our families and friends a very happy and peaceful Eid! https://t.co/TyZEO0ofQK

24/05/19

Well done and , what a great video! https://t.co/ooT58vETpT

20/05/19

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Schools of thought: can mindfulness lessons boost child mental health? | Society | The Guardian https://t.co/tDeJ3YPETF

15/05/19

Retweeted From Kate Smith

“I am strong. I am resilient. I have stamina. I’VE GOT THIS!” Our mantra, followed by high fives and hugs as we started today. https://t.co/krHp1ckF5s

13/05/19

Retweeted From Martin Matthews

Any chance of a retweet? Go on - send a teacher (or head teacher) a thank you card. Its free! https://t.co/gPuKltnzsD

13/05/19

Check out the original art work of our logo with our values kindly donated (time/energy/resources) by one of our Dads!! Inspired by the Didcot Hoard. A massive thank you Mike 🙏 We 💖 it! https://t.co/jXNAafMhEO

13/05/19

Happy - our winners this week have been showing https://t.co/7uKqBa4Alo

12/05/19

Come & join our lovely team as a TA| https://t.co/ZyC8qnPW9Q

10/05/19

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Are you coming to the VbE International 2019 Conference? FRIDAY 18th October. Tickets now available! Free to VbE Member Schools Earlybird discount for non member schools. Come to inspire and be inspired! We can't wait to see you... https://t.co/lN0m0Kx5lU https://t.co/YmbxDSWBv9

07/05/19

Retweeted From Oxon MH & WB

Our is beginning to take shape as we line up a great set of speakers 27th June 5-8pm Tickets available here: https://t.co/9LX9wORuQx

06/05/19

Retweeted From Rocket Fund

Is there anything you'd like to buy for your school this term? We have matchfunding available for tech projects! Submit by 27th May for the chance to receive a £250 boost https://t.co/SuZ39yTDYo 👈 Pls RT! https://t.co/58MFM4Zqsf

06/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We will also have a date soon for our 2nd organised & hosted by

06/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We will also be accrediting our 2nd cohort of Lead Pracitioners working in collaboration with So many fab opportunities for our existing team, our new staff & local/ regional colleagues! 🙌🏻 https://t.co/pLxoplqpbC

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3, Valentina Class! Our teachers are Miss Hannah Zebrowski (mornings) & Mrs Sarah Beeton (afternoons). We are also supported by our Learning Assistant, Miss Gemma Birchall.

Homework

In Year 3 our homework is set weekly on a Friday and collected in the following Friday. Our homework consists of spellings (5 prepared words sent home weekly accompanied by a rule to explore), times tables (completing at least 20 games in ‘garage’ mode on Times Tables Rockstars), daily reading (recorded by an adult at home in the reading diary provided) and Topic Homework (at least one task completed by the end of term from the menu provided by the teachers).

Reading

Alongside homework we, as a school, expect all children to have daily opportunities to read with someone at home. Reading can include; books, newspapers, magazines, online reading, e-books, information books, adverts, menus, poems, song lyrics – the list is endless. The important thing is that your child reads daily and develops a pleasure in reading! 

All children will have been provided with a reading diary which they need to bring to school every day. Please could you record your child’s reading (as well as any additional comments) here. Halfway through the diary a guide is included to help adults to support children in their reading at home. Reading records will be monitored on a weekly basis. 

When your child has finished their reading book, please encourage them to remember to change it in school time or please feel free to help your child change their book at the end of the day. There are colour-coded books available on the bookshelves in the corridor area if they are reading from a coloured book band. Free readers are welcome to borrow other books from the class book corner or school Library.

PE

PE kits should be brought in every Monday and will be sent home to be washed after the last PE lesson of the week.

Indoor PE: Children will need shorts and a plain t-shirt in their house colour (no logos).  Gym and Dance is done in bare feet.  Children will need trainers or plimsolls for indoor games.

Outdoor PE: Children will need shorts and t-shirt, and a tracksuit or spare jumper for colder days.  Children will also need trainers.

Jewellery: A reminder that only stud earrings and wristwatches may be worn to school. Earrings must be removed or covered for PE. Children should not wear bracelets, this includes friendship bracelets and loom bands. 

Our Weekly Timetable

Valentina Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.45 – 9.00

Handwriting

SPAG

Handwriting

SPAG

Handwriting

SPAG

Handwriting

SPAG

Handwriting

SPAG

9.00 – 9.15

RWI/English

RWI/English

RWI/English

RWI/English

RWI/English

9.15 – 10.00

English

English

English

English

English

 

10.00 – 10.15

Break

10.15 – 11.00

Maths

iPad session

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

 

11.00 – 11.30

Reading

Reading

Reading

Reading

Celebration assembly

 

11.30 – 12.00

Fluency

Fluency

Fluency

Fluency

Fluency

12.00 – 12.45

 Lunchtime

12.45 – 1.00

Daily Mile

Daily Mile

Daily Mile

Daily Mile

Reading and Home

1.00 – 1.20

SLT assembly

RE focus

Teacher led Assembly

Values focus

Singing assembly

In class assembly

School closes at 1pm

1.20 – 3.15

STEAM / PSHCE

STEAM 

PE 2.45-3.00

STEAM/ iPad session and computing

PE 2.00-2.45

Music 2.45-3.15

3.20 – 3.30

Reading to class

Reading to class

Reading to class

Reading to class

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Maths

  • Numbers and the number system
  • Counting and comparing
  • Visualising and constructing
  • Calculating: addition and subtraction
  • Calculating: multiplication and division
  • Time
  • Fractions
  • Measuring Space
  • Investigating angles
  • Calculating fractions and decimals
  • Exploring money
  • Presentation of data
  • Addressing gaps in understanding to prepare for Year 4

English

Class Text:

Varjak Paw by SF Said

Supporting Texts:

100 facts Bird of Prey

Predators Steve Backshall

Outcomes:

Recounts

Poetry

Dilemma stories

Class Text:

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Supporting Texts:

sciencekids.co.nz

Outcomes:

Explanation texts

Non-chronological reports

Fantasy narratives

Class Text:

Cliffhanger by Jacqueline Wilson

Supporting Texts:

Volcanoes by Steph Turnbull

Rocks and Fossils by Chris Pellant

Violent Volcanoes by Anita Garani

Outcomes:

Recounts

Historical Narrative

Newspaper reports

Class Text:

The Falcon’s Malteser by Anthony Horowitz

Supporting Texts:

Last Night I Saw the City Breathing by Andrew Fusek Peters

Outcomes:

Persuasive leaflets

Free verse poetry

Mystery stories

Class Text:

Helping Hercules

Supporting Texts:

Greek Myths for young children by Heather Amery

Groovy Greeks - Horrible Histories Outcomes:

Character descriptions

Instruction texts

Diary writing

Recounts

Class Text:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Supporting Texts:

The 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith

Imelda and the goblin King by Briony May Smith

Heroes and Villains by Roald Dahl

Outcomes:

Biographies

Narratives including dialogue

Writing versions of fairy tails

STEAM

Can I create, carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?

 

STEAM outcome: making a magnet powered car

Can I design and build a structure using my knowledge and understanding of historical periods?

 

STEAM outcome: constructing a Wattle and Daub structure

Can I design and construct a product using my knowledge and understanding of the engineering process?

 

STEAM outcome: construct a model of a lock/train bridge

Can I create a piece of art based on a period of history?

 

STEAM outcome: create an art gallery based on the Tudors

Can I develop an understanding of the living world around me?

 

STEAM outcome: construct a skeleton

Can I explore festivals and celebrations from around the world?

 

STEAM outcome: summer production

Other curriculum areas covered

Music

Science

History

Geography

Science

History

DT

History

Science

Science

Music

Science

Music