'We Journey With Jesus Beside Us'

Year 3L

       Welcome to Year 3L

                                                                     

Miss Lewis (class teacher), Miss Ogley and Mrs Kilburn (teaching assistants) would like to welcome all children, parents and carers to our class page.

Here, you will find information about our class, both in school and if you need to self - isolate at home at any time.

 

 

School uniform   

Is nearly the same this year as it always has been – including the wearing of ties at all times! The only difference is that you can wear black trainers instead of shoes - but remember, no logos or other colours, please.

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PE Kits

From this half term (Autumn 2) onwards, PE will take place on Fridays . On these days, come into school in your PE kit:

Black tracksuit bottoms (not shorts as it will be colder)

A plain t-shirt

A tracksuit top or jumper - any colour, but if it’s black or blue, even better!

Plain, black trainers 

Men's Plain Tracksuit Zip Up Hoodie - Fabrica Fashion

 

 

Year 3L Class Timetable

 

Here is a normal daily timetable for Year 3L children:

 

9am Morning Prayers and register

12.15pm – 1.15pm         Lunchtime

9.05am – 9.30am      Reading

 

9.30am – 10.15am     English

Afternoons: RE / Geography / History / Science / Art / DT

10.15am – 10.30am    First break

 

10.30am – 12.15pm    Maths

3pm onwards         Prayer and home time  

12.15pm               Lunchtime prayers

 

 

 

On Tuesdays, Year 3L have computing and, some half terms, We Are Adventurers (outdoor learning activities and challenges). When we are due to be Adventurers, you will be asked to come into school in appropriate clothing.

 

 

What to Wear?? | Wild Things

 

 

Homework / Reading

Instead of written homework this year, we would like you to practise your maths skills on Times Tables Rock Stars and read a lot! We expect you to read for a minimum of 30 minutes each evening. This will really help you to make good progress in all aspects of your English.

 

Reading books are being sent home. They will be changed on a Monday or Thursday so that we can ‘quarantine’ books before they are read again by other children.

There are no reading records for parents / carers to complete this year so please read regularly as it will help you.

 

Other websites to help you at home:

Letter Join - practise your handwriting  

https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/desktop_edition/home/index

User name:             jk2914         

Account Password:   home

 

Oxford Owl e-books

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

User name:             Year 4P4      

Account Password:   StDunstans4P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning 2020/2021

Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, The Department for Education expects schools to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education.

The expectations for remote learning are as follows:

  • Set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects.
  • Teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject.
  • Provide frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher in the school or through high-quality curriculum resources and/or videos.
  • Gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum, using questions and other suitable tasks and set a clear expectation on how regularly teachers will check work.
  • Enable teachers to adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding.
  • Plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, ideally including daily contact with teachers

 

 

We will be using the Seesaw platform to set work for children in 3L.

From Year 1 to Year 6, we use Seesaw, which is a platform for student engagement used in over 150 countries that can be used on any device through the Seesaw app or online.

Teachers can set learning for the class and children can complete the work, through writing, drawing, audio / video recording or by sending photos.

Seesaw does not require students to have an established e-mail or Google account.

We will be teaching children in school how to use the Seesaw platform and then they can teach parents and carers! If you want further information on the platform, you may find the information attached at the end of the page.     

 

If your child is isolating whilst the rest of their bubble are in school, he / she can expect the following provision from school.

What

Details

Where it can be found

A timetable of the week

A breakdown of which subjects will be taught on which days

Class page of the website

Lessons, usually three a day.

 

Day 1

Uploaded slides, worksheets and links to other relevant websites. These will be the same as the ones used in the classroom.

If we are notified of an absence in the morning, isolating pupils will be expected to work from the websites detailed above and read their reading books. Seesaw class work will be ready for the morning of Day 2. 

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

Class - related activities / programmes for reinforcement

This may include:

Times Tables Rock Stars

Number Bots

White Rose Maths

Mini - projects

E - Books 

Educational videos

 

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

 

Reading / Phonics  

Read at least 30 minutes every day

Appropriate level books will be sent home with children

First News reading activities

Epic Reading resources

Phonics websites

 

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

 

Keeping Healthy

Sleep, exercise and hygiene website provision

Further details on class pages

Feedback from the teacher

All children are expected to post the work they have completed onto Seesaw or Tapestry, where the teachers will give oral or written feedback.

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your child’s bubble is isolating and at least one teacher is fit and well to work or if there is full lockdown and the whole school has to close, he or she can expect the following provision from school.

What

Details

Where it can be found

A timetable of the week

A breakdown of which subjects will be taught on which days

Class page of the website

A daily timetable

A breakdown of the daily activities, which are age and stage appropriate. This will explain what the children should complete with suggested timings of when they should complete it.

Tapestry - Nursery / Reception

Seesaw - Years 1 - 6

A morning video

A message from a member of the year group team. This will involve a rundown of the daily timetable and a mention of the highlights from the day before.

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

 

A weekly assembly

A collective worship assembly with a theme, prayers and scripture presented by a member of staff

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

Lessons, usually three a day.

A video/ explanation of the learning and learning task, slides, worksheets and links to other relevant websites.

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

 

Class - related activities / programmes for reinforcement

This may include:

Times Tables Rock Stars

Number Bots

White Rose Maths

Mini - projects

E - Books 

Educational videos

 

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

 

Reading / Phonics 

Read at least 20 minutes every day

Appropriate level books will be sent home with children

First News reading activities

Epic Reading resources

Phonics websites

 

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

 

Keeping Healthy

Sleep, exercise and hygiene website advice and activities 

Further details on class pages

Feedback from the teacher

All children are expected to post the work they have completed onto Seesaw or Tapestry where the teachers will give oral or written feedback.

Seesaw or Tapestry (accessed through class page)

 

 

 

Keeping Healthy

Sleep It is important that children get an appropriate amount of sleep each night. The following guidelines should be considered: Ages 3-5 (11-13 hours of sleep), Ages 5-10 (10-11 hours of sleep), Ages 11 up (9 to 10 hours of sleep).

Exercise: Children should be exercising at least an hour each day most of which should be moderate or vigorous aerobic activity.

Hygiene: Be sure to follow best practice hygiene including brushing teeth twice a day, bath and change clothes daily, wash hands regularly and follow all health recommendations.

 

 

 

Questions and Answers about Remote Learning

Why is the provision different for children who are isolating whilst their bubble are still in school?

Whilst a child’s bubble are still in school, throughout the day, all teachers will be teaching their classes. The time teachers have to prepare high quality lessons and provide meaningful feedback along with their other duties within the school is finite. Therefore, it will not be possible for teachers to pre-record detailed explanations of the work set in these circumstances.

Is my child expected to do work at home when they are ill?

If your child is ill, they must take the time to rest and recover and are not expected to work from home. However, if a child no longer feels ill, but are still considered contagious (10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms), parents and carers must phone the admin team to let the school know that teachers can begin posting work to their child’s Tapestry/ Seesaw account.

What if I don’t have access to the internet?

For those families who do not have access to the internet, they can request printed work from school. We will also ensure there is regular phone call feedback, which can be arranged between the parent/ carer and the teacher. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you think you will need this provision.

How will my child with Special Educational Needs be supported?

All children who have identified special educational needs will have additional personalised support and resources posted onto their personal Tapestry or Seesaw account. Teachers will respond to children on an individual basis and therefore plan appropriately to ensure every child is able to achieve.

Will my child receive a phone call from their teacher whilst they are isolating?

The standard period for isolation is 14 days. As teachers are able to interact with their pupils through Tapestry and Seesaw, staff will not be making telephone calls to children unless there are pre-arranged or exceptional circumstances. However, if a full lockdown occurs and children have to receive remote learning for more than two weeks, wellbeing calls will be arranged.

Why are the teachers not delivering live lessons?

At St Dunstan’s, Safeguarding is of the upmost importance and the senior leadership team feel that the Safeguarding of our children will be put at risk if children have to connect to a live lesson from home with at least 30 other people online at the same time.

In addition, we respect the rights of our staff as well as our children and whilst there is a lack of proven effectiveness and appropriateness for primary school aged children to attend live lessons, we will be posting pre-recorded lessons online.

Live lessons mean that both a device and the children have to be available at a specific time of the day, putting additional pressure and expectations on families who are often juggling working from home whilst trying to support their child. When lessons are pre-recorded, children can have a level of independence to choose which order they would like to undertake their learning.

Live lessons require both a device and a greater internet band width that not all families have access to, creating an inequality of opportunity. For families with more than one child isolating, there would be an even higher demand on the availability of technology at a specific time.

In the classroom, teachers are highly skilled at being responsive to the children’s needs. However, this type of interaction is not possible in the same way online. On the other hand, a pre-recorded lesson can be paused, listened to again or fast forwarded, allowing children additional time and support if needed to complete a task. Staff can also post additional videos and resources for individuals in the same way a child would get personalised support and challenge in class. Whereas, due to the nature of online video communications, a live lesson to 30 children at once would have a more blanket/ passive approach. Seesaw also allows the teaching staff to give instant personal verbal or written feedback to help guide the children with their learning, help them build on their previous knowledge and keep them motivated to keep learning from home.

 

 

 

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