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Banks Road Primary School

We can do it!

Banks Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 8JZ

n.mcgee02@banksroad.liverpool.sch.uk

01514274360

Welcome to 3R Zhang Heng class

 Our team is:

Mr. Reilly - Class Teacher.

Miss Kinsey - Teaching Assistant.

We are welcoming two trainee teachers from Liverpool Hope University from October to January. We can't wait for Miss Sheehy and Miss Wilder to start!

Dates for the Diaries:

  • 27th September 2018 - SEN coffee afternoon. 
  • 30th October 2018 - School photographs.
  • 23rd-25th January 2019 - CHET residential for Yr. 2 and Yr. 3.
  • 7th February 2019 - Heng class assembly, parents welcome.

Class Readers:

Find our Class Readers for the Autumn Term below. These are the books that we will be focusing our English work around and reading in our class.

Below is a PDF which explains what our class will be studying in each subject this half term.

History:

In History this term, we will be learning all about the Stone Age. Please keep checking in for pictures and examples of great work!

 Welcome to Year 3R Heng Class.

Our class this year is named after Ancient Chinese scientist Zhang Heng.

Heng was alive during the Han Dynasty and was famous for being a Mathematician, Scientist, Poet, Geographer, Artist and Inventor. Heng was chosen as he was a man who studied many topics that we focus on in school. He was a revolutionary of his time, and promoted new ideas and discoveries and that is what we are trying to promote in our class.

People’s Book Prize Winner Visits School

The award-winning, bestselling children’s author, Billy Bob Buttons, will be visiting this school on the AFTERNOON of  17th October.                        

He is the author of sixteen very popular children’s books including Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop, the bestselling Muffin Monster, Tiffany Sparrow Spook Slayer, The Cool Kids Book Prize winner, WIDE AWAKE, and the UK People’s Book Prize winner and bestseller, I think I Murdered Miss. Last year, this book sold over 40,000 in the UK alone and won the 2014 UK People’s Book Prize.

Every year, he meets with approx. 50,000 primary school children to deliver his popular literacy workshops. Throughout the afternoon, he will be delivering the workshops to Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, focusing on Planning a Story, Adventure Writing and Characters.

There will also be an opportunity for your child to meet Mr. Buttons and buy a signed and dedicated book. Attached to this letter is a price list plus lots of info. on the different books they can pick from. If you wish your child to buy a signed book, simply put the money (the author will have change with him) in an envelope (with your child’s name and class written on the front) and hand it to the school office / class teacher asap.

Mr. Buttons will be doing the book signing at the end of the school day. So, if parents wish to meet him and help their child pick a book, they can do so then.

Geography:

This term, our big question in Geography is;

'Do we like to be beside the Seaside?'

We will be learning all about Coastal Areas of Britain and advantages and disadvantages of living there. We will also be looking at some contrasting coasts around the world. This will culminate in the children producing a 'Travel' or 'Estate Agent' presentation aimed at the coast. In this topic we will be visiting Crosby Beach, so please keep a look out for letters.

Science:

Each term, we are lucky to receive boxes from Empiribox. These kits allow us to make our Science lessons very active and exciting, whilst also drawing key vocabulary and understanding out of our children. Hopefully you will hear lots about it!

Our first topic is:

 'Plants and Photosynthesis'

Design Technology:

Our topic for the first half term is 'Textiles - Changing 2D design into 3D product'. The children will design a money container/bag/ pencil case and use a range of materials and techniques to bring their design to life!

We can't wait to see what the children produce!

Parents:

Letters and Notices:

All letters will be uploaded and available for download here when sent home.

Our Curriculum Map for this year:

Homework:

Our children will be expected to go on ReadingPlus and MyMaths each week. These are based on the Internet.

If you only have access to a tablet/iPad at home you must download the'Puffin Academy' app first to access MyMaths.

If children cannot access the Internet at home, a Homework club is being run in school so it can be completed.

Spellings and Times Tables will be sent home every Monday, to be tested each Friday.

Below are the spellings for the first half term:

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Seesaw App:

As in the previous year, children's work and other events will be uploaded onto the Seesaw App for you to view and comment on. If you have forgotten log-in details, please just let us know.

We are lucky enough to have a Science teacher from St. Nicholas' Academy who will be in our class doing a range of experiments this half term. Our first lesson was based on Liquids and looking if they were Acids or Alkalies. We had to put our safety googles on and used Litmus paper to test. If it turned pink, they were acids and if it turned blue, they were alkalies. The children had a great time and worked very hard!