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Class 3 News.

Maths

We have been continuing our work on time in Maths this week. Children have been encouraged to secure their work on reading and writing the time to the nearest 5 minutes, find the duration of time and problem solve based on their increasing knowledge.

 

English

Due to the World Cup starting this week, we deciding to make our English work based around Harry Kane’s last minute goal for England. As you can imagine the children have responded really well to this. We watched the goal in class and then created a bank of ‘wow phrases’ to describe each stage. Children went on to write their own goal recounts which we have since recorded. I wanted the children to work on their speaking and listening skills as well as performance skills to make it exciting and interesting for their audience. I shall try to upload these onto our school YouTube channel so that you can share our experience.

 

We have been continuing our work on the Stone Age for history and have now started looking at the Bronze Age. Children created a fact file all about the differences of the two Ages and will go on to create some art work next week on Stonehenge.

 

In Science we have started looking at plants. We are currently conducting an experiment to see what a plant needs in order to grow well. The children are each in different teams and are looking at soil, air, water and light. We will observe our plants over the next few weeks and record the changes we notice.

 

Chidlren will need to take their PE kits home next week and come into school on Thursday in them ready for sports day. Spellings should all be in their homework boooks and just a reminder that you have a few weeks left to complete any homework off the homework menu which should also be in children’s homework books.

 

Have a nice weekend!

 

Class 3 News.

Welcome back!

We have been straight back to it this week in Class 3.

 

Engish

In English we have been reading ‘The day the crayons quit’. Our own chairs went missing from Class on Tuesday and they left us a letter explaining why they had disappeared. We sent a whole class reply and then wrote our own letters today after reading the book, pretending to be a crayon who was writing to Duncan (the boy from the story).

 

Maths

We have been back to look at addition and subtraction this week. It has been useful to remind ourselves of the strategies we use to solve problems and will be applying this to word problems as well as looking at 1/3 and 1/4 next week.

 

History

Our topic for the Summer term will be The Stone Age. Children have spent some time this afternoon doing some basic research to give them a good idea of when the stone age was, what they might have worn and where they would live. We will be learning about this much more over the coming weeks. The children seemed really excited to get going on this topic which was lovely.

Homework menu and spellings have gone home today. PE kits should all be in school by now but if not could you please make sure they are in by Tuesday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Clough.

Homework

Happy Easter!

I have been really impressed with the homework the children have produced this half term. I will hand out another homework menu and spellings at the start of next half term. I have sent home reading and maths practice as requested by many parents at parents evening. This is in the front of the children’s homeworks books.

Thanks,

Miss Clough.

Class 3 weekly news.

English

In English we have been looking at using adjectives to describe. We have started to understand that an adjective, coupled with a noun is called an expanded noun phrase (big, blue butterfly) and have been trying to write our own. We will be starting the latest Scratchy Rabbit challenge next week and using noun phrases to help add detail and interest to our writing.

 

Maths

We have been looking at partitioning two digit numbers in various ways this week. We have used the part whole model and classroom resources to support our learning. Children are starting to understand that 2-digit numbers can be partitioned into various way (24 – 20 + 4, 10 + 14) and we will be looking at writing number sentences to support what we know. Any extra work on partitining would be really useful for the children going into next week.

Science

We started our science topic on materials this week. We were looking at natural materials in Forest school and focused on the difference between man made and natural materials in the classroom. Children have been encouraged to describe the properties of materials and there are some really useful games on purple mash to support children’s understanding if you would like to have a go at home.

 

Spelling investigations went home home today and don’t forget to be starting to look at some of the homework tasks on the homework menu.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Clough.

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Just a quick message to say a huge welcome back to all the children and parents from Class 3. Our main topics this half term are Ironbridge, materials and their properties and the circus so feel free to have a look at these at home. Homework menus, spellings, reading book and records along with books bags will all be going home towards the end of this week.

 

Thanks, Miss Clough.

Weekly update

We have had a really busy week in Class 3 this week.

English

We have been writing our own stories in the style of Beatrix Potter this week. We started by looking at the main themes in many of her books and then we created a story mountain to help us structure our own story. Today we completed our stories in full and used our own characters and ideas to make it more exciting.

Maths

It has been a mixture if time, fractions and measure this week. We have been finding one third of an amount and recapping reading and writing the time.

History

We created a timeline for the life of Florence Nightingale. The children already know so much about her life and achievements and are really enjoying this topic. As it was national nurses week this week we had a little celebration today in remeberance of Florence Nightingale.

PE

Last week we got to borrow some of the Year 4’s to come and help us in tennis and we were able to have a mini tennis tournament. All the children really enjoyed it and it was great to see the younger and older children working together in small teams.

Spelling challenge and times tables have all been sent home as usual and can I just remind children to bring in any work from the homework menu before the end of this half term.

Have a great weekend, Miss Clough.

Welcome back!

Welcome back, I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter break.

We have been straight back into things this week in Class 3..

English

In English we have started to look at Beatrix Potter. On Monday we found out exactly who she was and gathered lots of information about her life and the books she has published. We have now moved on to looking at one of her more famous stories (Peter Rabbit) and are writing character descriptions as well as writing letters to Mr McGregor from Peter Rabbit apologising for ruining all his lovely vegetables.

Maths

We are looking back at our work on shape. Children are using their knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes to create patterns and artwork as well as strengthening their knowledge on the key properties of different 3D shapes.

Science

Our science topic this term is on Animals including Humans – we started this on Monday and were looking at offspring and adults, noticing how some animals change as they get older due to their habitat and surroundings.

History

Nurturing nurses is also a new topic for us this term. We will start this on Thursday by looking at Florence Nightingale. The key questions will be Who is Florence Nightingale? Why is she famous? and What does she look like? The children seem to be really excited to start this.

Thanks to everyone who made the maths evening last night. I am hoping to run another one in the next week or so. Sorry for the short notice and the delay in getting these workshops to you but hopefully you will still find them of some use as we approach the KS1 SAT period.

A quick reminder that PE this half term will be on a Tuesday, so PE kits do need to be in for then and a new homework menu will go out as usual this Friday. Spellings have changed slightly – the children will get a spelling challenge as homework each week focusing around the spelling rule we are learning in class. Their spellings on a Friday will make use of this rule and include words that they have been learning during the week.

Many Thanks,

Miss Clough.

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Maths

This week we have been looking at different measures. Children have been comparing lengths using (m) and (cm) and investigating capacity. We have also started to look at reading and writing the time for quarter to and quarter past the hour. This was quite a tricky concept so any work that can be done at home would be extremely beneficial for all children. Reading the clock at different points of the day or recording what time they have breakfast, go to bed or go swimming would be great.

 

English

Children got to imagine they were their favorite toy for the weekend. We watched the Smyths toy advert ‘If I Were A Toy’ to give the children some ideas and then we wrote diary entries based on their chosen toy. There were lots of exciting and interesting adventures in all diary entries.

 

Due it being anti-bullying week we have also be focusing on the different types of behavior in school. Children have been discussing and learning about what ‘bullying’ really means, how to notice bullying and prevent it. We made some lovely posters for our class display.

Spellings have gone home for this week and all children have been asked to focus on the 10 times table facts this week. They need to be able to know these facts fluently ready for next Friday.

Enjoy your weekend.

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