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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.

18.11.16

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.

Summer homework

You have had a letter from Mrs Crowe asking you to read The BFG by Roald Dahl over the holidays.

Here is some optional homework should you want something to practice ready for class 4!

Joined handwriting sheets (also practices spellings)

A list of useful websites

You have also got purple mash passwords in the from of your reading record, and the common exception word lists.

If you are going to France, as I know some of you are, don’t forget to practice the french greetings we have been learning. As well as my name is, how are you? etc.

If you are not going to France you can always visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/

Homework set 17.06.16

300 Years of History

For this term our topic work is based on what our school could have been like in the past. We have celebrated our schools 300th birthday, so are also extending this to local history over the past 300 years.

The children have been asked to continue this research at home with their particular focus on local history or education in the past.  This may involve exploring some of the following ideas:

  • What the school was like when mums/ dads went here
  • What the school would have been like in a period of time (we have already looked at the Victorian era)
  • The origins of street, road or building names,
  • find out about buildings that are no longer here or used any more e.g. the hospital, train station,
  • Write a set of questions you would like to ask someone who has lived in Baschurch for many years,
  • Investigate how transport/public transport has changed over three centuries,
  • explore changes in the use of land….

Children may present their findings in a variety of ways e.g  power point presentations, information posters or leaflets. We are open to suggestions and will give opportunity for the class to discuss any ideas they have.

We would like these back in on Monday 4th July

w/b 16.05.16

Homework 13.05.16 – Year 2

Year 2 you have worked so hard preparing for SATs that your homework is to have as much fun this weekend as possible! If you like you can bring in some pictures on Monday for us to look at or write in your homework book. Make sure you have lots of fun, but also get lots of sleep so you are all fresh for Monday.

If you feel you absolutely have to do some revision, please keep reading and recap any maths problems. Maybe you could get your grown-ups to make some up for you to solve. No new spellings to learn this week.

Year 3

Continue practicing money like we have been doing this week. Here are some games you can go on that we used in class. Try and challenge yourself with a harder level!

http://www.ictgames.com/payForIt/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=Buy2itemsv4

 

Easter homework

Homework for over Easter

Definition: Number bonds – pairs of numbers that add up to make an amount.

Please write all your number bonds to 20 and corresponding subtraction facts e.g 15+5 = 20, 20–5 = 15. If you need another challenge can you do your number bonds to 200 with whole lots of ten and write the subtraction facts for these? E.g 150 + 50 = 200, 200 – 50 = 150. How many other ways could you make 200?

Homework in Class 3

Today homework books have been handed out to all of the class, including homework related to ‘fractions’ we have been learning.

You will receive a task each week to complete at home. Try to encourage your child to do this independently, but please help as needed. There will always be a ‘challenge’ for those who want to spend more time and effort on the task.

The homework will be collected in each Thursday and set each Friday. Your child can put their homework book in ‘Miss Webb’s Marking Tray’ as they complete it throughout the week.

I don’t expect you to spend any more than 30 minutes on a piece of homework, it is your choice if you wish to spend longer than this on a weekly task.

:) Miss Webb

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