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Y3 have enjoyed a mini French day by playing Boules!

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To continue your wonderful spelling work, have a go at learning the words from this Year 3 and 4 Spelling List.

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06.07.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a great week!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about poetry, with a focus on Haikus. We also completed a spelling and SPRAG assessment.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about time and we completed a numeracy assessment.

 

Other fun things we have done this week are: go to the park for some Science and Literacy learning, make Moving Monsters in D&T, learn about why shadows change in Science, practise for the Walkerbout, and have a wonderful time at our Sports Day!

 

Zachary shared his Speakers Corner with us today. We learnt about video games and playing consoles.

 

We also learnt about why we feel carsick and if aliens exist.

 

Literacy was sent home this week in the orange Literacy books. This is due back on Tuesday 10/07/2018.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Thursday 12/07/2018) is for Loucas, Markos, Eliza, Gabby, Gabriel, Akhash and Etienne.

 

Next week, we are going consolidate our learning in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to continue to learn about poetry.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Dening!

Class 3S

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Information for Parents

 

Walkabout Year 3 Surprise Performance

1:30pm

 

We look forward to those of you who can attend!

 

Thank you

Year 3

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What's that coming over the hill? IT'S A MONSTER!!!

Year 3 loved learning about nature outdoors! Tomorrow we will use all the description mindmapped from today to create a Haiku Poem!

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Haiku Poems

 

Where do Haiku Poems come from?

How many lines does a Haiku have?

How many syllables does the first line of a Haiku have?

How many syllables does the second line of a Haiku have?

How many syllables does the third line of a Haiku have?

What are Haiku Poem usually written about?

Why would someone write a Haiku Poem?

Who is famous for writing Haiku Poetry?

 

http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eiuemr2C84

http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-haiku-poems.html

 

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Spellings set on Monday 02/07/2018. To be tested on Monday 09/07/2018.

Spelling focus: Words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list.

 

accident

actual

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

calendar

caught

 

 

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29.06.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued our 'non-chronological reports' topic. We wrote a report on a European country based on some research that we had carried out last week. We also completed a reading assessment. We understand that we have to read the text carefully, as most of the answers to the comprehension questions can be found within the text.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about data collection and interpretation. We drew pictograms, frequency tables and bar charts. We can practise our data interpretation skills by playing this maths game: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/51/bar-charts.

 

Other fun things we have done this week are: we looked at the landscape and animals of Europe in Geography, learnt about sun safety, how light travels and what the best material to make a curtain for a baby’s room is in Science, attend an assembly about positive thinking and NED, and go on our class trip around London on an old Routemaster bus. Thank you to the parents who accompanied us on the trip.

 

We also learnt about why wearing sun-screen is important.

 

Literacy was sent home today in the orange Literacy books. This is due back on Tuesday 03/07/2018. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 06/07/2018) is for Loucas, Zachary, Markos and Eliza.

 

Next week, we are going to learn about time in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to learn about poetry. We are also going to visit Grovelands Park on Monday morning for some forest school learning and to do some senses work to support our literacy poetry writing.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Ciao!

Class 3S

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We are tourists! Exploring London and the Tate Modern.

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We are creators: Investigating shape and pattern with puzzle blocks.

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We are Scientists: Investigating how light travels in Science.

We are Scientists: Investigating how light travels in Science. 1

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Homework- 26/06/18

 

Our focus in literacy and guided reading was inference and deduction today. We went through the answers together and discussed how to skim and scan text to find the answers.

 

Children then took home their next homework, which is based on Italy. Children are to find a landmark in Italy. The task is to draw the landmark and write down facts about their chosen landmark.

 

An example is given on the same page focusing on Stonehenge. When teaching geography we always aim to link back what we've learnt to the UK. Children are always asked to find similarities and differences.

 

If your child did not get the homework please remind them to take one from the homework tray.

 

As always homework is in every Tuesday.

 

Thank you

Yr3 Team

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Week 4 spellings, focus on prefixes im- and ir- ;

 

immature impolite impossible imperfect immobile

irregular irrelevant rational irrational responsible irresponsible

impatient patient immaculate impeccable

 

Have you noticed...

ir - comes before words that start with 'r'.

il - comes before words that start with 'l'.

im - comes before words that start with 'm' or 'p'.

in - comes before all other words.

 

A link to help;

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list.cfm?wordlist=5650

 

Thank you

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22.06.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a great week!

 

This week in Literacy we started our 'non-chronological reports' topic. We wrote a report on France, using our France homework research to support. In our SPRAG lesson, we learnt about headings and sub-headings.

 

In Numeracy, we continued learning about fractions - including finding equivalent fractions and solving fraction problems.

 

Other fun things we have done this week are: we labelled European mountains and rivers in Geography, learnt about reflective materials and mirrors in Science, think about goals and what we are good at in PSHCE, learn about months of the year and birthdays in French and do some running in Outdoor PE. We also took out sundials out to test them.

 

We also learnt about the summer solstice.

 

Aiza shared her Speaker's Corner with us today. We learnt about the brain!

 

Literacy was sent home today in the orange Literacy books. This is due back on Tuesday 26/06/2018.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 29/06/2018) is Loucas and Zachary's.

 

Next week, we are going to learn about statistics and data collection in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to continue our work on non-chronological reports.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Ciao!

Class 3S

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We tested our sundials. We understand that we have to be very accurate when making our sundials so that we get the correct time.

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New Spellings set on 18/06/18: tested on 25/06/18;

 

Active inactive correct incorrect capable incapable

Indirect invalid valid inaudible illegal

Legible illegible literate illiterate inaccurate

 

Rules:

https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/z9cvycw

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15.06.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued our work on playscripts, by turning a chapter of The Firework-Maker's Daughter into a playscript. We also acted out a section on the playscript.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about fractions - how to represent fractions, fractions of numbers and amounts and equivalent fractions. Some videos that we watched as a part of our numeracy lesson are: Equivalent Fractions  and Fractions on a Number Line.

 

Other fun things we have done this week are: think about weather and climate in Geography, think about what messages we want to send to world leaders, practise our Walkerbout dance, finish our Plants topic in Science, practise our Athletic skills with Mr Cooper and take part in an amazing art workshop with Mr Revel where we honed our drawing and sketching skills.

 

We also learnt about what would happen if there were no sharks in the world, and how to make ice-cream in a ziplock bag with some salty ice.

 

Ani shared her Speaker's Corner with us today. We learnt about animals and vets.

 

Literacy and Numeracy homework was sent home today in the orange Literacy books. This is due back on Tuesday 19/06/2018.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 22/06/2018) is Aiza's.

 

Next week, we are going to continue learning about fractions in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to focus on non-chronological reports.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Zdravo!

Class 3S

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We are artists! Practising our art techniques using different tools and materials.

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POTATO WATCH: We are chefs! We cooked our potatoes and made ketchup. MMMMMMMMM!!!!!

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POTATO WATCH! Having fun harvesting our potatoes.

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We are actors! Working in pairs and groups to read and act out a playscript.

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Spellings set on Monday 11/06/2018. To be tested on Monday 18/06/2018.

Spelling focus - 'sion'.

 

divide

division

explode

explosion

collide

collision

persuade

persuasion

confuse

confusion

tense

tension

televise

television

expand

expansion

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Design and Technology - Moving Monsters!!!

 

For our D&T topic, please try to bring in a washing up bottle and a box that has a lid, e.g. shoe box by Friday 29th June.

We will be investigating pneumatic systems and design ideas before planning and making our own moving monsters like the one below.

 

 

Many thanks,

Year 3 team.

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Art Workshops

 

They Year 3 Art workshops will take place on Friday (15.06.18). Our visiting artists are Jane Bower and Alan Revill and you will be developing your skills, observation and understanding in drawing using a range of unusual approaches and media culminating in a final piece of your choice!

 

Thank you

 

Year 3 Team

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08.06.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a fantastic week back!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about playscripts. On Wednesday, we wrote a short playscript between two characters. Look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zx8kng8 for more information on playscripts. For out SPRAG lesson, we focussed on using apostrophes to show possession. Look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zx9ydxs for more information on this.

 

In Numeracy, we solved numeracy problems and challenges involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This was a little tricky, but our reasoning skills have definitely developed since the start of the year. Today we worked in pairs to 'follow the number' and find patterns. Why don't you ask us to show you how to do this? Photographs of us engaging in this challenge can be found below.

 

Other fun things we have done this week are: learnt about the countries that make up Europe in Geography, use the apparatus in Indoor PE, learn about messages and codes, including the story of The Prodigal Son and a Buddhist story in RE, write a report about the colour changing flowers in Science, think about change in PSHCE, think about needs and wants, and our UNICEF Right to play (Article 31) in PSHCE, and practise our football skills and drills in Outdoor PE with Mr Cooper. We also had our class photo taken on Monday.

 

We also learnt about mushrooms and the tallest tree in the world.

 

Zahra shared her Speaker's Corner with us today. We learnt about her trip to Italy, and that Murano has the best pizza!

 

Literacy homework was sent home today in the orange Literacy books. This is due back on Tuesday 12/06/2018. Numeracy homework is on the Mymaths website.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 15/06/2018) is Ani's.

 

Next week, we are going to learn about fractions in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to continue our work on playscripts.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Ciao!

Class 3S

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UNICEF & Soccer Aid: Practicing football skills and drills.

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Numeracy challenge: We worked in pairs to follow the number and find patterns.

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Spellings for Summer 2 - Week 1. Set on Monday 04/06/2018. Tested on Monday 11/06/2018.

 

controlling

controlled

visited

beginning

covered

gardener

thundering

limited

limitation

preferred

occurred

occurring

deferred

vandalism

forgotten

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25.05.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a fantastic week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued our work with adventure stories. Using the animation 'Taking Flight' as a starting point, we thought and wrote (independently) about a dilemma that the main character could encounter, and how we might resolve the problem. 

 

In Numeracy, we completed a Numeracy Assessment and learnt about angles and turns. Our Numeracy Assessments were sent home. Perhaps these can be used as a starting point to identify areas that we need more support with when doing some Numeracy home learning.

 

Other fun things we have done this week are: named and located UK rivers and seas using a map in Geography, take part in some running trials, do some dancing in Indoor PE and make a collage using paper that we printed in Art.

 

We also learnt about why we dream, why we cry, why people are right or left handed and what are the loudest bugs in the world.

 

There is no Literacy or Numeracy homework for the half-term. This is because we have a Science and D&T project. Details about the project can be found further down the page.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 08/06/2018) is Zahra's, Akhash's and Etienne's.

 

Next week, we are going to learn about the four operations in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to work on playscripts.

 

Have a wonderful and restful half-term! Please take lots of photographs of our fun holiday activities, and email them to Miss Shah so that she can share them with our class when we're back.

 

Tuhinga O Mua!

Class 3S

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Half Term Project!

Deadline: Wednesday 6th June 2018

 

Objective: Understand that shadows change because the Earth is spinning.

Next half term Year 3 will be exploring 'Light'. We would like every child to create a Sun-Dial which they will then be able to use in their lesson. Below are links to instructions on how to make a sundial.

 

Whilst making one, discuss the purpose and why/when they were invented? What does a sundial show? Try making a human sundial where at different times of the day the child goes out onto the same spot and draws around an object or with help themselves to see if the shadow becomes shorter or longer.

 

https://www.nwf.org/kids/family-fun/crafts/sundial.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsaV90smywQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pML8sosbHsU

http://www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/kids/summer_activities/make_sundial.shtml

http://www.sciencekidsathome.com/science_experiments/sundial-1.html

 

Go onto creating a fact sheet explaining;

What sundials are used for?

Who invented sundials?

Why were they invented?

Can you think of your own way to measure time?

 

Thank you,

Year 3 Teachers
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Spellings, week commencing 21/05/18, tested on 4/06/18;

forget begin prefer garden limit

control cover defer occur thunder

vandal visit gardening limited controlled

 

The following video shares the rules on how to add the following suffixes; -ing, -ed, -est, -en, -ation and -er.   https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/zyst6fr

 

Good luck!

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This week our unaided writing is based on Adventure stories.

 

Watch the following video to support your writing. What dilemma will occur in your story and how will you resolve it?

 

Practise sing rich vocabulary to describe the settings.

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/takingflight.html

 

Regards

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18.05.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we wrote a dilemma and resolution for our own adventure that happened when we got through the tunnel. For our SPRAG lesson, we solved the mystery of who stole the wedding speech.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about adding and subtracting amounts, and solving problems involving amounts. We used bar modelling to support our addition and subtraction skills. Today we worked in groups to solve the Puzzling Sweet Shop challenge. We have to remember to exchange correctly when using the column method to solve subtraction calculations. We also have to remember to write the bigger number on top of the smaller number. Have a look at this video to recap column subtraction.

 

This week we have taken part in several activities that had a royal wedding theme. For Guided Reading, we completed several different reading comprehensions where we read about Prince Harry, a newspaper article about the potential clash between the FA Cup Final and the wedding, an invitation to the royal wedding and about Queen Elizabeth's wedding. We also read a short text and used our inference skills to draw an image of what we read. Today we worked in teams to design and make wedding dresses out of newspaper. Mrs Warhurst and Ms Tailor were very impressed with our dressmaking skills and our great team work. In Science, we learnt about the parts of flowers, pollination, fertilisation and the lifecycle of a flower. In Geography, we looked at a map of London and used a four-figure grid reference and the 8-compass points to locate different landmarks. We also looked at OS map symbols. We also had our three SRE lessons where we learnt about the scientific names of body parts, touch, and different types of families. We read The Family Book by Todd Parr. This book can be found on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIm_H01Z6Ss). In ICT, we used Scratch to make an instrument play. We learnt how to pass a baton when running a relay race in Outdoor PE with Mr Cooper. Today we watched 1D's amazing assembly about space and a Tinga Tinga tale. Well done 1D!

 

Photographs of us engaging in some of these fun activities can be found further down this page.

 

Aanand shared his Speaker's Corner with the class today. We learnt about the top 5 busiest airports in the world.

 

Literacy homework was stuck into the Orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 22/05/2018. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 08/06/2018) is Zahra's, Akhash's and Etienne's.

 

Next week, we are going to learn about geometry in Numeracy, along with a Numeracy assessment. In literacy we are going to continue our work with Adventure Stories.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kwaheri!

Class 3S

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ICT - SCRATCH

 

This week, we have been creating music by using coding on Scratch.

Why don't you have a try at home:

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/222575517/#editor

 

Login details:

User name - walkerclass3S

Password - walker

 

1. Click on 'create'.

2. Click on 'Tips' (at the top of the page).

3. Select 'Make Music'.

 

Enjoy!

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We are Designers: Having fun working in teams to create beautiful wedding dresses with only newspapers and sticky tape.

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We are Botanists: Identifying the different parts of a flower in Science.

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We are Geographers: Using our map skills to study maps of London in Geography.

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Spellings for Week 5 - Set on Monday 14/05/2018. To be tested on Monday 21/05/2018.

 

Words ending with the suffixes -ally, and -tion.

 

basic

basically

frantic

frantically

comic

comically

terrific

terrifically

operate

operation

publish

publication

admire

admiration

multiplication

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zcb8k7h

 

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11.05.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a wonderful week!

 

This week in Literacy we started out Topic of Adventure Stories by reading 'The Tunnel'. We created a story mountain for the text and on Thursday we described a setting for a land that we might find if we went through the tunnel. In our SPRAG lesson we learnt about the present perfect tense. Visit this site for more information about the Present Perfect Tense.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about adding and subtracting fractions. We also solved a cake cutting problem involving fractions. Visit this site for more information on adding and subtracting unit fractions.

 

This week we thought about guilt and personal growth in PSHCE, we continued our plant investigation in Science, we mapped a route from our house (or as close as possible to our house) to school in Geography. We also described a route from our school to Broomfield Park in Geography. In RE, we worked in pairs to make our own Torahs. In Art, we printed patterns on paper using objects, and we continued working on perspective drawing. Today we watched Reception's very cute assembly. Well done Yellow and Blue class! We learnt how to do a triple jump in Outdoor PE with Mr Cooper.

 

Lana shared her Speaker's Corner with the class today. We learnt about meteors and shooting stars. A very informative presentation Lana!

 

Literacy homework was stuck into the Orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 15/05/2018. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 18/05/2018) is Aanand's.

 

Next week, we are going to learn about adding and subtracting amounts in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to continue our work with Adventure Stories. We are also going to have SRE lessons as part of our PSHCE learning on the 14th, 15th and 17th on May.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Slán!

Class 3S

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Digimap- Have a go at mapping!

 

Can you find your house?

Can you draw the route from your house to school?

 

http://www.digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/

 

Log in details: N147EG

Password: tibrae65

 

Enjoy!

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PSCHE: Thinking about guilt and personal growth.

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04.05.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a wonderful week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued learning about persuasive language. Inspired by our beautiful panda, we thought of other animals that are endangered. We focussed on rhinos and learnt quite a lot about the rhino conservation. Have a look at our posters below. Using a laptop is very tricky, so some of our work is incomplete, but we have definitely put forth our best effort! In our SPRAG lesson we continued learning about extending sentences with subordinating conjunctions.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about formal methods for addition and subtraction, with focus on using bar modelling to solve word problems. We are getting quite good at using bar modelling! We also solved some investigative problems about mountains in the galaxy, involving addition and subtraction.

 

This week we continued thinking about water conservation and sanitation in PSHCE - with a focus on Global Learning Goal number 6. We created some informative posters about water conservation, ready for the Humanities display. In RE we read the story of The Tattooed Torah. In Geography, we named different British cities, and used compass directions. In PE, we continued working on our shotput skills. We also played domes and dishes, and had two relay races. It was a lot of fun in the sun! We have been looking after our potatoes and in French, we have continued learning about our family members. Today we watched 5H's fantastic class assembly all about South America, with lots of singing and dancing. Well done 5H!

 

Saath shared his Speaker's Corner with the class today. We learnt some more about natural disasters. Saath was very confident with his delivery!

 

Literacy homework was sent home on sheets. This is due back, along with the Orange homework books on Tuesday 08/05/2018. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 11/05/2018) is Akhash's, Etienne's and Lana's.

 

Next week, we are going to learn about fractions in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to begin reading 'The Tunnel' and planning our own adventure stories.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sala Hantle!

Class 3S

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POTATO WATCH: Tending to our potatoes by topping up the compost.

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Digital Literacy: working with a partner and typing up our 'Save the rhino' posters.

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French Families: Some of wooden spoon family member. C'est fantastique!

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Save The Rhinos

 

Year 3 are creating persuasive adverts with one purpose, to save the Earths amazing Rhinos from becoming extinct.

 

Learn about the species!

https://www.savetherhino.org/rhino_info/species_of_rhino

 

Thank you!

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Spellings for Week 3 - set on Monday 30/04/2018 - tested on Tuesday 08/05/2018.

 

Our spellings this week are adverbs that use the suffix -ly. Adverbs can describe time, frequency, manner, place or to what degree something is happening. Adverbs are often formed when the suffix -ly is added to an adjective root word. Have a look at this site for more information - http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zqghtyc

 

kindly

quickly

safely

rudely

sweetly

strongly

bravely

secretly

finally

usually

suspiciously

surprisingly

hungrily

nosily

enthusiastically

 

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27.04.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued learning about persuasive language. We looked at adverts for houses that are on sale. We then pretended to be estate agents and created our own adverts for houses. In our SPRAG lesson we continued learning about extending sentences with conjunctions.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about formal methods for multiplication and division. On Thursday we focussed on finding the missing number in multiplication and division calculations using inverse operations. Today, we solved a challenge involving dogs, storks and spiders!

 

This week we also thought about water conservation and sanitation in PSHCE - with a focus on Global Learning Goal number 6. In RE we read the story of Gittel and the Bell. This story helped us to understand why the Torah is precious to Jewish people, leading onto us thinking about what is very precious to us. In our Science lesson we set up our investigation and drew scientific pictures of what our plants look like. In Geography, we learnt about the countries that make up the UK, and also about the history of London and how it grew into the city that we know. Did you know that London was known by a few other names - Londinium, Lundenwic and Lundenburgh? In Art, we have been looking at and making our own perspective drawings. We are getting better at understanding the objects that are farther away look smaller and paler, and objects that are closer look bigger and more in focus. In PE, we worked with Mr Cooper to practise he shotput with beanbags. We have also been practising singing in our Music lessons. Today we watched 2RM's fantastic class assembly all about castles. We loved the song and the dance was amazing. Well done 2RM!

 

Evin shared her Speaker's Corner with us today. We learnt about her visit to the British Musuem. Manha also shared her Speaker's Corner with us, and we learnt about her trip to Brussells.

 

There is no Literacy homework this week. Instead, Geography homework was sent home on sheets. This is due back on Friday 04/05/2018. There is no Numeracy Homework, to give us time to complete this complicated Geography project. 

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 04/05/2018) is Saath's.

 

Next week, we are going to learn about addition and subtraction in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to continue to focus on persuasive writing, with a focus on animal conservation.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Pozdrav!

Class 3S

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Aiza the author! Congratulations on winning the Year 3, Mayor's Writing Competition. 3S is very proud of our lovely friend!

Aiza the author! Congratulations on winning the Year 3, Mayor's Writing Competition. 3S is very proud of our lovely friend! 1
Aiza the author! Congratulations on winning the Year 3, Mayor's Writing Competition. 3S is very proud of our lovely friend! 2
Aiza the author! Congratulations on winning the Year 3, Mayor's Writing Competition. 3S is very proud of our lovely friend! 3
Aiza the author! Congratulations on winning the Year 3, Mayor's Writing Competition. 3S is very proud of our lovely friend! 4

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We are artists! Sea-scapes, seagulls and sandcastles - having a go at perspective drawing.

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Homework- To create a fact sheet based on the paper model of London landmarks. 

 

Deadline: Friday 4th May 2018

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Curriculum Newsletter for the Summer Term

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BONJOUR  Y3!!

FRENCH HOMEWORK:

To create a spoon person, member of the family.( for display with some sentences in French)

Due: WEDNESDAY 02-05-2018

Merci

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Spellings set on 23/04/118 - based on the Year 3 spelling list:

heard heart height history imagine

important increase interest island knowledge

learn length material minute natural

 

Thank you

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20.04.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had fantastic first week back!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about persuasive language. We analysed different adverts and answered questions about them. On Wednesday, we wrote a script for an advert where we had to convince Miss Shah to purchase our pencil. Our SPRAG lesson was focussed on extending sentences with conjunctions.

 

In Numeracy, we have been recapping our knowledge of place value and number. On Monday, we created posters to represent numbers in different ways. We found 10 or 100 more or less than a number, and we also estimated and calculated different measurements in the school playground.

 

This week we also thought about treats and what it means to feel guilty in PSHCE. We started our Judaism topic in RE where we learnt about Joseph and his brothers, and what a Tallit is. In our Science lessons, we learnt about the parts of a plant and their uses. Today we planned our investigations on the topic of 'what do plants need to grow well'. In Geography, we learnt about drawing maps using a 'bird's eye view'. In Art, we began our topic of Urban Landscapes, by looking at the work of L.S Lowry. We are also very excited about how much our potatoes have grown over the school holiday. We have been watering our potatoes and learning about what conditions are best for them. We enjoyed looking at photographs of our friends on holiday and learning about all the different places that they visited. Suzi showed us some beautiful artefacts from Uganda.

 

Literacy homework was sent home on Wednesday. The sheets are to be returned to class, along with the Orange homework books on Tuesday 24/04/2018. Numeracy homework can be found on the MyMaths website. 

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 27/04/2018) is Evin and Manha's.

 

Next week, we are going to learn about formal methods for multiplication and division in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to continue to focus on persuasive writing and advertisements.

 

Have a wonderful warm weekend!

Ciao!

Class 3S

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Fun in the sun: Estimating and calculating different measurements in Numeracy.

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Thinking about place value and number in Numeracy: Look at our wonderful posters!

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Spellings set on 16/04/18; Words with a short 'u' sound but spelt with an 'o'.
 

Year 3 spelling list

woman

wonder

month

govern

brother

another

shovel

above

Monday

discover

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

 

 

Thank you!

 

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30.03.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had wonderful week!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about performing poetry. We know that we must vary the volume of our speech, use intonation, use expression and speak in a clear voice.

 

In Numeracy, we completed a numeracy assessment and solved a number mystery. We found answering questions about fractions and telling/drawing the time independently, quite tricky in the assessment. If we have some spare time at home, it would be beneficial for us to recap these topics.

 

This week we also investigated, designed and made packaging. Cutting out the nets and assembling them was quite tricky, but we all made fantastic boxes by the end of the lesson. We also had several PSHE lessons, where we reflected on ourselves and our learning, and thought about bullying. We also attended an Internet Safety workshop by CEOPS on Tuesday. For more information on how to help keep us safe on the internet, visit this site: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/. We visited the church for our Easter service on Wednesday and yesterday we got some golden time as a reward for all the amazing work we have done this half term. Over the week, we have also been exercising loads and making our muscles stronger - we know that a healthy mind and a healthy body is key to being the best version of ourselves. Our Guided Reading was focussed on pirates and treasure - topics that we have thoroughly enjoyed!

 

This week, we also started our potato journals. These were sent home yesterday. Please help us add more information to our journals by visiting supermarkets and investigating the different types of potatoes.

 

Literacy homework was attached to our spelling sheets. Numeracy homework can be found on the MyMaths website. As an extra challenge, and to help enrich our learning, why don't you take us on a trip to London and show us famous London landmarks. If you are able to take some interesting photographs, please email them to Miss Shah via the school office.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 20/04/2018) is Evin's.

 

After the school holidays, we are going to learn about Place Value in Numeracy. In literacy we are going to focus on persuasive writing, including letters and advertisements.

 

Finally, thank you very much for all your support this term. We have had many activities and being able to achieve them all has only been possible with your help.

 

Have a wonderful and restful break!

Arrivederci!

Class 3S

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Year 3 Challenge!

 

Over the next month, how many photographs of London Landmarks can you take? What facts can you tell us about each one? 

 

Here is an interesting photo of the London Eye to inspire you!

Picture 1

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Easter homework includes: 20 spellings based on year 3 spelling list and a comprehension on the London Underground.

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23.03.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had fantastic week!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about poetry and different literary devices such as similes and personification. We described sunflowers and personified them. We have to remember not to ad a simile after we have personified an object, otherwise the personification is negated. For example: The beautiful flower stood tall like a Viking soldier ready to enter battle, despite the cool breeze pushing against it. - this sentence has been turned into a simile. The beautiful flower stood tall as the cool breeze pushed against it - This sentence only has personification. Overall, Miss Shah was so impressed with our work on personification, that we got 8 marbles altogether! In our SPRAG lesson, we focussed on using apostrophes to show possession of plural nouns.

 

In Numeracy, we recapped our knowledge of adding and subtracting money, using formal column methods. We also solved word problems involving money, using bar modelling to support our understanding of the word problem. We are definitely getting better at this, however we must remember to label the bars to avoid confusion. We have completed lots of Numeracy challenges this week that encouraged us to use our reasoning skills.

 

This week we recapped what we have learnt in Science this term - bones, skeletons, joints and muscles. We also looked at Roman artefacts and thought about similar modern objects. We have been completing a Body Coach challenge every day, and our muscles are definitely getting stronger! In D&T we have been looking at packaging, drawing the nets of packaging and designing our own packaging to transport a precious, little chocolate egg. In Guided Reading, we have been answering questions about Doctor Doctor jokes (ask us our favourite), and The Lochness Monster. We also performed our Oliver! show, and Mrs Warhurst was rather impressed with us. We hope you enjoyed the show as well. Thank you for helping us learn our lines, and practise our singing and acting. We couldn't have done it without you!

 

Last week Ana shared her Speaker's Corner with us. We learnt about how to look are horses and ponies, and what equipment and clothes we may need. We enjoyed watching a video of a horse taking part in a Dressage competition. This week Brian shared his Speaker's Corner with us. It was all about his favourite football team - Manchester United. Brian had made a wonderful poster in the shape of a football shirt, and he had also spent 2 days making a model of Old Trafford. Great work Ana and Brian!

 

This week, we also learnt about how money is made and why we get ill. We also watched several animations. Our favourite ones showed how some of the nursery rhymes and stories we learnt when we were younger should have ended.

 

Literacy homework was stapled into our Orange homework books. Please return the books on Tuesday 27/03/2018. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remind us to bring our Red Reading Books by Wednesday 28/03/2018, so that we can have a new book to read over the holidays.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 20/04/2018) is Evin's.

 

Next week we are going to continue to learn about poetry in Literacy. In Numeracy we have our Numeracy assessment.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ciao!

Class 3S

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Ready for the West-End!

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Spellings, set on 19/03/18, tested 26/03/18: Year 3 spellings list;

 

Accident accidentally actual actually address

Answer appear arrive believe bicycle

Breath breathe build busy business

 

Practise writing each word into sentences.

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Our fantastic actors delivering a special invitation:

Our fantastic actors delivering a special invitation: 1

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Information about the Year 3&4 School Show (Oliver Twist):

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Getting fit with The Body Coach: Joe Wicks, as part of the School Fitness Week Challenge

Getting fit with The Body Coach: Joe Wicks, as part of the School Fitness Week Challenge 1
Getting fit with The Body Coach: Joe Wicks, as part of the School Fitness Week Challenge 2

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Queries on both Roman day and Oliver Twist Production;

 

Roman day- we mentioned to all students that costumes were not needed as Oliver Twist takes priority and we want to ensure costumes for the production is put first.

 

The workshop is still continuing tomorrow as scheduled but dressing up is unnecessary and we didn't want to overwhelm you all with book day, production and Roman day. Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

 

Production- we welcome all and have provided two dates to accommodate as many people as possible. Monday evening at 7:00pm and Tuesday morning 9:30am.

 

Monday morning is our first dress rehearsal to the school only.

Monday evening we would like all children in for 6:30 to give us time to get ready and put face paint on.

 

Priority - costumes in labelled bags this week!

 

Thank you!

Yr 3 team

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Spellings: Set on Monday 12/03/2018 and to be tested on Monday 19/03/2018.

 

Spelling focus - homophones. These are words that sound the same, but they have different meanings and/or spellings.

 

For more information on homophones, have a look at this site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zc84cwx

 

aloud

allowed

past

passed

wary

weary

draft

draught

steel

steal

alter

altar

guessed

guest

weather

whether


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09.03.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about the features of comic strips, including speech bubbles, thought bubbles and sound words. We really enjoyed reading a few comic strips as well.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about perimeter. We calculated the perimeter of different 2D shapes, both regular and irregular. We also drew shapes with different perimeters and learnt how to find out the length of the sides of the shapes when only one is known. Today we used our mathematical skills to solve addition and subtraction calculations involving money.

 

This week we learnt about the muscles in the human body. We were all very fascinated by this topic. We have also been focussing on our school production, learning our lines and the songs.

 

Ellie shared her Speaker's Corner with us today. We learnt about teeth and how to look after them. Some of us even got toothpaste as a reward for a quiz that Ellie had put together! We learnt that the enamel is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself. Suzi also shared her Speaker's Corner with us. She taught us about bioluminescent  animals. Our favourite was the Deep Sea Angler Fish. Well done Suzi and Ellie!

 

We also learnt about the history of mobile phones (they used to be massive!).

 

There is no literacy homework. Instead we have this time to learn our lines and practise our songs and accompanying actions. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. 

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 16/03/2018) is Ana's.

 

Next week we are going to learn about poetry in Literacy. In Numeracy we will focus on telling the time using analogue and digital clocks, as well as with Roman Numerals.

 

Thank you to all the parents who attended Parent's Evening. If you have any follow-up questions of queries, please contact Miss Shah via the school office.

 

Finally, we would like to wish Happy Mother's Day to all 3S mummies!

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kwaheri!

Class 3S

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Production dates!

  • Monday 19th March, dress rehearsal 9:30am 
  • Monday 19th March, evening show 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 20th March, 9:30am

 

NO HOMEWORK, as we need lots of effort put into learning your lines and every song, as well as getting your costumes ready and put in bags labelled with your name.  

 

Look forward to seeing you all!

 

3S keep practising your lines and the songs!

 

Thank you

Yr 3

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Spellings set on Monday 05/03/2018

 

Spelling focus - homophones

 

ball

bawl

groan

grown

heel

heal

berry

bury

break

brake

fair

fare

grate

great

hear

here

 

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02.03.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a short and cold week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued our work with writing a fantasy story inspired by The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. We described a magical setting called the Land of Goodies and we also created a dilemma. We are really enjoying this story. If you are able to, we would love to continue reading it at home.

 

In Numeracy, we used our addition and subtraction skills to solve problems involving length, capacity and mass. We have to remember to carry on numbers in addition, and exchange numbers correctly when subtracting.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: learn about routines and rituals, and the Eucharist in RE. We also learnt about the Roman Gods and Goddesses in History. Did you know that the Roman Gods are really very similar to the Greek Gods? We really enjoyed this topic, and it would be great if you could help us find out more information about the Roman Gods and Goddesses. There are a few website links further down this page to support our learning of this topic. We got to play in the snow on Wednesday. Madame Lucas was very impressed with our snowman!

 

The 'Beast from the East' has led to a couple of snow days (yay!). However, that doesn't mean that our brains stop needing 'exercise'... Extra homework was sent home on Wednesday. Electronic copies of the extra homework can be found further down this page. To stop us going stir crazy, we can also practise our weekly spellings and learn our lines and songs for the Year 3&4 show.

 

Our usual Literacy homework was stuck into our Orange Homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 06/03/2018. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. 

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 09/03/2018) is Jakub's and Ellie's.

 

Next week we are going tolearn about comics. It would be great if we could bring in some comics to show the class on Monday 05/03/2018. In Numeracy we will focus on measuring the perimeter on simple 2D shapes and understanding position, direction and turns.

 

Parents Evening time/date confirmation slips were sent home on Wednesday. If a time is not suitable, please contact Miss Shah to arrange for an alternative time.

 

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm!

Ciao!

Class 3S

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Roman Gods and Goddesses 

 

In History, we have been learning about Romans. This week, our learning was focussed on the Roman Gods and Goddesses. We are really fascinated by this topic. To help further our learning, why don't you help us visit these web pages:

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Roman_mythology - an excellent online encyclopedia with pictures of artefacts, painting, etc.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/religion/ - look out for the 'fun facts' section.

 

http://rome.mrdonn.org/romangods/ - there are loads of links within the page to Roman myths and origin stories.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z7fvr82 - a short video clip.

 

http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-rome.html - plenty of information on all aspects of Ancient Rome.

 

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Work set for Snow days! Page 1 and 2 of 'Correct Spellings Mistake' sheet.

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Oliver Twist

Please begin to learn the songs below. Those who will be part of a song please watch the videos carefully for costumes but also the dancing and body language.

 

Food Glorious Food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ZoZhfdo0A

 

Consider yourself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0a1HYYmiXM

With lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Z3g9Hym5Q

 

I'd do Anything

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey0D53Dxl3M

 

Pick a Pocket or Two

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VogHwP0C5VY

With lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YMlwjDSXgk

 

Practise, practise!

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Spellings set on 26/02/18

Focus on the prefix 'inter-', and revising prefixes auto-, anti-, super-, re-, and sub- 

 

interval interview intercom interfere interrupt

international automotive autopilot autofocus antihero

superimpose superficial reflect repeat subscribe

 

Thank you!

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23.02.2018

 

Hello!

 

We hope everyone had a restful break. We have had a lovely first week back!

 

This week in Literacy we started reading The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. We summarized the first chapter and spent the rest of the week focussing on speech. On Wednesday we thought about what the different characters would say and wrote their speech inside speech bubbles. The next day we converted the speech bubbles into direct speech. We are really beginning to get the hang of using inverted commas! Our SPRAG lesson was all about using apostrophes to show possession. You can find more information about apostrophes here.

 

In Numeracy, we recapped our knowledge of using bar modelling when solving word problems that involve addition and subtraction. We also interpreted pictograms and bar charts.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: go to Shrek's Adventure in London to get some inspiration for fantasy writing, learn about the chalice and paten in RE, learn about skeletons, bones and joints in Science and begin choreographing a dance inspired by African dancing in Indoor PE.

 

This week we have also been thinking about the difference between 'clever' and 'smart'. We have also been trying to answer this question: What was the first word? We learnt that the first words were probably written in Ancient Sumer. Perhaps you can help us research this some more.

 

Nektarios shared his Speaker's Corner with us today. We learnt about cars - the fastest car is a Koenigsegg Agera RS. It can travel at a speed of 278mph! Nektarios' favourite car is a Ferrari.

 

Literacy homework was stuck into our Orange Homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 27/02/2018. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. 

 

The Year 3/4 show is after half-term. Our scripts were sent home before halfterm. Please help us practise our lines/songs.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 02/03/2018) is for Jakunb and Ellie.

 

Next week we are going to continue with fantasy writing. In Numeracy we will focus on measures - mass, capacity and length.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ciao!

Class 3S

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Spellings 19/02/18; revision of prefixes, auto-, anti-, sub- and super-;

 

Auto-mobile, autograph, autobiography autocue automatic

Supersonic superman superwoman superpower supermarket

Antifreeze antisocial anticlockwise subheading subtitle

 

Thank you

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POTATO WATCH - Our potatoes are chitting.

POTATO WATCH - Our potatoes are chitting. 1

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Shrektaculer! (Sorry for the slightly blurry pictures - excited children move a lot!)

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09.02.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued our work on myths and legends. We watched several myths, described settings and write speech using inverted commas. We have to remember to use the correct punctuation. We have also been focussing on using paragraphs, and this learning carried on into our SPRAG lesson. On Wednesday we spent half an hour completing a piece of unaided writing. We are sure that Miss Shah will really enjoy reading our work.

 

In Numeracy, we continued learning about fractions, with a focus on equivalent fractions and comparing and ordering fractions. We also completed a numeracy assessment to test all that we have learnt this half term.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: watch Ani's beautiful Bharatanatyam dance and see Max's beautiful illustrations of mythical creatures. We also completed our Art topic of sculptures. We learnt about and discussed the work of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. We then designed and made our own sculptures using clay. Finally we evaluated our work. Miss Shah gave us another chance to improve on our sculptures today. We also played a game called 'Rocket Launch' in PSHCE that was all about listening and looking (paying attention). This led us to discuss what we want to be in the future and what we can do to achieve that goal. We really enjoyed 4D's explosive class assembly on volcanoes. Well done 4D! We have been learning quite a bit about the Winter Olympics. We were very excited when we got a chance to watch the Opening Ceremony in class today. We cheered very loudly when Team GB made their entrance!

 

This week we also learnt about mammals, bones (babies have over 300 bones!) and what hair is made of.

 

We got a little distracted by the Winter Olympics today, so unfortunately we forgot about Speaker's Corner - sorry.

 

You can find more information out the Mayor's Writing Competition below this post. Walker Primary School won last year, including a great win in Year 3. It would be wonderful if we could continue our winning streak. Deadline for all entries is 19/02/2018.

 

There is no Literacy homework this week. Instead we have got some History based home-learning that is all about Roman Baths. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website.  Please help us remember to bring in the Orange Homework books as normal on Tuesday so that our teachers can stick in the timetables.

 

The Year 3/4 show is after half-term. Our scripts were sent home today. Please help us practise our lines/songs.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 09/02/2018) is for Nektarios and Jakub.

 

After half-term we are going to be reading The Faraway Tree and producing some descriptive fantasy writing. In Numeracy we will focus on statistics, addition and subtraction.

 

Have a wonderful half-term.

안녕

(annyeong)

Class 3S

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Cheering on Team GB at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. All the best!

Cheering on Team GB at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. All the best! 1
Cheering on Team GB at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. All the best! 2
Cheering on Team GB at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. All the best! 3
Cheering on Team GB at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. All the best! 4

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Mesmerizing mythological creations by Max.

Mesmerizing mythological creations by Max. 1

Homework for half term is to create a leaflet based on The Roman Baths. Imagine you are a wealthy Roman who has just opened a Roman Bath. Using the notes and your own research on the internet using the following sites, design and produce an information leaflet about the new baths.

 

Describe and explain each room. You may wish to draw maps , pictures, labels, or plans to enhance your guide and make it stand out to potential visitors.

 

Whose Bath will I want to visit? The most detailed and welcoming will be shown to Mrs Warhurst and possibly shared in Assembly!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z8grkqt

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/baths.html

https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/childrens-pages-roman-bathing

 

Good Luck 3S!

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Spellings set on Monday 05.02.2018. To be tested after half term.

 

Spelling focus: prefix 'anti' and 'sub'.

 

antifreeze

subway

antiseptic

subtitle

antibody

antisocial

subheading

anticlockwise

submarine

antibiotic

subdivide

antivirus

submerge

antidote

antipathy

 

Some more information on 'anti' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBBXPL58lc

Some more information on 'sub' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW72oxFBubI

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02.02.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a fantastic week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued our work on myths and legends. We really enjoyed reading and watching the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. The myth inspired us to create our own villain and describe Theseus. This week we have focussed on using paragraphs in our writing. This is a little tricky, but we are beginning to understand that we have to start a new paragraph when we change what we are writing about. We also have to remember to use two finger-spaces when we start a new paragraph to indent our writing. This link explains paragraphs further. Our SPRAG lesson was about identifying and using inverted commas for speech. You can find more information about inverted commas here.

 

In Numeracy, we began learning about fractions. We know what numerators, denominators, unit fractions and non-unit fractions are: A numerator shows how many fraction pieces you have. A denominator shows how many fraction pieces the whole has been split into. The denominator also tells you what times table you should be thinking about. Unit fractions have a numerator of 1. Non-unit fractions have a numerator that is any other number apart from 1. We learnt how to calculate fractions of amounts and numbers. 

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: continue practising our dribbling and passing skills in pairs and small groups in Outdoor PE and learn about Hadrian's Wall in history. We mapped the wall and wrote some facts about the wall. We learnt that along the wall, the Roman soldiers had also built mile-castles, turrets and forts. We began learning about sculptures in Art. Yesterday we took part in the FOW Bouncethon. Well done 3S! Max had the highest score in our class - 126 bounces! Photographs of us having the best time ever can be found below. We had our class assembly today and everyone was fascinated by our story and the shadow puppets. Thank you very much for helping us prepare for the assembly - we couldn't have done an amazing performance without you!

 

Akhash and Etienne were not able to share their Speaker's Corner with the class today. The Speaker's Corner list can be found further down the page. Please help us remember when our Speaker's Corner is, so that we don't have a back-log.

 

You can find more information out the Mayor's Writing Competition below this post. Walker Primary School won last year, including a great win in Year 3. It would be wonderful if we could continue our winning streak. Deadline for all entries is 16/02/2018.

 

There is no Literacy homework this week. Instead we have got some History based home-learning that is all about mosaics. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Please help us remember to bring in the Orange Homework books are normal on Tuesday so that our teachers can stick in the timetables. 

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 09/02/2018) is Akhash's, Etienne's and Nektarios'.

 

Next week we will continue learning about myths and legends in Literacy, including a piece of unaided writing. In Numeracy we will continue to learn about fractions, with a focus on equivalent fractions. We will also have a numeracy assessment to show all that we have learnt this half term.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Sbohem!

Class 3S

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Updated Speakers Corner - Names and Dates.

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Fun fun fun at the FOW Bouncethon!

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Next week our literacy lessons will be based on the following stories;

Monday https://www.literacyshed.com/the-myths-and-legends-shed.html

Tuesday https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

Wednesday http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/playstory563-theseus-and-the-minotaur.html

 

Please in your own time watch each video to understand the story. What does it explain? Is there a villain and hero? Is there a battle scene? Who does it involve?

 

Enjoy! We can't wait!

 

Year 3

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Homework set on 31/01/18 based on Roman Mosaics

Use the following video to give you an idea about Romans and what they brought to Britain:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zfg47ty

 

Following page will give you all the information you need on mosaics and an opportunity to create a mosaic online!

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/mosaics.html

 

The task is to provide us facts on Roman Mosaics and create your own mosaic which can be as small or as big as you want it to be!

 

Enjoy

Year 3

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Payment still due for 'Animation Workshop'

 

Dear Parents,

 

Take a look at our amazing Animations!

http://www.walker.enfield.sch.uk/ict/

 

We have only received 75% of payment for the following animation workshop. We apologise if not enough notice was given and take full responsibility of that.

 

Please if you haven't already paid, to do so this week, so we are able to go ahead with Roman Day on March the 13th.

 

Thank you

Mrs Abdi

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Spellings set on Monday 29.01.2018

 

Spelling focus: tricky words and the prefix 'super'.

 

there

their

where

with

which

superpower

superhuman

supercar

superwoman

superhero

supermarket

superman

superstar

supersonic

superstore

 

Some more information on prefixes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9hjwxs

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26.01.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a wonderful week!

 

This week in Literacy we began our new topic - Myths and Legends. We learnt about the difference between myths, legends, folktales and fables. This video has some great information about the differences. We read and watched a few myths and legends, and wrote a summary for one as well. Our SPRAG lesson was focussed on identifying and using fronted adverbials. You can find more information about fronted adverbials here.

 

In Numeracy, we solved multiplication and division calculations using formal methods. We recapped using the grid method and the expanded column method for multiplication, and the bus-stop method for short division. Here are some video links to learn about grid multiplication, expanded column method and the bus-stop method for short division.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: learn about how Muslims worship God in RE. We completed a piece of Islamic inspired artwork as a frame to show how Muslims worship God. Miss Allen conducted a boot-camp in the playground for Outdoor PE. On Thursday we had an animation workshop, where we used plasticine and a few plastic models to create short stop-motion animation films. Our tutor was very pleased with how quickly we understood the skills needed to animate. We also learnt a few technical terms such as 'onion-skinning' and 'frames per second'. Today we watched 3AM's lovely assembly about the Romans. Well done 3AM! We have also being practising for our class assembly, working on making sure that we are speaking loudly and clearlyso that everyone in the hall can hear us.

 

Akhash wasn't able to share his Speaker's Corner with the class today. The Speaker's Corner list can be found further down the page.

 

We also learnt about how hurricanes are formed, why we get goosebumps and what our ancestors look like. 

 

You can find more information out the Mayor's Writing Competition below this post. Walker Primary School won last year, including a great win in Year 3. It would be wonderful if we could continue our winning streak. Deadline for all entries is 16/02/2018.

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 30/01/2018. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 02/02/2018) is Akhash's and Etienne's.

 

Next week we will continue learning about myths and legends in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about fractions.

 

We look forward to seeing you all on Friday 02/02/2018 at 9.10AM or 2.20PM for our class assembly. Bring your most enthusiastic cheers!

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Hamba Kahle!

Class 3S

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Take a look at our amazing Animations:

http://www.walker.enfield.sch.uk/ict/

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Spring term week 3 spellings focused on the prefix 're';

 

redo return replay refill rewrite

replace recycle reappear rebuild reposition

recheck request reapply relaxed removed

 

Watch the following video to support your learning;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9hjwxs

 

Thank you

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Myths and Legends

 

For the next 3 weeks we will be analysing, planning and writing our own myth!

 

We will be looking at the features this week and answering comprehension questions to ensure our understanding of myths.

 

3AM read as many myths as you can over the next two weeks to give you ideas when creating your own characters. Use the following website to help;

 

http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/view_myth.php?id=131

 

Enjoy!

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19.01.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued our work with 'Pigeon Impossible'. We wrote a diary entry from the POV of the pigeon. We had to remember to write in first person, and in the past tense. In our SPRAG lesson, we learnt about pronouns and nouns. Have a look at this site to help us recap our knowledge of pronouns: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z37xrwx.

 

In Numeracy, we solved multiplication and division calculations mentally. we understand that having a sound knowledge of multiplication and division facts (times tables) is key to calculating mentally. Hit the Button is a great game for practising our multiplication and division facts. Currently Deen holds the high score with 36/36. Do you think we can beat him?

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: learn about Boudica in History. In RE we learnt about the what Muslims do when they pray. In Indoor PE we continued working on moving like a machine. Unfortunately the playground was too icy for us to have an Outdoor PE lesson, but we did plenty of dancing to make up for it. Our favourite song to dance to is YMCA. We learnt about the three types of skeletons in Science. Some of us would like a hydrostatic skeleton because it would enable us to do some very cool tricks! In ICT we learnt about animation. We know that a zoetrope was one of the first animation tools. We also know that it take 24 or 25 pictures to make 1 second of an animation film! We made a flipbook and so many of us were inspired to continue this creative idea at home and during playtimes. On Thursday we took part in a BBC Live Lesson where we learnt about fractions. We have also been working on our class assembly. Please help us practise reading our lines with a clear, loud voice and with plenty of expression.

 

Dasha taught us Belarus and how important Lenin is to that country. She also showed us pictures of her grandparents pets - all of whom reside in Belarus. They have a dog, a cat and lots of chickens!

Aayush also shared his Speakers Corner with the class. We learnt about pollution - the causes and effects. We all agreed that pollution is a terrible thing and that we are going to try very hard to help protect the Earth.

 

We also learnt a little about Palaeontology and what palaeontologists do.

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 23/01/2018. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 26/01/2018) is Akhash's.

 

Next week we will learn about myths and legends in Literacy. Do you know any myths of legends? In Numercy we will learn about formal written methods of multiplying and dividing.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

да пабачэння

(da pabačennia)

Class 3S

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Super Movers Maths Challenge: We took part in a BBC Live Lesson on Fractions with Football Superstar Alex Scott and Mathsmagician Katie Steckles.

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Homework set 17.01.18 ; deadline 23.01.18 - comprehension focused on Roman Roads.

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Roman Roads

 

This week we looked at what the Romans left behind after their invasion of Britain. To consolidate our learning homework this week is also focused on Roman roads. The following links can support your learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zjc4d2p

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/roads_and_places/

 

Thank you

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Excellent diary entries from Boudica's daughters!

Excellent diary entries from Boudica's daughters! 1
Excellent diary entries from Boudica's daughters! 2

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Moving like a robot in Indoor PE.

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Spring term week 2- spellings

 

Revision of spelling rules:

  • 'ai' sound spelt 'ei'

  • Double consonant when there is a short vowel sound

  • Spilt diagraph 'a-e' sound

 

Early earth eight eighth enough

Decide describe different difficult disappear

Exercise experience experiment extreme January

 

Thank you

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12.01.2018

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we watched a fantastic animation called 'Pigeon Impossible'. We wrote notes to recall the entire film. Then we used our notes to support writing a summary for the film. In our SPRAG lesson, we focussed on tense. Have a look at this site to help us recap our knowledge of tense: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3dbg82.

 

In Numeracy, we recapped our knowledge of place value, with a focus on using mathematical vocabulary to explain and reason our answers. We ordered numbers to a 1000 and solved a real world challenge by looking at place value with money.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: learn about the Roman Invasion of Britain in History. We also identified a few Roman roads. In RE we learnt about the six main beliefs in Islam and that Muslims say a 'call to prayer' before praying. In Indoor PE we worked on moving like a machine, and we continued practising our football skills with a partner in Outdoor PE. We have also been working on our class assembly. Our lines were sent home today - please help us practise reading them with a clear, loud voice and with plenty of expression.

 

Dasha was not able to share her Speaker's Corner with the class today.

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 16/01/2018. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 19/01/2018) is Darya's and Aayush's.

 

Next week we will continue learning about writing recounts in Literacy. In Numercy we will learn about multiplying and dividing mentally.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Ciao!

Class 3S

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Science - Download and print this activity sheet to support our learning of food groups and nutrients.

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Spellings set on 08/01/2018

 

This week our spelling focus is alternative pronunciations for the grapheme 'y'.

 

gym

oxygen

myth

hymn

bicycle

symbol

crystal

mystery

pyramid

tricycle

syllable

lyrics

syrup

typical

physics

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05.01.2018

 

Hello and Happy New Year!

 

We have had a good first week back!

 

This week in Literacy we went through our Literacy homework and self assessed it. We are beginning to understand the features of recounts and diary entries.

 

In Numeracy, we focused on bar modelling. We recapped our knowledge of using bar modelling to solve addition and subtraction word problems. Today we learnt about using bar modelling to solve multiplication and division word problems. We know that they key to solving word problems is to use RUCSAC - read, underline the important information, choose the calculation, solve the problem, write the answer and check our working out.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: learn about food groups and nutrition in Science and practise our football skills in Outdoor PE. We learnt about dribbling, drag-backs and how to change the direction.

 

Annika shared her Speakers Corner with us today – we learnt about coral reefs. Did you know that there are three types of coral reefs? Also, coral is a living thing.

 

Today we welcomed a new friend into our class - Welcome Eliza!

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 09/01/2018. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help with our home learning.

 

Please remind us to bring our Red reading records to school on Monday 08/01/2018.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 12/01/2018) is Darya's.

 

Next week we will learn about writing recounts in Literacy. In Numercy we will learn about place value (ordering numbers, recognising the value of each digit in a number and representing numbers).

 

Have a lovely weekend.

αντίο

Class 3S

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Outdoor PE: Practicing our football skills.

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Special delivery!

Special delivery! 1
Special delivery! 2
Special delivery! 3
Special delivery! 4

Happy New Year, Year 3! Spring Term Newsletter

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Times tables

 

This is the order in which we will test the children on their times tables:

2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 11x, 12x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 30x, 40x, 60x, 70x, 80x, 90x

 

Once the children can solve all these times table calculations, they'll be tested on mixture of them.

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Thank you very much for your generous gifts and kind words.

 

A very merry Christmas, happy holidays and Happy New Year to all 3S families!

Miss Shah, Mrs Durham and Mrs Aziz.

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21.12.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a fun-filled week!

 

This week in Literacy we worked on our reading comprehension skills. In Numeracy, we used our mathematical skills to solve the mystery of who ate Mrs Claus’ Christmas Cake.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: practise singing different carols, visit the church for the Christmas service, have a goodbye party for Ayana, learn the Haka, watch plenty of funny videos and learn about how the world was made according to different people.

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 9/11/2018. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help with our home learning.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 05/01/2018) is Annika's.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Ciao!

Class 3S

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Golden time! We chose to improve our gingerbread houses, assemble a puzzle, make 3D shapes and create beautiful drawings.

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Goodbye to all 3S friends from Ayana. : )

Goodbye to all 3S friends from Ayana.   : ) 1
Goodbye to all 3S friends from Ayana.   : ) 2

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HOMEWORK - Literacy and Spelling

Dear Year 3,

 

Over the holidays we would like you to pick one day to write about, using the recount sheets attached. Remember to write your day in paragraphs, including time connectives and fronted adverbials.

 

Below are some of our spellings from over this half term. Revise the rules using our class page.

 

After our holidays you will be tested on 20, which will be chosen randomly.

 

Have a lovely holiday and we will see you in the New Year!

 

Thank you

Year 3 Teachers

 

medal

meddle

peace

piece

serial

cereal

doesn’t

couldn’t

wouldn’t

shouldn’t

I’ve

You’ve

greedily

lazily

merrily

busily

angrily

safely

cloud couple

country

cousin

enough

double

unlucky unfortunate

unloved

unlikely

unfasten

misplace

arrive describe

chase

extreme

fortune

telephone

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Christmas homework (Deadline 5-01-18) - recount of an event over the christmas holidays.

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15.12.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued learning about poetry. We planned and wrote our own poem based on our memories. We tried rhyming every 2nd and 4th line in each stanza, but it was a little tricky at times. We also learnt about homophones and contractions.

 

In Numeracy, we recapped our knowledge of everything we have learnt this half-term. We had a Numeracy assessment on Tuesday. We have to remember to show our working out and to draw the hands of the clock in the correct position. We revised our multiplication facts and learnt about Roman numerals. We deciphered secret codes using Roman numerals as well. We have really enjoyed solving ‘Countdown’ challenges every day.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: plan and make our own magnetic maze or fishing games in Science, play some Christmas games with Miss Allen and Mr Summers in Outdoor PE, make Christmas posters in French and watch a performance of Cinderella in hall on Thursday. In ICT, we animated our initials on Scratch. We also got to play in the snow on Tuesday! Today we had our class party. We had lots of fun taking part in a STEAM challenge where we had to design and make a gingerbread house or Santa’s workshop. Pictures from our party can be found further down this page. Thank you very much for all the delicious party food – we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

 

This week we learnt some more about which airline has the biggest fleet – it’s American Airlines with 1556 aeroplanes. We also watched some Haka dance and learnt about where and when the queen was crowned. Our next topic is to learn how the Earth was made – we have lots of different theories in the class… someone even mentioned the ‘Big Bang’… Why don't you ask us to share our learning with you? Ayana shared her Speakers Corner with us today – we learnt about two of her favourite animals, including how half of the world’s population on rabbits is in North America! Shey’s Speaker’s Corner was about Music. We learnt about some famous musicians – Mozart was composing his own music when he was 5!

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 19/12/2017. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help with our home learning.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 05/01/2018) is Annika's.

 

Next week we will take part in a few Christmas activities in class and around the school.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Tuhinga o mua!

Class 3S

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Xmas STEM - building a workshop for Santa or a Gingerbread House, and eating lots of yummy food! : D

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Having fun in the snow!

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Spellings set on 12/12/2017

 

The spelling focus for this week is homophones. Homophones are tricky words which sound the same but have different meanings and are sometimes spelled differently (e.g: there, their and they're). 

 

break

brake

fair

fare

grate

great

here

hear

plain

plane

flour

flower

medal

meddle

peace

piece

serial

cereal

 

Have a look at this link for more information on homophones: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zc84cwx

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Hi 3S,

 

Don't worry I haven't forgotten our class party, we have rescheduled to Monday the 18th.

 

Today's literacy was based on 'The Piano', please click on the following link and think about who the key people in the video are? Why is he playing the piano in a dark room? Is he on his own? What key events have happened in your life that you can't forget?

Write down a list of your own memories to bring into school tomorrow.

https://www.literacyshed.com/piano.html

 

We will use your memories to create images of our own memories through description and poetry.
 

Enjoy Snow Day!

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08.12.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about poetry with a focus on imagery. We drew some lovely pictures to show what images we could see in our mind's eye about the first stanza of 'The Highway Man'. We also thought of some lovely and fantastical ideas to put in a magic box. We turned this into a poem. For our SPRAG lesson, we focused on using fronted adverbials. This clip explains what verbs, adverbs and fronted adverbials are: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zwsc82p. This link further explains what fronted adverbials are: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zp937p3.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about 3D shapes. We have recapped our knowledge of 2D shapes and how to describe them using these mathematical words: side, corner, straight, curved, regular and irregular. We used this information to describe the faces of 3D shapes. We also know to use these words when describing 3D shapes: face, curved, flat, edge, vertex and vertices. We learnt what a prism is. This link explains the difference between prisms and pyramids: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-prisms-and-pyramids. This clip also explains the difference between prisms and pyramids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWiOD8DMzP0. We made 3D shapes using different modelling materials and we also tried to draw the nets of different 3D shapes. Our last lesson of the week was an activity where we had to use our reasoning skills and mathematical knowledge to sort out different geometrical statements. This was a little tricky at times, but it really got us thinking! We were especially confused by the statement that you cannot pick a 2D shape up.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: learn about magnetic poles and investigate attraction and repulsion. We also magnetised a needle to make a compass - we're just about ready to go camping in the woods now! We continued our music work with the glockenspiels. This week we learnt about crotchets and crotchet rests. We also improvised and made our own tunes to a count of 16 using the C and D notes. We had a fantastic time with Dan on Stone-age Day. Everyone in school was very impressed with our costumes and Dan was impressed with our knowledge of the Stone-age and Bronze-age. We learnt about the Nativity Story and the differences between the tale in the books of Luke and Matthew. Today we watched the Infants perform very confidently in their Christmas Show. Well done to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2!

 

This week we learnt some more about magnets, including what the biggest magnet is (it is a Neutron Star) and the size of the smallest magnet (it is the size of an atom). Deen informed us that the smallest objects in the world are called quarks and strings. This week, we also chose to learn about aeroplanes - how they are made and which is the biggest aeroplane. We really enjoyed watching time-lapse videos of aeroplanes being built. Why don't you ask us to share our learning with you? Max shared his Speaker's Corner with 3S and 3AM! We learnt about the top 10 deadliest animals - you don't want to be near a Rockfish or a Box Jellyfish...

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 12/12/2017. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help with times-tables home learning.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 15/12/2017) is Shey's, Ayana's and Annika's.

 

It is our class party on Monday 11/12/2017. We are looking forward to eating yummy food and participating in some fun activities. We have to bring our party clothes to school in a bag.

 

Next week we will continue learning about poetry in Literacy. In Numeracy we will recap what we have learnt in Numeracy this half-term, and complete a Numeracy assessment.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Zdravo!

Class 3S

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Using our reasoning skills to sort mathematical statements about geometry.

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Stone-age people at Walker! We took part in lots of drama activities - creating soundscapes and making freeze-frames to show Stone-age and Bronze-age activities.

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Times Tables and Multiplication games and activities. Download, print and have fun!

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Week 6 Homework, focus on Similes; deadline 12/12/17.

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Making models of 3D shapes. Good team work, 3S!

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Spellings set on 04/12/2017.

Contractions:

contraction is a word made by shortening and combining two words. Words like can't (can + not), don't (do + not), and I've (I + have) are all contractions. People use contractions in both speaking and writing.

 

he’ll - he will

we’ll - we will

she’ll - she will

don’t - do not

can’t - cannot

they’ll - they will

weren’t - were not

they’ve - they have

hasn’t - has not

you’re - you are

doesn’t - does not

couldn’t - could not

wouldn’t - would not

shouldn’t - should not

I’ve - I have

 

Have a look at this website for for support: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zcyv4qt#z9grdxs

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01.12.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a busy week!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about folktales and wrote a summary of a folktale that we knew. This was tricky as we had to think of the key points of the story and try and retell the tale in just a few words. We also worked on our comprehension skills. we picked up quite a few new phrases and words that we can magpie and use in our writing. Today we learnt about tenses (the simple past and the perfect present tense).

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about time. We have recapped our knowledge of telling the time to the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter to. We also learnt about telling the time in intervals of 5 minutes to and past the hour, and in 1 minute intervals to and past the hour. We have to remember that when we draw the time onto blank clock faces, the hour hand must always be shorter, and to correctly place the hour hand - it is not always on the hour! We also have to remember that when the minute hand is on the right hand side of the clock, the time will be 'past' the hour, and when the minute hand is on the left hand side of the clock, the time will be 'to' the hour. Today we estimated time in seconds and tested how long it would take us to do 20 star jumps, write the word 'second' 20 times, order a set of number cards, write the alphabet backwards and forwards, write the multiples of 4 to 100, etc. Why don't you help us estimate how long it will take us to do different activities at home (having a shower, buttering toast, cleaning our rooms, etc) and then timing us to find the actual times and then the difference between the two. There are more ideas on consolidating our knowledge of time in a post further down this page.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: play lots of mini netball games in PE. We completed making our photo-frames in D&T, just in time to display lovely holiday snaps! (Thank you to Aiza's mum, Ani's mum and Aayush's mum for cutting the cardboard for us!) We investigated the strength of different shaped magnets in Science. We also learnt that the strongest magnets are electromagnets, and that there are trains around the world that run on electromagnets. (The one in Japan can travel a distance of over 300 miles in 67 minutes. We practised our musical skills in Music by playing the glockenspiels and learning about musical terminology (stave, treble clef, minim, minim rests, bars and time signatures). In History we completed a Stone Age to Iron Age timeline. This was a good opportunity for us to consolidate this topic. Today we chose to learn about poo! We know that scientists can find out about animals and their habits by investigating their poo. This week, we also chose to learn about sharks and volcanoes. Why don't you ask us to share our learning with you?

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 05/12/2017. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help literacy, handwriting, numeracy (including reasoning skills, bar modelling and mental maths) and reading home learning. We are able to change our reading books any day of the school week.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 01/12/2017) is Shey's. Miss Shah will rearrange Max's and Ayana's Speakers Corner for another day, as they were not able to share their work with the class today.

 

It is Stone Age Day on Thursday 07/12/2017. It would be great if we could dress up to look like children from the Stone Age.

 

Next week we will learn about images in poetry in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about shape with a focus on 3D shapes.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Ha det!

Class 3S

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We are physicists! Investigating the strength of different shaped magnets.

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We are musicians!

Still image for this video
Playing the glockenspiels and learning about musical language.

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In Numeracy year 3 are looking at 'Time'.

 

We are learning to;

  • Convert minutes to seconds

  • Read an analogue clock

  • Solve time word problems

 

Here are some games to support:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=telling

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/measures

 

Hints and tips for telling the time

  • Draw attention to time. Mention the time at different points in the day. ‘It’s 5 o’clock: time for tea.’ ‘It’s 7 o’clock: time for a bath.’

  • Do fun activities that include measuring time:

    - use a timer for baking
    - play a board game with a sand timer
    - use a stop watch to time a race or challenge
  • Make sure your child is confident with numbers and counting from 1-60 as this will make telling the time easier. Practising the five times table will also help.

  • Start with analogue clocks rather than digital clocks. Focus on telling time to the hour and half hour.

  • Put a clock in your child’s bedroom. Ideally it should have a clear hour hand and half hour hand as this will help them to understand that the short hand shows the hour and the long hand shows the minutes.

  • Talk about what you regularly do at different times in the day. Compare and contrast weekdays and weekends, if there are differences. Use time vocabulary such as today, yesterday, now, afterwards.

  • Let your child remind you that it’s time to do something!

 

Enjoy!

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An exciting competition for TFL! Deadline is Friday 01/12/2017.

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Homework set 29/11/17: Due in 5/12/17

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Look at our finished photoframes! Thank you to Ani's mum, Aiza's mum and Aayush's mum for cutting up the cardboard for us.

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Spellings set on 27-11-17

This week's spellings is focused on the common misspelt words in the children's books.

 

Due to each child's spellings being individual, next week Monday assessment will be done by their peers.

 

Thank you

Miss Shah

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24.11.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued our 'Stories from around the world' topic by watching an inspiring animation about a girl called Zahra and her determination to help a tree come back to life. We described the setting, the main character and used adverbs to write about how she moved. This film also gave us a good talking point about how water is a necessity, but unfortunately there are many people in the world who do not have access to water and are living in a state of drought. We have definitely increased our lexicon this week with words such as 'barren' and 'defiant'.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about adding and subtracting in the context of money. We learnt a little bit more about using formal methods. This video shows how to do column subtraction where exchanging/borrowing is required: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xGuW0O-4P4. We also used bar-modelling to solve word problems, including 2-step word problems that involved adding and subtracting amounts. Today we worked our way through a maze to find the best route that would leave us with the most/least money. PDF's of our worksheets can be found below. Why don't you help us continue our great learning and investigating by downloading and printing the worksheets for us. On Monday, we learnt how to count in tenths. Some of us even learnt how to represent tenths using decimals.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: continue learning about netball in PE. Today we learnt how to shoot into a hoop. We cheered very loudly when one of our friend's scored a goal. Great class spirit 3S! We decorated the frame for our photo-frames in D&T with some special helpers on Monday. We learnt about magnets and investigated what objects and materials are magnetic. We came to the conclusion that all magnetic objects are made of metal, but not all objects that are made of metal are magnetic. We also watched 4O's lovely class assembly today. In French we have been learning about colours. We have been practising our handwriting skills, and we are definitely getting better. Some tricky letters that we need to work on are 'f', 'k', 'q' and 'z'. Today we chose to learn about earthquakes and tsunamis. Why don't you ask us to share our learning on these topics with you? We learnt about safety from Saakhi in her Speaker's Corner.

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 28/11/2017. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help literacy, handwriting, numeracy (including reasoning skills, bar modelling and mental maths) and reading home learning. We are able to change our reading books any day of the school week.

 

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 01/12/2017) is Max's and Ayana's.

 

Next week we will continue to learn about stories from around the world in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about time.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mihi!

Class 3S

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Numeracy challenge: The Money Maze

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We got two new teachers! Ellie and Aiza, our fantastic Unicef Ambassadors, taught us about refugees, needs and wants.

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This week, 3S have produced fantastic pieces of writing. Well done!

 

Over the past 2 weeks, we have been looking at Folk tales/traditional tales as part of our literacy.

 

Here is the link to a fantastic animation called 'Ride of Passage'.

http://rideofpassagefilm.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Some activities you can do using the short video:

  • Non fiction research about Tribes living in rainforests.
  • Research on animals of the rainforest.
  • Ask children to find out about where Toki might live, if he goes to school, what he might eat. etc
  • Write a diary entry for a day in the life of Toki.
  • Write a letter to Toki asking him questions they would like to find out about living in the rainforest. 
  • Create a map of Toki's village
  • Write a conversation between Toki and the elders. 
  • Write the dialogue between Toki and the Elders when they realise he released the Chameleon.
  • Retell the story of the animation. 

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Please have a go at the following link to support learning on paragraphs.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/paragraphs/read/1/

 

Regards

Year 3

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Spellings for 3S set on Monday 20/11/2017. Spelling focus is adverbs.

Adverbs are usually words that end in 'ly'. Adding the 'ly' suffix turns adjectives into adverbs. When the suffix -ly is added to a word with more than one syllable that ends in the letter 'y', the 'y' changes to an 'i'. For example: happy + -ly = happily.

 

happily

crazily

angrily

heavily

easily

hungrily

fussily

guiltily

funnily

noisily

greedily

lazily

merrily

busily

hastily

 

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We are craftspeople! Decorating the front of our photo-frames with some very special helpers.

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17.11.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a great week!

 

This week in Literacy we started out 'Stories from around the world' topic by watching a fantastic animation about 'Day of the Dead'. We were all really engaged with and inspired by this story. We thought about the main character's emotions and drew a line graph to chart this. We did lots of amazing descriptive writing and Miss Shah was very impressed with our language! Today we learnt about paragraphs. This website is great for developing a better understanding of paragraphs: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/paragraphs/read/1/

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about formal methods for division. We started of by skip counting on a number line to show division as repeated subtraction. Next we learnt about division using the chunking method. This video can help you understand what 'chunking' is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF4h76R99_Q. Chunking helped us progress onto using the 'bus stop' method for short division. This video explains how we solve calculations using short division: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wm23qmDXFg. We understood that division is the inverse of multiplication, and that we can use our knowledge of multiplication facts to help us solve division calculations. On Thursday we learnt about solving scaling problems, by scaling up or down a recipe to make fruit salad. Some of us had to think about scaling down a tricky recipe for scones. Why don't you help us consolidate our knowledge of scaling, by scaling up/down a recipe for dinner tonight! Today we turned our knowledge of multiplication facts and times tables into spider webs. Ask us to show you this spidery maths magic!

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: practise out chest passing skills in Outdoor PE with Mr Cooper. This led on to us playing a quick game of netball with 3-4 children in each team. This was a little tricky, but we look forward to continuing this lesson next week. We must remember to not move when the ball is on our hands. We made a plan for our cardboard photo frames in D&T. We learnt about how friction is a force (it slows the object down), and we worked in teams to investigate the effect of friction on different surfaces. We also learnt about Zacchaeus in RE and about the mystical Druids in History. Today we learnt about 'The Power of One' in an anti-bullying show.

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 21/11/2017. PLEASE HELP US REMEMBER TO BRING IN OUR ORANGE HOMEWORK BOOKS ON TUESDAYS, AND OUR RED SPELLING BOOKS ON MONDAYS. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help literacy, handwriting, numeracy (including reasoning skills, bar modelling and mental maths) and reading home learning. We are able to change our reading books any day of the school week.

 

Unfortunately Ayana wasn't able to share her Speaker's Corner with the class, so Miss Shah will arrange for her to do it another day. The next Speakers Corner (Friday 24/11/2017) is Saakhi's.

We look forward to you joining us on Monday 20/11/2017 from 9.10-10.10AM for our Open Morning.

 

Next week we will continue to learn about stories from around the world in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about addition and subtraction with a focus on money.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Farvel!

Class 3S

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Look at us playing netball!

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Investigating friction in Science. Great teamwork 3S!

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Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We are looking forward to Open Morning on Monday 20/11/2017. We hope that you are all able to come in and join our learning.

 

As we have been learning about photo-frames in D&T, we are going to be making our photo-frames on Monday. Your help and support will provide us with a brilliant opportunity to produce excellent work!

 

Below is a document showing instructions about how to make a photo-frame out of cardboard. There are also some examples of DIY photo-frames. Please ask your child how they would like to decorate their photo-frame and if possible, send in those decoration materials on Monday 20/11/2017.

 

We also require LOTS of cardboard, so if you are able to spare some, please send in your cardboard boxes, etc by Friday 17/11/2017.

 

Thank you,

Year 3 Team.

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This week in Literacy we are going to be writing a story about Dia De Los Muertos. Have a look at our inspiration: https://www.literacyshed.com/day-of-the-dead.html

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Spellings set on Monday 13/11/2017. Spelling focus is split digraphs.

 

cake

time

home

cute

delete

arrive

chase

extreme

fortune

telephone

describe

envelope

athlete

blade

perfume

 

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Documents to support handwriting and Literacy home learning.

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Bar modelling

It is a great way to support solving word problems.

Have a look at this website for problem solving questions and games: https://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html

 

This Powerpoint presentation further explains bar modelling. (View it in 'full screen' mode.)

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Support for improving mental maths skills

The ability to work out calculations in your head is an important skill that primary students must develop throughout the key stages. The concept of mental maths still means being able to give an answer to a maths question after thinking about it, rather than making notes on paper, but in school mental maths skills are expanded to include being able to truly understand maths concepts and solve problems in a logical, methodical way.

 

There websites contain mental maths papers that you can download and print to support Numeracy home learning:

 

-   https://www.math-salamanders.com/mental-maths-year-3.html

 

-  http://www.hippings.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Y3_AUTUMN-mental-arithmetic1.pdf

 

-  http://www.snappymaths.com/year3/

 

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An excellent resource to support reasoning within Numeracy. Reasoning skills build fluency and critical thinking skills. Have a go at these challenges!

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Information about reading at home:

 

Please read with your child for around 15-20 minutes daily and record their progress in the red Reading Diaries. We will check your reading diaries to see how they are getting on. Below are some documents to help support reading at home - there are questions that you can ask your child before, after and as you're reading with them. There is also a document with texts aimed at children aged 7-8, along with other helpful games and activities to support reading and comprehension.

 

Thank you,

The 3S team

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10.11.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a busy week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued learning about non-fiction texts, with a focus on explanation texts. On Monday we visited the Secret Garden (instead of Broomfield Park) to look for the key features of autumn. We were able to take pictures of deciduous and evergreen trees, along with pine cones, acorns and conkers. However, we were not able to find a squirrel that was willing to pose for our iPads. We also used the iPads to research autumn and find answers to 'why trees shed their leaves in autumn'. We wrote up a text to explain this and we also wrote a separate text to explain what clouds are. Today we learnt about subordinating conjunctions. Have a look at this video to learn some more about subordinating conjunctions (http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zqk37p3#zxjc6yc). Why don't you also ask us what 'I SAW A WABUB' means.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about formal methods for multiplication. We started off by multiplying multiples of 10. Next we learnt about the grid method. This link explains how to solve multiplication calculations using the grid method (https://www.mumsnet.com/learning/maths/grid-method-explained). You can also watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTxql8_dXec (Note: we use the term 'ones' instead of 'units' at Walker Primary School.) On Wednesday, we learnt about multiplying using the expanded form. This video explains how to multiply using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD_7POWt8Sk. We also learnt about solving correspondence problems. We understood that the key to successfully solving these problems is to work systematically.  Correspondence problems are where 'n' objects are related to 'm' objects. For example, how many different outfits can you make with 3 shirts and 2 shorts?

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: learn some netball skills in Outdoor PE with Mr Cooper, look at photoframes and understand their design in D&T, think about how to make paper stronger in D&T and make 3D shapes with pipe-cleaners in D&T. We also learnt about Rememberance Day in assembly on Wednesday. Today we participated in a 2 minute silence in the school playground to be thankful to those who have fought for our rights. We really enjoyed Deen's Speaker's Corner where we learnt about what happens inside our bodies and how to protect ourselves - we learnt about bacteria, viruses and phagocytes. Evin and Aanand also acted as viruses attacking a body. Thankfully Zahra and Lana were around to act as phagocytes and 'gobble up' the enemies of the body!

 

Literacy homework has been stuck into the orange homework books. This is due back on Tuesday 14/11/2017. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help literacy, numeracy and reading home learning. We are able to change our reading books any day of the school week.

 

Thank you to all the parents who attended Parents Evening. If you have any questions or queries, please contact Miss Shah via the school office.

Thank you for sending in photoframes to support out D&T learning. There are a few photoframes left in the classroom, as some of us have forgotten what we brought in. Please help us remember what was ours.

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 17/11/2017) is Ayana's.

 

Next week we will learn about stories from around the world in Literacy, with a focus on Día de Muertos. In Numeracy we will learn about formal written methods for division.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Ahoj!

Class 3S

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Homework set on 10/11/17- focus this week is on Information Text

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We are builders! Working as a team and using pipe-cleaners to make 3D structures in D&T.

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We are photo-journalists! Exploring the Secret Garden, and looking at evergreen and deciduous trees.

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Spellings set on 06/11/17, focused on double consonants before a suffix :

Suffixes are groups of letters that can be put at the end of root words. When there is a vowel before the last consonant of a root word, you double the consonant before you add a suffix. For example: run = running

 

runner

running

runny

sunny

sunnier

hotter

hottest

fatter

fatten

fattiest

regretted

regretting

forbidden

forbidding

admittance

 

A video to help,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibq_bWQDluQ

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Explanation text- what is this?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/writing/explanation/read/1/

 

This week we will be looking at 'Explanation texts' and will be gathering and researching information on Autumn. You will be asked to explain one of the following;

  • Why trees shed their leaves in autumn?
  • Why we celebrate harvesting?
  • Why do animals hibernate at the end of autumn?

 

Here are some sites that might help. Write down as many notes to bring into class on Monday.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/autumn/what-is-autumn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrCkIC7rYyw

 

Enjoy bonfire night!

 

Miss Shah

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03.11.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about writing instructions and using imperative verbs. We followed instructions to make a paper plate fish and a soft woolly sheep.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about recalling and using multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times table. On Monday we carried out an investigation to find out how many aliens Mrs Warhurst had found in the school playground. We got to play some numeracy games on the laptops today. This website (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers) is great for consolidating our mathematical knowledge whilst playing some fun games.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: try balancing on beams in Indoor PE and have an intense bootcamp in Outdoor PE, learn about Christianity in RE (what is the bible, why is the bible important to Christians and the parable of The Lost Sheep) and learn about forces and the effect they have on objects in Science. We also learnt about hillforts in History. We really enjoyed making an interactive book to present our research and understanding of hillforts and Celtic people. We enjoyed learning about Nasara's trips to Ghana during Speakers Corner.

 

There is no Literacy homework this week. We can use this time to complete our Science project about fossils. This is due back on Tuesday 07/11/2017. Support for the project can be found further down this page. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help support reading at home.

 

Parents Evening will take place on Tuesday 07/11/2017 and Thursday 09/11/2017.

We are going to be visiting Broomfield Park on Monday 06/11/2017 to support our Literacy learning.

Please help our D&T learning by sending in some photo frames on Monday 06/11/2017.

The next Speakers Corner (Friday 10/11/2017) is Deen's.

 

Next week we will continue learning about non-fiction texts in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about formal written methods for multiplication.

 

Happy Bonfire Night to all 3S families. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Довиждане (Dovizhdane)

Class 3S

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Visit to Broomfield Park 6/11/17

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Dear Parents and Carers,

 

For our D&T topic, we are going to be making photo frames. To start off this process, we are going to be investigating photo frames - how they stand, how they are attached to walls, how the pictures are put into the frame, etc.

 

To help enrich the children's learning, it would be great if you could send in some photo frames for the children to look at.

 

Please send in the photo frames on Monday 6th November 2017.

 

Thank you,

Year 3 team.

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Numeracy games and teamwork.

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The force is with us! Can you guess what force we're demonstrating?

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The aliens have landed at Walker! A numeracy counting investigation.

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Spellings set on 30/10/17, focused on prefixes un-, mis- and dis- :

Spellings for 3S

Prefixes are groups of letters that can be put at the beginning of root words and often change the meaning. The prefix un-, mis- and dis- turn words into negatives. The prefixes 'un' and 'dis' mean not, and the prefix 'mis' means wrong.

 

unhappy

dislike

misbehave

misspell

unlucky

unfortunate

unloved

unlikely

unfasten

misplace

misunderstand

discomfort

unwanted

discontinue

disagree

 

A video to help,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z9cvycw

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19.10.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a great week!

 

This week in Literacy we learnt about describing characters and settings. On Wednesday, we learnt completed our unaided writing story about a dream. Today, we focussed on adverbs in our SPRAG lesson.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about describing 2D shapes and identifying their properties (sides, corners, lines of symmetry). We also learnt about recognising right angles in 2D shapes. This website (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/shape-position-and-movement) is great for learning about shapes.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: have a dance-off with 3AM, make some rangoli patterns with powdered paints (sorry for the mess) and think about morals and rights/responsibilities in PSHE - we thought about if we would cheat knowing that we wouldn't get caught, pick money up from the ground and what we'd do if we saw a friend being bullied. We also learnt some more about Stonehenge in History and we worked some more on our 'Smoking Car Game' in ICT. Aayush shared some information about Diwali with us - he showed us his name in Hindi and a rangoli pattern that he had made with coloured rice. Aayush, Saakhi and Ani also shared some delicious Indian sweets with us.

 

There is no Literacy homework for the half term. Instead, a Science project about fossils has been sent home in the Orange Homework Books. This is due back on Tuesday 07/11/2017. Support for the project can be found further down this page. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. Please remember to 'check out'. Documents have been added further down this page to help support reading at home. A website link has also been posted further down this page to support writing in cursive script.

 

Please send in the parent consultation forms to book an appointment with Miss Shah. Timings will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.

 

After half term we will learn about explaination texts in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about mentally counting in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s, and 10s..

 

Wishing a happy Diwali and a very prosperous new year to all 3S families celebrating this colourful festival.

 

Have a lovely half term! See you on Monday 30/10/2017.

குட்பை (Kuṭpai)

Class 3S

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Half Term Project

Children can complete worksheets or present their work on sheets, as a booklet or in their homework book.

 

Here are some websites to support their research. If possible Natural History Museum is a great trip and will also support their research.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z9bbkqt

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/mary_anning/

 

Thank you

 

Year 3

Half Term Projects focused on Science. Deadline - 07/11/2017.

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Learning about RE through art: Making Rangolis with powder paints and glue. Messy, but fun!

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Week 6 - Literacy work this week is based on the following story.

If possible watch the video and describe the characters and setting.

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/dreamgiver.html

 

Thank you,

Miss Shah

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Week 6- Spellings focused on 'ei', 'eigh' and 'ey' sound (set 16/10/17- deadline 30/10/17).

they

grey

obey

beige

sleigh

reins

reign

vein

veil

height

neigh

neighbour

eight

eighth

weight

 

A game to support learning;

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list.cfm?wordlist=36

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13.10.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a fun week!

 

This week in Literacy we continued learning about playscripts. We identified the features of playscripts and turned an excerpt of Matilda in a playscript. We learnt about conjunctions and subordinating clauses as well.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about data collection, data representation and data interpretation. We surveyed the class to find out the most popular colour (blue) and the shoe size with the highest frequency (13). We also used a spinner to collect data on Halloween characters and rolled a die to graph the frequency of the numbers we rolled. We learnt about drawing bar charts and pictograms with a scale of 2:1  and 5:1. This website (https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/playgame/51) is great for practising the mathematical skill of interpreting data.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: continue to practise our tennis skills with Mr Cooper. Today we had to transfer the tennis ball from one racket to another - this was very tricky! In History, we learnt about the Stonehenge. We learnt a part of a space dance in Indoor PE. We made rangoli patterns with paper and watched 5T's class assembly. We also spent two days creating some lovely carnival inspired sculptures. We earned quite a few marbles for our excellent teamwork and behaviour during the sculpture making activities. In Science we learnt about the composition of soil and made mini compost bins with worms and smelly pears. 

 

Literacy homework was sent home in the orange homework books today. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. ALL HOMEWORK MUST BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL EVERY TUESDAY. Documents have been added further down this page to help support reading at home. A website link has also been posted further down this page to support writing in cursive script.

 

Please send in the parent consultation forms to book an appointment with Miss Shah. Timings will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.

 

Next week we will work on character and setting descriptions in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about 2D shape and angles.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

αντίο!

 

Class 3S

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Super science: We made our own mini compost bin, complete with wiggly worms!

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Peace and justice month: Our final carnival pieces. Look how beautiful they look!

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Peace and Justice Month - Year 3 celebrate the month by making carnival sculptures. Caribbean and Brazilian Carnivals have mixed roots in African culture, Christianity and slavery. With the end of slavery in 1834, the now completely free populace can outwardly celebrate their native culture and their freedom through dress, music, and dancing. We can't wait to see the final pieces!

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Speakers Corner

 

Dear Parents,

 

As part of our Literacy work on Speaking and Listening, we will be starting our Speaker’s Corner talks this term. This is a chance for every child to speak to the rest of their class about a topic that they like. In the past, children have spoken about favourite toys, pets/animals, sports, countries they have visited – any subject that they find interesting!

 

We would like the children to produce a talk which lasts between 2-4 minutes on their chosen subject. They can have it written down on paper, cue cards or memorise it!

 

Also, if they want to bring in pictures, objects or put together some images to show on the interactive whiteboard that would be great. We would rather they did not produce a presentation (e.g. Powerpoint) as this encourages them to talk to the interactive board rather than the class!

 

After their talk, children will then have the opportunity to answer questions about their chosen topic from their classmates.

 

Your child will be given a date for their talk so they have time to prepare it. We will be giving these out next week.

 

If there are any problems or issues, please ask!

Year 3 Team

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Literacy Homework- Week 5 (Set 13/10/17; Return 17/10/17)

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Pre-Halloween Maths: Spinning, tallying and graphing in Numeracy.

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Spellings for Autumn 1- week 5 (9/10/17)

 

Focus this week is 'u' phoneme/ 'ou' grapheme.

 

touch

young

tough

rough

cloud

couple

country

cousin

enough

double

encourage

flourish

nourish

courage

trouble

 

Games to support:

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list.cfm?wordlist=180

https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=180

 

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06.10.2017

 

Hello/Merhaba!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we have been learning about playscripts. We have identified the different features of playscripts and rewritten speech in texts into a playscript. We learnt some more about prepositions today, including prepositions of time, place and cause.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about subtracting using the expanded column methods. We also learnt about using rounding to estimate numbers to solve calculations. We need to continue working on this skill, as we found it quite tricky. Today we tried solving some subtraction word problems using the bar model method, and we are definitely getting better at using this method. This website (http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html) is great for practising solving calculations and word problems with bar modelling.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: continue to practise our tennis skills with Mr Cooper. Some of us learnt how to play 'fish and chips'. Markos was great at playing 'fish, chips and ketchup'.  In RE we learnt about Diwali and how Hindus celebrate this festival at home and in the Mandir. We also learnt that Sikhs celebrate a festival called Bandi Chor Diwas. We tried to enact a part of the story of The Guru's Cloak, but we only managed to get nine children out of the door as they held onto Miss Shah's coat. (The Guru got 52 people out of the door!) In History, we learnt about Skara Brae and we have begun learning about the Bronze Age. We are very fascinated by how people made weapons with bronze. (Some of us want to make our own sword!) In ICT we continued learning about Scratch. A post further down this page contains a link to the Scratch website, our class login details, and a document with instructions on how to create a 'moving car game'. We made rocket and spaceship shapes with our bodies in Indoor PE.

 

Literacy homework was sent home in the orange homework books today. Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. ALL HOMEWORK MUST BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL EVERY TUESDAY. Documents have been added further down this page to help support reading at home. A website link has also been posted further down this page to support writing in cursive script.

 

Next week we will continue working on playscripts in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about data collection, tally marks, pictograms and bar charts.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Gule Gule!

 

Class 3S

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Please refer to the following website as a reminder of how to write in cursive script.

 

http://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/handwriting-cursive-letter-joins.html

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We are going to be using Scratch in our ICT lessons. This is a program that helps the children learn coding. The program can be used via its website, so if you are able to, please have a go at coding.

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

These are our class login details:

Username: walkerclass3s

Password: walker

 

This half term, we are going to be creating and playing a 'smoking car game'. Why don't you have a go at playing this game, by searching for it on the website. Please encourage the children to click on 'see inside' (by the top right corner) to look at the game's code.

 

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Scratch- Have a go at creating your very own 'Smoking Car' game.

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Literacy Homework - Week 4 (Set Friday 06/10/17. Due Tuesday 10/10/17)

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Two lovely poems by Lana.

Two lovely poems by Lana. 1
Two lovely poems by Lana. 2

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Spellings for Autumn 1 - week 4 (02.10.2017)

 

gym

myth

hymn

syrup

lyrics

symbol

crystal

typical

mystery

pyramid

syllables

calypso

physics

oxygen

symptom

 

Games to support;

https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=175

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Activities to support 'Week 4' spellings;

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We are designers: Making rockets and spaceships with our bodies.

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29.09.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we started reading The BFG by Roald Dahl. We created a nasty bully and also wrote about our own mixed-up dream. We have to remember to use capital letters and fullstops! We also learnt about inverted commas and how to turn text in speech bubbles into direct speech.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about adding using the expanded column methods. 

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: practise our tennis skills with Mr Cooper. He also showed us how to play 'rob the nest'. We used styrofoam to create some lovely prints of Beaker Pots in Art. In RE we described a character from the Ramayana. In Science, we learnt about fossils. We found this topic very fascinating, so posted below is a fossil matching game that you can download, print and play. In ICT we continued learning about Scratch. A post further down this page contains a link to the Scratch website, and our class login details.

 

Next week we will focus on playscripts in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about formal written methods for subtracting.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Merhaba!

 

Class 3S

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Fossil matching game for Science.

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Homework (Given out 29.09.17 and returned by 03.10.17)

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Outdoor PE: Practicing our tennis skills, individually, in pairs and as a group (when we played 'Rob the Nest'.

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Stone age art: Printmaking and beaker pots.

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Getting a little cross-eyed as Shey shared some mind-boggling optical illusions with us.

Getting a little cross-eyed as Shey shared some mind-boggling optical illusions with us. 1
Getting a little cross-eyed as Shey shared some mind-boggling optical illusions with us. 2
Getting a little cross-eyed as Shey shared some mind-boggling optical illusions with us. 3

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Spellings for Autumn 1 - week 3 (25.09.2017)

 

accident

actual

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

build

busy

business

complete

continue

experiment

 

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22.09.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we have continued reading 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. We answered some questions based on this text on Monday. We then looked at how Roald Dahl 'zooms' into a setting in his writing. This led onto us describing a setting using prepositions. We ended the week with a SPRAG activity on adding capital letters and fullstops.

 

In Numeracy, we learnt about adding and subtracting numbers mentally. This got a little tricky with the bigger numbers. We tried solving word problems by using bar modelling. We were much better at it this time!

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: learn about Skara Brae in History. We used iPads to research this Stone Age village and fill out a fact sheet. We tried out some yoga in Indoor PE and Mr Cooper showed us how to 'hunt for treasure' in Outdoor PE when we worked on our orienteering skills. We learnt about Beaker Pottery in Art and drew some lovely patterns in our sketch books. We worked in small groups to role-play the story of Rama and Sita in RE and we have continued learning about greeting each other in French. In Science, we learned how to draw a sorting key and we were introduced to Scratch in ICT. A post further down this page contains a link to the Scratch website, and our class login details.

 

Next week we will focus on the BFG in Literacy. In Numeracy we will learn about formal written methods for adding.

 

Literacy homework was sent home today in the orange books. Please return these to class on TUESDAY.

We will have our spelling test on MONDAY. The spelling words can be found further down this page.

Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. If you are having trouble accessing the website, please inform Miss Shah. Have a go at playing this game to support our Numeracy work.

The results of our times table test are stuck in the back of our Literacy homework books. Next week, we will be tested on the 10 times table.

Reading books were changed today. Please help us remember to bring in our Reading books and the Red Reading Records on FRIDAY.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Ciao!

 

Class 3S

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Homework set on 22/09/17- Focus on Comprehension

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Looking at code: Playing the 'smoking car game' on Scratch in ICT.

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Art: Reflecting on the uses of Beakers from Stone Age to Iron Age and making a replica using clay.

 

This week we are focusing on patterns that Stone Age people used. We will be practising creating our own in our sketch books and then onto clay. We will use different tools to create different effects and will decide which pattern we liked best and which reflects that period best.

 

Please use the links below to research the uses of beakers and to analyse the patterns they used.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/VqgR6MWVSHuDBFDMZCTT5g

 

http://www.britainexpress.com/History/Bronze_Age.htm

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=beakers+on+stone+age+to+iron+age&safe=strict&rls=com.microsoft:en-GB:IE-Address&rlz=1I7RGUB_enGB735&dcr=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjs3LHyjrTWAhUhLcAKHYu6CvsQsAQIJQ&biw=1366&bih=641

 

Thank you

Miss Shah

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Help! We're stuck in the Stone Age. What do you think we should do?

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Spellings for Autumn 1 - week 2 (18.09.2017)

 

hopeful

playful

sadly

happiness

movement

payment

friendly

dullness

enjoyment

fearless

beautiful

brightness

craziness

heaviness

loneliness

 

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Game on week 2's spellings- Can you select the correct suffix?

http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/suffix.htm

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15.09.2017

 

Hello!

 

We have had a lovely week!

 

This week in Literacy we have been reading 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. We completed a few comprehension activities related to this book, along with a dictionary activity where we had to find the meaning of different words in the book. We also spoke at length about the characters in the book. Later on, we focused on Farmer Bean. We were particularly fascinated by the boil that he has on the back of his neck! We ended the week with a SPRAG activity on the different types on sentences.

 

In Numeracy, we have been learning about place value. We wrote down how many hundreds, tens and ones a number has. Some of us even challenged ourselves to write down how many tens of thousands and millions a number has! We also compared and ordered numbers by thinking about which numbers were larger or smaller. We ended the week by recapping our knowledge of bar modelling. This was very tricky, and we'll continue learning about it throughout the year.

 

Other fun things that we have done this week are: complete our Stone Age pamphlets in History, learn about rocks and their properties in Science, think about travelling in space in Indoor PE, make letter shapes with our bodies in Outdoor PE, learn about symbolism and Lakshmi in RE, think about a child's right to education in PSHCE, have our first French lesson with Madame Lucas and have an interesting school trip to the Roald Dahl Museum. We have also been dancing with Jump Start Jonny everyday and watching Newsround to keep ourselves informed of the world around us. We had a vote today to choose who would represent our class on the School Council and who would be UNICEF Ambassadors. Congratulations to Manha (School Councillor) and Aiza and Ellie (UNICEF Ambassadors). Pictures of us engaging in lots of lovely activities can be found further down the page.

 

The curriculum newsletter can be found further down the page as well.

 

Literacy homework was sent home today in the orange books. Please return these to class on TUESDAY.

We will have our spelling test on MONDAY. The spelling words can be found further down this page.

Numeracy homework is on the MyMaths website. If you are having trouble accessing the website, please inform Miss Shah. Have a go at playing this game to support our Numeracy work - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

We had our first Times Table Test today. The results are stuck in the back of our Literacy homework books.

Reading books were changed today. Please help us remember to bring in our Reading books and the Red Reading Records on FRIDAY.

 

Finally, we welcomed a lovely new friend into our class today. Welcome Gabriella!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

чао

(chao)

 

Class 3S

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Outdoor PE with Mr Cooper. We made letter shapes with our bodies. What letters can you spot?

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Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn Term

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We are rock stars! Investigating rocks and describing their properties. (Don't we look great?! All we need is a lab coat!)

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An interesting trip to the Roald Dahl Museum. Lots of exploring and learning!

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Clarification on questions brought up in 'Meet the Teacher'

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

It was lovely to meet you all and we appreciate all of your supportive questions.

 

We would like to clarify some points and ensure that all of your questions have been answered.

  • Mental maths will be on Mondays and times table tests every Friday. As mentioned, these will be personal to the child's ability. Results from the times table tests will be stuck into the back of their Literacy homework books for you to see.
  • Spelling test and new spellings will be on Mondays.
  • French is taught for an hour a week and is not formally assessed. Lessons are differentiated by the teacher and Madam Lucas does so through oral and written assessment. However, no grading is given. Foundation subjects will be reported to you as follows:

 

Foundation Subjects:

D&T=Design and Technology

PE = Physical Education

RE = Religious Education

Art

D & T

French

Geography