Monthly Archives: May, 2017

Hello, sunshine!


This week, the children have really impressed us with their use of the learning values, Creativity and Collaboration.

In English, the children have enjoyed planning, drafting, editing and publishing a Dragon information page. They have worked very hard to ensure that their writing is detailed, factual and concise. We are very proud of Year Three because they have taken meticulous care with their handwriting and presentation. It has been lovely to celebrate the children’s successes in class – our ‘Wagoll’ board (‘What a Good One Looks Like’) is almost full! Well done Year Three.

In Maths, Year Three have been learning about multiplication and division. They have become more confident in using mental strategies as well as the grid method in order to solve a series of challenging word problems. The children have particularly enjoyed comparing and discussing their workings, as well as deciding upon which methods were more or less efficient and why. Next term, we look forward to learning more about fractions as well as the use of fractions as numbers (e.g. 0.75 = 3/4 ).

On Friday afternoon, the children dressed in bright and colourful non-uniform in order to celebrate the cultural diversity within our school. Please see the photo below…

26.05.17 culture and diversity day

Thank you to everyone who has produced a range of Dragon Home Learning this term. Please see the photo below for some excellent examples of what the children have created…

dragon home learning display 2        dragon home learning display 1

We hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable half term,

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin




This week, students have been working very hard to improve the presentation of their work across the curriculum. The children have shown pride in what they have produced and have enjoyed celebrating their successes within class. We are very proud of the dedication and commitment that has been demonstrated across both classes this week, very well done Year Three!

In English, the children have been learning the skills required to produce a factual and detailed Dragon information page. They have shown confidence in using fronted adverbials, subordinating conjunctions and technical vocabulary. We have been delighted by the range of key words that the children have included within their writing, and now look forward to planning, drafting and publishing our own Dragon information pages next week.

In Maths, the children have been learning how to convert between the 12 hour and 24 hour clock. Across the week, Year Three were also taught how to calculate different intervals of time, within and across the hour. The children were then given a series of word problems which provided a challenging opportunity to apply the skills taught. We were impressed by the collaboration shown by the children as they worked in pairs to convert between digital and analogue times for each Maths problem.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing more of the children’s Dragon Home Learning next week,

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin



This week, the children have continued to explore their new Dragons unit across the school curriculum.

In English, Year 3 visited the ICT suite in order to publish their detailed newspaper articles about a local Dragon sighting. It was clear to see that the children had thought carefully about the 5Ws in their writing: who, what, where, when and why. They have now started to explore their new English unit: writing a Dragon information page. The children were excited to watch factual documentaries, listen to radio podcasts and even create a detailed Dragon key word bank. We look forward to applying the new Dragon vocabulary we have learned within our sentence work next week.

In Maths, the children have been learning about different units of measure. At the start of the week, the children were given the challenge of estimating and measuring the weight and length of different items around the classroom. They have also had the opportunity to apply what they have been taught when solving word problems based upon measurements. For example, the children have been comparing the difference in weight between different Dragon snacks!

It has been lovely to see the detailed Dragon home learning that the children have produced – please see the link below for a copy of the task that the children need to complete this weekend, for Monday:

DRAGON design

We hope you all have a peaceful weekend,

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin


The learning buzz…


This week, the children have taken part in lots of group and paired work in order to support and enrich their learning.

In Maths, Year 3 have continued to learn about shapes. With the support of interactive activities, online videos and measuring tools including angle-eaters, the children have become confident in their classification of lines (horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular). The children have also enjoyed using Geoboards and elastic bands to design shapes that meet a specific criteria, in terms of the type and number of angles required (e.g. right angles, acute and obtuse angles). Both classes showed excellent collaboration when exploring right angles and programming a set of instructions for their beebots. Well done Year Three!

In English, the children have continued their learning about informative newspaper articles. This week, they have been learning about the key elements of a newspaper article (specific detail, direct speech, conjunctions and a chronological order of events). Year Three have now planned, drafted and edited their newspaper articles – they look forward to publishing them on the computers next week!

Today, we have distributed new home learning pyramids for our Dragon topic – please see the link below for the master copy.

Home learning dragons

We hope you have a brilliant weekend,

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin.