Monthly Archives: April, 2018

Shared Learning


We hope you have all had a pleasant week so far.

This week, the children have been learning how to write a factual and concise introduction for their newspaper articles. Both classes enjoyed using a green biro to edit their work and ensure that each introduction contained the 5Ws and factual information. As the week progressed, we then looked at a range of ‘real life’ articles and discussed the features of a newspaper. Using such clues, including vocabulary such as time conjunctions, the children were then able to put a ‘muddled up’ newspaper article into order before planning their very own article about the dragon invasion in Year Three.

In Maths, the children have consolidated their knowledge of using the expanded column method for subtraction and finding the difference between three digit numbers. We then applied this learning to the context of Money, calculating the amount of change that would be received from a £5 or £10 note when purchasing items at a dragon shop. By the end of the week, the children took part in a challenge that involved addition and subtraction (i.e. calculating the total cost of 2 items before finding the difference to work out the change received from £5 or £10). We were very impressed by the children’s reasoning skills – they could discuss and explain several possible combinations of coins that they could have received from a cashier, for their change. Well done Year Three!

Next week, we look forward to our Year 3 and 4 Mass at Sacred Heart Church.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Honeywell, Mrs Luter and Mrs Stewart.

Hello, Summer!


We hope you have all been enjoying the beautiful summer weather.

This week, the children were very excited to find out that a Dragon had invaded the classroom over the Easter Holidays! Both classes explored the Crime Scene at St. Peter’s school by using the 5 senses, then generated a variety of questions about the events that took place. The following day, Year Three held a Town Hall meeting – the children took part (as news reporters) by asking their questions to Mr Crozier, Professor Walls, Mr Chapman and Mrs D. By the end of the week, both classes were taught how to convert reported speech into direct speech, using direct commas. The children enjoyed scanning local newspapers to find suitable verbs as alternatives for ‘said’. Well done Year Three!

In Maths, we have been learning about Addition in the context of Statistics and Data. At the beginning of the week, the children were given bar graphs about the occurrence of UK dragon sightings. Using place value counters and diennes, the pupils were able to problem solve and calculate which two areas had a total number of sightings that was closest to 200. On Friday, St. Peter’s took part in a Deep Learning day for Growth Mindset. Both Year Three classes had successfully problem-solved their way out of a tricky ‘learning pit’ when given a pack of tricky Dragon problems to complete. Great Commitment and Critical thinking, well done Year Three!

Just a brief reminder that we would like for the children to complete the Maths Challenge sticker – in their Home Learning diaries – by Friday 27th April.

We hope you all have a pleasant weekend in the sun,

Miss Honeywell, Mrs Luter and Mrs Stewart.