Monthly Archives: July, 2018



We hope you have all been having a great week.

This week, the children have taken part in some transition days, in preparation for their start within a new year group during September 2018. We have been very impressed by the excellent behaviour and maturity demonstrated by children, who have taken all new changes in their stride and enjoyed the time spent within their new classes.

In English, we have been learning about causal conjunctions. We practised our sentences using conjunction cards before making our own flow chart. Across the rest of the week, the children drafted and edited their explanation texts. Next week, we look forward to publishing and evaluating our written pieces before sending them to the library! Great work, Year Three.

In Maths, we have continued to learn about multiplication and division. As the week progressed, we moved on from using the grid method to also using rapid mental strategies including ‘ten times smaller, ten times bigger’ to reach answers in a more efficient way. By the end of the unit, both classes used pictures to solve a seriesĀ  of ‘how many combination’ problems. We were particularly impressed by the children’s use of systematic techniques, to ensure that all possible combinations of ice creams and sandwiches had been made. Well done!

We hope you all have an enjoyable weekend,

Miss Honeywell, Mrs Stewart and Mrs Luter.

The Big Heatwave…


We hope you have all been having a good week and that you have enjoyed the Summer sun so far.

This week, the children have started their new unit of learning, ‘Cracking Contraptions’. As part of their learning on explanation texts, Year Three watched short video clips of the machines from Wallace and Gromit and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. We then used Pie Corbett actions to rehearse the key vocabulary of an explanation text before designing our very own machines and labelling them with a variety of technical vocabulary. Well done Year Three! Next week, we look forward to orally rehearsing our explanation texts when using conjunctions for cause and effect.

In Maths, the children have been working hard on using a variety of written and mental strategies in order to solve a range of tricky challenge problems. In particular, we discussed which methods would be the most relevant, efficient and suitable to use, for a series of number sentences. Please refer to the activity sheet provided, for the children’s Maths home learning this week. As ever, we look forward to seeing the children’s participation and progress on Sumdog Maths.

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

Miss Honeywell, Mrs Luter and Mrs Stewart.