Monthly Archives: October, 2018

Learning Behaviours


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

In English, we have been learning how to write persuasive statements. The children have had lots of opportunities this week to practise the skill of subordinating conjunctions, by orally rehearsing their statements before editing them on whiteboards. As the week progressed, both classes took part in a ‘noun hunt’ in order to find a selection of alternative nouns for the Woolly Mammoth and his owner. Subsequently, the children wrote a short, entertaining passage about each character – Year Three then reviewed their work by colour-coding which nouns and pronouns referred to which character, to ensure that each piece of writing was cohesive and that it made sense. Great use of ‘critical thinking’, well done!

In Maths, Year Three have been learning about multiplication and division. At the beginning of the week, the children took part in a carousel of activities that enabled them to practise their 3 and 4 times tables. We then used arrays to represent a variety of multiplication facts for each 3 times table, before moving on to show ‘groups’ of items on a number line. The children enjoyed counting ‘groups of’ alien eyes, feet, fingers, etc. when solving a selection of challenging multiplication and division problems. We would like to congratulate everyone for their creativity this week – it was brilliant to see the following representations of division and multiplication facts across the children’s work: number lines, arrays, number sentences, written sentences, etc.

We hope that you all have a lovely half term break next week, and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Kind regards,

Miss Honeywell, Mrs Stewart and Mrs Sumba.

CAFOD Wear It Bright day


This week, the children have been publishing and evaluating their instruction pages. We were impressed by the children’s use of time connectives, imperative verbs, adverbs and prepositions across their step by step command sentences. The children also thought very carefully about the additional features boxes they had included in their work, to ensure they had a clear purpose. We have now started our new unit of learning on persuasion. In this unit, the children shall be writing a persuasive letter to Mr Cunningham to convince him to purchase a prehistoric class pet – the child with the most persuasive letter from each class shall be able to name their “Woolly Mammoth” class mascot and take him home!

In Maths, Year Three have been learning how to add and subtract tens and ones from a three digit number. As the week progressed, the children explored this concept through the context of money. Both classes also worked hard to solve a range of tricky reasoning problems that involved the addition and subtraction of multiples of one hundred. Next week, we look forward to developing our learning on money. Please remind your child to log on to Sumdog learning over the weekend in preparation for this.

On Friday, the children enjoyed taking part in our CAFOD Wear It Bright day. Year Three wore lots of bright colours in order to raise money for CAFOD and support those who are less fortunate in other countries around the world.

We hope you all have a nice weekend,

Miss Honeywell, Mrs Stewart and Mrs Sumba.