Monthly Archives: October, 2020

Friday 23rd October 2020

This week in Maths, we have been solving problems with multiplication linked to the pumpkin patch. Farmer Joe told them there were 4 rows of pumpkins, less than 30 in total but he couldn’t work out how many could be in each row. Luckily the children were on hand to help out. We then thought about ‘what if there were 20 pumpkins but some rows were orange and some rows were white – how many of each could there be?’ Have a look at an example of our work!

We have been busy writing our instructions for washing a sabre tooth tiger (yikes!)  We thought carefully about some of the challenges that we might have faced while washing the prehistoric beast. We were all impressed with how creative the children were during the writing process and by the presentation of their final published pieces.

During our PPA Art lessons we have been looking at henna and creating hand and foot artwork in that style.

Home learning:  Spellings for this week have focused on the ‘u’ sound spelt with a ‘o’ such as love, mother, another. Our phonics group have looked at u_e. Try and use the vocabulary words during conversations at home over half term to ‘persuade’.  We will be writing some persuasive letters after half term using this language. Don’t forget to log in to sum-dog and TT rockstars. We have had some reading passports coming in so keep reading and when you have finished, bring them in to Be displayed. Finally, thank you to the children who bought in the reviews in their home reading journal. We will be looking at these again on Friday 13th November.

Congratulations to our showstopper writers, golden key winners and our perfect presentation pupils.

Thank you for all of your support with the home learning. Have a restful half term break.

Friday 16th October 2020

This week we had a special Liturgy in School.  We were celebrating that we are all the disciples of Jesus. Each one of us is called to follow Jesus, every single day. The children wrote on fish cut outs how they ‘dare’ to be a disciple. For example I dare to be a disciple when I am forgiving.  The children shared their dare and added them to a year group net.  These are currently being displayed in the school entrance at school.

In Maths this week we were looking at multiplication and division using the times tables.  We focused on the 2, 3, 5, and 10 times tables initially.  Later in the week we looked at solving problems such as – ‘Zig Aliens have 3 legs and Zog aliens have 5 legs.  If Mr. Chapman saw 25 legs on the school field, how many of each alien could there be?’ The children drew the problem (aliens) and then began to apply their mathematical knowledge of the times tables to solve the problem.

In English, the children have been looking at writing instructions. We have been learning about imperative verbs, prepositions and times connectives to help us write some accurate instructions for how to wash a woolly Mammoth. Next week we will be applying these skills in our writing but this time thinking about washing a sabre tooth tiger.

The focus in our spelling lessons was on the ‘or’ sound after a w.  We looked at the words: worm, word, worth, worthy, worthwhile etc. In Phonics the children explored the sound -ew. We would like you to be creative with your home spellings this week. Can you make the words using lego? Can you write them using sticks? Can you write the words with chalk on the ground?

Home Learning: On Friday 23rd October we will be looking at the reading reviews again. These are completed in the Yellow reading journal.  We hope to post some good examples on the blog so don’t forget to bring them in to share.  There are activities to try on Sumdog again this week. Login and have a go! And don’t forget to practise your times tables on TT Rockstars too.

Congratulations to all the children who have received their pens – You need to keep them now by always writing in your best handwriting.  Well done to our show stopper writers, our golden key winners and our Perfect Presentation children.

Reminder: A few children didn’t have their coats in school today and it was particularly chilly in the morning.  Please remember these as it gets colder.

Have a lovely weekend to you all. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Team Three

Fossil detectives

This week we started to look at how Fossils are created.  You could look into this more at home. Do you have fossils at home? Could you have a look at more photographs of fossils online or in books? Could you draw some fossils? If you want to bring any of your research in to show us, we’d love to see what you find out.

Maths: This week in Maths we have been looking at measure.  We have been measuring old ‘mammoth bones’ and ‘sabre tooth tiger’ teeth.  Towards the end of the week we looked at problems such as: If I have 3 mammoth bones each measuring 24cm, how long would the bones be in total? We looked at how we can draw the problem to help us understand it and then use this to solve it.  The children were very successful! Well Done!

English: We were busy writing our setting description this week.  We published our final piece on Friday.  The teachers in Year 3 will be deciding if there are any candidates worthy of a pen licence this week.  Next week we will be looking at instructions.  If you want to get a head start, you could look for some examples of this text in your homes.

Topic: We had lots of fun creating music to fit with the sunset and sunrise at Stone Henge.  The children were very creative in matching the appropriate mood and even began to record their music in early notation.

Maths: log into sumdog and have a go at the multiplication challenges available

Spelling: Finally, we looked at the ‘ar’ sound after w this week.  We noticed it can sound like ‘or’ but it is spelt ‘ar’ (war, warship, toward). The phonics group looked into words with the sound ‘ue’.  All children have the spellings and vocabulary work stuck into their pink books.

Word shapes:

Spelling Staircase:

Congratulations to our showstoppers, mathemagicians, and Golden key winners – All well deserved!

Have a great weekend.  We look forward to seeing you again next week for lots more learning.

Team Three