W/B 15/01/18

In Maths we are finishing up our unit on addition and subtraction. The pupils have been using concrete resources to show them why we exchange into the tens and hundreds column, as well as learning different methods to help them in this area (using the bar model, part whole model etc.)

In English, we will continue to work on our book ‘Blodin the Beast’. The pupils will be learning how to use an apostrophe to show possession, as well as writing from the point of view of one of the villagers. We will also be working on some poetry towards the end of the week where we will be using our descriptive language and five senses.

In Science we will be learning about magnetic poles and creating a poster about what we have found out. In our topic, we will be exploring how volcanoes affect people’s lives. In Music we will be using our glockenspiels to play along with our song ‘Three Little Birds’. In spelling we will be proof reading different pieces of work as well as using different strategies to help us remember our words.

Please remember to bring in your reading journal on Thursday.

Times tables:

Group 1: x6, x7

Group 2: x4, x5

Miss Deay

As we will be working on creating our volcano models over the next few weeks, could you please send your child into school with a small drinks bottle, some newspaper and cardboard?

 

 

We have had a great week this week and it was particularly special finishing with a service in the Priory Church. Well done to our new head boy and girl and also to the prefects.

In maths we have been adding and taking away; we did this using resources, drawing and writing it out in a more formal way.

In writing we have been writing information about nocturnal animals and other animals.

In RE we have been learning about Salvation and the Easter story.

We are so lucky to have Dance this term with a specialist coach. We were learning lots of new skills such as keeping in time with the rhythm.

In science we have begun to think about what humans and other animals need to survive.

I tested the children on their spellings this week and their 5 times tables.

Next week I will test them on the following words: Father, class, grass, pass, plant, path, bath and hour. Once I have finished testing all of the year 2 common exception words, I will send home a list of the words your child still can not spell. This will help you to further support your child at home.

In maths I will be testing the children on their 10 times tables.

Some children still struggled to recall their 5 times tables. Any help your child receives at home, really impacts on their learning in school. If they are still struggling and you need advise on how to further support your child, please arrange a meeting with me by contacting the office and I will try to help.

A website to help with times tables:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

Thank you for all your support and have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Miller

 

W/B: 08/01/18

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a nice Christmas holiday. Thank you for the lovely presents I received before we broke up, they were very thoughtful.

This week in class 3, we are working on our addition and subtraction in Maths crossing and not crossing 100. We will also be working on our problem solving by spotting a pattern. In English, we will be using our inference skills, describing a setting and writing from a point of view. We will also be working on using an apostrophe of possession with plural nouns.

In science, we will be investigating the strength of different magnets and in our topic ‘Extreme Earth’, we will be exploring how a volcano occurs. We will also be working on some Spanish where we will learn the numbers 1-5.

On Wednesday we will have our dance session, so please ensure to send your child to school with their PE kit. We will also have golf on Friday.

Times tables test this week:

Group 1: x3, x4 x8

Group 2: x2, x3

Don’t forget to bring in your reading journal on Thursday so I can sign it.

Have a good week!

Miss Deay

Class 3 letter

 

 

 

Well done to our pupil of the week, he was chosen for demonstrating readiness to learn and always willing to take risks with his learning.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday Christmas and a lovely New Year!!

We begun this week with an immersion activity into the new topic animals and nocturnal animals. We began to look at animal information texts and the different types of sentences that can be found within them. In maths we are continuing to learn skills and strategies for adding and subtracting using the White Rose Method.

In RE this week we have been learning about Easter and Salvation. They wrote about the Easter story and discussed the importance of forgiveness.

GOLF – This term we are lucky enough to have a specialised teacher, teaching us different skills and techniques in golf. See the pictures!

Home learning – Next week I will be testing the children on the following words:
every, great, break, steak, pretty, beautiful, after, fast, last, past. Please practise these with your child, if you have not already.

I am also going to be testing your children again on their 5 x tables. It is important that we keep revisiting these.

It was a wonderful start to the term….The children in this class always put a huge smile on my face!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Miller