W/B 19/03/18

Hello everyone,

This week in maths we have moved on to learning about money. We have been exploring the value of money, converting pounds and pence, adding and subtracting money and giving change.

In writing this week, we are working on describing settings and writing from a characters point of view. We have been reading the book ‘Mrs Cole’ and the pupils are coming up with some great imaginative ideas so far. In SPAG, we are working on conjunctions to extend sentences as well as using the indefinite article ‘a’ and ‘an’ correctly in our work.

In our topic, we will be creating acrostic poems based on smuggling. We will also be exploring how landscapes had an impact on smuggling. In D & T we will begin working on creating our smugglers purse.

Times tables:

Group 1: x7

Group 2: x6

Miss Deay

Week beginning: 12/3/18

Well done to our pupils of the week. They really impressed me in their writing as you will see below! One from last week when we were writing acrostic poems about Spring and one from this week.

In writing we have been looking at the book The Day the Crayons Quit! and looking at the language they have used to persuade the reader to listen to them. We then had a go at trying to persuade Easter bunny not to hide Easter eggs in horrible places, like the toilet! YUK!

In mathematics  we have continued learning about division and we are now starting to look at statistics.

This week in Science we started our investigation to see why plants grow better in Spring. Do they need sun and water to grow?

In RE we have continued to learn about Moses and the importance of Passover for Jewish people.

On Monday we will be introducing a new homework book. More information will be given on Monday.

Thank you for all of your support,


Mrs Miller


W/B: 12/03/18

In class 3 this week, we are working on some more division and will be moving on to scaling. We will also be working on some problem solving on Friday. In our times tables test this week, I am going to test a range of the times tables from 2-12. For group 2, I would like them to work on their 9’s.

In writing, we are working on recounting and summarising our Arthur legends, and will also be drafting and publishing a comic strip towards the end of the week. We are also working on our prepositions and word classes (identifying words that are verbs, adjectives, adverbs) in SPAG.

In science, we will be learning about sun safety along with the benefits and dangers of UV light. We will also be using our chrome books on Thursday to research some information about smuggling in Dorset.

Please remember to bring in your reading journal on Thursday, well done to those who are consistently bringing them in to get signed.

Miss Deay




This week we have been learning all about the planets. We have done lots of painting, collage and making and have been busy writing descriptions of a new planet, passports for space and postcards from space. In maths, we have been thinking a lot about 3D shapes and their properties. We have also enjoyed athletics and exploring with the huge parachute this week.

How you can help this week:   Keep reading with your child and practising their words.

Congratulations to our Learner of the week. Our school value for this half term is justice and she always plays and shares fairly and quietly looks after any child that may be upset or hurt. Thank you.

WB: 5/3/18

All children this week persevered and did their best in their practise assessments, but this weeks pupil of the week was particularly resilient. Well done!

Along with assessments, we have been looking at acrostic poems. The children came up with a wonderful acrostic poem as a whole class:

Sun gazing beautifully on the soft green grass.

Precious, glistening water, dripping slowly from the sky.

Revealed wonders of the beautiful, fresh rainbow flowers.

Incredible blossoms, drifting lightly when the wind tickles them.

New, surprising and delicate animals springing to life.

Great blankets of golden sweet corn, dancing gracefully in the wind.

We have also been really exploring Spring by looking at the flowers that are beginning to grow and we have started to plan an investigation in Science to find out why plants grow in Spring.

We were lucky this week to have a cricket coach come in and deliver a cricket session. We were shown different games we could play to help develop our balance and agility.

Please note, I have given all of the children their individual spellings that they need to work on. Please practise these every week at home. These are not the spellings I will be testing the children on, they are just to help your child.

I will be testing the children on the following spellings:

badge, bridge, edge, dodge, fudge, age, huge, change, charge, bulge, village

The /dʒ/ sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words.

I will be recapping 2,5 and 10 times tables and linking these to division, for example:

2 x 5 = 10     so      10 divided by 5 = 2

Thank you for all of your support,

Mrs Miller



Wb: 05/02/18

Firstly, welcome back to school after the snow! We have a busy week ahead of us in Class 3. We are having assessment week, and will be sitting some maths, reading and spag papers. The children worked really hard yesterday, and earned a gem in the jar. Keep up the fantastic effort.

When we complete our tests this week, we will be working on division in maths. In writing, we will be working on our Arthur legends. We will be extending sentences by using descriptive language and a range of punctuation. We will then be redrafting and improving our work on Friday.

In our topic, we will be exploring how life in Dorset was different in the 18th century. In D & T, we will be designing our smuggler purses. On Wednesday we will have athletics in the afternoon.

On a Monday morning, class 3 have been taking part in the singing strategy with class 4 and 5. As part of this we will be performing a song in The Priory later on in the year. The children are quite enjoying working with Mrs Wright it at the moment.

Times tables test this week:

Group 1: x8, 9 ,12

Group 2: x6, x 7, x8

Don’t forget your reading journal on Thursday.

Miss Deay

Here are some pictures of the children’s costumes for World Book Day along with some photos of our homework exhibition!


Tuesday 6th March

I hope your children managed to have some fun in the snow last week. Yesterday children presented their homework to their peers and parents. I have attached a few photos. Thank you for all the support you have provided them. Yesterday, Children were also dressed up as their chosen book characters, again see attached photos.

This week and part of next week, we will be undertaking assessments in maths and English. Expect papers to be coming home with your child before the end of term so you can help them with any areas of weakness.

Next Monday, as part of our science, we will be going over to Druit Gardens, please ensure they have their coats with them. We may go the following day, weather dependent.