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Archive | 2015

Charity Fundraising Begins

Mr Woodcock and I are extremely proud of year 3 and their efforts in raising money for their chosen charity. All of the children helped towards the event and it was great to see everyone so enthused. The children made £93 which is a fantastic start towards their year long fundraising project.

All of the staff would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope you have a fun and relaxing break.

Thank you for all your Christmas wishes and generosity.

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Busy week for Year 3

This week has been extremely busy. We have watched three Christmas performances and Amber class’s assembly. In maths we have been learning about fractions and in literacy we have been writing recounts. We are all looking forward to making lots of cakes on Monday for our charity cake sale.

Perfect Performances

This week we have been working in groups to perform a short play. We filmed our performances and evaluated them. We thought about how we needed to project our voices and use expression.  In maths we have been dividing using a blank number line.

Sustainability Week

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This week is Sustainability Week. We have all enjoyed learning about sustainability. Yesterday Affinity Water visited us and we found out how we can save water. The lady explained how we should turn the tap off when we are brushing our teeth, only spend 4 minutes in the shower and wash the dishes in a bowl of water instead of washing them under a running tap. We have also been using lots of different orange items to create a sculpture.

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Peculiar Potions

Wow! This week has been great fun. The children have been writing instructions for how to make their marvellous medicines. They have been using a thesaurus to choose creative and imaginative adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

In maths the children have been measuring the perimeter of shapes. It’s been great to see lots of them independently identifying right angles in shapes too.

Amazing Angles

Measuring angles has been our focus in maths this week. We have been measuring using a protractor and naming the angles too. In literacy we have been reading George’s Marvellous Medicine. We have been using speech marks, subordinante clause, adjectives and verbs to continue the story on.

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Limerick Fun!

This week the children have been learning about limericks. They have been identifying the rhyme, writing their own and performing limericks. This has been a lot of fun!

In maths the children have been learning about 2D shapes. Naming, describing and drawing them.

New homework will be sent out today, look out for it in the bookbags.

Super Sandwiches!

This week the children have been writing instructions about sandwich making. In maths they have been gathering data and presenting it into pictograms.

It was great to see you all at parents evening. We had some queries about homework and the blog. Homework is set in fortnightly blocks and then the children hand it in. Mr Woodcock and I will be providing the homework at school and therefore it will not be available on the blog. This gives us the opportunity to provide differentiated homework and templates for their tasks.

We have sent out some handwriting homework for the half term. The children need to hand this back in during the first week back.

Have a great half term!

Time to tell the time

This week in maths the children have been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. It would be great if they could continue to practise this at home too. In literacy they have been following instructions and writing instructions. They have also been finishing their maps. All of the children have designed their own cities.

Story Time

This week the children have been writing their own stories. They have been trying to include subordinate clauses and good descriptions of characters and settings. In maths the children have been measuring weight. They had great fun estimating and measuring the weight of different potatoes.

The children will bring their homework diaries home today and we have put the homework for the next two weeks inside them. It was great to see that some children had completed extra times tables at home, well done!

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