Archive | 2017
This week the children have been learning how to use a dictionary in literacy. They have been locating words and ordering words alphabetically when looking at the first, second or third letter! It has given them another great opportunity and resource to practise their spelling. In Maths we have revisited addition and subtraction through a Chilli Challenge! The children have been looking at different number sentences and using their mental maths knowledge and written methods to solve them.
Homework will be set next week for the children to complete over the Easter Holidays.
This week the children have been learning how to write a newspaper report. They have produced some great newspaper reports based on the missing jewel. In maths they have been calculating change using counting on. All of the children have now planted the seeds for our You Grow They Grow project.
This week the children have loved taking part in creative writing week. The missing jewel and investigating the possible suspects has been very exciting. This mystery will continue into next week with the children using the events to write newspaper reports. Maths has seen the children continue to investigate measurements, converting cm to mm and vice versa.
This week the children have been measuring length in cm using a ruler. In literacy they have been learning about prepositions. They have been focusing on starting sentences with prepositions. The children have also been practising these spellings: build, building, believe, bicycle and busy.
This week the children have been using their knowledge of syllables to help them write a Haiku. In maths they have been using the fraction wall to compare fractions. The children have also been focusing on these year 3 and 4 words in their spelling lessons. It would be great to continue practising these at home.
accident, accidently, arrive, actual, actually and appear.
We will be focusing on 6 words a week this term and any extra work at home which encourages the children to use these words in sentences would be much appreciated.
This week the children have been learning about how to use an and a correctly in sentences. In maths they have been learning about fractions and have enjoyed adding fractions together.
This morning it was lovely to see so many of you at our first Alban City Art Exhibition. I know the children in year 3 have really enjoyed their Take One Picture project.
We hope you all have a great half term break. After half term all children in year 3 will be designing and making a pneumatic dinosaur. Every child will need a shoe box for this. If you have a shoe box or two at home could you please bring them in after the half term holiday. Thank you.
In literacy this week the children have been using their ICT skills to create an information booklet. They researched a dinosaur of their choice, gathering facts to build informative sentences to type their booklet. In Maths we have been using mental maths to solve problems. We played Total 99 using 7 rolls of a dice to reach the target number, solved problems to budget for a picnic and investigated palindromic numbers.
This week the children have been using speech marks in their writing. They have been working on using a new line for a new speaker. In maths we have been dividing using a blank number line. We have also been using our multiplication knowledge to help with dividing.
This week the children have been writing their own adventure stories based on a story by Anthony Brown. They have included good description, paragraphing and subordinate clauses. In Maths they used their number knowledge to find halves and doubles of 2 digit numbers, focusing on odd numbers.
Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for your generosity at Christmas , we hope you all had a lovely break.
We understand there have been some issues with the Active Learn log ins for Amber class. We have reset them and tested to ensure it now works.
This week we are writing similes and learning about time.
Homework is due in tomorrow, Friday 6th January.