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We offer Nursery Provision to Year 6

This Week's Learning

Week Beginning 18.10.21

 

Learning this week 

 

English- This week we will be writing our own warning tale. We will use all of the features of our toolkit to make sure the setting is described really well. 

 

Maths- We will be continuing to use mental  and written strategies, including the column method, to add and subtract including bridging 10 and 100. 

 

Reading- We will complete a book review of the stories that we have read in The Akimbo Adventures. 

 

Design Technology- We will evaluate our product and think about the strengths and weaknesses of our design. 

 

RE- We will look at why Christians call God father and think about the names that Christians give God.  

 

Spellings

Spelling are set on Purple Mash each week. This week we will test the children on some of the words they have learnt this half term. All of the word lists can be found on the homework tab. 

 

Reminders

 

Sculpture Week

After half term we will be having an exciting sculpture week. Year 3 will be looking at the artist Barbara Hepworth. As part of this week, we will make salt dough apertures and carve a soap into our own sculpture. 

If you have any out of date flour that could be used in the salt dough, please send it in to school. Please send in at least 1 bar of soap that we can sculpt. 

 

 

This half term has gone so quickly! The children have settled in really well to Year 3. We are looking forward to seeing you at parents evening after the half term break. 

 

 

Week Beginning 11.10.21

 

Learning this week 

 

English- This week we will be writing our own version of the story 'A Boy Who Cried Wolf'

 

Maths- We will be continuing to use mental strategies to add and subtract including bridging 10 and 100. 

 

Reading- We will look at action in the story and think about how characters are feeling. 

 

Design Technology- We will continue with our textiles project and make design decisions before creating our final product. 

 

Art- We will look at Adinkra designs and create own own patterns. 

 

Reminders

 

Experiences

You will have received an email about our next half term theme, which is Ancient Greeks. During this topic we will have a dress up day with activities. Please donate £1 to contribute to the cost of materials for this day. Thank you

 

Jumpers

There are still lots of un-named jumpers around the Year 3 block. They will all be put in the lost property box at the end of the week if they are not claimed. Please name your child's clothing.

 

 

 

Week Beginning 4.10.21

 

Learning this week 

 

English- This week we will be learning the story of 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf'. We will look at how the setting is described at the beginning of the story. 

 

Maths- We will be continuing to use mental strategies to add and subtract including bridging 10 and 100. 

 

Reading- We will look at the vocabulary in the book and order key events. 

 

Science- We will complete a quiz to see what we have learnt.    

 

Design Technology- We will start our textiles project where we will look at apron designs and make choices about what our own apron will look like. We will learn some stitches. 

 

PSHE- This week is 'Feel Good' week. We will think about how working together makes us stronger.

 

Reminders

Uniform

If your child has long hair, please make sure it is tied up at school.

Children should not be wearing jewellery to school and earrings, including studs, should be removed on PE days. 

Please make sure your child has trainers in their PE bags. They should not be wearing trainers to school on PE days. 

 

 

Week Beginning 27.9.21

 

Learning this week 

 

English- This week we will be writing about a predator that we have created. We will use all of the skills that we have learnt including conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and power of three. 

 

Maths- We will be completing a quiz about place value and begin to learn adding and subtracting using practical equipment.  

 

Reading- We are continuing our class book 'Akimbo's adventures'. We will look at the next story in the collection and make predictions now that we know something about the characters.

 

Science- We will learn about skeletons and muscles and what their job are in our bodies.   

 

Computing- We are continuing to look at keeping safe online. 

 

Reminders

Reading records

Please encourage your child to read everyday and record this in their reading record. Reading records should be in school every day. It is great to see Book Bingo challenges starting to be completed. If you are stuck on a book, please let us know and we will try to help. Our local libraries are also very happy to help. If you take your book bingo card into them, they will be able to give recommendations. 

 

Names in clothes

We will try to help if clothes are lost at school but this is impossible when they are not named. It is a good idea to put the class name too but even the children's initials make finding things easier!

 

Sewing

Next week (and for the next couple of weeks) we are embarking on a 'Design Project' that involves every child sewing. If you have any scraps of material that they can practice on or use as a pocket then please send them in. 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 20.9.21

 

Learning this week 

 

English- This week we will be writing our own non-fiction report about a predator. We will focus on sentence starters and conjunctions

 

Maths- We will compare values of objects and numbers. We will add and subtract 1, 10 and 100 to numbers

 

Reading- We are continue our class book 'Akimbo and the Lion'. We will look at the action in the story.

 

Art- We will be looking at Adinkra Design and creating our own artwork. 

 

Science- We will learn how living things get their food and what a balanced diet looks like. We will know what a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore are.   

 

Reminders

 

Outdoor Learning

Please send wellies into school. We will be doing outdoor learning this week. 

 

School Uniform

Please make sure your child is wearing correct school uniform, including school shoes (even on PE days). PE kit should be sent into school in a separate bag. Please ensure all clothes are named.

 

Reading records

Please encourage your child to read everyday and record this in their reading record. Reading records should be in school every day. 

 

Coats

Now the weather is changeable, please ensure they have a coat in school so they can be outside at break, lunch and for outdoor learning. 

 

 

Week Beginning 13.9.21

 

It has great week and the children enjoyed investigating a mysterious visitor in our block. The children have been really sensible with new routines like changing for PE and collecting their own lunch from the cooks.  

 

Learning this week 

 

English- This week we will be continuing to learn our non-fiction text about lions. We will focus on grammar features like conjunctions, verbs and the layout of an information report. 

 

Maths- We will continue our learning about place value. We will be placing numbers on a numberline to 100 and we will compare objects and numbers. 

 

Reading- We are continue our class book 'Akimbo and the Lion'. We will look at how settings are described and make inferences about a character's actions. 

 

Art- We will be looking at the Artist Esther Malungu and think about the patterns that she created. 

 

Geography- We will learn about where the equator is and learn vocabulary Northern and Southern Hemisphere. 

 

Computing- We we learn about online safety and think about how we keep our personal information safe. 

 

Reminders

 

Lunchtimes

If your child is having a packed lunch please make sure that it does not contain nuts. This includes chocolate spreads with nuts in. Thank you.

 

PE

Our PE days days are Wednesday and Thursday. The children will be changing at school. Please send their kit into school in a bag. 

 

Reading records

The children will bring home a book this week. Please record any reading that they do at home. They also have a Book Bingo at the front of their book. Please complete no more than 1 per day. Once they have completed their book bingo, they will get a Golden Ticket and have a chance to win the main prize.

You will also find their Wonde login underneath it. 

 

Homework

Spellings will be set on purple mash. Please see homework tab for more details.

 

 

Week Beginning 6.9.21

 

We have had a great first 2 days in Year 3. All of the children have settled in really well.

 

Learning this week 

 

English- This week we will be starting to learn our new text. We are learning a non-fiction text about Lions. 

 

Maths- We will continue our learning about place value. We look look at numbers with hundreds, tens and ones and think about the value of each digit. 

 

Reading- We are starting our class book 'Akimbo and the Lion'. We will make predictions and look at the main characters in the story. 

 

Art- We are going to be sketching and thinking about how to make improvements to our work.

 

Science- We will think about how we know that an animal is a predator. 

 

We will also be looking out to see if there are any predators around our school.

 

Reminders

 

Lunchtimes

If your child is having a packed lunch please make sure that it does not contain nuts. This includes chocolate spreads with nuts in. Thank you.

 

PE

Our PE days days are Wednesday and Thursday. The children will be changing at school. Please send their kit into school in a bag. 

 

Reading records

The children will bring home a book this week. Please record any reading that they do at home. They also have a Book Bingo at the front of their book. Please complete no more than 1 per day. Once they have completed their book bingo, they will get a Golden Ticket and have a chance to win the main prize.

You will also find their Wonde login underneath it. 

 

Homework

Spellings will be set on purple mash. Please see homework tab for more details.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 3!

 

We are really excited to welcome you to Year 3 and looking forward to seeing you this week.

 

For the first 2 days we will be doing some reading, writing and maths. We will also talk about how we are feeling about Year 3 in our PSHE lessons. We are also looking at the artist Frank Bowling and you will have received an additional e-mail about this. 

 

Year 3 have PE on Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday will be outside on the field or playground. Thursday will be a session inside, in the hall.

 

Our woodlands day will usually be a Monday but please make sure your child has wellies everyday, in a bag that can be on their peg. 

 

We will have our music session with Mr Scullin on Tuesdays. 

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