Autumn 2 Week 4

This week we read The day the Crayons quit by Drew Daywalt and explored the different emotions of each character using freeze frames. We have also made predictions about what some of the Crayons might enjoy if they were to quit and created some colourful crayon art. Next week,  we are going to look at persuasive language and begin writing our own persuasive letters.

In maths we have used different mental strategies for addition and subtraction. Next week we will be exploring fact families and inverse for example:

15 + 15 = 30  and 30 -15 = 15

100 +3 = 103 and 103 – 3 = 100

In science we have investigated the function of our muscles; creating models and labelling the muscles and predicting and identifying which muscles we use when running.

We have begun our Advent preparation by creating Advent angels and promises. Each day through Advent we shall be sharing our promises and reading an Advent prayer together. Look out for your child’s Advent angel on the window in the playground.

Home learning 

Reading and spelling 

Please record your reading in your reading record and learn this word list;

crayon

colour

tired

quit

Dear

friend

change

Advent

Whole School Home Learning Advent 2020 Friday 27th November 2020 – see the Newsletter for examples.

Advent  is the period leading up to Christmas. It starts on the Sunday nearest to 30 November which this year is Sunday 29th November and ends on Christmas Eve. The word ‘advent‘ comes from the Latin word ‘adventus’ meaning ‘coming’ which is a translation of the Greek word ‘parousia’. It is a time of waiting and preparation rather than a joyful celebration like Christmas.

Advent reminds us to remember and prepare for the birth of Jesus.

To help us prepare for Christ’s coming during Advent we invite you to take part in a creative home learning opportunity. 

  1. Make an Advent wreath 

One of our Advent traditions is to pray around an Advent Wreath.

Create an Advent Wreath or Advent Candles from card and paper and display in your home as an Advent focus. Here are some ideas for making a craft display.

  1. Write an Advent prayer to say with your family every day of Advent. Here are some examples to help you.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, king of the universe.

You sent your Son to be the Light of the world and to spread his light of love to all.

As we light the candles of this wreath

May its growing brightness remind us of the approaching nearness of your Son

So that the day of His coming may find us prepared and filled with joy.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen

Taking part in these activities will help us to prepare and focus for the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

Mrs Joyce

RE Co-ordinator

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Week 3

This week we have finished our dragon writing, using alliteration, similes and noun phrases. They are wonderful! We have also painted our dragon eyes, which are very impressive too.

 

In Maths we have been adding 0ne and two digit numbers to three digit numbers, while in RE we have learnt to find Bible references and understand why we pray the Hail Mary and what it means.

    We have developed our punching technique in Karate and block tackling in hockey. In science we have explored the functions of our skeleton, identified some major bones, looked at x-rays and learnt about different animal skeletons.

Spelling  – ion suffix

Follow this link and learn these words https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/15/10-Endings-which-sound-like-sion

division
invasion
confusion
decision
collision
television
erosion
fusion
passion
pension

Reading

Please record your independent reading in your reading records and complete five read theory quizzes.

Maths 

Study ladder activities have been set. Please revise your 3, 4 and 5 timetables.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Week 2

This week has been all about dragons! In English the children have written descriptions of their dragons appearance and described their special powers. They have also been busy in art making a class dragon as well as origami and clay dragon eyes.

In maths the children have been reading scales. Please revise counting in 3 and 5 (timetables) using the free app hit the button over the weekend. During our hockey lessons we have been learning to pass, dribble and tackle – I have been very impressed with the control and skill shown!

 

Spelling  – suffix ture and sure 

Follow this link and learn these words https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/14/9-Words-with-endings-sounding-like-ture and complete the handwriting sheet sent home.

measure
treasure
pleasure
enclosure
creature
furniture
picture
nature
adventure

Reading

Please record your independent reading in your reading records and complete five read theory quizzes.

Maths 

Please complete the mathletics activities set.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Autumn 2 Week 1

Year 3 have been busy designing their own dragons this week, which they will be writing about next week. There are some very imaginative and magical ideas developing, which I am very excited about!

In maths the children have learnt to round to the nearest 10 and 100. This rhyme has really helped the class remember the rules of rounding.

We have prayed for those who have died in our prayer reflection books and learnt about remembrance day – please watch our PowerPoint below and enjoy our art work.

It has been a very active week – starting with karate, where we learnt the correct kicking technique and how to relax and stretch our bodies in different ways. Later in the week, we played hockey. Our focus this week has been possession and passing – we are a very talented class!

Home learning

Spelling  – suffix ‘ly’

Follow this link and learn these words https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/13/8-The-suffix-ly

sadly
usually
completely
finally
comically
happily
angrily
gently
simply
humbly
nobly
basically
dramatically

Reading

Please record your independent reading in your reading records and complete five read theory quizzes.

Maths 

Please complete the mathletics activities set.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

 

Week 8

Year 3 have been learning about India  for One World Week 2020. We used google maps and atlases to locate India, its surrounding countries, major cities, mountain ranges and major rivers. We’ve learnt to read toe figure grid references and investigated the different ways that the river Ganges is used. Most of the children decided they would like to live in the tropical climate zone of India so that they could see they wonderful wildlife found there. We enjoyed trying onion bhajis and comparing the UK to India.

 

Thank you for your very generous Harvest Festival donations.

 

The children had lots of fun this afternoon creating their own relay races, obstacle course and invasion games – I was very impressed with their teamwork and ball skills.

No home learning has been set but please ensure the children read daily and record this reading in their records.

Have a restful and safe half term,

Miss Pringle

Week 7

In maths this week, we have been estimating, comparing and measuring length. The children have been carefully using their rulers to measure accurately and select appropriate units of length. In English, Year 3 have been editing, publishing and assessing WWW What Working Well in their narratives.  You will be able to listen to them reading their wonderful stories – See below.

In PE, we have focused on ball carrying and passing in Tag Rugby. Next week we are going to use all of our new skills to play small sided possession games.

Home learning

Home learning 

Spelling – https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/93/16-Adding%E2%80%93ing%E2%80%93ed%E2%80%93er%E2%80%93est-and%E2%80%93y-to-words

dropping
dropped
sadder
saddest
madder
maddest
running
runner
runny

Mathletics 

Please complete the three activities set online.

Read theory and reading 

Please complete 10 quizzes and log your independent reading in your reading records.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

 

 

 

 

Week 6

We’ve had an action packed week in Y3! During RE we have looked at the symbols and actions used during Mass, while in Maths we have been estimating where to place numbers on number lines. Next week we will be looking at units of measurement.

We have used various painting techniques to create beautiful mountain and river paintings. I have been very impressed with the control the children have shown when painting. I am also really pleased with the story writing in Y3 this week – they have included prepositions, adjectives, noun phrases and verbs to interest the readers attention – well done Y3.

 

Home learning 

Spelling – https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/91/14-Adding-the-endings-ing-ed-er-est-and-y-to-words-ending-in-e

hiking
hiked
hiker
nicer
nicest
shiny
shiniest
shinier
shined
shining

Study ladder

Please complete the three activities set online (counting in 3s and sentence starters).

Read theory and reading 

Please complete 10 quizzes and log your reading in your reading records.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5

This week is Healthy Eating Week and as part of our science learning we have investigated the importance of staying hydrated and tasted water infused with cucumber or lemon to encourage us to drink more – lemon was the most popular choice in Y3. We enjoyed moving and being active together this week, running, dancing, beat the teacher PE challenges  and karate and had lots of fun creating bar graphs that show which fruit and vegetables we have eaten each day. Now we understand that we should try to ‘eat a rainbow’ in order to stay healthy. We also celebrated kindness in the class and enjoyed some delicious banana bread made with whole grain flour.

In maths this week, we have been ordering and comparing numbers, while during fluency we have been balancing equations:

> means greater than.   56 > 45

< means less than. 45 < 56

= means the same as or equal to 4 + 2 = 5 + 1. This is also a balanced equation.

See the source image

In English, we have written very exciting descriptive paragraphs about the character Stickman falling into a river! We have worked hard to include prepositions and interesting verbs to catch the readers attention. We will continue these stories next week.

Please look out for awards in the Newsletter!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Home learning

  1. Healthy Eating

This weekend please take photos of you eating with your family and being active, that can be stuck into your science book next week.  Also please complete the ‘What makes me happy’ sheet that can be found in your bag.

       2.  Spelling

lay
laid
laying
happier
happiest
say
saying
dried
drying
drier
driest

Follow this link  to practise https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/90/13-Adding-ed-ingAdding-ed-ing-er-and-est-to-a-root-word-ending-in-y-with-a-consonant-before-it-er-and-est-to-a-root-word-ending-in-y-with-a-consonant-before-it these are Y2 spelling words but have been chosen to close the gaps.

3. A preposition and handwriting sheet can be found in your child’s bag – please return by Wednesday next week.

4.Please complete 5 quizzes on read theory.

  

 

 

Week 4

This week we have practised adding and subtracting 10 from any number.  We have also continued working hard to learn our 3 time tables and our mental fluency.

In English we have been writing expanded noun phrases, ready to use them in our narrative next week.

During PE we have used our throwing, catching an dodging skills to play tag rugby. In Science we have researched interesting facts about sunflowers and used our estimation skills to guess the height and number of seeds on the largest sunflower in our garden.

Please look out for awards in the Newsletter!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Spelling – adding ed and ing

flying
fried
cried
crying
trying
tried
replied
replying

Follow this link https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/89/12-Adding-ed-ing-er-and-est-to-a-root-word-ending-in-y-with-a-consonant-before-it to practice – these are Y2 spelling words but have been chosen to close the gaps.

Mathletics and Study Ladder activities have been set and all accounts have been checked in class – please let me know on Monday if you have any issues accessing the set activities from home.

Please complete 5 quizzes on read theory – the comprehension adjusts itself automatically according to how the children perform during the quizzes. I am able to check this online too.

Please read with your child and encourage them to log their reading in their record, commenting on what they enjoyed. Please sign and return reading book and records on Thursdays.

Week 3

This week we have built on our understanding of Place Value and investigated different ways of building and drawing three digit numbers.  We have also played 100 square dice games using our addition and subtraction.

In English we wrote descriptive paragraphs and explored extending sentences by using conjunctions. We visited Mimmshall Brook on Thursday to inspire our writing over the next few weeks.

During PE we have developed our team work and problem solving skills, whilst in Science we identified what animals including humans need to be healthy.

I am very pleased with the children; they are following our Mission Prayer and trying their best.

Please look out for awards in the Newsletter!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Spelling – Adding es to nouns and verbs ending in y

cries
denies
fries
lies
replies
supplies
tries
carries
tidies
worries

Follow this link to practice – these are Y2 spelling words but have been chosen to close the gaps.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/88/11-Adding%E2%80%93es-to-nouns-and-verbs-ending-in%E2%80%93y

Mathletics and Study Ladder activities have been set and all accounts have been checked in class – please let me know on Monday if you have any issues accessing the set activities from home.

Please read with your child and encourage them to log their reading in their record. Please sign and return reading book and records on Thursdays.