06.12.15.Concrete Mathematics. In Year 3 we have been learning about concrete mathematics to deepen our understanding of numbers. It has helped us in our addition.
Please watch the video ► to watch Freya and Darcie from 3A explaining an addition sum involving regrouping (which you may know as ‘carrying’ or ‘borrowing’ ones). (Video Running Time: 2 mins 22 secs).
06.12.15.Spelling Log Books. This term, Year 3 have started to use their Read Write Inc spelling booklets. This means that as well as the overarching 10 termly spellings, they will also be learning new spelling patterns in school weekly.
The children have one booklet that is kept in school and a small log book which should come home with them and be returned back into school daily. During each unit, the children will choose 5 or 6 words to log and learn. These will be words that they find difficult to spell.
Click the pic to view examples of Spelling Log Books
The children should then take home their blue log books to learn their spellings for that specific unit.
When we start the next unit, we begin with a speed spell where the children are tested on the most difficult words from the previous unit.
Any incorrect spellings will also be written in their blue log books.
18.12.15.A Happy Christmas from 3A. Miss Thomas is very impressed with the children's attitude to learning this term and hopes for it to continue in the new year.
Click on the link to the right ► to see 3A’s Christmas message. (Video Running Time: 7 secs).
Have a Wonderful break.
10.11.15: Term 2 Pick n Mix
Past, Present & Future
6.11.15: Term 2
Newsletter & CC
08.01.16.Welcome back! We have been very busy already this week and have even learned and perfected a French finger rhyme.
Ask the children what it means and they will be happy to tell you.
Click on the link to the right ► to hear 3A’s French finger rhyme. (Video Running Time: 11 secs).
18.01.16.The children are learning their 3 times tables. Watch what happens when Miss Thomas shouts ‘Uptown Funk” in the classroom.
Please continue to practice your times tables daily at home.
25.04.16.Our new English wall supports our learning throughout a unit of work. The children aim towards having their work chosen for the model of excellence. This will be a piece of work that has been completed to a high standard including all or most of our success criteria.
This week's winner is Jess for writing a brilliant set of instructions. Click on the picture on the right to see a couple of photos which includes our wall.
Who will be our next winner....?
02.05.16.Our guided reading sessions have just become more exciting!
Throughout the session, our teacher is looking for us to provide: points, evidence, explanations and links (PEEL).
If we achieve any of these things, we get a coloured cube. The aim is to collect all four colours in our guided reading session.
Go ahead and ask your child some questions about the book they are reading at home. Don't forget to encourage them to answer using PEEL.