Turner Class

Monday 15th October 2018

Tuesday, 16th October, 4:20 PM

Reading:

Our main focus this week is to use poems to make inferences about what the characters might be like or what the poet’s intentions were. For example, what mood were they trying to create? We will continue to use our sentence stems to have discussions with partners and in small groups.

 

Writing:

This week we will be up-levelling a story by improving vocabulary choices, sentence openers, vocabulary and connectives. We will the play some VCOP games to verbally think of sentences which begin with a range of sentence openers as well as play spot the difference between a simple story opening and a more detailed opening. We will use this learning to write another adventure story about the children being taken to an alien planet on a spaceship.   

  

Maths:

We will learn how to spot patterns when adding numbers, how to use the column method to add two numbers and how to add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers.

 

Science:

This week we complete an assessment to see how much we have remembered about our learning this term about rocks and fossils.  

 

Topic:

We will think about what life was like in the Stone Age and compare it with life today.

 

PSHE:

We will continue our discussions about internet safety and will produce a poster advising children what personal information they should never put online.

 

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Write an exciting story about a topic of your choice. Can you include an opening, build up, peak and concluding section in your story? Can you use lots of different sentence openers such as: adverbs (words ending in –ly), -ing verbs or connectives?

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction

 

 


Monday 8th October 2018

Monday, 8th October, 4:44 PM

Reading:

We will continue to read our class text, ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Our main focus is making links. While reading the text we will stop to discuss how we can make links with books or films we have read or seen before as well as life experiences which link to parts of the text.  

 

Writing:

This week we will be planning and writing an exciting, gripping story about the arrival of the aliens of planet Earth. We will look at an example story opening and work together to up level this so it is more interesting for the reader. Then we will discuss what makes a good story and revise what we should include in the opening, build up, peak and concluding part of a story. We will use all of our knowledge on connectives, adjectives and power openers when writing our stories to make them as interesting and exciting for the reader.  

  

Maths:

We will continue our unit on addition and subtraction. We will learn how to: add and subtract 3 digit numbers and 10s with no exchange; add 3 digit numbers and tens; subtract multiples of 10 from a 3 digit number and add and subtract 100s. We will use a range of resources to support us such as base 10 equipment, place value counters, part whole models, number lines and bar models.

 

Science:

This week we will investigate the properties of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. We will test the density, permeability and durability.

 

RE:

This week we will learn more about the Sikh place of worship (Gurdwara).

 

Topic:

We will understand what Skara Brae is and why its discovery is of historical importance.  

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Write an exciting story about a topic of your choice. Can you include an opening, build up, peak and concluding section in your story? Can you use lots of different sentence openers such as: adverbs (words ending in –ly), -ing verbs or connectives?

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction

 

 


Monday 1st October 2018

Monday, 1st October, 7:15 PM

Reading:

We will continue to read our class text, ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Our main focus is questioning, we will practise asking questions about the text such as who, what, when, where, why and how.  We will continue to use our learning behaviours and sentence stems to help us structure our conversations when working in pairs or in small groups.

 

Writing:

This week we are focusing on word types and will look at examples of wow words including verbs and adjectives. We will learn more about how we can use connectives to extend sentences and will start to learn what a main clause and subordinate clause is and have a go at switching the order of these when writing sentences. We will then practise using verbs and adverbs appropriately in sentences Our big write this week will be a letter to Tiger (the boy from our mission) informing him of our encounter with the aliens including a description of the aliens so he knows what to expect when he meets them.

 

GPS:

We will learn about coordinating conjunctions and how these can be used to link parts of a sentence together. Our focus will be on using: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

 

Maths:

We will start our new Maths unit on addition and subtraction this week. We will learn how to: add and subtract multiples of 100; add and subtract 3 digit and 1 digit numbers; add 3 digit and 1 digit numbers crossing the 10s; subtract 1 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers and add and subtract 3 digit numbers and 10s with no exchange. 

 

Science:

This week we will recognise that soils are made up of rocks and organic matter and will investigate the permeability of different soils.

 

RE:

This week we will continue preparing for our Harvest Festival celebration.

 

Topic:

We will learn about prehistoric food and find out how historians and archaeologists discovered what food was eaten in the Stone Age period, by looking at sources which explain what was found and when.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Write a description of an alien including verbs, adverbs, adjectives, connectives and a range of punctuation. Can a friend or family member draw your alien based on the description you have given?

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

 


Week Commencing 24th September 2018

Monday, 24th September, 5:31 PM

We will send home spelling lists on a Thursday each week, please encourage your child to practise these spellings at home. They will be quizzed on how to spell each of the words the following Thursday.


Harvest Festival is on Wednesday 10th October, we would really appreciate any parent helpers who are available to walk to the church with us. If you can help and are happy to walk with any year group please let us or the office staff know as soon as possible. Many thanks.



Reading:

We will continue to read our class text, ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Our main focus is clarifying, we will be clarifying that we understand what we have read and learn new strategies we can use to help us when we don’t understand what we are reading. We will continue to use our learning behaviours and sentence stems to help us structure our conversations when working in pairs or in small groups.

 

Writing:

We will continue our alien mission and will work towards writing another non-chronological report for the aliens about what activities children like to participate in. We will try to include generalising words such as often, many, most and some. We will then try to edit and up level a piece of writing focusing on VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation).

 

GPS:

We will continue to learn about different types of sentences and how to punctuate these correctly.

 

Maths:

Our Maths focus this week will continue to be on place value. We will learn how to order numbers and how to count in 50s using our knowledge of the 5 times table. We will apply these skills to reasoning based questions to practise explaining how we found an answer also to solve true and false questions. Towards the end of the week we will revise lots of the areas of place value which we have covered so far this term then end the week with a short assessment to test our understanding.

 

Science:

This week we will learn about the famous palaeontologist, Mary Anning. Ask us what we have learnt about her. 

 

RE:

This week we will be preparing for our Harvest Festival celebration.


Home-learning suggested activities:

Write an information report about a subject of your choice. Remember that it should include: factual information, a heading, subheadings, paragraphs, past tense language and generalising words (such as mostly, often, sometimes, some, most).

Practise the weekly spellings, quiz your child to see if they can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.


Week Commencing 17th September 2018

Monday, 17th September, 7:33 PM

Reading:

This week we were introduced to our new class text ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Our main focus is predicting and using evidence to support our predictions. We will continue to use our learning behaviours and sentence stems to help us structure our conversations when working in pairs or in small groups.

 

Writing:

Our first mission is well under way and we have been helping a young boy named, Tiger, convince his friends that the aliens who have been sending him messages are real. Our main focus this week is on information reports. We have learnt the features of these reports and will use our learning when writing our Big Write on Thursday, when we will write our own information reports.

 

GPS:

We will revise the different types of sentences including commands, statements, questions and exclamations. We will identify the different sentence types and write examples of each.

 

Maths:

Our Maths focus this week will continue to be on place value. We will learn how to find 1, 10 and 100 more and less than a given number; compare objects and numbers; order numbers and count in multiples of 50. Each lesson we will complete fluency tasks to practise our skills then solve reasoning questions to explain our thinking.

 

Science:

This week we will learn how fossils are formed and will explain the process of fossilisation in words and pictures.  

 

Topic:

The Stone Age topic focus this week is houses. We will learn how to recognise similarities and differences between Stone Age houses and houses of today.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Write an information report about a subject of your choice. Remember that it should include: factual information, a heading, subheadings, paragraphs, past tense language and generalising words (such as mostly, often, sometimes, some, most).

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.


Week Commencing 10th September 2018

Tuesday, 11th September, 6:09 PM

A very warm welcome to Year 3! We have had a fantastic few days together already and feel excited for our year ahead.

We will have PE lessons every Wednesday afternoon so please ensure your child’s labelled PE kit is in school each week. Please feel free to pack warmer clothes during the colder weather as we will make the most of being outside whenever the weather is dry enough.

Reading:

This year, our school will be teaching reading in a new, more exciting way. This week, our focus will be to teach the children the structure and learning behaviours they will need to show to be successful in reading.

Writing:

The Big Writing Agency will send us our mission this week. Watch this space to find out what our mission is going to be about!

GPS:

We will practise using expanded noun phrases so that we can add detail in our writing to make it more interesting.

Maths:

Our Maths focus this week will be on place value. The children will become fluent in counting and representing multiples of 100 and will build on and improve their knowledge and understanding of hundreds, tens and ones. They will finish the week by estimating and writing numbers between 0-1000 on a number line.

Science:

Our Science topic this term will be rocks. The children will learn the names of the three types of rock (sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic) and group rocks into these categories. They will also learn which rocks are natural and which ones are man-made.

Topic:

Last week, the children were introduced to our Stone Age topic. This week, we will explore the events that happened in the Stone Age era and create a timeline by organising the events into chronological order.

 PSHE:

Now the children are in Year 3, it is important that they become more aware of how to act maturely and independently in social situations and within a classroom environment, so they will be discussing a range of scenarios e.g. what to do if they need help but the teacher is busy or how they can overcome a problem or challenge in the classroom or on the playground.

RE:

The children will learn what a place of worship is and will look at a variety of places of worship.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Write a short paragraph about a subject of your choice, can you include prepositions and expanded noun phrases?

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

 


Week commencing 16th July 2018

Monday, 16th July, 4:49 PM

Please make sure your child has a carrier bag in school by Tuesday 17th July so they can bring their books home.


English:

This week we will plan and write a letter to our new class teacher introducing ourselves and telling them the highlights of our year and what we are looking forward to next year.


Maths:

We will use this week to revise our multiplication and divsion facts by completing a range of activities. Then we will work together to solve a mystery using the maths skills we have learnt this year.


As we worked hard on our home writing challenges, we have earned a reward afternoon to celebrate. Thank you for supporting your children with their challenges.


We enjoyed watching the Year 6 peformance this afternoon. Later this week, we will discuss how the children used the features of play scripts to ensure their show was successful and engaging for the audience.


We can't believe that we only have one week left of the school year. It has been an enjoyable year with many fantastic memories. We hope you have a safe and relaxing summer and look forward to seeing you in September.


Week commencing 9th July 2018

Monday, 9th July, 4:51 PM

Well done to all of the children for participating in sports day. Please ensure your child brings their PE kit back into school on Tuesday morning as we will be doing PE again this week and next week.

 

Reading: We will be completing a reading assessment using a non-fiction text. We will also be completing a book review booklet for ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne.

 

Writing: Today we completed our final mission. We will use our descriptive vocabulary and the knowledge we have gained from our recent mission to plan and write a story about a cave discovery.

 

Maths: We will revise the topic of time including: how many minutes in an hour, how many hours in a day, how many days in a week/month/year/leap year; how to tell the time on an analogue clock and calculating durations of time. We will finish the week with practically measuring distances by recording how far we can jump and throw.

 

Science: We will summarise our learning about the topic of magnets and forces by producing an independent piece of work.

 

Computing: We will complete our surveys using Google forms.

 

Home learning opportunities:

Practise telling the time at home. Calculate how long different events take to complete.

Practise the year 3/4 spellings.

Practise your maths by playing number games:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Work through the tasks on your Book Bingo.