Turner Class

Week commencing 11th February 2019

Monday, 11th February, 4:53 PM

Reading:

We will continue reading our class text, Danny the Champion of the World. This week, we will make inferences about the characters, mood and setting using evidence from the text.

Writing:

We will edit and evaluate our adventure stories and give ourselves two stars and a wish. Following on from our reading lessons last week, which related to our Victorian topic, we will use the non-fiction information to make notes and then learn how to change these notes into full sentences so that we can write a Victorian non-chronological report.

Maths:

We will learn how to calculate the correct amount of change needed from a given amount. We will then begin to learn about statistics by reading and interpreting data shown in pictograms and bar charts.

Science:

We will conclude our water transportation investigation from last week. Then we will learn what a life cycle is and will order the stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.

 

Computing:

We will use the iPads to record a short video using the skills of zooming in and out and panning from side to side.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Plan and a non-chronological report about a topic of your choice. Research the information and make notes then write the report in your own words using a heading and sub headings.

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. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

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


Week commencing 4th February 2019

Monday, 4th February, 3:48 PM

Reading:

We will read non-fiction texts about the Victorians and discuss what we have read. We will try to make connections with what we have read and compare what life was like in the Victorian era to what life is like now.

Writing:

We will plan and write an adventure story using ideas we had generated towards the end of last week. To plan our stories, we will use a story map, drawing simple pictures and including key words.

Maths:

We will learn strategies to add and subtract amounts of money in pounds and pence. Also we will learn how to calculate the correct amount of change needed from a given amount.

Science:

We will set up an investigation to find out if temperature affects the speed of water transportation in a plant.

 

Art:

We will learn about the famous artist, William Morris and create an artist fact page using his art work as a stimulus to design the page.    

PSHE:

We will be learning more about E-Safety as it is Internet Safety Day on 6th February.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Plan and write a new adventure story. Include a beginning, middle and end as well as a character description and setting description. Challenge: Can you include direct speech and punctuate this correctly?

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. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

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


wc 28th January 2019

Monday, 28th January, 4:18 PM

Reading:

We will continue to read our fantastic class text, ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ by Roald Dahl. This week, our focus is to use clues and prior knowledge to infer information that the author has not explicitly told the audience.

Writing:

As we have become more aware of what a play-script looks like, we will up-level an example play-script by adding extra stage directions. We will also write a scene as a class before writing more scenes independently.

Maths:

We will begin the week by continuing enlarging and decreasing the size of numbers using multiplication and division to solve scaling problems. Then we will practise answering assessment-type questions. We will end the week with adding and subtracting money and converting pence and pounds.

Science:

We will recap the pollination process that we learnt last week and then we will observe our own plants and present the results using scientific vocabulary.  

PSHE:

We will create a balanced meal and a healthy menu for our interviews for a chef job.  

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Think about any plays you have seen or read, describe the characters and the way that they spoke. If you haven’t seen any plays, think about a television programme or a film.

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. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

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


Week commencing 21st January 2019

Monday, 21st January, 4:53 PM

Reading:

We will ask questions about our class text, ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ by Roald Dahl. Our main focus will be to ask open questions which lead to discussion, for example: “How do you think the character is feeling and why?”

Writing:

This week, we will continue to learn about the features of play scripts, including scene descriptions, stage directions, characters lists and lines. We will have a go at changing a story into a play script by using all of these features. For our Big Write this week, we will be writing one scene for a play script set in a medieval castle.

Maths:

We will be dividing 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using the strategies we have learnt over the last couple of weeks. We will then learn how to enlarge and decrease the size of numbers using multiplication and division to solve scaling problems.

Science:

We will learn the names of the different parts of the flower and the roles they play in pollination and fertilisation.

Topic:

We will be looking at Victorian artefacts and guessing what they might have been used for. We will then choose a few of these to write about.

PSHE:

We will continue our learning about healthy eating. After interviewing a ‘chef’ about their job role, we will produce a job advertisement for a new chef considering all of the requirements needed.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Think about any plays you have seen or read, describe the characters and the way that they spoke. If you haven’t seen any plays, think about a television programme or a film.

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. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

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

 


Week commencing 14th January 2019

Monday, 14th January, 5:17 PM

Reading:

We will continue reading our class text ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ and will make sure that we understand the text by clarifying unfamiliar words and explaining the ideas within the story.    

Writing:

This week, we will begin our new BWA mission, ‘Castle Adventure’ where we will be learning about play scripts and their features. We will get in role of the medieval characters in the play scripts and use the stage directions to help us add expression. Our Big Write this week will be a character description for one of the characters. We will ensure we include the character’s appearance and personality in our descriptions.

Maths:

We will learn how to use different strategies to divide a two digit number by a one digit number and use our reasoning skills to explain why an answer is true or false.

Science:

This week, we will set up an investigation to find out what plants need to grow. We will think of a question, make a prediction and write our method. During the week we will observe any changes to the plants and measure them to see if they are growing.

RE:

We will learn about the Islamic creation story and retell the steps verbally then bullet point these in our books.

PSHE:

We will begin our unit on healthy eating and learn where food comes from (plants and animals). We will look at the ‘Eat Well Plate’ and design a balanced meal.

Computing:

We will be learning how to become presenters. We will start by analysing sporting events and observing how the videographer uses different techniques and camera angles to get the best action shots.  

Home-learning suggested activities:

Read a book of your choice and discuss the storyline. Are there any words or parts of the story which you don’t understand that you can clarify? Remember to use different strategies to help you clarify like: reading on, using the context of the story, using a dictionary/internet or asking someone else.

Write the purpose of the following play script features: Scene description, scene number, character list, character name and stage directions, lines. Think about why these are important in a play script.

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

 


w.c Monday 7th January 2019

Monday, 7th January, 4:53 PM

Reading:

We will introduce our new class text, ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ by Roald Dahl. The strategy we will focus on is prediction, therefore we will be discussing what we think will happen next based on evidence from the text (including the front cover and the blurb).

Writing:

This week, we will learn what makes an effective character description. We will start off by creating a role on the wall – this is where an outline of a body is drawn and we write words to describe the character’s personality on the inside of the body and words to describe the character’s appearance on the outside. We will use our role on the walls to  write a brilliant character description of a person/animal from a familiar fairytale that will engage the reader. After our descriptions are complete, we will edit and improve them.

Later on in the week, we will be practising how to use conjunctions to link and extend sentences.

Maths:

We will begin the week by recalling and using multiplication facts to multiply 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. We will learn the column multiplication method and the grid method to help us to multiply by larger numbers. We will spend a couple of lessons using our knowledge of the 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 times tables to answer fluency and reasoning questions where we have to explain our answers.

At the end of the week, we will learn how to divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number, using different methods (such as the bus stop method and using a numberline).

Science:

This week, we will start our new topic on plants by labeling the important parts of a flower and describing their functions. 

Music:

We will begin our cello lessons this week and will have 10 sessions in total. The tenth one will be a treat for the grown ups as they will be invited to our cello concert (letters will be sent out when the date is confirmed). 


PSHE:

We will learn about healthy eating and what makes a balanced diet.

Topic:

We will learn about different jobs that people had to do in the Victorian times, focusing heavily on child labour.

Home-learning suggested activities:

Write a character description about someone you have read about or watched on TV. Make sure you use powerful language so that your reader wants to learn more about the character and so that they will have a vivid picture in their heads.

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.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

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


Week commencing 10th December 2018

Monday, 10th December, 5:00 PM

On Friday this week, we will be having a Christmas bazaar in the hall. In Year 3, we will be designing games and activities that we can run as stalls at the event.

Our first Sing-along-a-Christmas show is this Thursday afternoon then our first evening performance is on Thursday at 6pm. Please ensure all costumes are in school no later than Tuesday morning as we are planning to have our dress rehearsal that morning. Our final performance is on Monday 17th at 6pm. All children need to be in school by 5:30pm for each of the evening performances.

Reading:

We will finish reading Ug by Raymond Briggs and practise asking open questions to develop our understanding of the text. We will then continue to practise asking questions using non-fiction texts.   

Writing:

This week, we will edit and up-level our form letter of apology. Once we have made improvements to our letters, we will then publish them by writing them up in neat.

Maths:

We will revise finding missing numbers using the inverse operation. We will solve missing number problems which require us to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will then work systematically to find all possibilities to a problem.

Science:

This week, we will find out how shadows are formed and will investigate what happens to shadows when a light source is moved closer to an object.

Home-learning suggested activities:

Think of open questions you could ask to find out more information about the text you are reading. Use the openers: who, what, when, where, why and how.

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

 


w.c Monday 3rd December 2018

Sunday, 2nd December, 5:54 PM

Reading:

We will continue reading ‘Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age and His Search for Soft Trousers’. We will be using our reading stems to clarify what certain words or phrases might mean and to demonstrate our understanding of what is happening and what has happened in the story.  

Writing:

This week, we will learn about the features of a letter of apology which are very similar to the features of letters of complaint. These features include: formal language, past tense, paragraphs and higher-level connectives (for example, ‘however’ and ‘therefore’). Once we have looked at a letter of apology, we will write our own letter to Lady Isabella.

Maths:

We will begin the week by recalling and using multiplication and division facts to answer reasoning questions. Then, on Tuesday, we will use this knowledge to carry out a practical investigation. The children will also do assessments this week to show what they have learnt this term.

Spanish:

We will learn how Christmas is celebrated in Spain.

Home-learning suggested activities:

Write a letter to complain about a horrific experience you have had. For example, an awful holiday, a boring party or poor service at a restaurant. Don’t forget to use paragraphs, higher-level connectives and formal, polite language.

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