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Class 9

Welcome to Class 9

If you need to contact me please use my email address:

jbarratt@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk

Or, please do feel free to pop in at the beginning/end of the school day!

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4/6/17

I hope you've all had a lovely break and ready for our final half term in year 3! Where has the year gone? Hopefully the rain will keep away tomorrow for our sports afternoon. Don't forget to wear your house team colour if you can!

Swimming

If anyone can help with swimming this week 8/6 that would be great as we are now a parent short.

Literacy

We'll be returning to narrative for the first few weeks, but staying in Ancient Egypt. 

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Can you guess what might happen in the story? Is there a clue in the title that seems familiar?

Numeracy

This week, we're exploring....

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MONEY!

The children will familiarise themselves with coins, add and subtract amounts of money, work out change, solve problems and explain their reasoning!

Science

We are starting a new unit in science - Green Plants!

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This week, we'll begin by naming plant parts and explaining their functions.

 

10/5/17

Literacy

What an amazing week we've had at being detectives! The children have been unearthing the evidence that surrounds the mysterious death of Tutenkhamun. Was he murdered? Or was it an illness that caused his early death? Maybe we'll never discover the truth. 

Numeracy

Next week, we;ll be looking back at fractions with a focus on tenths and how to write these as decimals. With all our work on measures and how to convert them, the children should be really confident and be able to solve trickier problems.

Topic

This week, the children learnt about the hierarchy in Ancient Egypt. They discovered what life was like for those at the top, all the way down to the bottom. Life certainly wasn't the same for everyone in Ancient Egypt!

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Next week, the children will develop their critical thinking skills when looking at historical evidence. They'll do this by researching the different theories of how Cleopatra's life came to an end.

 

3/5/17

Literacy

This week the children are showing me what super sentences they can include in their stories. Not only are they retelling the story of the Scarab's secret, but they are doing it from another character's perspective! We began using slow writing for the introduction, with some great sentence examples shared and now it's their turn to complete it independently - showing off their super writing which will go on display in the classroom.

Next week we'll begin a unit on explanation texts and answer the question 'Was Tutankhamun killed?'

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Numeracy

We've continued working with measures, reading scales and converting units...and even making some potions! If only we could turn invisible every day ;) Now we've turned to angles and how to measure turns using right angles, comparing angles and describing them. 

Topic

Wow, the children have been impressing me with their historical thinking! Not only have they learnt so many facts about the Ancient Egyptians, but the enquiry questions they are asking is amazing! I think there'll be some archaeologists in the making :) So far, we've looked at when Ancient Egypt was and how it relates to other periods in history and how we know so much (or little) from the artefacts they have left behind! 

19/4/17

Literacy

For the next few weeks we will be exploring the narrative story 'The Scarab's Secret'. So far we have used inference skills to decide what the story might be about and learnt why scarabs are so important to Ancient Egyptians. 

For the rest of the week, we'll learn the story and retell it using drama. 

Numeracy

This week we've been looking at measuring length, how to use a ruler accurately and converting different units of length.

Topic

To begin our topic, we'll be learning all about the mummification process and trying it out on some tomatoes!

Science

Our science unit this term is light and shadow. We'll explore how shadows are made and how they can change size depending on how far away the object is from the light source. 

Swimming

I have attached the rota for this term and am still a little short of helpers on a few sessions. If there are any extra days or additional volunteers that would like to come, please let me know asap and I'll add you to the rota! Many thanks!