Welcome to Class 3TH.
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Swimming Information Booklet for parents in SPRING RESOURCES
Half a year done! We have had a great time marking homework:) Look at what we marked this week...
NEXT HALF TERM- We are investigating Fractions. I have put the Mathletics Booklet in the resources if you want to start looking at it first so when we come to learning in class, you feel more confident!
Literacy- Adverts. Have a look at toy adverts on the TV. Who are they aimed at? How do they try to sell them? What language do they use?
First week back - INSET on Monday, Paul Cookson Poet AND swimming on Wednesday and World Book day on Thursday. I am on a course so you will be sharing your favourite books with Mrs Hazelden.
What a great week to look foward to.
Have a relaxing and enjoyable half term whatever you are doing!
Maths- problem solving with time. This will include calendars and duration of time. I have sent home Time Booklets with some of you. Please practise becoming accurate with telling the time.
Literacy- More character descrptions using extracts from James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
RE- Prayer. What does it mean to pray? Why do Muslims pray in various ways? What can prayers and meditations help us to reflect on?
As it is the last week of half term we will ensure our Geography work is up to date.
Half way through Year3 - Wow! Lets have a fantastic end to the first half by ensuring our listening and following instructions are excellent!!
SORRY- Forgot to bring iPad home to upload photos of FOOD BRIDGES! A messy but worthwhile session. We all went for building a suspension bridge and then, halfway through lesson, re-evaluated that a beam bridge may be easier!
In maths we worked VERY HARD to learn to tell the time to the NEAREST MINUTE. You must keep practising at home minutes past as well as minutes to the hour.
Literacy ended with us performing a poem as a class to 3W. That was fun. We had to think about gestures, facial expressions as well as intonation, pace and rhythm of our voices.
Our Geography work involved looking at maps this week and I think some of you could have done that for the whole hour! We are a little confused with locational knowledge, (Is America in the UK Ms Thompson?) The best way to improve is just look at maps. There are some good maps in the back of you planner, just sit and have a look at them, try and find places where you may have family, been to on holiday etc.
NEXT WEEK; Maths- Use reasoning to solve time problems. Tell the time from a clock using Roman numerals to the nearest minute. Record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours. Compare duration of events.
Literacy; Descriptive writing introducing a character. Using adjectives and verbs to describe a person. Think of some great words that could be used instead of the 'happy, sad tall, thin' etc
DT- Evaluating our Food Bridges. How well did we do? Did we choose the right properties of the food to reflect properties of a bridge.
Geography- Where does UK food come from?
Mrs T X
Preview of week
Maths-Time. We have to be able to tell the time to the nearest minute this week, know the difference between am and pm, recognise analogue and digital time. We end the week by looking at the 24hour clock.
Literacy- Narrative Poetry. Listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks. Prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action. Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination. Recognise some different forms of poetry (e.g. free verse, narrative poetry.
Geography- Looking at the landscapes of the UK both physical and human
DT- Building a bridge from foodstuff!
I will post some pictures up this week of the Town Mouse and Country Mouse show. It was a great introduction to our UK topic!
Mrs T X
We ended the week with 'Tasty Friday', what a treat! Lots of yummy homework. 5 children wrote out recipes for welsh cakes (2 lots), oatcakes, scones and a Victoria sponge. And then made them as well! Thank you to you all for handing in homework on time. Remember to keep on top of mathletics too. Some of you are behind a few weeks, I set 2 or 3 activities and some of you have 7 to do! It is important that you practice the objectives we have been working on in class. Don't forget there is also the ebook to go alongside if you feel you want more practice. It's in the year 3 spring resources.
Maths- moving on to formal expanded method of multiplication and then short method (hopefully) We will also be dividing TU by 2/3/4/5/8/10 ie 56 divided by 4
Literacy; Finishing reading Spiderwick and creating our own creature to put in field guide.
Topic; What is the difference between UK and Great Britain? Lots of map work.
DT; Finding out how 3 main types of bridges work. Test materials to find most suitable for a purpose.
I have meetings all day on Wednesday so you will have another teacher.
Have a lovely weekend all- play safe in the snow!
Mrs T x
A good start to the new year Class 3TH. We really got into singing our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. A fabulous way of learning them. It is very important that we know these tables fluently and out of order in year 3. I will test you when you are ready verbally and if you are fluent you will get a superstar! But remember I said that I would use the facts in different way- How many 3's make 12? How many 3's can be divided into 12 as well as straight multiplication facts. This way to show you really know them! I have set TT rockstars so that the GARAGE/ARENA area is just testing you on these tables. Mathletics is also about these tables this week. Don't forgot your new UK based homework tasks to complete as well!
Next week- Maths. Mental multiplication using different strategies and applying to problems.
Vocabulary- Calculation Calculate Mental arithmetic Multiplication table, Times table
Multiply, Multiplication, Times, Product Commutative Divide, Division Inverse Operation
Literacy - Spiderwick Chronicles. We will be reading Chapter 4-6. We will go over how to punctuate speech, using evidence from text and inference skills to add to character.
DT- Now that you have had a go at making a tower- We will apply knowledge of how to strengthen, reinforce and stiffen materials and produce a plan and explain it to others.
Topic- A quick activity to get you into looking at maps!
Have a fabulous weekend.
Mrs T x
Happy New Year.
First post of 2018! Hope you are all enjoying your holiday still. Did Father Christmas visit you? Did you look after your family and help out like we discussed? Families are important especially those adults that made sure that you had a great time. Remember to thank them!
Maths- We are starting our work on multiplication. First week is KNOWING our 3, 4 and 8 times tables off by heart. Practice, practice. practice!!!
Literacy- We are starting to read a novel called SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES and looking at closer detail at the story.
We are not having a topic lesson this first week- taking time to get back into learning and reflecting on what we did well last term personally and what we need to do to improve this term.
Have a lovely Sunday, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow
Mrs T x
Useful resources can be found in the Year 3 Autumn Resources folder.
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