Class Blog for Class 3

Week ending Friday 24th September 2021 


Hello everyone


We have had yet another busy week in Class 3. We have been lucky with the weather so we have been able to make the most of completing some of our learning challenges outside. 

Our maths focus continues to be place value, pink group have been recapping numbers to 50 and comparing them, orange group have been focusing on hundreds, tens and ones and representing this in different ways and green group have been focusing on thousands, hundreds, tens and ones as well as rounding to the nearest 10 and 100.  

In our music learning this week we continued with our module of work based on a song called ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’. We recapped our learning from the previous lesson and then made comparisons with a song from South Africa called ‘The Click Song’. We enjoyed listening to this piece of music and sharing our likes and dislikes as well as considering how the song had been put together and the instruments used. 

  

In PE we continued with our focus sport - hockey. We consolidated our learning from the previous lesson where we practised dribbling and pull backs before moving on to passing and receiving the ball. 

 

Our art learning this week was a lesson taught by Miss Martin based on Stone Age art. We discussed why the cave paintings were created, how they are useful to historians and considered how they were painted. Once we had found out some interesting facts, we were tasked with creating our own Stone Age cave painting. We think they look great!

 

In history we learnt about chronology and got to explore where the Stone Age to Iron Age period would fit on a timeline. We unpicked the timeline and then answered some questions independently to demonstrate what we had learnt. 

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed for you to complete before next Thursday. Don’t forget there is the topic grid in the homework books as well as TT Rockstars which you can access. Thank you to those of you who returned your homework books and completed your homework. It was wonderful to see the range of homework tasks you had completed. We had some amazing research carried out about Stonehenge as well as an acrostic poem, Stone Age tools were designed and made and so much more! Keep up the great work! Please return homework books by Thursday next week so they can be marked and handed out again on Friday. We also continue to tick off reading at home, 15 reads at home will win you a visit to the prize box! Well done to the two children who visited it today! 

 

**Fundraiser – ‘Bags4schools’ on Wednesday 29th September. If you have any bags of clean clothes, bed linen and paired shoes, please take them to the Pre-school entrance before 9am on the day of Wednesday 29th September, thank you!**



Things to remember:

*Homework books to be returned by THURSDAY each week so they can be marked and returned to the children on Friday.


*Bring in named wellies/ outdoor footwear in a carrier bag that can be left on your peg for this half term. 

*PE- our PE session will be on a Wednesday afternoon. For this half term, children can either bring trainers to change into and wear their school uniform OR bring their PE kit and trainers to change into. 

*Forest School will be on a Thursday afternoon - children can come to school wearing their forest school clothes. Please ensure they have a waterproof coat and suitable footwear if their wellies are not already in school. 

*Reading books and reading records - every child has now been issued with a book. Please write in the accompanying reading record with any comments. When we check reading records, if your child has read at home they will be ticked off on a sheet - once they have 15 ticks (15 reads at home) they can go to the prize box and choose a prize. This will happen every 15 ticks.

*Please make sure you have completed the necessary consents for our new school year - we would love to share pictures via the blog each week but can only do so with your permission. 

 

*REQUEST please: if you have any spare shoe boxes, we would really appreciate them for our upcoming DT learning. 

*REQUEST please: if you have any felt (any colour) at home that you would like to donate to our class for us to use for part of our topic work, we would be most grateful. Many thanks.

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team


 


Week ending Friday 17th September 2021 

Happy weekend everyone!

Time is certainly flying! We are at the end of our second week back at school! Another wonderful week spent together making memories and completing a range of learning tasks. 


We have started to delve further into our Stone Age learning and began the week by thinking about how our knowledge of the past is constructed and the role of a historian. We then made deductions about artefacts from the Stone Age period and then researched these artefacts to see how accurate we were. This helped develop our knowledge of how we know about life in the Stone Age times through items like tools and cave paintings that have been discovered. 

Our maths focus is place value, we have been familiarising ourselves with thousands, hundreds, tens and ones and using different representations to make a range of numbers. We also explored number lines and part whole models. 

In our music learning this week we have started a module of work based on a song called ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’ we enjoyed finding the pulse and then learning the lyrics and look forward to introducing instruments in the weeks to come!

 

We investigated natural and man-made rocks in science and then went on a rock hunt around the school grounds to see what we could spot and decided whether it was natural or man-made.

 

In PE this half term our focus is hockey. We will learn different skills over the coming weeks and this week we practised dribbling and pull backs. 

 

Our RE learning saw us looking at gospels and we learnt about why Jesus was seen as good news and discussed why Christians follow Jesus’ teachings, this is the start of our Christianity module on understanding what sort of world Jesus wanted. 

In our computing learning this week we were exploring coding. We used the BeeBot programme to experiment and become familiar with the commands. We will keep moving this learning on during this half term and we will also be learning how to debug. We all enjoyed experimenting and reflecting on what went well and what we can improve on next time. 

Homework books were given out yesterday - inside the books you will find your child's login details for TT Rockstars, Mathletics and Spelling Shed along with a 100 square, multiplication grid, the common exception words for Years 1-4 and a homework grid for this half term. Homework will be set each week on Mathletics and Spelling Shed and there are tasks linked to our Stone Age curriculum learning in the grid. Please initial inside the table at the bottom of the grid when your child has completed their homework. Please could books be returned by Thursday each week so that they can be marked and handed out again on Friday. Many thanks in advance for your support with the homework, it helps to consolidate the learning your child has completed in school and our focus areas are our times tables and spelling of the common exception words. *Don't forget you already have the resources that were sent home in the folder for the home learning during lockdown which can support your child with their homework as well*



Things to remember:

*Homework books to be returned by THURSDAY each week so they can be marked and returned to the children on Friday.


*Bring in named wellies/ outdoor footwear in a carrier bag that can be left on your peg for this half term. 

*PE- our PE session will be on a Wednesday afternoon. For this half term, children can either bring trainers to change into and wear their school uniform OR bring their PE kit and trainers to change into. 

*Forest School will be on a Thursday afternoon - children can come to school wearing their forest school clothes. Please ensure they have a waterproof coat and suitable footwear if their wellies are not already in school. 

*Reading books and reading records - every child has now been issued with a book. Please write in the accompanying reading record with any comments. When we check reading records, if your child has read at home they will be ticked off on a sheet - once they have 15 ticks (15 reads at home) they can go to the prize box and choose a prize. This will happen every 15 ticks.

*Please can each child bring in a shoe box over the next couple of weeks as we will be using them as part of our topic work towards the second half of this half term, many thanks in advance.

*Please make sure you have completed the necessary consents for our new school year - we would love to share pictures via the blog each week but can only do so with your permission. 

*REQUEST please: if you have any felt (any colour) at home that you would like to donate to our class for us to use for part of our topic work, we would be most grateful. Many thanks.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Horn and the Class 3 team



 


Week ending Friday 10th September 2021 

A big hello to you all!

We have had a great first week back in Class 3 where we welcomed back some familiar Class 3 faces and said a big hello and welcome to the children who have joined us from Class 2. Everybody has returned to school with a positive attitude towards their learning and have enjoyed making and building friendships. In addition to the new Year 3’s, we also welcomed Miss Martin who is a student teacher, she will be with us 4 days a week throughout the Autumn term. 


Our learning question for this half term will be ‘When do you think it was better to live- Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age?’ We watched a Horrible Histories clip to get us thinking about prehistoric times which then enabled us to generate some questions for our wonder wall. The questions on the wonder wall are all about things we want to learn about, these questions created by the children will now lead the direction of the learning. 

We have enjoyed reading ‘The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse’ this week and it made us think about kindness and how we can be kind to ourselves and others. We discussed being positive and the effects this can have along with how we can notice when others may need a little bit of help and what this may feel like. We decided to create our own notes of kindness and enjoyed using different mediums in art to create our final pieces.

Things to remember:


*Bring in named wellies/ outdoor footwear in a carrier bag that can be left on your peg for this half term. 

*PE- our PE session will be on a Wednesday afternoon. For this half term, children can either bring trainers to change into and wear their school uniform OR bring their PE kit and trainers to change into. 

*Forest School will be on a Thursday afternoon - children can come to school wearing their forest school clothes. Please ensure they have a waterproof coat and suitable footwear if their wellies are not already in school. 

*Reading books and reading records - every child has now been issued with a book. Please write in the accompanying reading record with any comments. When we check reading records, if your child has read at home they will be ticked off on a sheet - once they have 15 ticks (15 reads at home) they can go to the prize box and choose a prize. This will happen every 15 ticks - I know they are all very keen to read at home. 

*Please can each child bring in a shoe box over the next couple of weeks as we will be using them as part of our topic work towards the second half of this half term, many thanks in advance.

*Please make sure you have completed the necessary consents for our new school year - we would love to share pictures via the blog each week but can only do so with your permission. 

*REQUEST please: if you have any felt (any colour) at home that you would like to donate to our class for us to use for part of our topic work, we would be most grateful. Many thanks.

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Horn, Mrs Lee, Mrs Rickard and Miss Martin



 


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