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Class Teachers for Year 3 Classes:

Miss B Punter

Miss A Williams

 

Teaching Assistants for Year 3 Classes:

Mrs K Witkowska

Miss H Baytrip

Mrs J Runacres

Mrs A Cliffe

 

This Week's Learning wb 07.06.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by sorting 2D shapes. We then named different 3D shapes and described their properties. We finished the week by making, naming and describing 3D shapes using polydron.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by identifying the parts of a plant and explaining their functions. We then set up an investigation to find out what plants need in order to grow well. After that, we explained how water is transported in plants. We then named the different parts of a flower and explained their role in pollination and fertilisation. Finally, we explored seed dispersal.

 

French:

Bonjour!  We have started our new topic this week – “Au Café”.  We started by  learning about why French has two different ways of saying ‘a’?  We have learnt some masculine and feminine nouns for food and drink.  You can practice at home: Go to busy things, KS2, Year 3/4, languages, French and click on the drinks worksheet.  When you have dragged the drinks next to the right picture you could try to use the words in a sentence: "Je bois de la lemonade" (I am drinking some lemonade).  Next week, we will start to speak to a waiter in French.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 14.06.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by measuring lengths in m and cm and we will then go onto measuring lengths in cm and mm. We will finish the week by finding the perimeter of different 2D shapes.  

 

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by identifying what we already know about our new topic ‘Groovy Greeks’ and what we want to find out. We will then be ordering some key events of Ancient Greece on a timeline. After, we will locate Greece on the map and look at it’s human and physical features. We will also be using artefacts and sources to help us explain what life was like in Ancient Greece. Finally, we will explore the features and structure of a Greek myth.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

 

Poppy and Bobby

 

Oak Class:

 

Shay and Brooke- Toni

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

Homework:

 

The children have been given a grammar sheet to complete for their homework this week.

 

Please bring these sheets back in Homework folders by Thursday 17th June.  

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 24.05.2021:

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we worked hard to show what we had learnt in maths when completing quizzes. We then recapped multiplication and division methods we can use to help us solve problems.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by finishing our narrative about the Iron Man and then we then edited our story. After this, we evaluated existing puppets and designed our ow puppet. We then made our own puppets and evaluated them. We finished the week by writing what we had learnt this topic.

 

French:

Bonjour!  This week we continued making story booklets base on “The artist who painted a blue horse”.  We used writing frames and word banks to help us.  We will finish them off next week.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for the finished results.  Over half term you could practice counting in French.  Go to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 3/4, languages, French and then scrolling down to the numbers activity.

First week back wb 08.06.2021:

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week with sorting 2D shapes and look at regular and irregular shapes. After, we are going to be describing 3D shapes by identifying its faces and vertices. Then we are going to be looking at prisms and the nets to make a prism. We are going to end the week looking at pyramids and the nets to make these.

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by identifying the parts of a plant and their functions. We are then setting up an investigation to find out what plants need to grow well. We are then going to look at how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We are going to look how water is transported in plants. Finally, we are going to explain a flowers role in pollination and fertilisation and how seed dispersal works.

 

French

 

Bonjour!  We will be starting our new topic this week – “Au Café”. 

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

 

Shelby and Edward

 

Oak Class:

 

Keira and Abi

Please remember Monday 7th June is an inset day. 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

This Week's Learning wb 17.05.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we identified right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. We then identified different angles in shapes. After this, we identified horizontal and vertical lines and then moved on to parallel and perpendicular lines. Finally, we described the properties of different 2D shapes.  

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by starting the story ‘Iron Man’ and used roleplay to understand the text and main character. We then gathered vocabulary to help us describe a setting and a character. We finished the week by planning the narrative we are going to write next week.

 

French:

Bonjour!  This week we have been making story booklets base on “The artist who painted a blue horse”.  We used writing frames and word banks to help us.  We will finish them off next week.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for the finished results.  Over half term you could practice counting in French.  Go to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 3/4, languages, French and then scrolling down to the numbers activity.  . 

This Week's Learning wb 17.05.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we identified right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. We then identified different angles in shapes. After this, we identified horizontal and vertical lines and then moved on to parallel and perpendicular lines. Finally, we described the properties of different 2D shapes.  

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by starting the story ‘Iron Man’ and used roleplay to understand the text and main character. We then gathered vocabulary to help us describe a setting and a character. We finished the week by planning the narrative we are going to write next week.

 

French:

Bonjour!  This week we have been making story booklets base on “The artist who painted a blue horse”.  We used writing frames and word banks to help us.  We will finish them off next week.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for the finished results.  Over half term you could practice counting in French.  Go to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 3/4, languages, French and then scrolling down to the numbers activity.  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 24.05.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to complete different Maths quizzes throughout the week and then finish with a lesson recapping methods of multiplication and division.  

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by starting to write our narrative  and then edit it. We will then evaluate different puppets and use this to help us design our own.  The design will be used when we create our own hand puppet which we will then evaluate. We will finish the week by explaining what we have learnt during our ‘Captain Planet’ topic.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

 

Danica and Hunter

 

Oak Class:

 

Avie and Mikey

 

 

Please remember class photos on Friday 28th May. You will need to be in full school uniform and please bring in your jumper or cardigan. 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

Homework:

 

The children have been given an expanded noun phrase sheet to complete for their homework this week.

 

Please bring these sheets back in Homework folders by Thursday 27th  May.

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

This Week's Learning wb 10.05.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started with recognising coins and notes and made the same value using different coins and notes. Then we added money amounts together by working out how much things would cost if we bought two things from a shop. After this we subtracted amounts of money. At the end of the week, we solved problems involving change.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week continuing our persuasive letter and editing this. We then completed an experiment to see what the best material for a slide would be. First, we made predictions and then we tested this using a ramp, car and changed the materials on the ramp to see what material the car travelled quickest on. After this, we learnt about magnetic and non-magnetic materials and what a magnetic pole is as well as the strength of magnets. Then we explained how magnets are used in recycling and created our own collage using recycled materials.

 

French:

Bonjour!  This week we have been looking at a French version of “The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse”.  We talked about how the adjective comes after the noun in French.  You could watch a video of the story in English here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtcX-tIh5ZM .  Your child could then explain how the story was different in French.  Next week we will be writing our own version of the story in French.  

Next Week’s Learning wb 17.05.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week identifying right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. Then we are going to look at angles in shapes. After we will be looking at horizontal and vertical lines and parallel and perpendicular lines. To end the week, we will be describing 2D shapes linking it to what we have learnt in the week.

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by reading the book called ‘the Iron Man’. We will then do some role play to understand a character and create a story map. After, we will gather vocabulary and describe a setting. Then we will gather vocabulary so we can describe a character. Finally, we will begin to plan our own story.

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

 

Isla and Finlay

 

Oak Class:

 

Shay and Eliza

 

 

In the Big Pedal competition we came 2nd in Greater  London, and 13th Nationwide!!! Well done to everyone!

 

Please see the winner below for the Walk to School poster competition

 

In Lower KS2 we have Sofia for creating a fabulous WOW poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the zebra crossing and the people using different ways to walk to school.

The following child was the runner up in the WOW poster competition.

 

In Lower KS2 we have Nicole for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew and explained the different ways you can travel to school.

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

Homework:

 

The children have been given a SPaG activity sheet to complete for their homework this week.

 

Please bring these sheets back in Homework folders by Thursday 20th May.

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 03.05.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we completed some Fraction quizzes. We then practically looked at different coins to see which ones we could recognise and made different values. We then used our knowledge of coins to make the same value but using a variety of coins and explained which would be the best combination and why.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by looking at emotive language and gathered vocabulary to help us persuade. We then planned our persuasive letter and thought about all the things we need to make sure we included. Finally, we started to write our letter to persuade the local area to use more renewable energy sources by making sure we explained the benefits of these.

 

French:

Bonjour!  This week we have been the names of different animals in French.  We played Pictionary to help us remember them.  You could practice the names of animals by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 3/4, languages, French and then scrolling down to the animal’s activity.  Next week we will be reading the story of “The artist who painted a blue Horse” by Eric Carle in French. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 10.05.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by looking at different notes and then using different coins and notes to make the same value. We will then be adding and subtract different amounts of money. Finally, we will solve problems that involve finding change.

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by continuing to write our persuasive letter and then go through and edit it. After this, we will compare how things move on different surfaces. We are then going to compare and group magnetic and non-magnetic materials. We will then investigate poles in a magnet and their strength. Finally, we will explain how magnets are used in recycling and then create our own collage using recycled materials.

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

 

Keena and Harley

 

Oak Class:

 

Srianvi and Harvey

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

Homework:

 

The children have been given a SPaG activity sheet to complete for their homework this week.

 

Please bring these sheets back in Homework folders by Thursday 13th May.

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

This Week's Learning wb: 26.04.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week with partitioning decimals. We then moved on to multiplying numbers by 10 and then 100. We learnt that when we multiply by 10 we move the digits one place value to the left and when we multiply by 100 we move them two places to the left. After this, we divided numbers by 10 and 100. We noticed that the digits then move to the right.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we continued looking at non-renewable and renewable energy sources and which one is more environmentally friendly. We then located on a world map, the countries that produce the most non-renewable energy sources (oil, coal, gas and nuclear). After, we looked at what global warming is and the effects of it. We then started to look at and identify features of a persuasive letter, ready for our learning next week.

 

French:

Bonjour! This week we practiced our sounds and then used this to learn some new colours.  We played some games to help us remember the colours and made a word bank in our books using scraps of coloured paper.  Listen to this song to help you to learn the colours.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw .  Next week we will be learning the names of animals in French.    

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb: 04.05.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by completing some quizzes to check what we have learnt about fractions. We are then going to recognise the value of coins and use a variety of different coins to make the same value.

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week with gathering vocabulary for our persuasive letter about renewable energy to help the local environment. After this, we will plan our letter and start to write it.

 

 

Stars of the week:

 

Ash Class:

 

Francesca and Varushkan

 

Oak Class:

 

Maya and Reggie

  

 

Homework:

 

The children have been given a 8 Times Tables activity sheet for their homework this week. Please make sure you keep practising all times tables too.

 

Please bring these sheets back in Homework folders by Friday 7th May.

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

I am delighted to inform you that over the Easter holidays we have installed 20 bicycle storage hoops up on the top of the grass area by the existing covered bicycle Storage just through the KS2 gate. This was possible due to receiving £500 pounds funding from TFL to promote cycling to school.

 

If your child wishes to cycle to school, then they may park their bicycle in this area only, no bicycles are to be taken down to classrooms. Please ensure your child wears a cycle helmet and has a lock to secure their bike whilst on school premises, as the school accepts no liability for loss or damage to personal property brought onto school property .

Thank you

Mrs Green, School Travel Lead.

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 19.04.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we continued adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. We then went onto representing tenths as a fraction and then as a decimal. We finished the week by counting in tenths and comparing decimals.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by discussing our new topic ‘Captain Planet’ and thinking about what we already know and what we want to find out. We then used 4 compass points to give directions and identified standard map symbols. After, we located countries, cities, rivers and seas in the UK using 4 figure grid references and then located counties in England. Finally, we looked at different types of renewable energy sources and started to explain some of these.

 

French:

Bonjour! This half term we will be learning about colours and animals and using this to write own storybooks.  This week, we have learnt the French phonics we need to help us read and pronounce colours correctly.  Next week we will learn some new colours.  Watch this video to practice the sounds and actions that we learnt this week plus a couple of extras: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-umQY0z60wc 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 26.04.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by partitioning decimals. We are then going to multiply by 10 and then by 100. After, we will look  at dividing by 10 and 100.  

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by continuing to explain different types of non-renewable energy sources. After this, we will identify where non-renewable sources can be found in the world. We will then look  at the effects  of global warming and identify how countries are affected. We will then look at the features of a persuasive letter and look at emotive language.

 

 

Stars of the week:

 

Ash Class:

 

Taliyah and Max

 

Oak Class:

 

Zi and Keira

 

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been given a 6 Times Tables activity sheet for their homework this week. Please make sure you keep practising all times tables too.

 

Please bring these sheets back in Homework folders by Thursday 29th April.

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

I am delighted to inform you that over the Easter holidays we have installed 20 bicycle storage hoops up on the top of the grass area by the existing covered bicycle Storage just through the KS2 gate. This was possible due to receiving £500 pounds funding from TFL to promote cycling to school.

 

If your child wishes to cycle to school, then they may park their bicycle in this area only, no bicycles are to be taken down to classrooms. Please ensure your child wears a cycle helmet and has a lock to secure their bike whilst on school premises, as the school accepts no liability for loss or damage to personal property brought onto school property .

Thank you

Mrs Green, School Travel Lead.

 

 

 

Family Learning at Sutton College

This Week's Learning wb 29.03.2021:

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we completed some quizzes to show what we had learnt. We then had a lesson on multiplication using column method and a lesson on division using the short division method.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by finishing our stories about Anzo. We then classified animals based on their skeleton (endoskeleton, exoskeleton and hydrostatic). After this, we explained the functions of the human skeleton and identified its main bones. We then learnt how muscles work and ended the week completing our KWL by explaining what we had learnt.

 

Music:

This week we listened to a piece of music and thought about what it made us think of and what we could hear. We then drew a picture of what it made us think of.

First Week Back  19.04.2021:

 

Maths: 

We are going to be solving problems involving adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Then we are going to be representing tenths as a fraction and then as a decimal. After we are going to be using bead strings to count in tenths. To end the week, we are going to be comparing decimals using a bead string and a number line.

 

Topic:

 We are going to be starting our new topic ‘Captain Planet’. We will be starting the week writing what we already know about the topic and what we would like to find out. Then we are going to use the 4 compass points to give directions and recognise standard map symbols. After we are going to locate countries, cities, counties, rivers and seas in the UK using 4 figure grid references. We are going to the end the week looking at different types of renewable energy sources.

 

Music:

This week we are going to be continuing to learn ‘Shake it off’ by Taylor Swift on the ukulele.


Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

Spellings have also been sent home, please practise these over the break.

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 22.03.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we continued to place fractions on a number line. We then investigated fractions equivalent to one-half and one-quarter and fractions where the numerator is a third of the denominator. We finished the week by adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by looking at the thoughts and feelings of a character. We then worked in partners to verbally retell our story of the week ‘Giant’ by Kate Scott. After this, we described one of the main characters which then helped us write a narrative. Finally, we edited and improved our narrative.

 

Music:

This week we learnt to play Am and a different version of the G chord called G7. We  practiced switching between the chords quickly and played some musical games.

 

.French:

Bonjour!  This week in French we looked at different family vocabulary and put it into sentences.  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 29.03.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to be doing some maths quizzes next week to show what we have leant during the Spring term. We will also be be recapping multiplication and division next week. Finally, will be using short multiplication and short division to solve a range of problems.

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by classifying animals based on their skeletons. We will then be explaining the functions of the human skeleton and identify it’s main bones. We will then be explaining how muscles work. Finally, we will be explaining what we have learnt during our ‘Happy Healthy Me’ topic.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

 

Julie and Edward

 

Oak Class:

 

Maya and Mikey

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

Week beginning 15.03.2021

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we represented and found unit fractions of quantity using bar modelling. We then found non-unit fractions of quantity. After this, we confidently found the whole when one part was known We then finished the week placing fractions on a number line. 

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by identifying features of instructions. After this, we planned our own instruction on how to make a healthy dip. We thought back to the steps that we did when we made our own dips. We drew pictures/ stuck photos and write key words (imperative verbs, adverbs and time adverbs) to help us when it came to writing the instructions. Towards the end of the week we wrote our instructions on how to make a dip and we used our plans to help us.

 

Music:

The children did really well to remember what we had learnt in the Autumn term last week! This week we recapped how to play the G chord and how to play Row Row Row your boat.

French

This week the children matched character vocabulary to pictures and then acted out the story of the Enormous Turnip.  Next week the children will listen to a story called "The toes have no name" and create a picture activity based on the story.

 

 

Maths: 

We are beginning the week by continuing to place fractions on a number line. We are then going to be investigating fractions equivalent to one-half and one-quarter.  After this, we will investigate fractions where the numerator is a third of the denominator. Towards the end of the week, we are going to be adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by looking at inferring characters feelings and identify facts about the characters. We are then going to map out a story and retell it verbally. After this, we are going to plan how a character develops throughout the story. Then, we are going to writing a character description which will then lead onto writing a story of our own.

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

Nicole and David

 

Oak Class:

Srianvi and Janson

 

 

TTRS Rock Down Relief UK- Most Valuable Players:

Ash Class:

Hunter, Varush and Poppy

 

Oak Class:

Josie, Maya and Natalie

 

Please remember to book an appointment on Arbor for parent consultations on either Monday 29th or Tuesday 30th. 

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again. We are also taking part in a Times Tables Rock Stars competition, please see the information below:  

 

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we applied our understanding of unit fractions to solve problems. We then compared and ordered fractions with the same denominator and found the whole when one part was known. Finally, we found unit fractions of quantity.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we began the week by learning about pencil shading and pencil pressure to then help us create our own still life drawing of a piece of fruit. We then tried different dips and evaluated them. After we had tried those dips, we designed and then made our own dips. Finally, we evaluated the dips we made and thought about what we liked about it and what we would do differently.  

 

Music:

This week we recapped what we learnt in the Autumn term, the parts of a ukulele, the names of the strings, how to play the C chord and how to play A Sailor went to Sea.

 

.French:

Bonjour!  This week in French we recognised story characters and then labelled their family names in French.

 

 

Maths: 

We are beginning the week by using bar models to represent and find unit fractions of quantity. We will then be solving fraction problems which involve finding the whole of specific quantity. We will end the week by looking at fractions on a number line.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by looking at the features of instructions. We are then going to plan a set of instructions and then use this to help us write them. Once we have written our instructions on how to make a dip we will then edit them.  

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

Shelby and Hunter

 

Oak Class:

Harley and Christian

 

 

Next Friday (19th March) is Red Nose Day!   

 Children will be allowed to wear a red nose on this day in exchange for bringing in £1. We are also going to be learning the song ‘This is me’ from The Greatest Showman and will be singing these in our classes on the day. Throughout the day, we will be completing different Red Nose Day activities.

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again. We are also taking part in a Times Tables Rock Stars competition, please see the information below:  

 

Dear parent/carer,

To mark the awesome date that is 12th March 2021 (12-3-21, which reads the same forward as backwards) and to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are holding a Battle of the Bands (an in-school times tables competition) in aid of Red Nose Day. It is part of a UK-wide Rock Down Relief event run by Times Tables Rock Stars and will be the biggest times tables event in the country ever!

Starting on Friday 12th March and ending on Thursday 18th March 2021, the whole competition is done online via play.ttrockstars.com or the TT Rock Stars app. For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school will be the ones with the highest average.  At the end of the week, there will be a prize for the class that earned the most points.

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Jamming, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 9.30am and 3pm on Friday 12th to Thursday 18th inclusive.

 

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began by identifying equal and unequal parts of a whole. We then used fractions to represent equal parts and recognised unit fractions. After this we ordered and compared fractions and learnt what a non-unit fraction is.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started by gathering powerful verbs through drama for our riddle poems. We then planned and wrote our own riddle poem about a piece of fruit. To finish the week we edited our riddles and performed them.

Music:

In Music this week, we looked at pulse and rhythm. We listened to songs and found the pulse of a song by clapping it to the music.

French:

Bonjour!  This weeks French focus has been colours.

Next Week’s Learning:

 

Maths: 

We are beginning the week by applying an understanding of unit fractions. We are then going to compare and order fractions with the same denominator. After this, we are going to find the whole when one part is known. To end the week, we are finding unit fractions of quantity.

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week with some Art. We are going to be looking at pencil shading and pencil pressure. We are then going to draw our own still life drawing of a piece of fruit. Then we are going to be investigating how much sugar is in drinks. Then we are going to be doing some D&T, starting with evaluating dips. Then we are doing to plan to make our own dip and make it! We will then taste our healthy dips and evaluate them.

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

Tyler and Emma

 

Oak Class:

Louis and Harvey

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 8th March.

Please remember to wear a mask when dropping and picking your child/children as well as remaining socially distanced from others.

Your child will need to bring in a piece of fruit that they can use for their still life drawing.

 

This Week's Learning:

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began representing and solving problems using the four operations. We then went on to solving correspondence problems. Finally, we identified parts and wholes.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started by filling out our KWL sheet to show what we already know about our new topic ‘Happy Healthy Me’ and what we would like to find out. We then looked at different food groups and then compared and grouped animals depending on their diet. We also identified the features of a riddle poem. Finally, we described a fruit or vegetable of our choice by using expanded noun phrases.

 

Music:

In Music this week, we looked at different pieces music to listen to and chose our favourite. It was nice to listen to music we already knew as well as music that was new. We then drew what we thought of when listening to our favourite piece of music and answered questions about that piece of music.

French:

Bonjour!  This weeks French focus has been colours. This will be the same for next week.

 

https://youtu.be/5XUipPCSc1A

 

 

Next Week’s Learning:

 

Maths: 

We are beginning the week by identifying equal and unequal parts of a whole. We will then be using fractions to represent equal parts and then look at recognising unit fractions. Finally, we will order and compare unit fractions and understand non-unit fractions.    

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by gathering powerful verbs through drama. We will then plan our own riddle poem and then write the riddle poem. Once this is finished, we will edit and improve our riddle poem. Finally, we will perform our riddle poem.

 

It is ‘World Book Day’ next week (Thursday 4th March) so we will be looking at the text ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ and completing an activity for this. We would also like the children to take part in silent reading with a book of  their choice and send in pictures of this. If you are in school you can bring in your favourite book to read. 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Ash Class:

Kiara and Finlay

 

Oak Class:

Natalie and Shay

 

 

World Book Day - Thursday 4th March

 

We will be looking at the text 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and completing some activities linked to the book on Thursday. Please have some silent reading time on Thursday and send in some pictures of you reading your favourite book. 

Designing an outfit for World Book Day. 

If you would like to, you could design part of an outfit or a whole outfit (your choice) and then make it. This is only if you would like to.

 Roald Dahl dress up - https://www.roalddahl.com/charity/get-involved/roald-dahl-story-day-fundraising/dressing-up-tips

 

Please make sure children are completing the Daily Assignment and submitting other assignments they complete each day.

 

Reading – Please keep reading as much as you can and remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started by solving scaling down problems. We then solved multiplication and addition problems. Towards the end of the week we solved division problems.    

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we designed a structure that would be able to withstand an earthquake. We then made our structures out of different materials. Most of us used spaghetti and marshmallows. We then evaluated our structures and said what we liked about them and what we would do next time to improve them. After this, we focused on the Artist J Turner and explored line and tonal shading using a range of different materials to create a volcano picture. Towards the end of the week we had fun creating acrostic poems that spelt volcano. To finish the week we completed our KWL and wrote sentences explaining what we had learnt during the topic ‘Extreme Earth’.  

 

Music:

This week in music we learnt  how instruments can be used for effect.  It was our last lesson on the Carnival of the Animals. We learnt about a very famous piece of music called The Swan.

 

 

French:

Bonjour!  This weeks French focus has been greetings and conversations.

 

 

Maths:

 

After half term we are going to continue to solve division (sharing) problems. Then we are going to use all our knowledge of the four operations to solve problems including the four operations. We are then going to look at correspondence problems. Our last lesson is going to be identifying parts and wholes.

 

Topic:

Happy Healthy Me!

We are going to be starting our new topic ‘Happy Healthy Me’. We are going to complete our ’K’ and ‘W’  on our KWL and write what we already know about staying healthy and what we would like to find out. We are then going to group and classify foods and compare and group animals depending on their diets. After, we are going to identify features of a riddle poem and describe a fruit or vegetable using expanded noun phrases.

 

 

French:

Bonjour!  After half term our French focus will be colours.

 

 

Ash Class: 

Bobby and Keena

 

Oak Class:

Keira and Ruby

 

 

Have a lovely, relaxing half term!

 

Below are some activities you may wish to do in half term:

 

There is  a virtual trail called ‘Millie the mouse’s Attic Adventure’ made by Whitehall Historic House (that wobbly wooden building in Cheam). It is available from Saturday – https://llc.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/sutton/?rm=MATTEPORT+DIGI0%7C%7C%7C1%7C%7C%7C1%7C%7C%7Ctrue&fbclid=IwAR2Oagsxx6M92M7vAU91AjCLxO4-LfJ5lackXBKI3KShl3WfVCXS0JSq3hU

 

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Roald Dahl dress up - https://www.roalddahl.com/charity/get-involved/roald-dahl-story-day-fundraising/dressing-up-tips

 

 

After half term please make sure children are completing the Daily Assignment and submitting other assignments they complete each day.

 

Reading – Please keep reading as much as you can and remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we have been solving multiplication problems by drawing bar models and writing the repeated addition.  

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started by comparing rocks based on their appearance and then looked at how they were formed.  We then described how fossils are formed and looked at the work of Mary Anning. We finished the week by  explaining how soil is formed.

 

Music:

This week in music we looked at The Aquarium and The Cuckoo from The Carnival of the Animals.

 

French:

Bonjour!  This weeks French focus has been greetings and conversations. This will be the same for next week.    

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atNkI6QFZ50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSm0x92TEBI

 

 

Maths: 

We are going to be solving scaling down problems and then move onto solving multiplication and addition problems using scaling. Then we will be using Cuisenaire rods to explore how division can be solved using grouping. Finally, we will finish the week by solving division problems. 

 

Topic:

Extreme Earth!

 We are going to start the week by planning to make our own structure that could withstand an earthquake. We will be using marshmallows and spaghetti for this but you can use other materials at home if you don’t have these. Once we have made our structure we will then test it and evaluate it. We will then be doing some Art, where will be exploring line and tonal shading by using different materials. The focus of this art work will be drawing a volcano erupting. After, we will be writing our own acrostic poem about volcanoes. We will finish the week by completing the ‘L’ on our KWL to explain what we have learnt during the topic.

 

 

Ash Class: 

Francesca and Varushkan

 

Oak Class:

Avie and Karamogo

 

 

Please make sure children are completing the Daily Assignment and submitting other assignments they complete each day.

 

Reading – Please keep reading as much as you can and remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

Maths:   

This week in maths we divided a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number, using short division but with no remainders. We then divided a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number, using short division with remainders in the ones and then we moved on to remainders in the tens.

  

Topic:  

This week in Topic we started by mapping where earthquakes occur and identifying tectonic plate boundaries. Then we explained why earthquakes occur and the impact they have. We ended the week by locating San Francisco and identified its human and physical features.

 

Maths:  

We will start the week by dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number, using short division. Then we are going to be using Cuisenaire rods pictorially to explore how repeated addition turns into multiplication when solving multiplication problems. Then we are going to be representing simple multiplication problems using bar models. At the end of the week we are going to be solving scaling up problems. 

Topic: 

 This week in topic it is going to be a science week! We are going to start with categorising and comparing rocks based on their
appearance and understand how they are formed. Then we are going to investigate the properties of rocks and describe how fossils are formed. Then we are going to explain Mary Anning's contribution to palaentology and form an opinion. To end the week we are going to explain how soil is formed.

Oak Class 

Maya 

Abi

Ash Class

Taliyah

Mickyle

 

All work is uploaded to Teams daily. Please submit all your work via Teams if possible. We have loved seeing all your remote learning and you are all doing a fantastic job! Keep it up.

Remember Joe Wicks is doing his daily PE workouts too!

Sutton libraries are running a zoolab event for Chinese New Year.  It is being held on 11th February and you can register through the link below. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chinese-new-year-with-zoolab-tickets-138273982203?aff=

 

PE with Joe is back, starting Monday 11th January 2021 at 9am on his You Tube channel. He will have 3 live sessions on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They last approximately 20 mins and are designed for children.

 

Go on, give it a go!

 

How to log on to Microsoft teams please visit this website to watch a video on how to do it.

How to access MS Teams for Homework - YouTube 

                                                                         

This Week's Learning: 

  

Maths:   

This week in maths we divided by 3 and 6. We then used our knowledge of our times tables to help us solve multiplication and division word problems.  

  

Topic:  

This week in Topic we had fun making our Egyptian Masks. We had to use paper mache to cover our masks, it was very messy! We then painted them with gold and blue paint to make them look like Tutankhamun’s mask. We also learnt how to make a mummy and wrote instructions on how to do this. We then completed our ‘L’ on our KWL and wrote what we had learnt this topic. 

  

Music: 

We recorded our Christmas song which has been posted on the blog for you to watch. 

  

French: 

Bonjour!  This week we have been revising and practising some of the things we have learnt this term with Christmassy themed activities.  Next term our new topic will be learning the names of animals and colours and using this to write a simple story in French.  Keep up the numbers practice over the holidays: this song will help with numbers 1-10 and beyond in preparation for next term: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hK4Leo2rTI 

Joyeux Noel! 

  

  

First Week Back wb: 05.01.21 

  

Maths:  

We will be using the associative law to solve multiplication problems and investigating the relationship between odd and even numbers when multiplying.   

Topic: 

Our new topic is Extreme Earth! 

 We are going to be identifying what we already know about Earth. Then we are going to be learning how a volcano is formed and identify where volcanoes occur in the world. Later in the week, we are going to be researching Mt Vesuvius, and its impact on Pompeii. To end the week, we will explain what the advantages and disadvantages of living near a volcano are.  

 

  

Watch our staff Christmas song below: 

I wish it could be Christmas every day - YouTube 

 

4th January is INSET. 

 We start back at school 5th January 2021. 

  

  

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week. Children have been sent home homework and spellings to recognise and use words from the same word families. They will be tested on their spellings on Friday 8th January.   

  

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday. Please make sure reading records are signed so we know how often children are reading. 

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday. 

  

NUTS - We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed. If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts. 

Year 3 Christmas Song:

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoAUM3Ttbag

 

Please click on the link to enjoy our Christmas song!

This Week's Learning:

 

Maths:  

We began this week in Maths by practically dividing by 4 and 8 and then used this to help us solve problems when dividing by 4 and 8. After, we recalled the 8 times table. We then looked at the relationship between the 3 and 6 times tables. Finally, we used what we had learnt to help us divide by 3 and 6.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we continued to write our letter in the form of a postcard. We then edited and improved our letter. After, we researched different Egyptian Gods and then used this to help us write a character description.  

 

Music:

This week was our last ukulele lesson before Christmas. We recapped everything we have learnt so far including different techniques for playing the ukulele and the pieces we have practised. Ukulele lessons will continue after Christmas.

 

French:

Bonjour!  This week we have been talking about the similarities and differences between Christmas in France and Britain.  Next week we will be playing some Christmassy games to help us remember some of the things we have learnt over the term.

 

 

Next Week's Learning:

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by dividing by 3 and 6. We are then going to be solving multiplication and division problems. We will finish the week by completing some Christmas themed maths activities.

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by explaining how and why mummies were made. We then went on to researching a traditional Egyptian death mask. After, we made our own 3D model of a death mask and then evaluated this. Finally, we will look at what we have learnt during our topic ‘Awesome Egyptians’ and complete our KWL grid.  

 

Class Teacher Awards:

 

Oak: 

Josie and Christian

 

Ash:

Isla and Harley 

 

 

Please remember to bring in a kitchen roll tube, toilet roll tube and a cereal box by Monday 14th December so we can make our Egyptian death masks.  

 

Children need to bring in a Christmas jumper on Monday 14th December so they can wear it when they record their Christmas song.

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week. Children have been sent home homework and spellings to practise that focus on understanding and spelling the prefix 'mis' . They will be tested on their spellings on Friday 18th December.  

 

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday. Please make sure reading records are signed so we know how often children are reading.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

 

NUTS - We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed. If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts.

 

This week’s learning: 

Maths: 

This week in maths we started by recapping the 2,5- and 10-times tables. We then recognised multiples of 4 by discovering it is double the 2 times table. We then practised the 4 times table. After this, we moved onto to look at multiples of 8 ad discovered that they were double the 4 times table. We finished the week by learning and recalling the 8 times table.  

 

Topic  

In topic this week we leant how and why the pyramids were built. We discovered that they were built for pharaohs to be buried in with their possessions for the after life. We then started to look at letters and what the features of a letter are. We discussed informal and formal letters and found out that we will be writing our own informal letter. We gathered vocabulary to help us with our letter and then we started to plan it and write it.  

Music 

This week we will learn to finger pick the start of a well-known tune, Fur Elise by Beethoven. We will also discover what it means to sing and play in a round. 

French 

Bonjour!  This week we will be writing about our own families.  We are now able to introduce ourselves using  Je m’appelle... and we can introduce lots of family members too.  Next week we will be looking at how different families celebrate Christmas in France.  To practice counting in French, ask your child to count different objects around the house. 

Maths: 

Next week we are going to be dividing by 4 and 8. We are then going to learn and recall our 3 times table. After we will be dividing by 3 and 6. 

Topic  

Next week in topic we are going to be continuing to write our letter. We are then going to edit and improve our letter. After we have finished our letters, we are going to researching about Egyptian Gods. We are the going to choose one to write a description on.  

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Class Teacher Awards 

Oak: 

Karamogo and Ruby 

Ash: 

Shelby and David 

 

We are going to be making our own Egyptian masks! In order to do this we need you to please bring in a kitchen roll/toilet roll tube and a cereal box. Please bring these items in a named bag.  

It is Christmas jumper day Friday 11th so remember to wear your favourite Christmas jumper! We will also be having Christmas dinner on this day too.  

Please bring in your Christmas cards! They will be put into a box until the last week of term when they will be given out. Remember that you can only give cards to people in your bubble. Thank you. 

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week. Children have been sent home homework and spellings to practise that focus on understanding and spelling the prefix 'un' . They will be tested on their spellings on Friday 11th December.   

  

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday. Please make sure reading records are signed so we know how often children are reading. 

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday. 

  

NUTS - We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed. If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts. 

 

This Week’s Learning wb 23.11.2020

We began this week in Maths by taking part in some fun maths quizzes to check our understanding of place value and methods to use when adding or subtracting. We then looked at a variety of numbers that can be used to make 100. Finally, we used multiples of 5 and 10 to help us recall number bonds to 100.

 

This week in Topic we started our week by planning our own newspaper report . We then used this to write a newspaper report on the death of Tutankhamun. We chose one of the theories we had learnt about and made sure we included direct speech.

 

Next week we will continue to develop our finger picking skills. We will also be comparing a classical piece of music with a modern version of it to see what the arranger has kept the same and what they have decided to change.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been doing some written work about presenting our families based on Simpsons characters.  We have also been listening to a song about family members.  Next week, we will begin to write about our own families in French.  Have a listen to this song to help with learning your numbers in French:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8otHVV5VWY  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning: 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by reviewing the 2, 5 and 10 times table. We will then be going on to We are then going to look at how we can recognise multiples of 4 by discovering it is double the 2 times table and then use this to help us recall the 4 times table. This method will be used again to help us understand that multiples of 8 are double the 4 times table to help us then look at the 8 times table.

 

Topic:

We will be finding out how and why the pyramids were built in Egypt as well as understanding their importance. After, we will identify the features of a letter and gather key vocabulary with a focus on different conjunctions. We will then plan an informal letter in the style of a postcard and then begin writing all about our trip to visit the pyramids.

 

Class Teacher Awards:

 

 

Oak:

Harry and Avie  

 

 

Ash:

Finlay and Keena

 

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week. Children have been sent home homework and spellings to practise that focus on understanding and spelling the prefix 'un' . They will be tested on their spellings on Friday 4th December.  

 

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday. Please make sure reading records are signed so we know how often children are reading.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

 

NUTS - We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed. If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts.

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 16.11.2020

 

This week in maths, we focused on using mental calculation strategies to add and subtract numbers. We learnt that if a number we are adding or subtracting is close to the next ten we can round and then adjust e.g. if the question was 18 + 9 we would do 18 + 10 = 28 and then take away 1 as we added one too many (28 – 1 =27).

 

This week in Topic we started our week by finishing writing our diary entry as Howard Carter. We then edited our diary and improved it by adding in adjectives and expanded noun phrases. After this we looked at features of a newspaper report as we are going to writing our own! We then researched about Tutankhamun’s death and recorded the theories of his death. Towards the end of the week we looked at powerful vocabulary to describe emotions and how to use inverted commas when using direct speech.

 

This week in Music  we thought about the term ‘pitch’ this week and the difference between high and low pitches. We learnt a new technique called finger picking and exploring when this is used in ukulele music.  

Bonjour!  This week we have been learning how to say Voici mon frère.. (this is my brother)  and introducing other family members.  Next week we will continue to practice this with some written work and songs.  You could practice numbers at home by playing some of these games: https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=Numbers%20-%201%20to%2010&level=primary

 

Next Week's Learning:

Maths: 

We are going to complete some assessments on what we have been learning. We are then going to be using multiples of 5 and 10 to recall number bonds to 100. After we are going to be looking at the composition of 100 using tens and ones.

 

Topic:

We will be planning and writing our own newspaper report about how Tutankhamun died. We are then going to edit and improve our newspaper report. We will then be looking at what life was like in ancient Egyptian times and describe this.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

 

Oak: 

Taylan and Keira

 

Ash:

Edward and Poppy

 

 

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week. Children have been sent home homework and spellings to practise . They will be tested on their spellings on Friday 27th November.  

 

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday. Please make sure reading records are signed so we know how often children are reading.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

  

Times Table Rock Stars:

Good news... We have Times Table Rock Stars again! Please go on this as much as you can to practise your times tables. The log ins will be the same as before if you need this information again please ask your class teacher. 

 

NUTS:

We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed. If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts.

 

This Week's Learning wb 09.11.2020

 

We began this week in Maths by solving subtraction problems to find the difference between two 2 numbers. We then solved two step word problems where we had to subtract and add to get the answer. Finally, we finished the week by solving empty box problems.

 

This week in Topic we started our week by gathering vocabulary. We thought of different past tense verbs to use in our diary entry. After, we looked at the events of Howard Carter’s discovery, retold each event and put them in chronological order.

 

This week in Music we recapped what we had learnt so far on the ukuleles, plucking, strumming, the string names and the chord C. We learnt a new chord – G, and a new song – Row, row, row your boat.

 

Bonjour!  This half term, we will continue to talk about ourselves  with a focus on introducing family members.  This week we have been learning how to say mum, dad, brother and so on.  Next week we will talk about how to introduce a family member.  We will also continue to practice numbers from 1-12.  You could help at home using this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtoWhTOco9A

 

 

Next Week's Learning:

Maths: 

We are going to focus on the round and adjust method next week in maths. We will begin the week by adding using the round and adjust strategy. We will end the week by subtracting using the round and adjust method.

 

Topic:

We will be continuing to write our diary entry as Howard Carter and we will then edit our diary entries. We will then move on to identifying the features of a newspaper report. After, we will look at how we include powerful vocabulary to describe emotions. Finally, we will begin to plan a newspaper report.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

 

Oak: 

Harley and Blu

 

Ash:

Llayne and Francesca

 

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week. Children have been sent home homework and spellings to practise . They will be tested on their spellings on Friday 20th November.  

 

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday. Please make sure reading records are signed so we know how often children are reading.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

 

Odd Socks Day:

Anti-Bullying week is next week ( 16th-20th November). It is Odd Socks Day on Monday so please remember to come to school wearing your odd socks!

 

Times Table Rock Stars:

Good news... We have Times Table Rock Stars again! Please go on this as much as you can to practise your times tables. The log ins will be the same as before if you need this information again please ask your class teacher. 

 

NUTS:

We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed. If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts.

This week's Learning wb 02.11.2020

We began this week in Maths by recapping how to use the column method to subtract 3-digit numbers where you exchange from the hundreds to the tens. We then used Cuisenaire rods to help us when adding and looked at how we can use them to help us with our number bonds to 10. We then used the Cuisenaire rods to subtract.

This week we started our new topic ‘Awesome Egyptians’. We had an exciting hook day where we wrapped people up in tissue like mummies and wrote our name in Egyptian Hieroglyphs.  We started the week by discussing what we know about Egypt and what we would like to find out during our topic.  We began to look at where Egypt is located on the world map as well as the UK. We learnt some key facts about Egypt such as what their flag looks like and their main religion. We then ordered Ancient Egyptian events on a timeline and learnt about BC and AD.  After we researched the Tutankhamun and created a fact poster. We ended the week by looking at features of a diary.

Next Week’s Learning wb 09.11.2020

Maths: 

Next week we are going to be solving find the difference problems. We are then going to be solving addition and subtraction word problems. Towards the end of the week we are going to solve missing box problems.

 

Topic:

Next week in topic we are going to be learning about Howard Carter's discovery. We are going to be gathering vocabulary and thinking about thoughts and feelings of Howard Carter so that we can plan and write  our own diary entry. 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards :

Oak: 

Reggie and Abi

 

Ash:

Julie and Bobby

 

 

 

Please remember to consent to the online learning, this can be done on Arbor.

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week. Our next spelling test will be 13.11.20.

 

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday. Please make sure reading records are signed so we know how often children are reading.

 

This week's Learning wb 19.10.2020

 

We began this week in Maths by recapping how to use the column method to add together 3-digit numbers where you exchange from the ones and the tens. We then looked at using the column method to subtract and focused on exchanging ones and tens.

 

This week in Topic we had a DT and Art based week. We started the week by using our plans to create our own shadow puppets and then evaluated them. We then reviewed what we had learnt during our topic ‘Mirror, Mirror’. Finally, we ended the week by using watercolours to create a picture about light in the style of Leonid Afremov.

 

Maths: 

When we come back to school we are going to begin by practically exploring bar models and how they are used. We will then move on to using bar models to represent word problems.

 

Topic:

We will begin our new topic ‘Awesome Egyptians’ by discussing what we already know about the Ancient Egyptians. We will then move onto identifying where Egypt and The UK are on the world map. After that we will be researching Tutankhamun and creating our own fact poster. We will finish the week by identifying the features of a diary.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards :

Oak: 

Harvey and Josie

 

Ash:

Tyler and Emma 

 

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week. Children have been sent home spellings to practise over the half term and will be tested on Friday 6th November.  

 

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday. Please make sure reading records are signed so we know how often children are reading.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

This week's Learning wb 12.10.2020

This week in Maths we learnt how to add three-digit numbers using column method. We were all so great at this so we then moved on to adding three-digit numbers where the ones bridge 10. We learnt that we need to add the ones, tens and then the hundreds last when adding using column. After this we added numbers where the 10's bridge 10 and therefore have to exchange for 100.  We were all fantastic at this!

 

This week in Topic we  had a week where we looked at playscripts. We planned our own and then wrote our own playscript on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. After we had finished writing our playscripts we edited them to see if we could improve them further making sure we included the features of a playscript. 

 

 

 

 

 

Next week's learning: 

Maths: 

Next week in Maths we will be using the column method to subtract  three digit numbers. 

Topic:

Next week in Topic we having an art and D&T week. We are going to be making our own shadow puppets linked to our science topic. We are then going to be painting a picture in the style of Leonid Afremov.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards: 

Oak: 

Maya and Harry

 

 

Ash: 

Taliyah and Zena

 

Please remember that school finishes at 1pm  22nd October for parents consultation. 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week.

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesday and Thursday.

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

 On Friday 23rd October 2020, as part of our celebration of our topic ‘Mirror Mirror’ we would like to invite the children to come to school dressed as a Fairy Tale book character.

This Week's Learning wb 05.10.2020

This week in Maths we started by comparing and ordering 3 digit numbers. We then moved on to partitioning 3 digit numbers in different ways. Towards the end of the week, we looked at number bonds to multiples of 10 and 100.

 

This week in Topic we  had a science and English based week We started the week by explaining how shadows are formed and why the size of them changes. We then investigated what which materials block light to cause shadows. After this we identified the features of a play script and looked at the structure of a play script.

Next week's learning: 

Maths: 

Next week in Maths we will be using the column method to add together two digit and three digit numbers. We are then going to be using our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to support us to recall number bonds to 100.

Topic:

Next week in Topic we are continuing with some science and English based lessons! We will be continuing to plan and then write our own play script. Once we have written our play scripts we will then edit and improve it . We are then going to finish the week by designing our own shadow puppet with a variety of materials.

Class Teacher Awards: 

Oak: 

Johnny and Srianvi 

 

 

Ash: 

Mickyle and Shelby 

 

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week.

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

 

On Friday 23rd October 2020, as part of our celebration of our topic ‘Mirror Mirror’ we would like to invite the children to come to school dressed as a Fairy Tale book character.

 

This Week’s Learning wb 05.10.2020

 

 

 

This week in Maths we started by subtracting multiples of ten from a 3-digit number. We then moved on to adding and subtracting multiples of ten where calculations bridge 100. After we had focused on multiples of ten we moved on to adding and subtracting hundreds, tens and ones from a number within 1000. Towards the end of the week, we identified multiples of 10 on a number line up to 1000.

 

This week in Topic we focused on science. We started the week by recognising we need light in order to see things and dark is the absence of light. We then investigated what materials would be best to reflect light. After this we learnt how mirrors work and that the light bounces off the mirror at the same angle and travels in a straight line.

 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning: 

 

Maths: 

Next week in Maths we will be comparing and ordering 3-digit numbers and then partitioning them in different ways. We are then  identifying  number bonds to multiples of 10 e.g. 68 + 22. After we moved on to identifying number bonds to multiples of 100 e.g. 720 + 180. 

Topic:

Next week in Topic we are continuing with some science lessons! We will be learning how shadows are formed and are going to investigate which materials block light that causes a shadow. We will look at patterns of how a shadow changes size. We are then moving on to look at plays and are going to read and perform a play script. We are then going to look at the features and structure of a play script and then plan our own play script.

 

Class Teacher Awards:

 

Oak:

Brooke-Toni

Mikey

 

Ash:

Max

Nicole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week.

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

This Week’s Learning wb 21.09.2020

 

 

This week in Maths we started by adding multiples of ten that bridge 100 using dienes and a hundred square. Once we were confident with this we began to add multiples of ten to a to a two-digit number that bridges 100. We then went on to subtracting multiples of ten that bridge 100 and finished the week by subtracting a multiple of ten from a three-digit number.

 

This week in Topic we started the week by planning our own fairy tale and used features from familiar tales we have been looking at. Once we had planned our fairy tales we took our time to write our own fairy tale and made sure we included lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases! Finally, we then looked through, edited and improved our fairy tales.

 

Next Week’s Learning: 

Maths: 

Next week in Maths we will be subtracting multiples of ten from a 3-digit number and then move on to doing this where the calculations involve bridging 100. We will then be identifying multiples of ten on a number line and by the end of the week will be identifying numbers from 0-1000. 

Topic:

Next week in Topic is going to be full of Science! We are going to be investigating which surfaces reflect light and then we will be using a mirror to reflect light. We will also be finding out about how the light from the sun is dangerous and how we can protect our eyes. Finally, we will be identifying the key features of an explanation text. 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Oak:

 Avie

Shay

 

Ash:

Kiara

Finlay

 

 

 

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week.

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

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This Week's Learning wb 14.09.2020

 

 

Maths: 

 

This week in maths we started by reading, writing and representing 3-digit numbers using a range of representations e.g. dienes and part-part whole models. Once we was confident with this we began partitioning 3 digit numbers e.g. 365 – 300, 60 and 5. We then found other ways to partition a 3 digit number e.g. 365 – 200, 100 and 65. After this, we found 10 less and 10 more than any given number and to finish the week we added and subtracted multiples of 10 within 100.  

 

Topic:

This week in topic we started by looking at the characters in the story Hansel and Gretel. We thought about different adjectives and expanded noun phrases (e.g. the evil, old witch) that we could use for a character description of the Witch in the story. After we had planned our character description we then all wrote some amazing character descriptions of the witch. Then we looked at settings and planned and wrote our own amazing  setting descriptions about the Witch’s candy house.  

Next Week’s Learning wb 21.09.2020

 

Maths:

Topic:

Class Teacher Awards:

Oak Class: 

 

Natalie  

Louis 

 

Ash Class:

Hunter 

Isla

 

Notices:

 

Please make sure that homework folders are in by Thursday every week. 

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday. 

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday. 

 

This Week’s Learning wb 07.09.2020

 

Maths :

 

This week in maths we started by recalling our number bonds to 10 and used part- part whole models to help us with this. We then used our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to apply this to our number bonds to 20. After, we started with adding numbers that do not bridge (e.g. 13 + 5) and used column method to help solve this. We then used column method to add two numbers together that bridge (e.g. 14 + 9).

 

 

Topic :

 

This week in topic we started by looking at the story of Hansel and Gretel and then created our own story map for the story. We then went on to look at the features of fairy tales and what story language we find in them. Towards the end of the week we looked at the history of fairy tales and how they have changed over time.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 14.0-9.2020

Maths:

 

 

 

Topic:

 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Oak Class:

Janson

Eliza

Ash Class:

David

Dharaa

 

Notices:

Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Reading – reading records and books need to be in school every Friday and Monday.

Everyone’s books will be changed on a Monday.

Welcome to Year 3 - 4.09.2020

 

Welcome to Year 3, we hope you had a great summer and have enjoyed the first two days back. 

 

Please remember your drop off time is between 9am and 9:10am at the small green KS2 gate. Pick up is at 3.30pm from outside your child’s classroom. 

 

Your child may bring their packed lunch in hard, plastic, wipeable lunch box (clearly named), a named water bottle and a small school bag to carry their reading book and reading diary. 

 

P.E is on Tuesdays and Thursdays – please ensure your child comes to school wearing their school P.E kit. Please remove earrings in the morning and tie back long hair. 

 

Due to the pandemic your child will be given one reading book per week. They will choose a new book on a Monday and return it to school on a Friday – this gives us the weekend as the 72 hours quarantine to ensure books stay clean.  Please ensure your child reads daily and records their reading in their reading diary. We will be hearing your child read on a weekly basis and will move them up the reading scheme as required. If your child finishes their reading book before Friday, please do use the Oxford Owl reading scheme online. 

 

The Topic for this term is ‘Mirror, Mirror’– please see the blog next week for further information. 

 

Have a nice weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday. 

 

The Year 3 Team. 

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