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Spring 1 Week 6

Happy Half-Term everyone! We can't believe how quickly this half-term has flown by.

This week in Literacy we focused on different Grammar points such as using commas, conjunctions, plurals and the past tense correctly. 

In Maths we worked on our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and thought about how Multiplication is the inverse of Division! We thought about ways of showing this using a range of different methods. 

We also practised rehearsing our lines for our class assembly, which is coming up soon (1st March!). All the children have been given their lines to learn at home and we would be really grateful if you could practise these with your children! We have also asked a few of the children to bring in suitable outfits/costumes. Please don't worry, if you haven't got anything to bring in, just let us know on the Monday we come back. The children have also been given the words to our songs and we hope they will learn these really well over the holidays! 

Have a great week!!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Spring 1 Week 5

This week was all about well-being! We thought about ways of staying healthy, safe and happy! During our fruit workshop we got to try lots of different fruits such as figs, passion fruit, dragon fruit, star fruit and physalis. The children were very good about trying something new! 

In Literacy we wrote a recount about the Good Samaritan and thought about what the moral of this story is. We also discussed our current school value 'Service' and thought about how we can link this back to our story.

In Maths we looked at the column method for subtraction and solved some tricky 2 step word problems using addition and subtraction!

Please note that due to lots of extra curricular activities for Arts Day and Wellbeing Week, we have not been able to read with all the children. Reading will be back to normal next week! 

Have a lovely weekend and hopefully see lots of you on Monday night for open session!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Spring 1 Week 4

What a fantastic week have had!! The highlight this week were the two Art days! The children had so much fun and produced some amazing art work; don't forget to have a look at all the pictures on our website!

This week we also practised adding and taking away mentally using our knowledge of place value. 

In Literacy we wrote a non-chronological report about St Ippolyts school. 

A polite reminder to parents that children are expected to complete all 5 home learning tasks this half term. If your child has not yet completed them, there is still time to hand in work next week. Every child who completes all 5 tasks will receive a certificate. If your child is unsure of how many they still need to do, we will be happy to let them know.

Please remember that we are a nut free school. If your child brings in birthday treats which contain any traces of nuts, they will unfortunately not be allowed to hand these out; even if you have removed the nut flavoured chocolates (this includes boxes of mixed chocolates such as Celebrations, Roses etc). Thank you for your understanding.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy the snow!!!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman 

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Spring 1 Week 3

Dear Parents,

Another week in Class 3 has flown by!

In Literacy this week we looked at the features of a Non-Chronological Report and planned our own report on St Ippolyts School. We are excited to write our report based on our plan next week! 

In Maths we have been working hard on fractions. We practised finding 1/2, 1/4, 1/3 and 2/3 of numbers and solved word problems with fractions.

In Science the children have had fun planting cress seeds and watching them grow into plants. The children were able to confidently talk about what plants need to survive and could explain what germination means. They have been making predictions about what will happen to seeds which are planted in different environments (more or less water and sunlight).

Our Geography topic this term is Australia. Thank you to all those children who have brought in souvenirs from Australia to show the class. This week the children enjoyed looking at a variety of Aboriginal art work. They planned their designs for their own Aboriginal dot paintings which we will start painting the week after next. As part of their designs the children had to incorporate Aboriginal symbols. Why not ask your child if they can draw one of these symbols and explain to you what it means.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Weston & Mrs Pateman

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Spring 1 Week 2

Hello!

We had a busy week in Class 3 writing our own version of the 'Gorilla' story based on the one written by Anthony Browne. The children came up with some brilliant ideas to make the story their own!

In maths we looked at place value and ordering numbers from smallest to greatest. We solved some tricky word problems using our kowledge of place value!

In RE we discussed the story of 'Peter's Denial' and thought about how Jesus and Peter might have felt. We thought about why we may have denied something or someone in the past and how that made us feel.

In PSHE&C we talked about our own feelings and emotions and how we know when someone is sad, upset, happy etc (facial expressions, body language, tone of voice etc).

Enjoy your weekend!!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman 

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Spring 1 Week 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and a nice rest! THANK YOU all so much for your generous Christmas gifts!

We had a great first week back in Class 3!

In Maths we have been learning all about 3D shapes. We learned about their features such as edges, vertices and faces. We also discussed where we can find 3D shapes around us! 

In English we read the story 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne and planned our own story based on the one we read. We are looking forward to writing our own version of this story next week! 

In RE we read the story of 'The Last Supper' and discussed how we can be servants to others, just like Jesus was a servant to his disciples.

in PE we played football and practised doing a forward roll!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Autumn 2 Week 5

Another week in Class 3 has flown by! 

This week in Maths we learned all about Data handling. Together as a class we made tally charts for our favourite fruits, animals and colours. We then used this information to create a pictogram and bar chart. We also answered some tricky questions looking at our graphs such as 'How many more children liked blue than red' or 'What is the most/least favourite animal in Class 3'.

In Literacy we read different versions of Little Red Riding Hood and focused on directed speech in our writing (using speech marks correctly!) as well as finding synonyms for 'said' (i.e. replied, whispered, shouted, muttered etc).

This week the children also created some lovely art work. We mixed primary colours to create different secondary colours and then used those to paint colour field paintings in the style of Rothko.

This week's highlight was the 'Experience Christmas' day as well as making Christmas decorations. We can't believe it is only two weeks until the start of the Christmas holidays! 

We wish you all an enjoyable weekend! 

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Autumn 2 Week 3

Dear Parents,

Thank you to the parents who attended Thursday's parents evening, it was lovely to meet some of you properly. We are looking forward to seeing more parents on Tuesday for round 2!

In Maths this week we revised our knowledge of place value and learned how to use the column method to add two 2 digit numbers. 

In Literacy we wrote a recount about our fantastic trip to the Roald Dahl Museum. In our writing we focused on conjunctions such as because, so, if, that etc. as well as time connectives.

In History we learned about Walter Tull and his role during World War 1.

In Science the children researched their favourite fruits and then drew a tally chart and pictograph to show their results.

In PSHE&C the children designed a healthy packed lunch which included a delicious sandwich, healthy snacks and a healthy drink.

Have a great weekend! 

Mrs Weston & Mrs Pateman

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Autumn 2 Week 2

Dear Parents,

Another week in Class 3 has flown by! The highlight this week was our brilliant trip to the Roald Dahl Museum. The children really enjoyed finding out more about Roald Dahl's life and work. The museum itself was beautiful and the workshop where the children had to make up their own words and edit some of Roald Dahl's work was a lot of fun! The children came up with some brilliant sentences and we will certainly be using their ideas in our writing in the weeks to come! 

This week the children also got to enjoy a very moving theatre show called 'Lest we forget' as part of our learning about World War 1 and Remembrance Day. We also finished our assessments and practised reading and writing the analogue time to the nearest quarter of an hour!

Please note that the children have all been given a slip with your allocated time slot for the upcoming parents evening.

We hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Mrs Weston & Mrs Pateman

 

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Autumn 2 Week 1

What a busy week had in Class 3! 

We enjoyed our first PHSE&C lesson taught by the Go 2 project from Stevenage Borough Council. The children had fun making fruit kebabs from mangoes, raspberries, plums, blueberries and grapes. Some children who had never tried mango before commented that they thought it tasted 'sweet and delicious'. We spent the rest of the week completing our assessments and learning all about World War 1 and Remembrance Day. We talked about what it would've been like to be alive during the war and we discussed why the poppy has become such an important symbol. We also spent some time making poppies which we used to decorate our classroom. We had a special day on Friday all about Remembrance Day and the children contributed with some lovely thoughts and prayers.

We are really excited about our trip to the Roald Dahl museum next Wednesday 14th November. Please ensure your child arrives at school on time and has a packed lunch for the trip. We are aiming to get back before the end of the school day so pick up will be as normal.

We hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

 

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Autumn 1 Week 8

Dear Parents,

We had a busy week in Class 3! In DT we tasted different dips such as salsa, hummus and guacomole. We talked about the ingredients we might find in those dips and discussed whether they were healthy or not. We then made our own guacomole dip which was lots of fun! We used fresh ingredients such as avocados, red onions, tomatoes, coriander and lemon We really enjoyed tasting our dip, it was delicious! Thank you to everyone who brought in a donation towards our dip making ingredients!

This week we also wrote a class poem using rhyming words and calligrams. We solved some more division number problems and we made some poppies for our big school remembrance display!

We hope you all have a lovely and restful half term and look forward to seeing you when we come back!

Mrs Weston & Mrs Pateman

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Autumn 1 Week 7

Dear Parents,

Another week has flown by! It was lovely to see so many of you for our Family day on Wednesday. We have been busy this week applying our knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to work out Division number sentences. We also started our poetry topic in Literacy by writing a senses poem on Bonfire night, using our best adjectives. In RE we discussed the important symbols of a Christian marriage and what they represent. 

A few reminders for next week:

Please read our trip and DT letter. Donations towards our DT 'dip making' are much appreciated.

Next week Mrs Weston will be in on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and Mrs Pateman will be teaching on Wednesday and Thursday.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week! 

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman 

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Autumn 1 Week 6

Dear Parents,

We've had another productive week in Class 3. We have been working hard at learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and we have enjoyed writing our own version of Snow White.

In Geography we made up our own fact cards and compared two capital cities, London and Brasilia! 

In RE we wrote table contracts and discussed why it is important to keep our promises! 

We would like to remind all children and parents, that the homework is handed out every Tuesday and is due in the following Monday. Unfortunately we won't be able to mark the homework, if it is handed in late.

New spellings will go home every Tuesday and the spelling test is on the following Monday. We will be focusing on Common Exception words (also known as Tricky Words) for the rest of the term!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing lots of you next week for Family Week! 

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman 

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Autumn 1 Week 4

Another successful week in Class 3! 

In English this week we focused on writing instructions and in Maths we made amounts using different coins. We also worked out some very tricky Money Word Problems! 

This week we started learning our Harvest Poem, which we will be performing next Thursday 4th October during our Harvest Festival. The children have all got a copy of the lines they need to rehearse. We would be very grateful, if you could help your child to practise their verse at home!

As of next week, Mrs Pateman will write the spelling test score in the home spelling books. Any spellings that were incorrect will be highlighted in green. 

A little reminder that only Year 3 children are allowed to bring a pencil case into school. 

A lot of children have asked about show and tell. Your child will be given a date for their show and tell at some point in the next few weeks. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mrs  Weston and Mrs Pateman 

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Autumn 1 Week 3

We've had a great week in Class 3!

Here are some of the things we've been learning this week:

In Maths we solved real life Subtraction Word Problems. (Kirsty)
In English we made up our own stories. (George L.)
In R.E. we talked about the pact between God and Noah. (Sophie Gd)
We described our super heroes using adjectives. (Theo)
We played dodge ball and cricket in PE. (Felix and Ciaran)
We made a food chain in Science. (Harry)
We discussed how to be safe online. (Aayan)
We practised our phonics focusing on the sounds a-e, oy, ay, wh. (Saul)
In Geography we looked at our school using google maps and discussed what an aerial view is. (Massimo)
We completed a comprehension about hedgehogs and learned how to use the text to answer questions. (Aidan)

We are looking forward to learning lots of interesting, new things next week!

Class 3, Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman


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Autumn 1 Week 2

Hello! 

We have had a great week in Class 3 practising Addition and solving simple word problems using our knowledge of Addition. In Literacy we read stories with a familiar setting and used our imagination to plan our own story, which we look forward to writing next week! 

In Geography we looked at a map of the UK and practised naming the four countries as well as their capital cities!

In PHSE we discussed how we wanted to treat each other in class. The children agreed that "we should listen to each other, be kind and never laugh if someone has something important to say."

In Science we sorted and classified different objects into groups: living, non-living and never been alive.

We have really enjoyed meeting new parents at the school gates and appreciate your patience especially at home time, as it is taking some time to remember all the new faces! 

We look forward to another week of fun in Class 3! 

Have a lovely weekend and see you next week! 

Mrs Weston & Mrs Pateman 

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Autumn 1 Week 1

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to another school year! We had a great week getting to know the children and our new classroom! We have also enjoyed meeting most of the parents and would like to say thank you for being so patient at pick up time. Hopefully it won't be too long until we recognise all the new faces!     

In Maths this week we looked at place value and practised partitioning two digit numbers into Tens and Units. In Literacy we wrote a Recount about our summer holidays using time connectives and of course full stops and capital letters. We also started our new Geography topic and compared features of towns and the countryside. In RE we looked at our new value 'Thankfulness' and thought about the things that we are thankful for. 

We look forward to seeing you all again next week! 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Pateman and Mrs Weston

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Spring 2-Week 1

Hello everyone

We have been learning about reports in English this week, looking at the features of a report and reading lots of examples.

 

In maths we have been using our knowledge of column method to solve addition and subtraction word problems.

 

Have a nice weekend

Mrs Hoar

Reminders:

  • Please can all parents ensure that packed lunches are nut free. Thank you
  • It is class 3 cake day next Friday 2nd March, children have come home with a letter about it today.

 

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Spring week 4

Hello

Arts days were fantastic and so much fun! The work children created was amazing, if you haven’t already, take a look at the pictures on our website to see what we got up to. On Friday we had our Arts Days assembly where we shared all our work with the rest of the school. It was brilliant to see all the work the school had created in one place.

Don’t forget to come along to open session on Monday 5th February to look at all the work children have been doing so far this year and to see the fantastic foyer, where all our Arts Days work will be displayed.

Mrs Hoar

 

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Spring week 3

Hello

This week we have been learning lots of new things.

In maths we have focused on finding fractions of numbers, we can now do this confidently.

In English we have been learning how to write in the past and present tense, we have been trying to stick to the same tense in one piece of writing.

During RE this week we reflecting on how the Easter story makes us feel, Mrs Hoar was very impressed with our deep thinking.

This week some of our children went to play cricket in a competition and WON! We are very proud of them!

Have a relaxing weekend

Mrs Hoar

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