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Outdoor PE Kits

Hello

Just a quick note. 

With the weather turning colder, children should be wearing navy blue tracksuits for outdoor PE. 

Please bring in a tracksuit if there is not already one here :)

 

Miss Gale

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Week 4, Class 3

Well done class 3! A whole month! 

Fantastic RE today, we’ve been on our Euncharist Journey and lesrnt lots more about the creation story. 

In maths, we’ve continued to look at number in Maths and tested our number bond knowledge even up to 100! 

In English, we finished writing about our fairytale with jack and the Beanstalk with a twisted ending! 

 

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Sorry - homework tomorrow instead!

Hi Class 3 I’m sorry, homework and spellings were ready to go but with how busy today was, it slipped my mind at the end of the day. I’m sorry about that I will hang them out tomorrow. Enjoy your evening and don’t forget to record your reading :) Miss Gale
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Welcome back Class 3!

Wow! What a brilliant first week back!

They children have been amazing, they have worked so hard and embraced all of the new learning. In English, we have started our new topic on Rapunzel. In Maths we are covering place value and number bonds. In Science and Pshe we have been learning about our bodies and keeping healthy. 

We have also had three exciting PE lessons! 

The children have really been listening to instructions well, taking responsibility for their belongings and thinking about our new value - respect.

Truly impressed Class 3 - well done! 

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Gale

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Summer 2 Week 2

Another busy week in Class 3 has flown by! 

This week we have been looking at 'toys from the past' and have compared these to the toys that the children like to play with today. If you have any old toys from when you or the children's grandparents were little, please do bring them in to show to the class! 

In Science this week we learned about the differences between natural and man-made materials. 

In Literacy our grammar focus was the present and the past tense and in maths we looked at solving complex maths puzzles! 

Our Year 3s have been busy rehearsing for the KS2 production whilst the Year 2s were painting using water colours in the style of Monet.

In RE we learned a new hymn and thought about what 'love one another as I have loved you' means to each one of us.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Summer 1 Week 4

We've had a busy week in Class 3. The Year 2s completed two Reading and Maths SATS papers this week while the Year 3s took part in other activities within the school. 

Our afternoon lessons carried on as usual. In Science we investigated the durability, density and permeability of different rocks. 

In Geography we learned all about the Maasai tribe and their culture. I am sure that if you ask your children about our Kenya topic and the Maasai tribe, they will be able to tell you lots of interesting facts!

Today for PE we did some Sports Day prep! We are looking forward to Sports Day next week and are hoping for some more sunny weather!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend! 

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

 

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Summer 1 Week 2

Another busy week in Classs 3! 

In Science this week we learned about the fossilisation process and looked at pictures of different fossils.

In Geography we did some more research on Kenya. I was so impressed to see how much the children found out and remembered from last week. We looked at the climate, the different landscapes, crops that are grown and sold in Kenya and where Kenya is in relation to other countries in Africa. 

In PE we practised sprinting and long distance running. We have some very fast runners in Class 3!!!

In Maths we looked at fractions of shapes and numbers and tried to apply our knowledge of simple fractions to some real life word problems.

In Literacy we planned and started to write our own story called 'The magic pebble'. Our grammar focus was to use lots of interesting noun phrases. We are looking forward to finishing off our story next week!

We hope you all have a lovely long weekend!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Summer 1 Week 1

Welcome back to the last term of this school year! We hope you all had a lovely holiday! 

We had a great week in Class 3 getting back into the swing of things!

In Science this week we looked at different rocks and discussed the differences between man-made and naturally occuring rocks. 

In Music we looked at pentatonic scales and sung our own version of 'Old MacDonald', playing some of the notes on a Glockenspiel! 

For our topic work we located Africa and then Kenya on a map. We thought about what animals might live in Kenya and what the weather and climate might be like. We also located some of the other countries in Africa.

In PE we practised our throwing and batting skills using tennis rackets.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

 

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Spring 2 Week 6

We had a good last week of term in Class 3 and are now ready for the holidays :) !! We really enoyed preparing for the Easter service and spent some time in class going over the different parts of the Easter story. In maths we practised reading the time to the nearest quarter of an hour and in literacy we focused on using commas in our writing. In PSHE&C we talked about how we can be good friends to each other and the qualities that we look for in a friend.

As it is the Easter holidays, no new homework or spellings were sent home this week. Most of the children handed in their homework and spelling books on Monday, however, there are a few outstanding books. If your child has not handed in their books please ensure they hand them in to us on the first day back after Easter otherwise they will not get the new homework or spellings.

We wish you a very happy Easter and hope that you all have a good rest!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Spring 2 Week 5

Another week has flown by in Class 3. It was lovely to see some of you at parents evening on wednesday and we look forward to seeing more parents on monday afternoon for part 2! 

The highlight of this week was the Easter journey which we all really enjoyed! It was amazing to see how much the children already knew about the different parts of the Easter story.

This week we spent lots of time solving money word problems. The children practised making amounts using different coins, working out change and solving real life two step word problems! We were so impressed to see how far the children have come in their maths since the beginning of the year! 

In literacy we planned another explanation report, this time the children were able to choose their own topic! We are looking forward to writing up our reports in our Big Write books at the beginning of next week! 

In Art we carried on with our paper weaving and in RE we discussed what Christians have learned from Jesus' teachings. 

We are looking forward to the Easter service next week and to other Easter related activities. We can't believe it's only a week to go until the holidays!

Have a lovely weekend and we hope all the mums have an extra special Mothering Sunday!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Spring 2 Week 4

This week was science week and the children enjoyed two days of lots of different scientific investigations and activities! Amonst many other things, in Class 3 we investigated what would happen if we dropped a raisin into a glass of still and sparkling water (would it float or sink?) and we had lots of fun making blue slime using cornflour and water! The children loved seeing how the slime would turn from solid to liquid in just a matter of seconds. 

This week we also worked on our subtraction skills in maths and used the number line method to help us find the difference! In Literacy we wrote an explanation text on 'How to plant a seed'. 

In PE we did lots of running and counted our steps using a pedometer!

We hope you all have an enjoyable weekend! 

Mrs Weston & Mrs Pateman 

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Spring 2 Week 3

The children worked really hard on their assessments this week and we look forward to sharing your child's results with you at parents evening.

This week we also did some paper weaving as part of our DT topic!

In RE we read the story of Jesus healing the leper and thought about what we can learn from this story. 

We really enjoyed dressing up for Red Nose Day. Thank you all for your generous donations!

As it was a busy week with assessments, we were unable to read with all of the children. We will make sure we catch up with our 1:1 readers next week! 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Spring 2 Week 2

Another busy week in Class 3 has flown by!!!
This week Class 3 have been enjoying learning some interesting facts about Christopher Columbus. Next week the children will be writing their own fact sheets on Christopher Columbus and his expeditions. If you wish, you could research some facts about Christopher Columbus at home. (This is only if you have time and would like to have a discussion with your child about what they already know and what they wish to find out.)
This week we also wrote an explanation report on the lifecycle of a frog and we made tally charts and pictograms using data we collected in class. 
 
As it is assessment week next week, we will not be sending home new spellings or new homework on Tuesday.
 
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
 
Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman
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Spring 2 Week 1

What a brilliant first week back we had. The children were so excited to finally perfom their assembly this week! We were so impressed with how well they learned their lines and their acting and singing was brilliant too! We hope you enjoyed watching it :)

This week we also did some more work on the past tense, changing regular and irregular verbs from present to past tense! 

In maths we looked at measuring weight and solved tricky two step word problems including weight! 

In PSHE&C we discussed what makes each one of us special an unique! 

We are excited to see what everyone will be dressed up as for world book day next thursday!!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman 

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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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