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Welcome Class 3!

Dear Class 3 parents,

It has been a busy first week in school and your children have made me feel very welcome here at St Ippolyts School.

It can be a big change for children when they first move from a Key Stage 1 class, but I have been really happy with the way they are managing the transition so far. I can’t wait to get to know the children better and I am sure we will have a fantastic year together.

Next week we will start homework as detailed on the curriculum leaflet.

If you have any queries or need to speak to me, please do get in touch via the main office; I look forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks.

Kind regards,

Miss Leake 

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This week in Class 3

Hello

It has been a very busy time in school recently.

We have had a fantastic week! Chicks, science days and a solar eclipse!

We have continued our work on diaries in English and been reading The Lively Labrador. Next week we will be writing our own versions of an animal diary.

In maths we have been linking mulitplucation to division and multiplying by 10 and 100. Next week we will be moving on to multiplucation using the grid method.

 

Have a nice weekend

 

Mrs Hoar

 

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Week 5

 

 

 

Hello

Science:

In science we have been looking at the human skeleton. Here are some bones cranium, pelvis, spine and many more! Ben and Stanley. 

We have been learning about bones, I learnt the skull and femur. Kate

Maths:

In maths we have been learning about angles. We met a family baby acute, Mrs Right, Mr Obtuse and Relfex the dog. Eleanor

English:

In English we are learning about instructions. We had to make some origami. It was hard but fun. Max and William B

On the I-pads we followed instructions for how to make origami. I made a fox, bird and wallet. Curtis

I made a dog and a bird. Youssef

Amber and I made a dog and a rabbit. Lily and Amber

PE:

We are finding dance really fun and are excited to learn more moves. Euan and Bailey

We are doing Indian dance, we are making a routine up. Remi and Amelia

Our routine is progressing well. Jimmy and Jack

History:

We carried on without Mayan masks. Muireann and Thomas

Wedding rehearsal:

On Friday Miss Lean got married to Mr Boney, to practice her wedding. We got to throw confetti and the teachers got to cheers! Finty and Kiera.

It was hilarious! Mrs Stewart gave Miss Lean her ring. Kai and Cruz

Some people got to throw confetti. Madeline

Everyone gave cards to Miss Lean. Daisy

Mr Boney was the groom and Miss Patston and Miss Ingle were bridesmaids. Will and William T

 

Thanks for reading

Class 3

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Wednesday homework

Hello

Children have not been given homework books today.

The homework is to continue to learn assembly words and song words. Children should on work on volume and expression.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Miss Lean

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Week 3

Hello

It has been a fantastic week at St Ippolyts. Arts day were great fun!

Class 3 have been busy writing the class assembly today, they have some fantastic ideas. The children will come home with the words they need to learn on Monday, instead of spellings.

Miss Lean

Reminders:

No football or netball club on Tuesday

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Week 2-Spring term-Written by Class 3 in computing

Hello Everyone

We are writing from our Computing lesson. Each of us has written a blog today. Here are some things we would like to tell you about last week.

In RE we were learning about Jesus in art. We looked at some pieces of art by different artists and made our own pictures of Jesus. We made our work pink by adding an explanation and using because or why-Eleanor and Mercedes

Our new topic is the Mayans and we have been working hard at it already-Madeline and Daisy

In PE we were learning dance-Frank and Ben

In maths we have been working on column subtraction. It was tricky but we did well- Kiera and Muireann

Last week all of us started our Mayan masks. We had to rip up newspaper and stick it on a blown up balloon-Will, Thomas and Kai

We have been learning about the Mayans with Mrs Wilson, it was great. We learnt so much, like they were alive before Jesus-Sophie and Amber

In music we were learning about notes and how to make our own music. We did this wth Mrs Stewart-Lily and Finty

In PE we were learning the skills for Tennis-Cruz and Jimmy

On Friday we were all tired after a busy week, we did RE and then after lunch we did PE-Curtis and Youssef

In English we have been learning phonics-Stanley and William B

On Thursday we started to do paper mache-Jack and William T

We have been doing mini meditations in class to make us feel calm and confident-Euan and Max

In science we have been learning about how to have a balanced diet-Bailey and Puneet

Last week we bought in some incredible Mayan homework-Joseph, Remi and Amelia

 

We hope you have enjoyed reading this and check back every week for more posts.

 

Class 3

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Spring term week 1

Hello

Last week was our first week back of the new year! We were introduced to our new topics and we have started working very hard already.

In maths we were learning how to subtract using the column method, it was tricky but we did really well! We are carrying on with this this week.

We are all looking forward to the new term and can not wait to start learning about The Mayans.

 

Class 3

 

Reminders:

-Mayan homework due in on Friday

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Week 14

Hello Everyone

Today we are writing the blog together. It has been a very busy week, with lots of work and fun! Here are some different things children in class 3 wanted to let you know.

Cruz-The choir went to sing at the nursing homes.

Curtis-This week we made our Christmas cards, we had to cut very carefully.

Finty-The carol service is on Tuesday at 2.15pm. Class 3 have homework to learn the words for the songs they are singing.

Kai-Christmas dinner is on Wednesday, we can't wait.

Muireann-Its the Christmas party on Thursday 18th. Kate-Please remember to bring contributions in the morning.

Youssef- We break up on Friday 19th at 2.00pm

Joseph-Miss Lean is hoping to give out some pen permits before the end of term.

Thanks for reading our blog!

Class 3

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Reading in Class 3

Hello

This morning I have been checking over home-school contact books to see that they are being used correctly. I have noticed that many children are not reading daily and are not recording what they have read. Please can you make sure that children read at home regually and their book is signed.

Thank you

Miss Lean

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Week 11

Hello

In English and DT we worked hard turning our information paragraphs into moving mechanism pages for a class book. In maths we have been studying length, we will carry on with this next week. 

We are looking forward to starting a new English topic about rainforest poetry next week.

Miss Lean 

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Week 10

Hi everyone

This week has been another busy one!

We have been working on our investigation skills in maths, completing challenge cards and investigating problems. It has been very fun and quite tricky! In PE we have been learning how to pass and receive the ball in football, we are getting much better at it! During computing we have been using the programme "Scratch" to make characters move, speak and make noises. Today we all came to school dressed as heroes for children in need.

Have a great weekend

Miss Lean

 

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Week 9

Hello

This week we have been working hard. In maths we have been mentally adding and subtracting numbers. In English we have been studying information texts for our moving mechanism booklets and we have learnt about the impact of deforestation on the rainforest in geography.

We hope that you can join us for Remembrance Day on Tuesday.

Have a restful weekend.

Miss Lean

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Times tables

Hello

This week we have been working on our times tables. Class 3 are getting better at recalling them with speed, but they still need to get quicker. Over the half term please try and encourage your child to practice the times tables they are less confident at.

Thank you

Miss Lean

 

 

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Homework this week

Hello

This week maths and English homework will be given out on Friday. Both sets of homework will be due in on Monday 20th.

Thank you

Miss Lean

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Week 6

Hello everyone

On Monday we thought about what makes a good friend and wrote friendship recipes.

On Thursday we started planning our animal masks. We had to choose an animal and think about what materials we would use to decorate it. Stanley chose a bird and a snake.

On Friday we made friendship bunting. We had to write a pledge on the bunting. Bens pledge was "I pledge to always stand up for my friends"

 

Thank you for reading our blog. We hope you enjoyed it.

Ben and Stanley

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Week 5

Hello everyone

Thank you for coming to Harvest Festival this morning. I was very proud of class 3's performance and I could tell they had tried hard to learn their words.

This week we have been reading The Shamans Apprentice in English, it is written by the same author as The Great Kapok Tree. It is helping us learn more about the rainforest. In maths we have been investigating using our knowledge of addition and subtraction. In PE we have continued to work on our netball skills. We have been throwing, catching and trying not to move with the ball.

Our class end of day book is The Clumsies, we finished it this week and can't wait to read the next in the series, The Clumsies make a mess at the seaside!

Reminders:

Homework this week is very important as it is going to be used to help with our English lessons next week. Please make sure that it is complete and returned to school on Monday.

Ties: Once children are in the juniors they are expected to have a normal tie, not an elasticated one. I have reminded the children of this as the weeks have passed, but some children are still wearing elasticated ties. Please ensure your child knows how to do their tie up and take it off for PE sessions. Thank you.

Coats and jumpers: As the weather is turning colder and wetter, please make sure your child has a coat in school.

Thank you

Miss Lean

 

 

 

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Harvest Festival words

Hello

Class 3's homework this Friday was to learn a poem for Harvest Festival. Please encourage your child to rehearse the poem again as during our whole school rehearsal this afternoon there were many children who had forgotten the words. I want Class 3 to be at their very best for our first Church service of the year.

Thank you for your support

Miss Lean

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Week 4

Hello

We have all continued to work hard this week. In English we were working on The Great Kapok Tree book,  in maths we continued to learn subtraction methods. We were all really excited to start our stop motion films in computing.

Miss Lean

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Week 3!

Hello

This week Class 3 have been learning about the famous artist Henri Rousseau, the children studied some of his paintings and tried to recreate them. Henri liked to paint rainforest scenes, he used repeated patterns and painted light skies with dark jungles. In Math Class 3 learnt how to add up using a written method and will be moving on to subtraction next week. 

Reminders:

- Class 3 are very excited about our rainforest trip which is coming soon. All children should have received a letter about the day. 

- Spellings: spellings are given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

On Monday morning the children are given time to write their spellings into their home/school contact books and to check they have spelt them correctly. It is very important that the children take the time to do this carefully and neatly. The expectation in key stage 2 is that they do this independently, please encourage your child to come and have a chat to me if they are finding copying from the board tricky as there are things I can put in place to help them. 

- Homework:

Maths: given out Wednesday and due in Friday

English/topic: given out Friday and due in Monday

I am really pleased with how Class 3 have settled, they are rising to the challenge and working hard. Keep it up! Hopefully I will see many of you for open session on Monday from 3.30-6.30, where you will have a chance to look around the classroom and school. 

Miss Lean

 

 

 

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No girls football on Thursday

Quick reminder: There is no girls football on Thursday.

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