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Week 4

 

This week, we have enjoyed reading The Diary of a Killer Cat in Guided Reading. We have used our inference skills, along with explanation and summary skills to develop further understanding of Thursday’s diary entry, where Tuffy’s mischievous behaviour continues.

 

In Maths, children have continued to solve multiplication and division problems. We are building further resilience when faced with a challenge and remembering to use our prior knowledge to help with tricky questions. For example, if we know 2x3, how can we use this to help work out 2x30?

 

In Geography this week, children have researched the capital cities of European countries and used an atlas to support their understanding. We have also researched many European landmarks, finding out when they were built, how long they took to build and how tall they are.

 

In ICT this week, we have continued to used Purple Mash to touch typing. Children have explored, top, home and bottom row keys with increased speed to support their familiarity with key location.

 

In PE, we have worked hard on developing our gymnastics skills, learning about a patch and point balance. Children explored differing balances and discussed which parts of our bodies had to be tense to hold the positions for 5 seconds.

 

Well done Class 3!

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

  

Week 3

 

Well done Class 3 for your fantastic efforts this week.

 

This week, we have continued reading The Diary of a Killer Cat. This week, we focused on Wednesday’s diary entry. Unfortunately, Tuffy the cat had caught yet another animal and brought it home. This time, a mouse. Class 3 have used their retrieval and inference skills to find important information and use this to understand how characters are feeling.

 

In Literacy this week, we have planned a setting description based on either a city or jungle location, inspired by our book A River. Class 3 have considered our sense of touch, sight, hearing and smell to describe a setting. We have used similes, expanded noun phrases and commas for lists within our writing.

 

In Maths, children have looked at word problems relating to our current focus of multiplication and division. Class 3 have shown great resilience when faced with a multiple step problem.

 

In Science this week, Class 3 have explored germination and how seeds grow. Last week, we explored what plants need to grow. This week, we looked at the lifecycle of a seed as it progresses.  

 

In Topic this week, children continued with our Geography focus of Europe. We used a Venn diagram and a bar chart to compare similarities and differences of varying locations. Our main focus was the weather and climate of a country.

 

Well done Class 3!

 

Have a great weekend.

Week 2

 

Well done Class 3 for working very hard this week.  

 

This week, we have continued to read The Diary of a Killer Cat. Children have used their prediction skills, along with inference, retrieval, explanation and summary skills to answer a variation of questions about Tuesday’s diary entry. Class 3 are enjoying Tuffy’s mischievous behaviour so far. 

 

In Literacy this week, we have created a setting description plan, focusing on our sense of smell, hearing, sight and touch. Children have decided to base their setting description on either a busy city or jungle, inspired by our book A River. Children have worked hard to include expanded noun phrases and powerful verbs within their writing.

 

In Maths, children have continued with multiplication and division, specifically the 3s, 4s, 7s and 9s this week. We are using songs to help us memorise our multiplications, along with using visual support and grouping methods.

 

In Science this week, Class 3 have explored what plants need to stay healthy, highlighting the importance of light, water and soil. This will support us during a science experiment later this term, when Class 3 are going to investigate how differing conditions can affect a plants growth.

 

In ICT this week, we have used Purple Mash to explore touch typing. Children used iPads to become familiar with home keys, bottom keys and top keys on the keyboard. Class 3 completed several challenges to find the keys within a timed task.

 

In Geography this week, we have looked at what human and physical features are and how we may experience both in our daily experiences. In addition to this, Class 3 completed a fact file about a given European location, finding out its capital city, population and any famous landmarks.

 

Well done Class 3!

 

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Week 1

 

Class 3 have had a great first week back starting the Spring term.

 

This week, we have started reading our new Guided Reading book ‘The Diary of a Killer Cat’ by Anne Fine. This week, we have focused on the first three pages of the book, exploring skills of prediction, inference and retrieval.  

 

In Literacy this week, we have looked at our new focus book ‘A River’ by Marc Martin. This book links well with our Topic focus of Geography as we launch into writing a setting description inspired by the beautiful illustrations within the book.

 

In Maths, children have started looking at multiplication and division, focusing specifically on the 3- and 6-times tables. Children have shown great understanding and have challenged themselves with their learning this week. Well done.

 

In Science this week, Class 3 have started to explore Plants to answer the enquiry question, do all plants need the same things to grow? Children have completed their pre-assessment, explored new scientific vocabulary and confidently labelled the parts of a plant.

 

In Geography this week, we have explored the UK and Europe (this being our focus area). The children have looked at countries within the United Kingdom, along with the size of the UK in comparison to Europe and other European countries.

 

In ICT this week, we have recapped the importance of online safety. We discussed what makes a safe password and how to keep passwords and personal information safe. Next week, we will start our Touch Type module.

 

Well done Class 3 for all of your hard work this week!

 

Stay safe and have a fantastic weekend.

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