The book of focus this week has been a huge hit with Class 10! We have been reading, and basing our work around the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit', which the children have loved! We are working towards writing our own letters in the style of the letters written in this book. The children have been encouraged to use ambitions vocabulary, especially for emotions, (e.g. instead of saying happy - children have been using words such as cheerful, pleasant and joyful).
In maths, we have been comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000, using the greater than and less than signs ( > or < ), putting numbers on a number line, and looking at the hundreds, tens and ones in each number. Some children have even challenged themselves to work with 4 digit numbers! We have also been practising our 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables, with some children having a go at 8 times tables! Lots of children have been practising their times tables at home too - how fantastic!
In computing the children have been learning how to edit and manipulate images, for example edit brightness, colour, contrast, size and position. It's great to see the children unleash their creative side on the laptops!
I am super impressed with the quality of the homework Class 10 have been handing in. I have never before seen such beautifully presented work from home, it is clear that the children take real pride in their work. Again, we thank you for your continued support in this area as well as other aspects of your child's education!
Week beginning 11th September
This week we have continued to focus on the story The Colour of Home, and children have each used the structure of this story to plan and write about their journey from Year 2 to Year 3. Class 10 were brilliant at finding synonyms for emotions, for example instead of writing 'sad' or 'happy', we used a thesaurus to find more ambitious words such as 'upset, heartbroken, worried' and 'joyful, ecstatic, cheerful'. Many children used ambitious vocabulary in their writing too!
In maths we have focused on place value, and have done lots of work on hundreds, tens and ones. The children have been super at partitioning numbers into hundreds + tens + ones, e.g. 645 = 600 + 40 + 5. Lots of children managed to challenge themselves by using 4 digit numbers - how fantastic!
Class 10 have been super in P.E. with our basketball and tag rugby lessons. They really work well as a team, and have great throwing and catching skills! Next week we can move on to more tricky passes and techniques, as well as putting these to use in team games!
The artwork created by the children in Class 10 has been superb! Lots of this can be seen on displays in the classroom and corridor. We have based our artwork on The Colour of Home, focusing specifically on the use of colours to show emotions, and investigating which colours mix together to make a new colour!
There have been lots of new routines and practices to get used to as we move into full swing of Year 3 now. All children have dealt with these changes extremely well. This class is full of helpful, kind and caring children, therefore many children have been allocated a job role, and those who haven't this week, will have a turn another week! Since all children in class 10 are super kind and helpful, we are never short of a helping hand, and I would like to say a big thank you to the children for this.
I look forward to next week, thank you for your continued support.
Welcome to Class 10
Welcome to Class 10 parents/carers and children.
Class 10 have made a really positive start to year 3 already. We have spent the last 3 days exploring the story The Colour of Home and creating some fabulous artwork for the classroom and corridor.
The children are already very settled and many have been reading at home already. There is a green box in the classroom for the children to put their home/school diaries and reading books in each morning. They will earn Class Dojo points if they read at home. Please make sure you record it in their diaries. They can also record that they have read independently too.
The timetable will begin week beginning Monday 11th September, and the children will be bringing home a spelling folder (yellow) so please practise their spellings with them. They will be tested weekly.
PE will be on a Monday and Thursday, please ensure your child has their kit in school. If your child wears earrings, please try and take them out on these days. Thanks.
Thank you for your continued support.
Times tables - Who wants to be a times tables whizz?
Across school, children will be taking part in 'What wants to be a times tables whizz?' This involves children choosing a times table that they aren't yet confident with (from those that they are expected to know in their current year group), then learning this times table in school and at home in order to earn rewards.
Bronze Award: children are able to say the times table in steps (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10...)
Silver Award: children are able to recite the times table form 1x to 12x (e.g. 1x2 is 2, 2x2 is 4, 3x2)
Gold Award: children can answer multiplication and division facts linked to their times tables (e.g. what is four lots of two? How many twos make twenty four?)
Children must achieve all three awards in their chosen times table before moving on to a new times table.
Reminders and Notices
P.E. days are Monday and Thursday.
Mr Smith teaches the children on a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday morning.
Getting in Contact
The class email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to send any photos / attachments or use it as a way of communicating with me if you can't catch me at the door. Please be aware that I do only check it once a week.
Just a reminder that all homework is attached at the top of the page and there is an expectation that the homework be completed and returned into school by Thursday.
Red Group 1 : Tested and given new spellings on Mondays
Yellow Group: Tested and given new spellings on Tuesdays
Orange Group: Tested and given new spellings on Wednesdays
Green Group: Tested and given new spellings on Thursdays
Every half term we test the children on the 50 statutory National Curriculum words for Year 3. Feel free to begin to learn these words if you want to be ahead of the game!