Hi everyone, its the end of Week 8. This week we have been carrying out a range of assessments with the children, well done to everyone for staying focussed and working hard at the end of a very long half term.
We enjoyed watching the Year 6 Leavers Assembly on Wednesday, followed by an afternoon of looking at human and animal skeletons, identifying which bones support the body, the rib cage and skull which protect the brain and heart and lungs and exploring how the body moves. Some great work produced.
Then on Thursday, after two assessments, in the afternoon, we played rounders and then did some work on families.
Yesterday was French day, after the Governor's awards and a drumming assembly, the children made some shields based on Liberte, Egalite and Fraternite, the French Motto, these are fabulous and many children received one of my special postcards. Then in the afternoon, the children had a go at making the Eiffel Tower from marshmallows and spaghetti.Photos to follow.
Bonne weekend and here's to the last week. x Mrs C
Now at the end of week 7 ! The children all received their reports today so enjoy reading them over the weekend. It has been Aspirational week and the class have been involved in lots of different activities around school. They also put together the amazing Parent Event on Thursday which went brilliantly and was very well attended, thank you for coming ! We have been revising in Maths and next week we will be completing the End of Term Assessments in reading, maths and spelling. Today, we spent the morning talking about money and what we need it for to live. We talked about the key concepts of earning, saving, spending and donating. The children worked in groups to earn the sum of £15 (in toy money) they then decided what to do with it. The children loved the activity and came up with some great ideas. Well done class 11. Happy weekend all. Mrs C
We are at the end of week 6. Sorry I missed adding anything last week! Here is a quick update.
Last week, was Art History week and it was great to see so many children dressed up last Friday. We explored Robin Hood and also DH Lawrence as part of the Year 3 History curriculum. In Maths, we came to the end of Capacity and did lots of problem solving on this. The children visited their new classes for the day too.
So, we are at the end of Week 3. In Maths, the children have been learning about weight and measuring and comparing the capacity of objects. They have worked really hard and have gained a lot of success too. Well done everyone. In English, the class have been learning about the Present Perfect and then planning and writing rhyming poems about food. In Science, we have been recording the food we have eaten daily in a Food Diary. The children have brought these home this weekend. Please encourage them to return these this coming week. We have been exploring nutrition and what we should include in a balanced diet. We have also begun to look at what animals eat and exploring whether they are omnivores, herbivores and carnivores and what their habitat is like. In Gym, we started working on juggling and in PSHE, what it means to be British. Many thanks to those parents / carers who have volunteered to cook on Wednesday afternoon this week. Also, don't forget we have Sports Day on Friday, please ensure that your son / daughter has sun cream, water and a hat, if this weather continues. Bonne weekend. Mrs Carlton
Week 6. Half Term is here ! What a last week ! We carried out some assessments in class: Science, writing and spelling and we worked on the 24 hour clock, durations of events and Roman Numerals in Maths, we will return to Time during the first week back.
In the children's home school diaries, they wrote their colours for the Sports Day teams. If you have any questions about this, please ask on the first day back as there is a list in the classroom.
We will be changing topic for the last half term to Food, which we are really excited about.
Enjoy the half term break and we will see you soon. Mrs Carlton.
Week 5 !
What a perfect end with a wonderful celebration of the Royal Wedding. In the morning, we shared our Paired writes of the story and did some Maths mosaic challenges. In the afternoon, we played croquet and jenga and then finished with an Assembly guessing which teachers were in their wedding dresses.
In Maths, we have been continuing with Time: 12 and 24hour clock work. In English, we have been studying apostrophes for contraction. In Science, we explored how plants fertilise and have set up a new investigation to see how water is transported through celery.
In Gym, we practised doing handstands and in PHSE, we talked about being Generous with our time and our talents.
Well done everyone, the last week is here ! Bonne weekend. Mrs Carlton
A great week, the children have been practising using Inverted commas in English and in Maths we have started the topic of Time. Please try and practise this with your children over the next few weeks.
In topic we talked about the Twin Towers and what a memorial is. The children then designed their own.
In Science, we set up an Investigation to see how water travels up a stem but unfortunately it hasn’t worked so next week we will start again with celery !
Enjoy the weekend. Mrs C
Week two has been jam packed. Well done to everyone on the trip on Monday, it was a great day. A big thank you to all the parents that were able to join us. Swimming also went well on Tuesday.
In English, we have been delving further into our book and writing a debate which was performed today. In Maths, we have been finding fractions of amounts. In gym, we did some balancing on some high equipment, followed by discussing Generosity and what it means. In Science, we explored the functions of a plant's parts. In Art today, we have been drawing a foot balancing on a rope between the Twin Towers. We finished with a discussion about Notre Dame and practising our Building song. Have a good weekend, let's hope it stops raining! Mrs C
A great start to the first week with our new text and topic: Buildings. The children have been getting into the story and have written a character description already.
In Maths, we have been exploring fractions and looking at equivalents, patterns and fractions on a number line. Well done everyone, it has been tough but you have worked so hard.
In Science, we started our new topic about Plants and the children learnt about the parts of a flower: enjoy your homework.
In Re, we learnt about Christian symbols, in music we are starting to learn a song about Building a Pyramid. In Art, we started to learn how to draw a Bird's eye view.
It has been hot and you have all coped really well.
On Monday, is the trip to Brackenhurst, non uniform please, hats, suncream and water bottles if its hot, enjoy your day, Don't forget your packed lunch.
Bonne weekend, Mrs C
So, a short week but a very actioned packed one too. This week, we have been carrying out assessments in reading, spelling, writing, science and maths. A huge well done to everyone who worked so hard.
In the afternoons, we completed our topic on Stone Age to Iron Age, exploring and comparing life in the Stone Age to the Iron Age. The children could see a real difference and produced some lovely work.
Today, in the afternoon, we read the Easter story and the children gave their views about the most important day of the Easter holiday!
See you all after the hols, stay safe, Mrs Carlton.
A week of Sport ! Well done to everyone for being so enthusiastic about our daily runs, swimming and rowing, a brilliant week.
In English, we have been continuing with Iron Man, reading chapters one and two, creating some excellent drawings yesterday with some fabulous similes: As tall as the Empire State Building!
In maths, we have been working on perimeter and solving some tricky problems with two 10 in 10 mental maths sessions too.
In Topic, we drew and wrote about the Bronze Age: houses, clothing and pottery.
In Science, we completed our Rocks and Soils topic and did our half termly assessment.
On Friday afternoon, every child made a bookmark following a Bronze Age pattern. A huge thank you to all the parents and grandparents who have been supporting us over the last three weeks.
Next week, we will be carrying out the half termly assessments, finishing with some fun Easter activities on Thursday.
Wow, what an exciting Science week it has been! We focussed on two books: The Pebble in my pocket and the Street beneath my feet. These were two great texts to link in with our Rocks and Soils topic.
The week began reading the Pebble in my pocket and making predictions about what it would be about. In the afternoon, the children carried out a Poo investigation.
On Tuesday, the children in between swimming and Maths, started to sequence the story and record the journey on the pebble in pictures.
Wednesday was fun, setting off rockets and then exploring soils and where they sit on the earth.
Thursday was spent doing further sequencing and then continuing with measure in maths. In the afternoon, we read some of the Street beneath my feet and explored the earth below, completing some fabulous artwork. Thanks to so many parents for joining us.
Today, we wrote a description of the Pebble's journey and subtracted measurements too. In the afternoon, we did lots more fabulous sewing. Again thanks to all volunteers.
Bonne weekend, Mrs Carlton
Hi everyone, end of week two and it was fabulous. Well done to all of you who dressed up on Monday for World Book Day, you all looked amazing and had a great day! Our focus was Ted Hughes and Anne Fine and I know that you enjoyed reading in different classes and hearing Miss Marvin read to you too.
Tuesday was photos and swimming and Mother's Day cards (hope you all enjoy Sunday mums!)
Wednesday, we continued with our measuring focus in maths and you all planned a recount of World Book Day. In the afternoon, we explored Rocks and Soils further in Science !
Thursday, you all wrote a recount in our Posh Books about World Book Day, then we started some new topic work on the Bronze Age, everyone completed a Timeline!
Friday, we watched The Black Hole and wrote about it, in Maths, we measured each other and then we started our sewing in the afternoon, thanks for all the helpers ! We had lots of success and have many potentially good seamstresses!
Thanks to all parents who attended our two parents evenings as well, it was great to see so many of you!
Next week is Science week and we look forward to seeing some of you on Thursday afternoon. We will be using two fabulous books: The Pebble in My Pocket and the Street beneath my feet as a focus in English !
Bonne weekend! Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
Well, it was an interesting first week back, with the snow!
Well done to everyone who behaved brilliantly at swimming and enjoyed the session.
In English, we wrote recounts of swimming and did some fabulous work on the past tense.
In Maths, we looked at tables and pictograms again.
In Science, we started our new topic of Rocks and Soils, the children tested out a range of rocks, exploring their qualities!
On Monday, we will be celebrating WORLD BOOK DAY, we look forward to seeing you all dressed up! We, as a class, will be focussing on two authors: Anne Fine and Ted Hughes. We will be spending time with other classes in the afternoon, sharing books. We can't wait!
Enjoy the snowy weekend, stay safe! Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
We made it to the end of half term!
This week, we have almost finished the Stone Age books (non-fiction) and after the finishing touches, we will be sharing them with Year 2, during the first two weeks back.
In Maths, we have been using data to create pictograms and tally charts.
In computing, we did Stop Motion animation which everyone enjoyed.
In Science, we completed our assessment on Magnets and Forces and we will be starting our new topic which is Rocks and Soils.
We also completed some Independent writing on the Stone Age as part of our assessments.
Swimming will start on the first week back, we will then be doing indoor PE on a Thursday afternoon.
We will be continuing with the Stone Age and then moving onto the Bronze Age and Iron Age for the rest of the half term.
Have a good break ! Mrs C
Well what a week !
The children have carried on with their Stone Age work, writing a newspaper report after making an amazing discovery of Stone Age artefacts.
In English, we have been exploring the Stone Age E book further, using headings and subheadings, numbering and then finishing the week, exploring Stonehenge, writing paragraphs using conjunctions.
Next week, the children will be writing their own non-fiction book about the Stone Age to share with Year 2. They are very excited!
In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting using money and on Friday, explored giving change.
On Wednesday, the children learnt all about being safe online.
We hope you received your letter about our forthcoming trip on the 5th March, please let either Mrs Stevenson or I know, if you can come and help. We are really looking forward to this day out!
Next week, we will be sending PE kits home and also awarding Pen Licences!
Bonne weekend, Mrs Carlton
Wow, week four is complete already. We have been exploring a Stone Age E book, answering comprehension questions then creating subordinate clauses using conjunctions. "Even though the Stone Age was hard, it was fun!
In Maths, we have been looking at the Inverse: multiply is the opposite of divide, divide is the opposite of multiply!
In Science, we created Dioramas using magnets; that was very fun!
On Thursday, we painted our necklaces!
What a week ending in Kayla leaving us, good luck.
Bonne weekend, Mrs C
Another excellent week, we saw three Head Teacher Awards and Eleanor and Kayla in the Gold Book.
This week in English, we finished Stone Age Boy and the children have loved it, a really great introduction to our new topic.
In Maths, we have been carrying on multiplying and dividing.
In Topic, the children have designed and started making their own Stone Age jewellery and loved it. They could even be seen outside at playtime collecting sticks and stones!
In Science, they explored magnetic and non-magnetic materials and in PE, we have done Football. It will be on a Friday from now on!
Have a lovely weekend everyone, Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
Well done everyone for a great second week.
The main highlight was the shelter building on Thursday afternoon. Most groups completed the task really well and managed to get all of their group undercover!
We ended the week yesterday with the children creating their own mini Stone Age scenes out of plasticine. I promise I will share some photos next week. The children loved it and it was super to see them being so creative!
In English, we have been continuing with Stone Age boy and re-writing our own versions of the story. We have also been practising using Inverted commas when writing speech.
In Maths, we have been doing multiplication, column method and really practising our 8xtable. The children are seeing lots of success. Yesterday we used the website Hit The Button and it was great to see so many children getting things right! Please feel free to practise at home!
In Science, we explored magnets and learnt about the two poles and magnets attracting and repelling.
A fantastic week; great to see Kaila and Eleanor in the Gold Book this coming Friday.
See you all next week.
Well done to all for a busy first week back.
We are really getting stuck into our new topic The Stone Age and in English, we have been reading Stone Age boy. We have been improving our sentences using subordinating conjunctions.
In Maths, we have been doing multiplication by repeatedly adding. We are also having a big push on times tables.
In Science, the children carried out an exciting Forces Investigation outside.
In RE, the children wrote a Creation Story.
We have started our new project: to build a waterproof shelter, to fit five people, crouching! The children have written a letter in their homework books about what to collect, please don't go and buy anything!
In PE we are doing Football and Dance, there will be some information coming over the next few weeks about Swimming, this will be every Tuesday after half term.
Bonne weekend everyone, Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
Happy New Year everyone, we hope you have had a restful holiday and a lovely Christmas.
Our new topic is the Stone Age and the teachers are very excited! During Thursday and Friday afternoons this half term, we will be doing some really exciting Project work which will also be very practical.
This first week, you will plan and design, in groups, your own Waterproof shelter and we will be testing it out the following week. As a bit of advanced warning, we will need you to start collecting items to build it with, please don't go and buy anything, try and think about what recyclable things you have left over from Christmas, remember it also needs to be waterproof too. Happy hunting.
The timetable will be slightly different too, with an extra reading session after lunch on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for 30 mins.
See you all tomorrow!
Hi everyone, another great week. We have been rehearsing hard and can't wait to share A Christmas Carol with you next week. If your son / daughter is a dancer, please send in some party clothes in a named carrier bag on Monday. All other children have been asked to wear a Christmas jumper with their uniform, so please send this in on Monday too please.
This week, we have been working really hard to keep our classroom tidy and the trays have been emptied and water bottles sent home. We have decided not to allow pencil cases in school after Christmas as they seem to be a distraction. The children have all the stationery they need in school.
This week we have been carrying out assessments in Maths, English and Science and you will receive information on your son / daughter's individual targets at the end of the first week back, in the New Year.
We have not set any homework today and we won't be next week either, the children will need a rest over the holidays, ready for the Spring Term.
Well, enjoy a chilled weekend everyone, next week is going to be a busy one. On Friday, we will be having our Christmas parties, so party clothes please!
Bonne weekend, Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
Hi everyone, a huge thank you to all of you who came to our Gallery event. It was a huge success and we hope you enjoyed it.
We are on the countdown to Christmas now but we are trying to keep the routine going with normal lessons where possible. We have started writing our own versions of the wonderful story of The Magic Paintbrush and will be sharing these with Year 5 when finished. In Maths, we are doing multiplication and division.
In Science we have started Forces, a new topic and in history, we have been exploring some Chinese artefacts.
Over the next couple of weeks we will also be carrying out some informal assessments, we will keep things as normal as possible. Mrs Carlton
Another busy one, the children, in the afternoons have been getting ready for our Gallery visit next Wednesday at 2.30pm. We have been completing artwork and creating frames and Gallery Guides. In Maths, we have been subtracting which everyone has worked really hard on. In English, we explored the prefix-un and have been teaching the class joined handwriting which is going well. In between lessons, we have started rehearsing for the Christmas performances and singing lots!
Have a good weekend everyone, Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
A busy week, it was fabulous to see you all dressed up in your spots yesterday with a fabulous assembly and cat walk. Well done everyone!
Congratulations to Leah and Austin in the Gold Book too.
We have been working hard on our Artwork this week and the children are producing some amazing pictures. In English, we have been looking at using adverbs and prepositions in our writing as well as practising that all important skill of using a dictionary. In Maths, we have been subtracting using counting on and partitioning. In RE, the children wrote a great article about churches. In Science, we completed our Light topic with an assessment: well done to all. Bonne weekend. Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
Another fabulous week Class 11. We have been writing letters to parents about a forthcoming Gallery visit, we will let you know more soon. We have been practising using prepositions to explain where things are (above, in, on, under ) We have been practising finding information in the Index of a book.
In Maths, we have all been adding in different ways: column addition, partitioning, number facts to 10 and 100 and using near multiples of 10 (19 and 11).
In Science, we had a revision session about Light, the children did really well.
In PE, we did Dance and Football. In Music, we started learning a new song about Clowns and then we did some artwork to go with it.
We have also started talking about Children in Need, more to come next week.
The children loved a session we had on the church and who attends, what is in a church and what happens there: baptism, Christmas, marriage and funerals. We will write this up next week as a Factfile.
Bonne weekend. Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson
Welcome back after the Half Term everyone.
We have started back really well, using The Usborne Book of Art as our text. We have been looking at subheadings and headings and exploring using the Index and Contents pages.
In Maths, we have been looking at ways to add and subtract using multiples of 10 and 100.
In Science, we investigated what would happen if there was no light and the children wrote a newspaper article.
In PHSE, we explored the word EQUALITY and are in the process of creating a display for the whole of Year 3.
We started Football and Dance and the children are learning a new dance based on China.
See attached the homework for this week.
Yesterday we sent home the Christmas cards, please send your orders in if you would like some for Christmas!
Finally, we sent home the Parental Flyer to show you what we will be covering this coming half term.
Great to see so many of you at Parents evening too.
Enjoy the weekend, Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson
Week five is over all ready, we cannot believe that half term is around the corner. This week, we have been planning our own letters about chosen objects not getting on, based on the Day the Crayons Quit.
In Maths, we started addition looking at using our known number bond facts in our calculations. In French, we wrote sentences about crayons. In basketball, we set up some small team games. A busy week ending with two of our class in Gold Book: Keaton and Verity and a Head Teachers award for Leah.
Next week, we will be carrying out assessments in reading, writing, spelling and maths, it will be in class and will give us an indication as to how the children are getting on. The afternoons will be as normal with a Year 3 basketball game on Wednesday afternoon. Bonne weekend.
Another great week.Homework and spellings attached.
We have been focussing on using "a" and "an" again in English and exploring the emotions of the crayons. We have also started planning our own stories about household objects and practised hot seating different household objects yesterday.
In Maths, we have had a final week on Place value and used liquids and cylinders to practise adding 100 and 10, ending in applying our knowledge today.
We wrote out a poem in French about crayons and also learnt to play Amazing Grace on the glockenspiel.
Another busy week and full of celebrations: Keaton and Verity in the Gold Book. Bonne weekend. Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
This week has been fantastic ending in a great fundraiser yesterday afternoon, thank you for the cake and cash donations and for supporting this very worthy cause, the children loved it and were brilliantly behaved.
In Maths we have been practising adding 100 more and subtracting 100 from three digit numbers and then applying our knowledge. Place value is really starting to stick now!
In English, we have been writing letters and taking on the roles of the different crayons in the book. In our grammar session, we practised using "a" with consonants and "an" with vowels.
The spellings are going well, the children will bring the new set home in their yellow folder once a week, you have a week to learn them and then they will be tested and recorded in their home school diary. I attach them in the Spellings section above.
Science has been really practical this week and the children loved it!
Have a restful weekend everyone, Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
Well done Class 11 for another fabulous week. We have really got stuck into our new book The Day the Crayons Quit, working on both colours and feelings. We also completed a lesson on commas in a list. In Maths, we have been practising placing numbers on a number line and then on Friday, we did some great problem solving on this too. In Science, we looked at different materials to see whether they were transparent, translucent or opaque. Another great basketball session, focussing on bounce passes. In French, we started to learn some songs about colour and did some fabulous artwork.
Have a good weekend, Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
Hi a great full first week back everyone.
In Maths, we have been working on Place Value and what each digit is worth in a number, we have also had a big push on the 3 times table and have been chanting it around the classroom each day.
In English, we have continued working on the Colour of Home, looking at emotions and change. Everyone wrote a story about their journey to Year 3 from Year 2 and these were a pleasure to mark. It was lovely to see that everyone feels positive about their new teachers and classroom.
In Science, the children started their new topic on light and had a very active and practical first session.
In RE, we talked about life as a Christian and in French, we created an artist's palette and labelled each colour in French. PE has started well, it was fabulous to see that everyone had their kit.
Tomorrow, a letter will be sent out explaining how the spellings work, please ask if you have any questions.
We look forward to next week and starting our new story "When the Crayons Quit" . Have a lovely weekend. Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
Welcome to Class 11 Parents / carers and children.
Class 11 have made a really positive start to the term already. We have spent the last three 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 yellow box in the classroom for the children to put their home / school diaries and reading books in each morning. They will earn Dojo points if they read at home. Please make sure you record it in their diaries. They can also record that they have read too.
The timetable will begin on Monday and the children will be bringing home a spelling folder next week (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 son /daughter wears earrings, please try and take them out on these days.Thanks.
Homework has been set this week, see attached.
Enjoy the weekend.
Mrs Carlton and Mrs Stevenson.
Times tables - Who wants to be a times table whizz?
Across school, children will be taking part in 'Who wants to be a times table 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 awards!
The times table awards are as follows:
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 from 1x to 12x (e.g. 1 x 2 is 2, 2 x 2 is 4, 3 x 2 is 6...)
Gold award: children can answer any multiplication or division fact linked to their times table (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.
Year 3 need to work on their 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables.