Happy New Year and Learning Overview Week Commencing 16 January 2017

Dear Parents,

To those of you who we have not seen since we returned to school … Happy New Year! We hope that you had a wonderful and restful holiday.

The first week back saw the children complete their Literacy Reading and Writing Assessments. It also saw the start of a new IPC Unit which is called ‘Time and Place, Earth and Space’. For their ‘Entry Point’, during the week, the children successfully completed a ‘100 Time Challenge’. To find out more about this please take a look at the display outside our classroom.

We also experienced some very cold and wet weather. This is due to continue. Please provide your child with warm clothing and suitable shoes. There were a lot of children with wet trousers, socks and shoes. This was very uncomfortable for them. The class radiators can only dry them a little bit during lessons.

Please be aware that from today the children’s weekly spellings will resume to be published on http://www.spellingcity.com/isbyear3/. The children will then be tested on them on a Friday.

This week the children will be taught the following things in English and Maths: –

English

– Following the assessments, work focused on the children’s individual writing targets.

Maths

– Column addition.

– Partitioning of numbers into hundreds, tens and units.

– Using the greater and less than symbols.

Thank you very much for your support in 2016. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017 full of exciting learning.

Mr & Mrs Scragg and Miss Wiseman.

Sinterklaas ‘Surprises’

Dear Children,

For the Sinterklaas Season, please make a typical Dutch ‘surprise’ for the classmate whose name you drew out of the hat. In order to do this, write a rhyming poem and buy a small gift between €5 – €10 for that person. Remember, this is top secret, so please do not tell anyone whose name you have drawn!

The ‘surprise’ gift should be wrapped in a way that is unique for the person it is for. One example is that a football fan might have their gift hidden inside a papier-mâché football, a field hockey player might have theirs hidden inside a model of a giant hockey stick. Let your imagination run wild! But remember it has to reflect who it is for.

The poem is about the person as well and it would be great if it rhymes. The poem can be about funny things that happened to the person you are writing about or even sad (someone broke his / her arm, but has despite of the cast has not lost any of her charm) but always positive, not mean!

The finished ‘surprise’ should be brought to school on FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER. The poem should be taped to the ‘surprise’. We will then have our own class Sinterklaas celebration later in the week. We will then read the poems and look at the ‘surprises’ to see if we can guess who they are for!

Please see the photos below for inspiration!

Enjoy!

Mr & Mrs Scragg & Miss Wiseman.

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Learning Overview Week Commencing 28 November 2016

This week the children will be taught the following things in English and Maths: –

English

– Researching and producing fact files linked to information from the text

Maths

– Revise all tables learned so far and derive division facts

– Find remainders after division

– Choose a mental strategy to solve additions and subtractions

– Solve word problems, deciding whether addition or subtraction is needed

Learning Overview Week Commencing 21 November 2016

This week the children will be taught the following things in English and Maths: –

English

– Draw inferences

– Compare characters likes, dislikes and feelings

Maths

– Place 2-digit and 3-digit numbers on an empty number line

– Place 3-digit numbers between multiples of 100 on a line and round to the nearest 100

– Using counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtractions with answers between 10 and 20

Learning Overview Week Commencing 14 November 2016

This week the children will be taught the following things in English and Maths: –

English

– Poetry reading skills

– How to write and perform performance poetry

Maths

– Choose an appropriate instrument for measuring a particular length and use a ruler to measure to nearest centimetre

– Estimate and measure length to nearest centimetre

– Draw a line to a given length in centimetres

– Know 1 litre = 1000 ml and measure capacity in units of 100 ml

– Estimate and measure capacity in millilitres to the nearest 100 ml

Learning Overview Week Commencing 07 November 2016

This week the children will be taught the following things in English and Maths: –

English

– Writing and performing free verse poems

– Roll play and drama

– Writing short play scripts

Maths

– Identify the names of all the coins and use them to make varying amounts.

– Read and record amounts of money using standard notation, including use of zero, use place value to solve problems and add and subtract amounts of money

– Derive the number that adds to total 100 from any 1- or 2-digit number

– Add and subtract pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning, adding the 1s, then the 10s

– Add three 2-digit numbers by partitioning and recombining (1s digits total a number greater than 10 and 10s digits total a number greater than 100)

Learning Overview Week Commencing 31 October 2016

This week the children will be taught the following things in English and Maths: –

English

– Writing and performing free verse poems

– Roll play and drama

– Writing short play scripts

Maths

– Assessments

– Understanding fractions as part of wholes

– Fractions of amounts

– Investigating which numbers can be split into thirds and which into quarters

Useful Websites

Dear Parents,

Please find below a list of useful websites.

 

https://www.spellingcity.com/isbyear3/

Where to find your child’s weekly spellings!

 

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Username: student44000

Password: isbisb

All subjects covered on this wonderful website!

 

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/series/the-book-doctor

http://www.isbprimary.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Great-Books.pdf

https://www.clpe.org.uk/powerofreading

https://www.clpe.org.uk/poetryline

https://www.clpe.org.uk/powerofpictures

Suggestions for books!

 

http://www.tony-b.org/

Something musical for all those budding musicians!

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

E-Books, reading tips and a bit of Numeracy on the side!

 

http://en.calameo.com/read/00077772165dc2390458c?authid=XAp7HkZ0lp4C&region=uk

http://en.calameo.com/read/000777721d16af5492fb9?authid=7O1HIHpAaEsY&region=uk

Examples of children’s writing. Definitely worth a look!

 

http://www.kidsmemory.com

http://www.nlcd.org 

Children’s memory websites!

 

Learning Overview Week Commencing 17 October 2016

This week the children will be taught the following things in English and Maths: –

English

– Book Week Activities

Maths

– Place 2- and 3-digit number on a landmarked (10s) line (0-100), identify the 100s in a 3 digit number and order 2- and 3-digit numbers

– Identify the 100s a 3-digit number lies between, use ʻgreater thanʼ and ʻless thanʼ signs correctly between two 3-digit numbers and identify the number of 100s, 10s and 1s in a 3-digit number

– Rounding 3-digit numbers to the nearest 10

– Subtract by finding a difference (counting up from smaller to larger number) of under 12

– Identifying numbers with a difference of 10, apply reasoning skills, make predictions and generalisations

Learning Overview Week Commencing 10 October 2016

This week the children will be taught the following things in English and Maths: –

English

– Using ‘Role on the Wall’ to track changes in a character’s emotional journey

– Building a varied and rich vocabulary

– Writing and performing free verse poems

Maths

– Read a calendar and know the relationship between days, weeks, months, years and leap years

– Telling the time to the quarter hour on analogue and digital clocks

– Tell the time to 5 minutes on both analogue and digital clocks

– Describe and sort 3D shapes

– Name and describe 3D shapes, including using the terms: faces, edges and vertices