Class 3 Weekly Update

Well done for a super week Class 3, it has been very warm but you have continued with your learning and always show such a positive attitude to everything you do!

Spellings: The children have been given the spellings ‘Adding s and es to words’ which can be found in their green files.

No other homework for this weekend 🙂

English: In English this week we have been writing a biography about Amelia Earhart. The children have found lots of interesting facts about her life, planned their biography and then taken their time to write it up neatly with a heading and sub-headings.

Maths: Year 1 children have been learning about money this week. We have been recognising coins and notes and understanding their value. We then moved on to counting money. Year 2 children have been measuring mass in grams and kilograms, comparing volume and investigating millilitres and litres.

Science: In Science we have been looking at the importance of exercise and sleep. We learnt how exercise helps us to grow and stay healthy, helps us with concentration and makes us have a positive self esteem. The children then made posters to encourage others to get enough exercise and sleep.

DT: The children made their dens in Forest School last week and this week we have been evaluating our dens. We thought about the questions: What went well? The challenges we faces, how we dealt with these challenges and what we would change if we were to build dens again. Well done Class 3!

Reading: Please could all reading books be returned to school on Monday. Please could you check at home that there aren’t any old books lying around that may have been forgotten about.

No new books will be issued as we would like to do an audit over the Summer holidays.

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Edwards

 

Class 3 Weekly Update

Thank you for a fantastic week Class 3! You have shown just how resilient you are by confidently going off to your new classes to meet your new teachers and classmates. What an exciting time of year!

Spellings: Adding the prefix –un without any change to the spelling of the root word.

8.7.22 Spelling sheet

English: We have continued with Emma Jane’s aeroplane this week and have been identifying the rhyming words. The children were then challenged to write their own sentences containing rhyming words about the story. We have also thought about the characters thoughts and feelings at different times in the story.

Maths: Year 1 – This week we have been comparing numbers to 100 using the vocabulary ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’. The children have been given Maths homework this week to consolidate their learning on this.

Year 2 – Have been comparing durations of time to the nearest 5 minutes. They have been using the inequality signs < > and =. The children have been given Maths homework this week to consolidate their learning on this.

Forest School: The children had two forest school sessions this week to build their dens for D&T. We will be evaluating these next week and discussing things we could improve if we were to make them again.

Computing: The children are really enjoying their computing sessions this half term. We have been using the ipads to use the program Scratch. The children have continued to learn how to program their sprite to move forwards, backwards, turn and are now experimenting with the size of their sprite and the different backgrounds they can use.

Please could the children bring in a strong carrier bag or bag for life next week with their name on? I’d like to start collating the children’s books to send home in the final week.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Edwards

 

 

Class 3 Weekly Update

I would just like to thank all of the parents and carers who came to watch our little assembly on Tuesday afternoon. The children really enjoyed showing you their work from when we celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee. We had the 1960s to study during the week and the children read out some of their newspaper reports about the first moon landing. We had some children share their timelines of Neil Armstrong’s life, we showed our Maths books of tally charts and bar charts of Class 3’s favourite toys from 1960 and songs and we read our ‘if I was Queen or King for the day…’. The children also shared their experience of a Baptism when Reverend Rich visited as Prince Andrew and Prince Edwards were baptised in the 1960s and we had our brooches for the Queen out on display.

For anyone who unfortunately couldn’t make it – I have attached the slides we shared in the background of our assembly which has some examples of the children’s work.

Power point for class worship

Spellings: New consonant spelling ‘ph’ and ‘wh’.

1.7.22 Spelling sheet

English: This week we have been planning and writing our own version of Emma Jane’s aeroplane. I am very impressed with the children’s imagination and so proud of them for linking in their previous learning. We have been changing the story slightly to make it our own and thinking of our own transport ideas and places Emma Jane can visit and which animals she finds along the way. The children have thought about previous learning on the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil, our work on orangutans and even included their learning from this terms geography about the seven continents!

Maths: This week we have moved onto place value within 100. The children have been representing numbers to 100, partitioning numbers into tens and ones and comparing numbers using the inequality signs. Please see their green files on more work on this for homework.

Forest School: Please could all children bring in their wellies/old trainers for Forest School on Monday. If your child is wearing a dress/skirt/shorts/ please could you send in long joggers/trousers (preferably old) so that they can cover their legs from the nettles. I will provide waterproofs if it is wet on Monday however if it is dry we won’t need to use them.

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Edwards

 

Class 3 Weekly Update

Well done for a great week Class 3!

Sports Day was a brilliant event and the children all showed great team work and collaboration! It was lovely to hear them all cheering for their team and friends.

Spellings: The vowel trigraph ‘ear’.

24.6.22 Spelling sheet

English: This week we have started a new story linked to our topic ‘Explorers’. The children have been enjoying Emma Jane’s aeroplane and we have read through it a couple of times. Now the children are familiar with it, it’s great to hear them joining in with the repeated phrases. We have recapped on the importance of capital letters for proper nouns and planned a diary entry. The children will start to write their diaries from Emma’s point of view next week.

Homework: I have given the children a SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) activity to complete in their homework files.

Maths: We have been learning about position and direction this week. The children have been giving each other instructions to follow a route using vocabulary such as left, right, forwards, backwards, etc. We have then looked at describing where an object is in comparison to another object e.g. the star is to the left of the triangle, the heart is above the sun, etc. The mathematical vocabulary we have focussed on this week: left, right, up, down, forwards, backwards, in the middle, in between, above, below.

Computing: We were very excited to get the iPads out yesterday and start programming a Sprite on Scratch Jnr. The children were giving the sprite instructions to move around their screen and started to investigate other ways in which they can program for example, making their sprite make noise and spin.

RE:  The children listened to the story ‘The Good Samaritan’ today and then we had a lesson all about giving and caring for others and how we could do this. We thought about how everyone is our neighbour and we can show Jesus’ love to everyone. The children each decided on a random act of kindness and have been challenged to perform a random act of kindness on a friend throughout next week without them knowing.

Reading Books: Please could all reading books and diaries be in on Monday morning, ready for new books to come back out.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Edwards

Class 3 Weekly Update

Another fantastic week completed! Well done Class 3.

Spellings: The vowel trigraphs ‘air’ and ‘are’. This can be found in their green homework files.

17.6.22 Spelling sheet

English: The children started the week thinking about possible questions they could ask the farmers on our trip. They remembered that questions needed a capital letter at the start and needed a question mark to end. We have completed a recount this week about our school trip and I asked the children to remember to write in order of the events taking place. We discussed the importance of this and used lots of adjectives to make our writing exciting and interesting to read.

Homework: Please can you write to me about your favourite part of the school trip? I’d like you to use lots of descriptive sentences, punctuation, you could ask a question or even tell me what you had for your lunch! I want to hear all about your thoughts and feelings for the day. This can be found in their green homework files.

Farm homework 17.6.22 

Maths: Year 1 children have completed a range of maths quizzes this week. Year 2 have been using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) with lengths and reasoning and problem solving.

Science: In Science, we have been establishing common needs and differences in needs between humans and other kinds of animals. We briefly discussed the way other baby animals live. The key differences we found are: where they live, parental care, how quickly they can become independent, what they eat and who feeds them. This linked nicely with our learning from Attingham Farm.

RE: This week we have been learning to understand that our class is a community made up of different individuals and we should respect each other. Jesus gave His disciples one rule that is called the Golden Rule as it is so important. It is shared by most other faiths. It is ‘Do to others what you want them to do to you’. We discussed this is detail and thought about the questions, What do you think it means? How would you like to be treated? How do you feel when people treat you unkindly or are selfish?  The class then came up with their own Golden Rules that we should follow to make our time at St Marys a happy and kind place.

Reading: I reassessed all of the children in our first week back to school. Most of the class have stayed on the same book which is what I expected for this time of the year. Please be reassured that this is because they have made super progress over the year with their phonics and now they are recapping books to build their fluency and comprehension skills. If your child has read a book before please encourage them to still have a go at this book. We want the children to now start recognising familiar words and reading more fluently as they do not need to spend as long Fred talking (sounding out) words.

Please could reading books and records that were not handed in today, be given in on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Edwards

 

 

Class 3 Weekly Update

This week we have had lots of fun learning about the 1960’s as part of a decades week for the Queen’s Jubilee.

Spellings: The vowel digraphs ‘aw’ and ‘au’.

10.6.22 Spelling sheet

English: This week we have been learning about the first moon landing in 1969. The children have found out lots of information about the 3 astronauts who went to the moon (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins), when they landed and how long they were there. The children then turned into newspaper reporters and have written fantastic newspaper reports about this very exciting event.

Today I also asked the children to do do a piece of writing imagining they were King or Queen for the day. I have included a few examples of what the children have written as I have been blown away by how much thought has been put into their writing 🙂

Homework: For homework I would like the children to pretend they are Neil Armstrong walking on the moon and to write a diary entry. They can imagine what they would see, what they’d be feeling and write their diary entry in first person using a capital ‘I’. This has been given to the children in their green files.

Astronaut diary

Maths: The children started the week by showing me how they could make the number 60 in a range of different ways with a variety of equipment e.g. showing 60 on a bead string, finding the number on a 100 square, counting in twos, fives and tens, using ten frames, Numicon, Base 10, etc. We then started to look at tally and bar charts. The children looked at 6 different toys from the 1960s and had to gather data from the class about which toy would be the most popular to play with. The children then interpreted this data and made it into a bar chart and answered questions such as which was the most popular? Which was the least popular? Etc. We have also had lots of fun listening to three different songs from the 1960s (The Twist, You can’t hurry love and The Loco-motion), ee had a good dance and sing song in the classroom before voting for our favourite and making a human bar chart. Again the children then spent time interpreting this data and finding out which song was the favourite…we all enjoyed The Loco-motion the best (and now I cannot stop singing it)!

Art/D&T: We designed and made a special Jubilee brooch for the Queen this week out of clay. The children then painted their brooches and will be bringing these home next week.

History: We learnt about Neil Armstrong in History this week and his specific role in the first moon landing. We learnt about key events in his life and then made a timeline of these events.

Reading: Please could all outstanding reading books and records be brought into school on Monday ready to be swapped for their new ones. The children will mainly stay on the same colour book this half term to build up their confidence and fluency skills.

Forest School: We will be going to Forest school on Monday afternoon, please could all children bring appropriate footwear to change into. If we have too many children without a change of shoes, we will not be able to go.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Edwards

 

 

 

Class 3 Weekly News

I’d just like to say a huge well done to all of the Year 2 children! Your attitude towards the SATs this week has been phenomenal and you have made us very proud with how you have all tried your best with a positive attitude everyday. Well done Year 2!

Spellings: The vowel digraph ‘or’ and the vowel trigraph ‘ore’.

20.5.22 Spelling sheet

English: This week we have continued using ‘There’s a rang-tan in my bedroom’ to stimulate our imagination and we have been writing newspaper reports. The children have been hot seating the characters in the story to gather information for their newspapers.

Maths: Year 2 children have been doing their SATs this week so have not been learning anything new in Maths lessons. Year 1 children have been exploring different shapes of different sizes and working practically to split them in half. They have realised that some shapes can be split in half in multiple ways. The children moved on to use pictorial representations to identify which shapes have been split correctly and which ones have incorrect half lines. They have also been able to use one half of a shape to match it to its other half to make complete shapes.

Homework: The children have been given homework to complete linked with this weeks learning. Please could I have homework files back in on Wednesday 25th May – I can then provide the children with some half term homework on the Thursday.

Thought of the week: “Never forget: He (God) made you amazing” – Bear Grylls. We have discussed in class worship how we are all unique in our own way and our class is amazing because of each individual and what each child brings to our classroom environment. I definitely feel lucky to have such a wonderful class!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Edwards

Class 3 Weekly Update

Well done for a super week Class 3!

Spellings: Words ending with the sound /ee/ spelt with ‘y’.

13.5.22 Spelling sheet

English: This week in English, we have been editing and improving our stories that we planned last week. This was based on our class story ‘There’s a Rangtan in my bedroom”. The children added in extra adjectives, questions, exclamations, etc and then spent time writing their stories up neatly. I am so proud of all they have achieved this week, well done!

Maths: Year 2 children have been recapping lots on time, measures and capacity this week. This is in preparation for their SATs next week. We have told the children that they are quizzes and don’t like to make a big fuss about them as we do not want them to get worried and anxious. We know exactly what they’re capable of within the classroom and they are always making us proud! Year 1 children have been learning about multiplication and division and have been sharing and grouping to support them this week.

Homework: The children are coming home with their spellings, a SPAG mat and a maths mat to recap small steps in their learning. I have given this to both Year 1 and Year 2 (different for each year group) as it is always good to recap previous learning. Please see green homework files.

Homework due: Thursday 19th May 2022.

D & T: We have been designing a fruit salad this week. The children drew and labelled a variety of fruits they would include in their fruit salads.

Computing: Following on from our work with the robots where the children had to program their robot with directions in order for it to move. The children have been giving each other verbal directions and moving around the playground accordingly. This was so much fun! Well done Class 3!

Geography: In Geography we looked at Caatinga and Brasilia and compared the rural and urban lifestyle. We thought about why we would and wouldn’t like to live in both places e.g. Caatinga is very hot and there is very little vegetation, whereas Brasilia will be cooler and have lots of food and water available. On the other hand, in Caatinga there is no traffic and cleaner air but in Brasilia it will have heavy traffic and higher air pollution.

Reading: Please could I remind all children that reading books and diaries need to be in every day so we can hear children read in school within their groups. Reading books then stay in the basket over the weekend and children can bring a sharing book home for the weekend. Thank you!

Thought of the Week: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

Have a lovely weekend Class 3!

Mrs Edwards

 

Class 3 Weekly Update

Spellings: The vowel digraphs ‘ow’ and ‘ou’.

6.5.22 Spelling sheet

English: We have had great fun planning our own story this week. We re-read the story “There’s a Rang-tan in my bedroom” and then spent the week planning the beginning, middle and end. We discussed how to describe the setting, describing the characters, how to use different punctuation marks, to include characters feelings, etc. I am very impressed and cannot wait for the children to edit and improve their plans and write them up next week.

Homework: The children have been given a rainforest page border this week. I’d like them to have a go at writing their very own rainforest story. This could be based on what we have already read in class, or something totally different. I look forward to reading them next week 🙂

Homework due in: Thursday 12th May 2022.

Maths: Year 1 children have been continuing with multiplication and division this week. We have been making equal groups and learning how to write repeated additions. Year 2 have looked at quarters and thirds. The children have been great at this and have been able to recognise a quarter and a third and find quarter and thirds of whole numbers and shapes.

Forest School: We will go to forest school on Monday afternoon so please could you remember wellies. These can remain in school or be brought home if you prefer.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Edwards

Class 3 Weekly News

Welcome back Class 3! Thank you for a great first week back and it has been lovely to hear all about your Easter holidays this week!

Our new topic this term is Brazil. I have attached an overview for you to see what we will be covering in class, this half term.

Summer 1 – Brazil Overview

Spellings: This week I would like you to practise: The sounds /oo/ and /yoo/ spelt with ‘ue’ and ‘ew’.

29.4.22 Spelling sheet

English: This week we have been introduced to our new class story ‘There’s a Rang-tan in my bedroom’ by James Sellick. The children have enjoyed the story about a little orangutan who appears in a young girls bedroom and starts to throw away her shampoo, soap and cookies. She is very confused and then realised that their is palm oil in the things the orangutan has thrown away. He explains his story to the little girl and she is determined to help save his home in the rainforest. In class we have acted out the story and created freeze frames, sequenced it, talked about the characters feelings and written a paragraph from the orangutan’s point of view.

Maths: Year 1 children have been recapping counting in 2, 5 and 10 this week before moving onto more multiplication and division next week. I have asked the children to practise counting in 2, 5 and 10 at home regularly as this will support them in class with their Maths. Year 2 children have moved onto fractions this week and have been learning how to make equal parts, recognise a half and find a half.

Homework: The children have been given Maths homework this week, please check green files/folders. Homework due in on Thursday 5th May 2022.

Reading: The children have been reassessed with their phonics this week. Next week they may come home with a new colour book, however many children have stayed in the same colour group. If this has happened, please don’t lose heart as this is to build up your child’s confidence and fluency and it all works towards building their reading skills.

Geography: The children enjoyed their first lesson on Brazil this week. We looked at the map of South America and identified Brazil and then worked in groups to learn about different foods, landmarks, festivals, etc happening in Brazil.

Forest School: Forest School will resume, as normal, on Monday 9th May (Monday 2nd May is a bank holiday). Please ensure children come to school with their wellies or old trainers.

PE: PE has now changed to a Wednesday afternoon, starting next week (Wednesday 4th May). Please could children come to school in their PE kits every Wednesday and NOT a Thursday. If you could pass this message on to other parents who may not see them website, I would be very grateful. Thank you!

Thought of the Week: “You and I are definitely going to stumble from time to time, but when we do, let’s not lose heart.” – Bear Grylls. We thought about this statement in our class worship and discussed that even if we find something tricky in class, we should always try our best and it is OK to ask for help from the adults and our friends 🙂

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Mrs Edwards