|We are a Year 3 class. Our teacher is Mrs Wood and our teaching assistants are Miss Smith, Mrs Godden and Ms Dymond.|
This week in Parrots Class:
This week we are continuing with our subtraction; beginning to look at exchange (informally). In English we have been looking at conjunctions. We have also been looking at maps of Salisbury and comparing the city today to what it was like in Medieval times.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some great photos of things we have been doing.
Learner of the Week (Date):
Our learner of the week is Archie for resilience in his tables.
Silver: Maisie, Jacob, Leo
Super Gold: Anya
Term 1 Topic: Urban Life (September – November 2018)
English: We will be looking at sentence construction and creating our own Salisbury leaflets
Maths: We will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction
Science: We are going to be exploring animals including humans
Computing: We will be looking at Scratch Junior
PSHE: We are going to focus on personal goals
RE: We will be looking at inspirational people
Art/Design: We will be drawing our own parrots
Music: We are going to be looking at singing together
P.E: We will be looking at functional movement skills
French: We will be learning French sounds and greetings and we will learn about France
Spellings: There will be a spelling list for each group for the week below.
Home Learning needs to be brought in, or emailed ready to share on a Monday afternoon. Don’t forget there is a home learning club after school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These are the Home Learning choices for this term: NB: The menu does say September – October, but the children will continue doing these pieces through at least some of November.
NB: Children are going to be learning the words of the Christmas songs for the remainder of the term for home learning. Here they are (in case you have lost them!):
Reading Related Activities Book:
This book will be sent home after the first few weeks. From then on it stays at home and we ask children to try to complete one activity per week.
It is due in on these dates (which are Fridays) so that we can check and share what has been done the following Monday: 14/12/18, 09/02/19, 29/03/19, 17/04/19 and 12/07/19
Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved.
Below is a link to a Maths Passports Guide that we use in all year groups to ensure that Passport Skills are assessed consistently across the school. This resource should help you to assess each of the skills as they would be in the classroom. Where there is reference made to an ‘attached task’, these are also included here to help you.
Maths Passports Guide
Maths Passport Attached Tasks
Indoors on a Tuesday.
Outdoors on a Wednesday.
Please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing on these days.
We change our reading books on a Monday and Thursday. If you have finished your book before these times, find something to read at home and write it in your reading record in the same way as you would with a school reading book.
Table Monitors this week:
Parakeets – Leo
Cockatiels – Ben
Macaws – Phoebe
Senegals – Holly
Useful Links/ Websites:
Spellings – Spelling Section from the 2014 English National Curriculum
Spellings – The Year 3 & 4 National Curriculum Word List
Grammar – Grammar Section from the 2014 English National Curriculum
Grammar – Year 3 Grammar Expectations
English – Topmarks – Spelling and Grammar games.
Maths – Mathletics – Your child’s login details are stuck inside their Reading Record.
Maths – Topmarks – Practice your number skills here.