|We are a Year 3 class. Our teacher is Mrs Wood and our teaching assistants are Miss Smith, Mrs Godden and Miss Dymond.|
This week in Parrots Class:
This week we have enjoyed our Christianity Encounter Days, we have been finding out about some of the backstage work that goes into putting on a production, including costume and set design, as well as sound effects; you could ask the children if they remember what a ‘Foley’ is! The children have also been lucky enough to have a visitor come in today to talk to them about their entrepeneurial experiences, as a follow on to the Entrepeneur TGIF topic last term.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some great photos of things we have been doing.
Learner of the Week :
Freya: resilience and determination in all her learning and Aaron for his positive learning attitude, especially asking questions on the carpet
Silver: Maisie, Jacob, Leo, Olivia, Keira, Olivia, Matthew, Tiyane, Scarlet, Mariam
Gold: Ben, Archie, Scarlett, Archie, Hendrix
Super Gold: Anya, Sophie, Phoebe, Holly
Term 5 Topic: Ancient Greece (April – July 2019)
English: We will be looking at playscripts as well as preparing for our play
Maths: We will be looking at fractions, time, shapes, weight and capacity
Science: We are going to be exploring plants
Computing: We will be writing a program in Scratch
PSHE: We are going to focus on Relationships
RE: We will be looking at belief and questions
Art/Design: We will be making posters, tickets and props for our play
Music: We are going to be learning songs for our performance
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. Group 1 have individual spellings now.
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:
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: 17/05/19 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 Monday.
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 – Scarlett
Macaws – Matthew
Senegals – Freya
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.