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What we are learning this week:

 

Autumn 1, Week 1

English:

This week, we have been doing lots of English tasks combined with PSHE activities. The children have been amazing at telling us what they know about being resilient and responsible and telling us what they know about the alphabet.

Maths:

We have been playing lots of maths games this week to get our maths brains back in action after the summer holidays.

        

The children carried out an activity this week where they were asked to write on a sticker what they are good at. It turns out our Year Three children are good at a lot of things!

Previous Weeks' Learning

Summer 2, Week 7

English: Poetry 

This week in English, we have finished our unit on poetry. We looked at a poem called Bush Fire. The children have then written their own poem using repetition and similies.

Maths: Revision

In Maths, we have revisited some of the skills we have learnt in Year 3. We have revisited the column method for addition and subtraction. We have also looked at the short method of multiplication.

  • At home you can: Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and the division facts.

Summer 2, Week 6

English: Poetry

This week in English, we have started a unit on poetry. We have looked at a poem called Bush Fire. The children have learnt about the different features of the poem and then we learnt the poem using actions.

 

Maths: Measures

In Maths, we have revisited some of the skills we have learnt in Year 3. We have revised how to measure using a ruler. We then moved on and looked at comparing different lengths.

  • At home you can: Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and the division facts.

Summer 2, Week 5

English: Non-Chronological Reports

This week in English, we have continued our work on non-chronological reports. This week we have focused on the Prince Regent. The children have researched him and what he did for Brighton before creating their own non- chronological report on him using all the skills we have looked at.

Maths: Money

In Maths, we have revisited some of the skills we have learnt in Year 3. We have revised our understanding of money. We have looked at adding amounts of money together, subtracting money and then we looked at giving change. We have learnt to use a range of strategies in order to solve different words problems.

At home you can:

  • Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and the division facts.
 

Summer 2, Week 4

English: Non Chronological Reports 

This week in English, we have continued our work on non chronological reports. This week we have focused on the Prince Regent. The children have researched him and what he did for Brighton before creating their own non- choronlogical report on him using all the skills we have looked at.

Maths: Revisiting Skills

In Maths, we have revisited some of the skills we have learnt in Year 3. We have revised our understanding of different strategies to answer number questions as well as looking at different word problems.

At home you can:

  • Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and the division facts.
 

Summer 2, Week 3

English: Non Chronological Reports

This week in English, we have continued our work on non chronological reports. This week we have focused on Martha Gunn, the famous Brighton dipper. We have learnt all about her and then created our own non chronological report.

Maths: Shape

In Maths, we have continued our unit on shape, this week the focus has been on perimeter. We have learnt what perimeter is, and then we have calculated the perimeter for various shapes.

At home you can: Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and the division facts. 


Summer 2, Week 2

English: Non-Chronological Reports

This week in English, we have started a new writing unit on non- chronological reports. We have spent the week looking at various reports and picking out the features. We then created our own reports on Boudicca.

Maths: Shape

In Maths, we have continued our unit on shape, this week the focus has been on angles and the different places we can see angles. We have also learnt the names of the different types of angles.

At home you can:

  • Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and their division facts.

Photos are of us being Rock Detectives!

         

 


Summer 2, Week 1

English: ‘The Great Paper Caper”

This week in English, we have looked at the story “The Great Paper Caper” we used this text as it linked with our Global Learning Week theme. The children read and discussed the book and then created paper aeroplanes just like in the book. We finished the week, by creating and writing playscripts based on the courtroom scene.

Maths: Shape

In Maths, we have revisited our knowledge of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We have revised the shape names and how we describe them using correct shape vocabulary,

At home you can:

  • Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and their division facts.

Summer 1, Week 6

 

English: ‘The Promise”

This week in English, we have continued to look at the book “The Promise.”  

We finished writing our sequal and have then published our favourite parts.

 

Maths: Time

In Maths, we have looked at time this week. We started the week by revising how to tell the time and then we moved on and learnt about calendars.

At home you can:

  • Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and their division facts.

Summer 1, Week 5

English: ‘The Promise”

This week in English, we have continued to look at the book “The Promise.” We have started to write our own sequels to the story. The children have been working hard to ensure that they are using all the skills we have looked at this half term.  The children have been using adverbs of place and time and a wide range of conjunctions.

 

Maths: Fractions

In Maths, we have continued our unit on fractions. We have spent the week learning about how to add and subtract fractions. We have worked hard on using the bar model to help show our understanding of the topic.

At home you can:

  • Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and division facts.

Summer 1, Week 4

English: ‘The Promise”

This week in English, we have continued to look at the book “The Promise.” We have started to plan our own sequel to the story. We have used story scripts to orally re tell our stories to each other. We have also learnt how to use apostrophes and subordinating conjunctions.

Maths: Fractions

In Maths, we have continued our unit on fractions. We have spent the week learning about equivalent fractions. We have shown our understanding using pictures and diagrams and we have started to make links with multiplication and division.

At home you can:

  • Read! Help your child become fluent in their 3x, 4x and 8x table and division facts.

Summer 1, Week 3

English: ‘The Promise”

This week in English, we have continued to look at the book “The Promise.” We have thought about the next part of the story. We have revised our understanding of adverbs of place and time and then applied them in our own piece of writing.

Maths: Fractions

In Maths, we have continued our unit on fractions. We started the week by looking at ordering both unit and non unit fractions. We then looked at how to find fractions of numbers and amounts using our knowledge of division and bar models.

At home you can:

  • Ask the children the time especially saying the time in words, for example it is half past 4, quarter to 9 and not use using digital language.

Summer 1, Week 2

English: ‘The Promise”

This week in English, we have continued to look at the book “The Promise.” We have thought about how the character would have felt at different points. We then wrote some fantastic diary entries about how the girl felt when she stole the bag. We finished the week by starting to think about other settings for the story and the descriptive language we could use.

Maths: Fractions

In Maths, we have started our unit on fractions. We started the week by looking at the halves, quarters and thirds and what these fractions look like in lots of different ways. We then finished the week by learning and understanding the terms unit and non unit fractions. We looked at a range of different fractions and indentified if they were unit or non unit fractions.

 

At home you can:

  • Ask the children the time especially saying the time in words, for example it is half past 4, quarter to 9 and not use using digital language.

Summer 1, Week 1

English: ‘The Promise”

This week in English, we have started looking at a picture book called “The Promise.” The children have been retelling the story and identifying the different stages. We finished the week by creating Freeze Frames to convey how the main character was feeling at different points in the story.

Maths: Time

In Maths, we have been learning how to tell the time. We have learnt how to read, o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past as well as reading time to 5 minute intervals. We will be revisiting time later on this term, so we would appreciate if you could keep practising this skill at home.

At home you can:

  • Ask the children the time.

Spring 2, Week 6

English: ‘Escape to Pompeii”

This week in English, we have finished our unit of story writing based on the book “Escape to Pompeii” The children have retold the story and then published them.

Maths: Multiplication

In Maths, we have recapped division. We have looked at different ways we can solve division problems. We have learnt how to solve division calculations using place value counters and flexible partitioning.

At home you can:

  • READ everything!
  • Learn your 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

 


Spring 2, Week 5

English: ‘Escape to Pompeii”

This week in English, we have have continued to look at Escape to Pompeii. We have learnt how to use speech marks in our writing. We have finished the week by writing some amazing story openings.

Maths: Multiplication

In Maths, we have recapped multiplication. We have looked at different ways we can solve multiplication problems and then we have learnt how to use the short written method for solving two digit numbers multiplicated by a 1 digit number.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.
  • Learn your 3 and 4 times table
  • Log onto Spelling Shed and see if you can make your class number 1 in the whole school.

Spring 2, Week 4

English: ‘Escape to Pompeii”

This week in English, we have have continued to look at Escape to Pompeii. We have focused on the eruption and written some fantastic descriptive paragraphs using adverbs of time and place.

Maths: Measures

In Maths, we have continued our unit on measure. We have learnt how to add and subtract lengths.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.
  • Pick a range of items at home to measure.
  • Learn your 3 and 4 times table

Spring 2, Week 3

English: ‘Escape to Pompeii”

This week in English, we have started a new story called Escape to Pompeii. We have spent the week reading the story and looking at the ambitious vocabulary the writer used. We then did a piece of descriptive to describe the city of Pompeii.

Maths: Measures

In Maths, we have started a unit on measure. We have learnt how to draw lines with a ruler and measure a range of things. We have then finished the week looking at equalivent lengths.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.
  • Pick a range of items at home to measure.
  • TTRockstars Class Battle

 
 

Sculptures

Forest Class showing us some of the amazing sculptures they made as part of their distance learning! Amazing job!!

 

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Autumn 2, Week 7

English: ‘Stonehenge”

This week in English, we have continued our work on non-chronological reports. We have looked at the different features. We then created and published our own reports based on Stonehenge.

Maths: Multiplication and Division

In Maths we have continued to look at division and multiplication. We have spent the week looking at the 8 times table. We have counted in steps of 8, chanted our 8 times table and completed lots of different activities.

At home you can: READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.

Learn your 4x table and the related division facts.

        

  


Autumn 2, Week 5

Fossil Class have had a glorious time making their own Stone Age paints out of things they found in our school grounds. They created as many different colours as they could and during the next lesson they will add some cave drawings over the top using charcoal. They are loving their 'Fire and Flint' topic!

   


Autumn 2, Week 4

English: ‘Stone Age Boy”

This week in English, we have continued looking at “Stone Age Boy.” We have written our own versions of the story. We have used a range of exciting adjectives, adverbs and speech in our stories. We finished the week by writing postcards about our time in the Stone Age period.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have continued to look at divison and multiplication. We have spent the week looking at arrays and discussing the different ways we can write multiplication number sentences. We have looked at using dividing by 2,5 and 10.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.
  • Learn your 5x table and the related division facts.

Autumn 2, Week 3

English: ‘Stone Age Boy”

This week in English, we have continued looking at “Stone Age Boy.” We have planned our own version of the story. We have also rehearsed retelling our stories using a script. We finished the week writing our story opening using all the skills we have looked at.                         

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have started to look at divison and multiplication. We have spent the week looking at arrays and discussing the different ways we can write multiplication number sentences. We have looked at using our 2x and 5x table to help answer questions.

 

 

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Autumn 2, Week 2

English: ‘Stone Age Boy”                                                                                                      

This week in English, we have continued reading “Stone Age Boy.” We started to look closely at the different settings in the story. We learnt how to use our senses in a description and ambitious adjectives. We have also started looking at adding prepostions into our writing to help the reader “see” the setting.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have finished our unit on addition and subtraction. We have spent the week consolidating our skills and applying them in different ways in order to solve problems.

 

   

At home you can:

  • READ everything! Discuss what you have read.

          

Fossil Class - Science session investigating magnets as part of our Forces topic

      


Autumn 2, Week 1

English: ‘Stone Age Boy”

This week in English, we have started our next story writing unit based on “Stone Age Boy.” We looked at the front cover together and then made predictions about what we thought the story might be about. We then sequenced the main events of the story.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have continued our unit on addition and subtraction. We have looked at adding and subtracting using a formal method ( column method). We have focused on adding and subtracting 2 3 digit numbers. The children have learnt to exchange.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! Discuss what you have read. You could also ask your child to be the teacher and ask them to teach you the column method.

   


Autumn 1, Week 7

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have been looking at poetry. We learnt “Mowzer’s Song” and added actions. We then wrote and learnt our own version of “Mower’s Song”

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have continued our unit on addition and subtraction. We have looked at adding and subtracting using a formal method (column method). We have focused on adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers. The children have learnt to exchange.

At home you can:

  • Read and discuss what you are reading together. You may want to support your child in learning their 2x, 5x and 10x table.

Autumn 1, Week 6

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have re written the whole of “The Mousehole Cat” using all the skills we have learnt during this topic. We finished the week designing our own Storm Creature.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have continued our unit on addition and subtraction. We have looked at adding and subtracting using a formal method ( column method). We have focused on adding and subtracting 2 two digit numbers. The children have learnt to exchange.

At home you can:

  • look at the human skelton and discuss the role of the skelton. Ask the children if they can name any of the bones.

Autumn 1, Week 5

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have continued our descriptive writing unit. This week our focus has been writing in role. We have looked at being Tom and how he would feel in certain parts of the story. At the end of the week we wrote a diary entry about surviving the storm.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have continued our unit on addition and subtraction. We have looked at adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers as well as 1 digit numbers. We have shown our thinking in lots of different ways both in our books and using place value counters and Base 10.

At home you can:

  • Look at different maps or go outside and see what you can see in different directions. This links to our Geography as we have been learning about compass points this week.

Autumn 1, Week 4

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have continued our descriptive writing unit. This week our focus has been on writing with conjunctions, adjectives and expanded noun phrases. The children have taken part in drama activities. The week has finished with the children writing a descriptive paragraph describing the Great Storm in Mousehole. 

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have started our unit on addition and subtraction. We have looked at adding and subtracting multiples of 100. We then moved on and looked at adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers with a 1 digit number.

At home you can:

  • READ! Everything and everywhere. When you are reading together discuss what you have read.

Autumn 1, Week 3

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have started our descriptive writing unit. We have read the story and then split it into the 5 main sections – opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending. We then freeze framed each section and thought about how the characters were feeling. We then moved on and learnt about expanded noun phrases and used these skills to write a descriptive paragraph about Mousehole.

Maths: Place Value .

We have been continuing to review our Maths skills this week. We have focused on place value and thinking about whether numbers are greater than or less than. We have learnt how to order numbers in both ascending and descending order. Finally we finished the week counting in 50s.

At home you can: Write a list of numbers down and see if you can order them in ascending or descending order. The children will be bringing home their TTRockstars and Numbots log ins this week please have a little look and a go at the different activities.

 

 


Autumn 1, Week 2

English: ‘Ada Twist Scientist”

This week in English, we have been looking at questions. We have written lots of questions making sure we start them with question starters such as who, what, where and when and remembering to use a question mark.

Maths: Place Value 

We have been reviewing our Maths skills this week. We have focused on place value and thinking about where different numbers go on different number lines. We have done this in lots of different ways.

  • At home you can: Write a list of numbers down and see if you can put them on a number line. Look at numbers and have a discussion about which numbers are greater than and less than.

Autumn 1, Week 1

English: ‘The Ways we to be Smart”

This week in English, we have been recapping what a sentence is made up and then writing some of our own. Our writing has been based on thinking about the ways we are smart for example climbing trees and making potions.

Maths: Place Value .

We have been reviewing our Maths skills this week. We have focused on place value, making and saying numbers aloud up to 1000.

  • At home you can: Write a list of numbers down and see how long it takes to say them aloud or play a game of Bingo.