Friday 12th January 2018
What a busy week!
In English, we have been thinking about myths - especially the Anglo-Saxon myth of Beowulf.
In Maths, we are progressing well with addition and subtraction using the formal column method. Place value counters are helping us to understand carrying and exchanging.
The children have very much enjoyed starting Times Table Rock Stars. The progress has been outstanding.
Our Topic work has seen us concentrate on where and why the Anglo-Saxons came from in order to invade Britain.
We have started to put together an Anglo-Saxon dance and have been improving our close control dribbling skills in hockey.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT PE KITS SHOULD BE IN SCHOOL ALL WEEK.
WELCOME BACK TO THE SPRING TERM.
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Friday 1st December 2017
What a busy week!
In English, our poetry is making amazing progress. We have been looking at the poetic features of simile, metaphor and alliteration. We have also been putting these features into our own poem.
Maths, we have continued to use resources to convince and problem solve about different numbers.
Our Christingle service is taking shape - remember that parents are invited to the school hall at 2pm on Friday 15th December.
Friday 17th November
English - We have been exploring a range of poetry this week including haiku and acrostic poems. It has been great to see children reciting poems in front of the class, below there are some videos and photos to have a look at! Also we have loved watching Michael Rosen reciting some of his poems- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc
Maths - We have become a lot more confident with our place value this week and have been solving tricky problems! We have also been working hard with our times tables practice. These are some of our favourite -(3x) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XzfQUXqiYY (4x) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fddxui9y0U
Maths games links from this week
Block game - http://ictgames.com/rangeArranger/
New reading race challenge!
From next week, we are starting a new reading challenge in Eagle Owls. We want to encourage the children to engage in more depth with the books they are reading. Each child has a car on our reading track and after every book they finish reading, they need to complete a book review. Once the book review has been given in, they can move forward on the track. Each child will be rewarded once they have moved to a certain stage on our track. Any more questions, please feel free to come and ask!
Friday 3rd November
Eagle Owls have had a fantastic week back after half term, it has been lovely to hear about the children's adventures.
English - In english this week we have been exploring non-chronological reports. We have researched about different animals and then turned the information into non-chronological reports.
Maths - We have been looking at the place value of numbers this week. We have been recognising the 1's, 10's and 100's in 3-digit and 4-digit numbers. We have been playing great place value games on topmark - this is one of our favourite games http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/05/m3_05_00_x.swf
Topic- Our topic for the next few weeks is the history of cars! We started looking at cars from the 19th and 20th century and had lots of questions about what they look liked and how they might work. If anyone has any photographs of old or classic cars it would be great to have a look!
Friday 13th October
We have had a fantastic few days designing and making wooden cars. We have learnt how to use hacksaws, how to sandpaper and glue our structures together. We even made electrical circuits to light up headlamps! Thank you to everyone who made a donation.
English - We have been learning how to write instructions. After creating our cars, we completed our hot tasks which involved writing instructions.
Maths - This week we have been using our measuring skills whilst building our cars. We have also been practising our times tables, there are some great songs on Youtube to help learn these!
Friday 22nd September
Science - This week the children have been drawing electrical circuits using the scientific symbols. We have also discussed how to be safe when around electricity, this was a useful website http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/
English- We have been designing our dream cars and have written descriptions about them. Eagle owls have been working hard to develop their sentences and range of descriptive vocabulary. It would be great to play the adjective game at home! Choose an item or a photo and then children have 1 minute to come up with as many exciting adjectives as possible.
Maths- We have been looking at adding and subtracting mentally this week, starting with 2-digit numbers and then moving onto 3-digit numbers. It would be good to practice this as much as possible at home! There are some good maths games to support this on topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction
Harvest festival - We have been learning our harvest rap to perform next week in church. I will attach the lyrics below, have some fun performing at home! If anyone would like to help us walk to church please let me know!
Friday 15th September
What a fantastic start to year 3! We have been very busy this week settling in and finding our way around in Key Stage 2.
Science- This week the children have loved creating their own electrical circuits and trying to light up bulbs. It would be great if children could explore the different electrical appliances at home!
English- We have been reading Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and have explored a range of descriptive language to describe the car. We have been using exciting adjectives and verbs to help extend our writing. Next week we will be designing our own dream cars and writing about these.
Maths- We have been looking at the place value of numbers and started to compare and order them. Remember the crocodile always eats the biggest number!