Information and Reminders
- Please make sure your child wears the correct Winter uniform to school and they bring a coat to wear at break times as the weather has turned colder.
- PE changes reminder. Block 3 has begun till 2nd December. 3A will have football, 3B will have basketball and 3C will have swimming. Please remember your child’s kit so they can participate. Football students need to bring in trainers as well just in case there is the need to go inside.
- Homework is sent on Wednesdays and must be returned on Mondays to be marked. Please make sure you encourage your child to complete it on their own and inform us if they found the activity challenging so we can further support them in school. They can sign up for homework on Thursdays and Fridays which is first come, first served. Weekly website links will be sent on Fridays.
- Don’t forget to check Class Dojo to see how many House Points your child has been collecting and to see posts of what is happening in your child’s class.
Friday 11th November and Monday 14th November – School closed due to staff training
Tuesday 15th November - David Greenberg author visit – 6pm fun session for all the family
Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar
Friday 2nd December - Christmas Carol Service at the Ritz Carlton
Tuesday 6th December – Y3 Inventions Exit Point
Wednesday 14th December – Primary Workshop and Coffee Morning – Reading – 9am to 10.30am
Friday 16th December - Last day of term (School ends at 12pm)
Star of the Week
3A - Victoria Fan for not giving up when faced with difficult maths problems and for improved reading.
3B - Patrick Schulten for excellent animation using the Scratch program.
3C - Dima Skrypnichenko for ‘an outstanding effort with his homework’.
Next week in English, we will continue to write our own non-chronological report, making sure we include the correct features, such as, heading, subheadings and paragraphs. The children will watch a selection of Wallace and Gromit invention clips and then practice note taking by using the app Popplet to record their brainstorm. They will choose their favourite invention and present all of their information in the form of a report, which will be on display in our museum.
In Guided Reading we will continue to focus on using the features of non-fiction texts to find information. The children will write the answers after reading to show if they understood what they read. You can continue this practice at home by asking your child questions when you have heard them read. They will also complete independent activities from their reading journal.
In Maths, our focus is geometric reasoning. The children will learn the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes, as well as using a ruler to accurately draw shapes using clues to help them. As well as this, the children will begin investigating 3D shapes in different orientations. This will involve looking around the school environment and identifying 3D shapes we can see used in daily life. Finally, the children will use their knowledge of the properties of 3D shapes to construct different shapes using a range of materials.
As Artists, the children will be researching different genres in art. They will discuss the similarities and differences between modern and traditional art and discuss their preferences. They will identify techniques used in different genres and write their opinions about different pieces that they see.
Following this, they will find out how technology has been depicted in art in the works of traditional artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and also how it can be used to create modern works. The children will then choose whether they want to create a piece of traditional art, using techniques they have seen, or whether they would like to create a piece of modern art using technology such as iPads.
In Computing we will be continuing to use ‘Scratch’. Next week we will be learning how to create our own Sprite and giving it a set of instructions to follow.