week beginning 9/5/16
Date: 15th May 2016 @ 8:30pm
UPDATE: Well done to Finlay who found both of the incorrect apostrophes and gained a prize!
These last two weeks in Year 3 we have been looking at division and multiplication prior to our assessments as these are the areas that we really need to work on. We tried to use our times table knowledge in reverse to work out some division facts and we used different techniques to work out times tables that we did not know (such as pictures or partitioning). Working on this at home would also really help. Well done to those of you who have already completed all their times tables and know them in reverse. This is having a massive impact on your maths abilities.
In literacy we have also been looking at different reading assessments. Firstly we did a fiction paper based on Peter Rabbit, followed by a non-fiction paper on Cowboys and finally we did a poetry paper too. We then completed 6 short SPAG papers to identify areas that we need to work on before the end of the year. The problem that we seem to all have is knowing when to use possessive apostrophes and when to use a plural. Therefore, I have set you a simple task; to read the Year 3 newsletter and tell me where the incorrect apostrophes are and tell me why they shouldn’t be possessive. I will give a raffle prize to the first person who can tell me! Good luck!
In science we have continued looking at 'light' but have moved on from 'mirrors' and are now focussing on the sun and the different rays that it emits. The children have designed either a pair of sunglasses or a sunhat that is as protective as possible whilst also being fashionable. They have used their persuasive language to advertise this item too!
In DT we have been looking at the items that we would need to create a 'mini den'. The children designed their den last week and will be building them next Monday (16th May). Each child has a list of items that they have created themselves for their own den. I can’t wait to see what they look like on Monday and I hope we have lots of useful items.
In PE the children have been working with Mr Bentham and focussing on multi-skills and athletics. He is keen for the children to learn about their ABCs (agility, balance, coordination and speed). He would also like to remind parents that all children need to have their full school kit in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thank you.
Finally, it has been a real privilege to watch the children take part in the swimming lessons each week. The way that some of the children have progressed is phenomenal! Even those who are strong swimmers have been put to the test by the wonderful staff at Alsager. They really do bring the best out of the children.