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Year 3 Class Update Term 1 Week 4

30 September 2019
Year 3 Class Update Term 1 Week 4

Another jam packed week. The children are beginning to find their feet and settle into the routines of Year 3.

Good Learning behaviours are crucial. This means good listening during teaching times and good focus during independent work times. This is proving quite hard for many children. Listening is the key to learning! We as teachers are trying to instil this important skill. It is a work in progress. It is worth talking to your child about what good listening looks like. Looking at the speaker, not talking, not fiddling, not being or causing a distraction and concentration e.c.t.

In English this week we have continued our learning based on the story “The Lost Happy Endings”. We have been exploring dialogue and the use of speech marks or inverted commas. Using the dialogue of Jub and the Witch. We have also been looking at using adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions. We discussed how to use similes to add effect and atmosphere to our writing and the children have written some great similes about parts of the story.

The spelling pattern this week is the diagraph ou in words like double and trouble and we have been looking at the pattern and discussing the phonemes.

Thursday was of course European Languages day. We had a fabulous day! In class we watched some videos and presentations about lots of different aspects of France and French culture. We had a lesson of speaking and singing in French about how to introduce ourselves. The class have made fact files and posters with facts and illustrations – they look magnifique! In the afternoon we had a tasting session. Did you know that there are over 300 different French cheeses? We tasted 2 of them- Brie and the garlic and herb cheese, le Roule. About 50% of the class liked these cheeses. Some of the reactions were priceless! We also tried some baguette and pain au chocolat- these were more positively received!

In Maths this week we have been counting in tens and hundreds from any given number. This is a crucial skill. We spent time counting together orally starting at different numbers and we have been counting forwards and backwards and bridging over the thousand- this is where miscounts often happen. This is something you can do at home to help support your child.

Next Tuesday the 1st of October is our first Open Morning of the year. You can join your child in class from 9am-10am to experience a slice of the Year 3 curriculum! We look forward to welcoming you!

Top Dojos this week are Layla, Summer and Archie.

Our Egyptian topic mascot Cleopatra has gone home for the first time with Summer and Aiden has earned the first effort cup of Year 3. Please can these be returned next Thursday ready to be given out again on Friday.

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