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15th December

In our last Literacy session, we have been playing some Christmas games using the grammar rules which we have been learning.

First of all, we used Christmas  hats to sort a collection of nouns and adjectives.

We then created expanded noun phrases using the adjectives and nouns.

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Afterwards, we  played a game of Pass the Parcel.

As each layer was peeled away, the child holding the parcel had to complete a challenge linked to the grammar rules which we have been learning.

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Thank you to all the children in my Literacy and Numeracy groups. We have been on an amazing learning adventure and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Remember to keep reading!

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14th December

Well done to the children in Year 3 who have completed a report on Rudolph. They have done an amazing job! To  read their work click on file below.

Rudolph Reports

9th December

As part of our Literacy assessment we are writing a report on Rudolph.

We made miniature reindeers using candy canes and discussed adjectives which we could use to describe his antlers, eyes, nose and fur. 

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8th December

This week, in maths, we have been looking at the relationship between division and multiplication.

We rolled a 10-sided dice and multiplied it by 3, 4 and 8.

We then used peg boards to show the calculation as an array.

For each array, we could think of 2 multiplication and 2 division calculations (buy one and get three free).

 

Test your knowledge on the multiplication and division facts using the following website:

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

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1st December

This week the children have been using fortune tellers to learn the multiplication facts for the 3 and 4 times tables.

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Well done to Noa and Millie. They were our maths stars because they could recite the 3 times table in under 30 seconds.

22nd November

This week we looked at speech in the story of 'The Lambton Worm.'

We found out that inverted commas go around the the spoken words.

First of all, we put mini Lambton Worms around the spoken words. Then we changed them for jellybeans which represented the inverted commas:

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Afterwards, we we used inverted commas in a conversation between Lord Lambton and his son John. Well done to Amy, Kasey, Holly, Joshua, Kane and Harvey, who were our star writers this week for using inverted commas accurately in their work!

15th November

In Literacy, we have been learning how to use the apostrophe in contractions and to show possession.

We worked on the following programs to learn how to use the apostrophe in a contraction:

 

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/matchgeneric.asp?filename=jwildecontractions

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/where-does-the-apostrophe-go.html

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/pick-the-correct-contraction.html

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/contractions-card-flip.html

 

We used jellybeans to show where the possessive apostrophe would go:

 

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Later, we demonstrated in our written work that we could use the possessive apostrophe when we wrote a description of the Lambton Worm. Well done to Kasey, Harvey and Amy who were our star writers for using the possessive apostrophe accurately.
In Numeracy, we have been using the bar model to help us to solve addition and subtraction problems.
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You can use the following website to solve more problems:

http://www.mathplayground.com/tb_addition/thinking_blocks_addition_subtraction.html

8th November

This week in Literacy, we have started reading our new story 'The Lambton Worm.' 

https://www.springboardstories.co.uk/images/gallery/products/Topics/myths/resources/Lambton-worm-cover/SS7-LW-Book-Cover-800.jpg

The story is about Young Lambton who loved a spot of fishing but when he cast his line into the River Wear, he wasn’t expecting his catch to be a fat, slime-strung, squirming worm. And that was just the very beginning of his problems...

The story is a local legend, which is set in the village of Penshaw in Sunderland. To hear the story, you can visit the following websites:

 

http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/story512-the-lambton-worm.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrO1m4d7QNA

Can you retell the story using the story map?

31st October

This week the children have been working really hard to develop a written method to subtract two 3-digit numbers. They used place value counters to exchange a ten for 10 ones and a hundred for 10 tens.

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In Literacy, we have created a reading display. The display monitors how often we read. Every time a child finishes 5 books, they are rewarded with a reading star. If you look carefully, you might see some of our star readers travelling to new worlds in their spaceship.
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12th October.

Well done to Joshua, who was our star writer today. He wrote a fantastic diary entry on how he made his medicine and the reaction it had on Grandma. Keep up the good work!

 

Today, in maths, we have been working really hard to learn a written method for adding two 3-digit numbers together.

We used counters and blocks to help us to understand how the numbers were changing.

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11th October.

We have created our own medicine for Grandma.

Everything went in the medicine - from bulging eyeballs, to sour ice-cream to nail-clippings from a toxic rat!

Afterwards, we wrote a set of instructions to explain how to make the medicine.

We then role-played the reaction each ingredient would have on Grandma.

Which word would you choose from our display board to describe each mixture?

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4th October

This week in Literacy, we have been learning about how conjunctions can be used to create longer sentences. 

We went on a word hunt and found jigsaw pieces around the school and in the Peace Garden.

We sorted the jigsaw pieces into words which were conjunctions.

Each conjunction could be used to link two clauses together.

Working like sentence detectives, we found the start of each sentence by looking for capital letters and the end of each sentence by looking for the full stops.

Once we had used the conjunctions to make longer sentences, we sequenced the sentences to summarize the story of 'George's Marvellous Medicine.'

We made a great team!

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27th September

Today, we investigated what happens to a 3-digit number when you add and subtract 10 and 1. We played lots of different games and  used arrow cards and place value counters to represent each number.

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26th September

In Literacy, we are reading George's Marvellous Medicine.

In Chapter 1, Grandma says that George should eat different insects because she finds them 'tasty'. 

We used an ICT program to design our own insect, choosing different heads, abdomens, legs and wings. 

 

http://www.mylearning.org/minibeasts/interactive/311/

 

We then created the insect using different modelling materials.

After designing our bug, we wrote a description about it using expanded noun phrases.

 

 

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Thursday 22nd September

Wow Mrs Marsh's maths group you are definitely mathematical masterminds. After popping in to see how you're getting on, I am so impressed by your reasoning. You did so well estimating the position of numbers on a number line and thinking about why the mystery number couldn't possibly be 50 or less.

Mrs Shaw

21st September - Outdoor Maths

Today, the children went on a number trail in the school grounds. They worked as a team to search for 3-digit numbers. Once they had found all of the numbers, they needed to order them from smallest to largest. Next, they showed how the smallest and largest numbers would be represented using blocks of hundreds, tens and ones.

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September 13th - Roald Dahl Day

During Roald Dahl week, some of the children in Year 3 looked at the Roly-Poly bird and how it appears in different Roald Dahl stories.

They created Roly-Poly birds using collage materials and looked at adjectives which could describe the bird.

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