Church of England Primary Academy
Week commencing 5th December 2022
This week in maths, we have been learning more about arrays in particular which part is the row and which is the column. We have then been using our knowledge of this to help us write multiplication sentences.
This week, has been poetry week and we have been learning about Kenning poems which originate from Anglo Saxon and Viking times. We wrote one about ourselves and another about dragons.
In science we had a lot of fun designing and making our own magnetic games.
Homework this week is Design and Technology. The children are to look at different types of bags and think in particular how they are made. They are then to draw a picture, make a collage of different bags as next week we will be designing and making one.
Week Commencing 28th November 2022
It has been a busy week this week in Year 3. First we had a visit from Councillor Jeremy Pert who came to talk to us about local government and his role. We found it interesting to learn about the climate change investigation going on at Norbury Junction which currently is the only one of its kind.
On Thursday we went to Eccleshall High Street and Shaws Lane to conduct a survey to find the most and least popular mode of transport. We had lots of fun counting different modes of transport and found that cars were the most popular (most likely because almost every family owns one) and tractors were the least popular (because harvest was over for the year).
We also had our class elf appear. He's a bit shy at the moment but we're hoping he'll come out of his shell soon.
Homework this week is maths, pages 13 and 14 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 7th December.
Week commencing 21 November 2022
This week in maths, the children have been learning to find complements to 100. They have become well acquainted with the 100 square.
In English, we are getting close to writing the final draft of our non-chronological report about dragons, which the children are excited about. In PE, we are learning different dance routines and in science we have been investigating the strength of different magnets. In Spanish, we have been playing lots of games to help with our vocabulary recall.
Homework this week is English, pages 8 and 9 are to be completed by Wednesday 30th November 2022. Please note, as per school policy, Golden Time is used to complete homework not handed in.
Week commencing 14 November 2022
This week in maths, we have been learning to subtract across 100 hundred. It has been a little tricky but we are getting there.
In our English, we are planning and writing the habitat paragraph for our non-chronological report about dragons. In Art we have been using different line techniques to create dragon scales. In Science we have been investigating magnetic and non-magnetic materials.
We had an excellent visit to the mosque on Regent Road, Stoke where we met the Imam. He spoke to us about the 5 pillars of Islam and of the prophets, many of which appear in the Christian bible such as Moses, Noah and Jesus. The children impressed the Imam with their knowledge about Islam.
Homework this week is maths, pages 13 and 14 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 23rd November.
Week commencing 31 October 2022
This week in maths, we have been learning to add 2 and 3 digit numbers (with exchange) using column addition. It's been a little tricky remembering to show our exchange as well as remembering to include it in our addition but we are getting there.
In English, we are writing a non-chronological report about dragons. We have been learning to identify the features of a non-chronological report as well as collecting and collating information on dragons.
In science, we had a lot of fun learning about the push and pull forces. With our learning partners we acted our different push and pull actions. Can you guess what they are from our pictures?
Homework this week is maths. Pages 11 and 12 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 9th November 2022.
Spellings this week:
Week commencing 17 October 2022
In maths this week, the children have been learning to add 2 numbers (without exchange) using column addition. In English we have been writing a recount of Hiccup's journey into the dragon nursery to catch a dragon.
In RE we have been learning that the Bible is a set of instructions that help guide our everyday lives. We created a maze in the classroom and blindfolded some of the children and asked them to navigate their way about. They found this difficult. They then did it a second time with someone giving instructions to guide them.
In ICT, we have been using our own yes/no questions to group and sort a set of objects.
Week commencing 3 October 2022
This week in maths, we have been learning to add and subtract 1s, 10s and 100s from different 3-digit numbers. We have been using the equipment to support our understanding.
In English, we have been planning and writing our instructions on how to catch a dragon. We have had some great descriptive sentences.
We conducted an investigation in science, where we tested different materials to see which ones would be best as a pair of curtains to block out the light. We started to gain an understanding of shadows.
In art we looked at the artwork of Cressida Cowell and then used mark making with ink, powder paint and scraps of paper to make collages that were very effective.
Homework this week is maths, pages 5 and 6 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 12 October.
Week commencing 26th September 2022
This week in maths, we have been learning to estimate, order and compare numbers. The children understood that an estimate is a reasonable or thoughtful guess. In our Solve it! session today we have been building spaghetti towers and making different 3 digit numbers. In English we have been creating a fact file about a dragons; we have also been creating moody, bleak scenes using charcoal in our art books. In PE we have been learning ball skills to enable us to play basket ball.
Homework this week is page 3 and 4 of the maths book. Books are to be returned no later than 5th October.
Spellings this week, these can be practised using spelling shed.
Week commencing 21st September
This week in maths this week, we have been working with numbers up to 1000. In English we have trying to develop our sentence writing and have been using drama to explore our class text 'How to Train Your Dragon'. In Science, we have been learning about mirrors and light, and how images are reversed. We used mirror to try and help us walk a curvy and straight line without looking directly at it.
Homework this week is maths, pages 3 and 4 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 28th September.
Week commencing 12th September
This week in maths, we have been learning how to partition numbers in hundreds, tens and ones. In English, we have been learning to sequence, the order of events, retrieve information and build our vocabulary through our reading of 'How to Train your Dragon'.
We carried out an investigation in science to see which materials would be good to use as a retro-reflective strip. A CD came out as most effective whilst the red cloth was the least effective. We were learning how to record our results. In art we created our own colour monsters of a range of shapes, sizes and colours.
Week commencing 6th September
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had a great start to our new year with the children settling in nicely to our new classroom. We have been learning new classroom routines, creating classroom rules and writing a prayer for our class prayer book.
In maths, we have been recapping our knowledge of place value and in English we have been reading the book 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas.