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Year 3 - Wilson

Wilson Class 2019

 

 It's Spring Term 2 and even though the weather is starting to warm up, please remember to send your child dressed for the weather. 

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We would like to give a warm welcome to Miss Begum who is spending this term in Wilson Class.

 

The Daily Mile

 

The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.

 

 

Guided Reading

 

This term Year 3 are reading Hodgeheg by Dick Kingsmith.  

 

 Max, the hedgehog who becomes a hodgeheg, who becomes a hero! Max's family dreams of reaching the Park. But no one has ever found a safe way of crossing the very busy road

 

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Maths

 

Inspire Maths builds firm foundations and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts through a concrete-pictorial-abstract (CPA) approach. Concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths in pupils.

Concrete

 

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Concrete materials help to develop students' mathematical language, encouraged discussion (both teacher-student and student-student), sharpen the ability of the students to question and probe their own and their peers understanding.

 

Pictorial

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The pictorial stage is the next step. It is known as the “seeing” stage and involves using images to represent objects to solve a mathematical problem.

 

Abstract

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In this symbolic stage a student is now capable of representing problems by using mathematical notation, for example: 10 ÷ 2 = 5 Students only use abstract numbers and figures when they have enough context to understand what they mean This is the ‘final’ and most challenging of the three stages.

 

This term is all about multiplication - keep practising on TTRockstars :)

 

 

English 

Primary Writing Project

 

In English we are continuing to follow the 'Primary Writing Project'. The first half of the term will focus on Harry's Hedgehog.  Ask your children to retell you the story at home time - they are becoming such amazing storytellers. The pride and motivation in their writing is a joy to see.  Please ask a member of staff if you would like to pop in to class to see out latest work.  

 

Physical Education

 

Wilson class P.E is on Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. 

 

Please be flexible with this as sometimes this will change.  Sending your child to school with their P.E kit on a Monday would be very appreciated. 

Hopefully the weather will stay dry and we will be spending more time outside so please send your child with outside trainers and warm, black tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt.

For indoor PE children must have their black shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls for this.

 

Please note: For health and safety reasons please remove earrings on these days. Children must have the correct PE kit in school as we have limited resources available for loan.

 

Reading and Library

Thank you for your continuing support with reading everyday. 

 

Wilson Class visit the library each Tuesday,

This is a great opportunity for children to change their reading books and library books!

 

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Please remember to read with your child on a daily basis and record this in their reading record - there are RED prizes to be won!

 

Topic

 

We are studying a range of subjects as part of our topic this half term.

 

 

 

Geography

This term we are focusing on Location Knowledge – We will learn to name and locate counties and cities in the United Kingdom.

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Music

We have an Easter concert this term where all classes will be singing and performing. 

   The Luton music service teach our music lessons.  This term we are learning to play the Djembes.

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Science

In science we will be discovering all about Light/ Space/ Shadows

 

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Children will learn to:

  • Recognise they need light in order to see things.
  • Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and there are ways to protect their eyes
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light is blocked from an opaque object.
  • Find patterns in the ways the size of shadows change.

 

 

 

Computing

 

We will be learning about programming this term.

 

Italian

We are very fortunate to be having Italian lessons this year. So we will be saying Buongiorno! to our new Italian teacher and learning lots of new phrases as the year goes on. 

 

Below are some number that we can all practise: 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JsdiTiowGM

 

 

Value of the month

Humour

 

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Value homework - Pink book (to be handed in the first Monday of each new term) 

 

Talk about what the value means to you. 

What does the value mean to your family? 

How do you show this value in your home? 

Photographs, drawings, poems, thoughts are all acceptable ways of displaying your values homework.

 

 

 

 

 

We were so lucky to visit The Tower of London on the 9th January.  The children were so enthusiastic and excited throughout the day, The Yeoman enjoyed saying "Hi" to them and the children replied with a cheerful "Hello!" back.  

 

 

 

What is The Daily Mile?

 

The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.

 

 

 

Guided Reading

 

This term Year 3 are reading Beware of the King by author Stuart Ross.   

Beware of the king is the story of England's brutal monarch, Henry Vlll, and his love for Anne Boleyn. The story starts with the young and glamorous King Hal riding in a tournament, and ends with the tragic public execution of Anne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

Inspire Maths builds firm foundations and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts through a concrete-pictorial-abstract (CPA) approach. Concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths in pupils.

Concrete

 

Image result for concrete materials in maths

 

Concrete materials help to develop students' mathematical language, encouraged discussion (both teacher-student and student-student), sharpen the ability of the students to question and probe their own and their peers understanding.

 

Pictorial

Image result for pictorial mathematics

 

The pictorial stage is the next step. It is known as the “seeing” stage and involves using images to represent objects to solve a mathematical problem.

 

Abstract

Image result for abstract mathematics

 

In this symbolic stage a student is now capable of representing problems by using mathematical notation, for example: 10 ÷ 2 = 5 Students only use abstract numbers and figures when they have enough context to understand what they mean This is the ‘final’ and most challenging of the three stages.

 

This term is all about measurement as we will be learning about Length, Mass and Volume.   We will continue to work hard learning and practising our 3,4,6,8 and 9 times tables.  

 

 

 

Primary Writing Project

 

In English we are continuing to follow the 'Primary Writing Project'. This approach is motivating our children to write the most amazing stories along with, deepening understanding about writing and refining skills so that children make good progress and standards are raised.


    

Physical Education

 

Wilson class P.E is on Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon.

This term we will be learning about Tudor dance. 

Hopefully the weather will stay dry and we will be spending more time outside so please send your child with outside trainers and warm, black tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt.

For indoor PE children must have their black shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls for this.

 

Please note: For health and safety reasons please remove earrings on these days. Children must have the correct PE kit in school as we have limited resources available for loan.

 

Reading and Library

 

Wilson Class visit the library each Tuesday,

This is a great opportunity for children to change their reading books and library books!

 

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Please remember to read with your child on a daily basis and record this in their reading record - there are RED prizes to be won!

 

Topic

 

We are studying a range of subjects as part of our topic this half term.

 

 

 

History

 

The Tudors is a fascinating topic which the children and staff are enjoying investigating.  

Already we have found out about;  The Tudor Kings and Queens, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Fashion and weaponry.  The children will now spend the rest of the term finding more information out about this topics and presenting their findings in a big extravaganza towards the end of term. 

 

We were very fortunate that Mrs Godden from Year 4 was able to share some artefacts from Tudor times.  We dressed up in clothes and played some Tudor games.

 

We were very fortunate that Mrs Godden from Year 4, was able to share some wonderful Tudor artefacts with us.  The children loved dressing up and playing Tudor style games. 

Music

Thank you for coming to our Christmas performance.  The children are still singing Last Christmas in class.:) We are very lucky to have, The Luton music service teach our music lessons.  This term we are learning to play the Djembes.

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Science

In science we will be discovering all about plants.

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During years 3 and 4, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content: 

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

 

Computing

 

We will be learning about programming this term.

 

Italian

We are very fortunate to be having Italian lessons this year. So we will be saying Buongiorno! to our new Italian teacher and learning lots of new phrases as the year goes on. 

 

Below are some number that we can all practise: 

 

Image result for italian numbers for children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JsdiTiowGM

 

 

Value of the month

 

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Value homework - Pink book (to be handed in the first Monday of each new term) 

 

Talk about what the value means to you. 

What does the value mean to your family? 

How do you show this value in your home? 

Photographs, drawings, poems, thoughts are all acceptable ways of displaying your values homework. 

 

 

 

 

 

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