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Year 3 - Seacole

Year 3 - Seacole Class

Mrs Marchant & Mrs Hunter

 

PE day is Monday- children to wear their PE kit to school and stay in it all day.

Week 6- block painting ammonite art

Week 6

 

Another super week, ending with Christmas jumper day on Friday. thank you for the Christmas boxes, I am sure the children who receive them will be thrilled. We have had lots of Christmas cards, they are in a quarantine box and will be handed out next week.

 

The children have been focused on more times and divide this week, using their knowledge to solve problems. In English we have looked at paragraphs, speech and apostrophes- the children are getting brilliant at spotting them when reading. Maybe they could point them out when reading at home? We are nearly at the end of Mr Stink. He has just met the Prime Minister- where could he go next?

 

In the afternoons, we have looked at the body in Science, the power of words in PSHE and made ammonite prints in art.

 

Spellings are challenge words this week:

 

centre

decide

disappear

early

heart

learn

minute

notice

regular

therefore

 

Week 5

 

A very busy week this week! We have started to learn the 8 times table and will work on division with the 8 times table next week. We have continued the adventures of Mr Stink- he is currently on a TV show! Then in English we have focused on how to write a recount, we will practice our skills over the next week and then write our own.

We have also joined the rest of the school in an online Christingle service, visited the hall for the first time for computing and enjoyed using the ipads for science research and computing. some great photos below.

 

Spellings for this week:

forgetting

forgotten

beginning

preferred

permitted

regretting

committed

forbidden

propelled

equipped

Week 5 computing

Week 5- christingle

Week 4

 

Lots of hard work this week! The children's writing has been amazing and they wrote a recount about visiting a volcano- it was so quiet in class as they were so focused. A letter went home about angels so we look forward to seeing anyone who wants to join in being dressed up next Wednesday!

 

In maths, we have been looking at times tables- due to the children's practicing we had much improved golden 72 scores this week. 

 

In reading, we have been following the adventures of Chloe and Mr Stink. We have stuck a list of questions in the front of the children's home reading books to help them explain and understand what they are reading.

 

In the afternoons, we have focused on the trinity in RE and on Friday, continued looking at Edward Lear in art.

 

Spellings:

 

gardening

gardened

limited

limiting

developing

developed

listening

listened

covered

covering

 

 

Week 3

 

The children have shown lots of enthusiasm for earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis and completed some great work on their own information leaflet.

 

In Maths, we finished our work on addition and subtraction and are now looking at multiplication and division. We started with the 3 times table.

 

In English, we have been trying to persuade others using clear reasons, rhetorical questions and emotional language. We have planned a persuasive letter and will be writing these next week.

 

On Monday (23/11/2020) we have a special RE Day so no PE that day.

 

Spellings:

misbehave

mislead

misspell

mistake

misplace

misread

mistrust

misunderstanding

misuse

mislaid

Natural disasters!

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The children were challenged to make a building, then we tested them against a range of natural disasters. See how they managed in the video.

Week 2 and it has been all about volcanoes and earthquakes. Some great work done in class and sounds like lots being done at home too.

 

This weeks spellings:

 

disappoint

disagree

disobey

disable

dislike

dislocate

disappear

disadvantage

disapprove

dislodge

Term 2!

Can't believe we are in term 2 already. The children have come back focused, keen and are amazing us with their knowledge already. The interest in our new topic is wonderful. We kicked it off with looking at rocks, then it has been learning about the plates, volcanoes (the ring of fire, their status and types of volcano) and even watching some eruptions! They have worked very hard and have already impressed us with their knowledge. We finished the week with PSHE, looking at different families and then how to resolve conflicts using the 'solve-it' method.

 

It is now November and getting colder, so please dress for the conditions, especially in PE as we will be still going outside each week.

 

Here are this week's spellings:

redo

refresh

return

reappear

redecorate

revenge

review

replay

reaction

rebound

Week 7

A very short week! The children have written some amazing instructions, finished the Iron Man book and wrote wonderful book reviews about it. It has been a pleasuring teaching the class this term. Have a great half term and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 3rd November (Monday is a TD day)

 

We also thought about all our learning this term and completed a quiz. The children came up with the questions themselves. The winning teams with 8 points were: Growlers, Question stoppers and Kitty team. 

Can you score better?

 

  1. In the Iron Man, where did the dragon come from?
  2. Who saw the Iron Man fall off the cliff?
  3. How many days did it take for the dragon to hatch out the star?
  4. What does 417+ 30=?
  5. Why did the Iron Man fall off the cliff?
  6. What was the first thing that the Iron Man did?
  7. Why do we do have to do a ‘reflect’ after maths?
  8. Why do Hindus celebrate Diwali?
  9. What can happen with magnets?
  10. How many Mr Stink books are there in our classroom?
  11. What is 699-30= ?

Week 6

This week we have been working on addition and subtraction. We have been learning to exchange (which is when you are adding and you need to exchange your ones for a ten or tens for a hundred.)

For example 45+6

1. Add the 5+6= 11

2. Too many ones!

3. Exchange 10 ones for a ten so now it is 40+10

4. So 45+6= 51

 

We also made dragon traps in English. Next week we will be writing instructions for our dragon traps so other people can make them. 

 

In the afternoons we learnt about Diwali. We studied the story of Rama and Sita, looked at how Hindu children celebrate Diwali and then had a go at creating our own Rangoli patterns.

 

This weeks spellings are challenge words:

actual

answer

bicycle

circle

earth

enough

fruit

island

often

popular

Week 5

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Some amazing marble runs were designed, built, tested and evaluated this week.
Here they are in action!

Spellings:

creature

furniture

picture

nature

adventure

capture

future

sculpture

fracture

mixture

Week 4

 

Another great week! The children wrote super stories about a creature coming to Earth and then they edited too. In the afternoons, we learnt some French, did some coding and finished the week with PSHE.

 

Spellings this week:

measure

treasure

pleasure

enclosure

displeasure

composure

leisure

exposure

closure

disclosure

Week 3

 

The weather hasn't been quite as good this week but we are still shining in Seacole Class- mainly because gold stickers have arrived! These are given to children who show impressive learning, effort or both. We have had some awarded already, for children that have challenged themselves brilliantly. Look out for their names on the newsletter.

 

The spellings for this week are 'i' sound but spelt with a y.

gym

myth

Egypt

pyramid

mystery

symbol

synonym

lyrics

system

gymnastics

Week 3 art

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The children have been studying gravity paintings, like the ones by artist Paola Gracey.
Here is an example of one being made!

Week 2

 

Another great week in Seacole Class. Lots of children have been working on their tables as the Golden 72 scores were even better than last week. The children have been working hard to place numbers on a number line- all the way up to 1000! The children have also been taught a number line game that they could play at home.

 

We were also blown away by the spelling scores- the children really know their 'ou' than make an 'ow' sound. This week we are again looking at 'ou' but it makes an 'u' sound.

 

This weeks spellings are:

touch

double

country

trouble

young

cousin

enough

encourage

flourish

couple

Children's work

The children worked brilliantly on their first day. It was lovely to meet them properly and we had a great day together. 

 

We spoke about ourselves and what makes us unique and then the children described themselves on fingerprints, followed by drawing about themselves on a crest. The children chose which piece of work they were most proud of and that piece has gone on the wall.

 

In the afternoon, we spoke on Iron man, which is our first book. We thought about what the character might be like. The children wrote some wonderful ideas down in their books and then created their own Iron men to go on the wall. When we start reading the book we will see which ideas were correct!

Our classroom

Meet Your Class Teachers

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Welcome to Seacole class page.

 

If you need to email your child's teacher please click on the link above.

Year 3 Shuffle Up Day

 

Welcome to those joining us in September, we are very much looking forward to meeting you in person. Hope you enjoyed the virtual meetings we had, if you didn’t manage to join us then the activities are recorded below. 

 

 

Scavanger Hunt challenge, can you find/make/write about:
  •  Something they you are proud of

This could be an award you’ve earnt, a challenge you did or something you have learnt recently.

  •  Favourite character from a book

Who is your favourite character and why? We would love to see a drawing or fact file about them. Can you explain to us what it is about that character that you enjoy so much?

 

Holiday activities

To keep you busy we have created a bingo sheet full of ideas for your summer holidays. We would love you to be as creative as you can when completing the challenges, they are meant to be a fun way to learn new things or practice what you know already. We will be checking the class email every week so please send us pictures of what you have been up to.

 

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