Week beginning 23.09.19

Thank you to everyone who came along to watch our assembly! We loved sharing our learning with you and we hope you enjoyed it!

Miss Collyns, Mrs Munro and Mrs Bailey would like to say an enormous well done to all the children, we thought everyone was absolutely brilliant!

In between practising for assembly we have been…

We were learning when to double a consonant at the end of a word in spelling this week. Hearing the difference between ‘ff’ and ‘th’ was sometimes a challenge.

This week, in The BFG we read the chapter where the BFG shows Sophie his dream jars with all the silly descriptions of the dreams on them. We investigated the BFG’s style of writing (silly ideas, spelling isn’t perfect, it ends with waking up, uses made up words) and had a go at writing our own.

We were working on summarising our reading books by thinking about what happens in the beginning, middle and end of the story.

In maths we were thinking about how numbers are made. This will help us as we start to look at a new addition strategy next week. We also had a go at tessellating 2D shapes with Mrs Bailey.

In Health and Wellbeing, we finally finished our SHANARRI wheel and can talk about the different aspects of our wellbeing. We also used the book ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today’ to help us think about how our words can affect other people. We are going to try our best to be bucket fillers and make sure we are being kind.

Home Learning:

This week’s spelling words were posted earlier in the week. In class we have made them using letter tiles, silly writing, pyramid writing, rainbow writing, forwards and backwards as well as in upper and lower case writing. You could try using these at home or find another creative way to practise the words.

In literacy we are still focusing on summarising as a reading skill. Some questions that would support development of this skill are:

  • Can you retell the text in your own words?
  • What are the most important events or ideas in this text?
  • What order did the events happen in?
  • If you were to write a review of this text, what would you say?
  • What is the main point of this text?
  • What key words would you write down to help you summarise this text?

As well as this topmarks game, you could try some of these games. The pacman one is similar to work we have done in class looking at expanded numbers.


Thank you again for coming to our assembly!

Miss Collyns and P3C