P3 have started their novel study on Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger. We made predictions about what might happen and wrote letters to Roald Dahl asking for the power to have our own magic finger!! We know all the main characters now. We are looking forward to reading more of the book next week.
We wrote poems using letters of the alphabet for inspiration. We found it hard to think of a phrase for z and x.
In Spelling we wanted to revisit the ‘ea’ pattern which sounds like e. For example feather, heather and weather.
Maths and Numeracy
This week we continued our work on Time. We were converting between digital clocks and analogue clocks. Some of us managed to think about 5 minute intervals – e.g. twenty to six.
We focussed on fifths of a number and fifths on a number line when working on Fractions.
We would like to continue to work on digital clocks and 5 minute intervals next week.
We know that 6:05 is five past six and 2:00 is two o’clock.
Health and Wellbeing
In P.E. we found rallies and keepie uppies in tennis tricky. We were able to give each other feedback on our tennis skills.
In assembly we were learning more about how to challenge our mindsets!
We went on a walk around Buckstone on Tuesday. We looked at different styles of house and plotted our route on a map. We also looked at maps of the area from a long time ago and compared how the land use had changed over time.
We used art materials to create 3D maps of our street.
We have been creating Venn diagrams outside!
Here is some information about the workshop the P3s had today.
The children thoroughly enjoyed it. Here are some photos from this morning.
We have been learning about fractions. We can find halves and quarters of a shape (e.g. A circle) and also of a number (e.g. Quarter of 16). We found it tricky to place fractions on a number Line but we enjoyed the challenge. Here are some examples.
We also started to learn about telling the time. Next week we would like to work more on quarters and telling the time.
- In spelling we have been breaking words into syllables and using this as a spelling strategy.
- In writing we focussed on descriptions.
- We really enjoyed our reading books this week.
- In handwriting we found joining e and a hard and want to do more of this next week.
- We have been learning about food chains and life (how plants and animals rely on each other).
- We enjoyed a predator and prey game
- Next week we would like to understand how life began
- We learned good positions for starting races in PE
- We watched the p4 assembly about the world of work
- We found it challenging to do sprinting
- We would like to do more jumping next week
P3M have started to learn about fractions.
In reading we have been learning about inference. This is when you come to an answer by filling in information that wasn’t directly said. We used clues from the text and from our background knowledge to answer these questions. Some of us did a ‘show not tell’ challenge where we had to write about a cold afternoon without explicitly saying it was cold. The rest of the class had to infer the time of day and what the day was.
In spelling we learned to drop the e when adding ing. For example make becomes making and rake becomes raking.
We really enjoyed playing a game outside to develop our use of connectives. We learned how to join s to other letters in handwriting.
We found it quite challenging to write a letter and would like to work on this more next week.
We enjoyed learning more about money. We learned to add different amounts of money and also find the difference between two amounts.
We created our own skip counting puzzles and want to keep working on counting in differerent sequences. Here are some puzzles!
We learned about the Commonwealth Games this week. We really enjoyed team games in PE.
We revised colours in French.
We made suggestions about what we would like to learn this term. We will be learning about how plants and animals rely on each other and food chains next. We will then learn about how to keep our bodies healthy and finally about our local area.