P3B Reflective Friday 8.6.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

Maths

This week in Maths we have focused on:

• Learn Its- these have continued daily, with more PB’s being achieved and others graduating to the next level.
• We have continued our investigation of tenths – both of a shape and as value of a number, eg 1/10 of 30, 3/10 of 20 and also on a number line.
• We have continued to learn about telling the time using a digital clock, focusing on the main quarter points, ie 00:00, 00:15, 00:30 & 00:45. Some of the class have started to explore time in 5 minute intervals.

Literacy

Our literacy learning has included:

• Spelling with a  focus on “EA” words, eg head, read, bread.
• We have continued our learning about poems, looking for rhythm, patterns, rhyme, repetition. To support our learning we created our own verse to a poem about “Surprises” which followed the pattern in the original poem.
• Linked to our HWB learning we used the plan created last week about a banana during its journey from growing in the tropics to arrival in a UK shop and then to its final destination to write a story which included the many emotions experienced by the banana and description to explain the different stages of the journey.

Art

We have completed our mosaic art of fruit and vegetables.

Project

• We have started a small project on investigating our community. We started by identifying what we could do during the project, this included:
• using maps to find out about Buckstone and how it has changed over the years.
• finding “landmarks” in the area.
• discovering how the land is used.
• We would also like to become architects and design a “brand new” Buckstone.

ICT

This week we continued the theme of instructions by learning how to programme a “virtual” robot – Daisy the Dinosaur, giving her instructions which used more complex commands, like repeat & when, which allows more control over the robot and writing instructions with less code.

P3B Reflective Friday 1.6.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

Maths

This week in Maths we have focused on:

• Data Handling – we have continued our investigation into data by looking at cereal packets and finding out how much sugar there is in a portion of the cereal.
• Learn Its- have continued this week and some pupils have graduated to the next Level, this is one week earlier than the target. Everyone has had the opportunity to practise everyday with the aim of achieving a PB.
• We have returned to learning about Fractions, consolidating our knowledge on half & quarter. We are now investigating tenths – both of a shape and as value of a number, eg 1/10 of 30, 3/10 of 20.
• We have also returned to learning about telling the time using a digital clock, focusing on the main quarter points, ie 00:00, 00:15, 00:30 & 00:45.

Literacy

Our literacy learning has included:

• Spelling with a  focus on “AL” words, eg salt, ball, alter.
• We have been learning about poems, looking for rhythm, patterns, rhyme, repetition. To support our learning we added action and sound to the poem which was then performed to the class.
• Linked to our HWB learning we have been planning a story about a banana during its journey from growing in the tropics to arrival in a UK shop and then to its final destination. Surprisingly the banana experiences many emotions during its short life, these have been added to our plan along with description to explain the different stages of the journey.

Art

We have been creating mosaic art of fruit and vegetables. We have also drawn some detailed pictures using a fine pen to help us add more detail.

HWB

• We had an interesting discussion about how much sugar is in a portion of cereal. We put the cereal in order of what we thought was the most to least sweet. We did very well spotting that the chocolate and fruit cereal have a lot of sugar, with the likes of weatabix, rice krispies and porridge being at the other end of the line. We then put them in the actual order – many did not have to move very far in the line except for the Frosties.
• We discovered that the recommended daily intake of sugar for a child is 24 g, which is only about 5 teaspoons a day – wow!

ICT

This week we continued the theme of instructions by learning how to programme a “real” robot, writing instructions for each other to follow to be able to get to the treasure on a grid out in the playground.

P3B – Reading – Week 28/5/18

The pupils should be writing the following into their reading records: book and the pages to be read. The following may be useful in cases where the information was not fully written into the jotter.

• Squirrels
• Kamla & Kate, book to be read over 2 weeks.
• Week 1 – P1 to P28 for Monday 4/6/18
• Week 2 – P29 to end for Monday 11/6/18
• Mrs Cockle’s Cat, book to be read over 2 weeks.
• Week 1 – P7 to P33 for Monday 4/6/18
• Week 2 – P34 to end for Monday 11/6/18
• Hedgehogs – “Black Dan”, book to be read over 2 weeks.
• Week 1 – P3 to P29 for 4/6/18
• Week 2 – P30 to end for 11/6/18.
• Foxes – “Mr Stoffles and the Painted Tiger” Read ALL pages for 4/6/18.
• Owls – they have a book in school to read and a different book to take home.
• HOME book – “A Fright in the Night”. Read ALL pages for 4/6/18 (read in class last week)
• SCHOOL book – “The Laughing Princess”.

P3B Reflective Friday 25.5.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

Maths

This week in Maths we have focused on:

• Data Handling – we have continued our investigation into different ways to display data. We have plotted the findings from our surveys. We have also learnt about, Venn, Carroll and Tree diagrams – gosh how many other “diagrams” are there still to learn about. During Skills Time we drew various diagrams in the playground using chalk.
• Learn Its- we have all graduated to the next level in Learn-Its. We have practised everyday with the target to get a Personal Best. We are hoping to graduate to Level 3 to complete our target. PRACTISE, PRACTISE, PRACTISE.

Literacy

Our literacy learning has included:

• Spelling with a  focus on “WA” words.
• Preparing for our talk about our Favourite sport and the delivering our presentation to the class. We were very supportive of each other, being an attentive audience, asking questions and providing valuable feedback. The presenters were stars, everyone delivered an interesting talk hitting the target of sharing their knowledge for 30 seconds or more.
• We remembered what is required to write instructions Using this information we created recipes for the food we prepared as part of our healthy eating investigation linked to HWB.

Music

We have been discovering about different notes and how they are given names. We started with a “C”. Wonder where “A” & “B” have gone. We listened carefully to the notes to work out if they were going up or down the scale.

HWB

• We had an interesting discussion about sugar, finding out where it comes from and deciding if it was good or bad for us. We used a great picture book which showed us what happens inside our body to turn our food (fuel) into energy so that we can move, think, have fun etc. We have lots of cereal packets which we will look at next week.
• We worked with the other P3 classes and created some healthy meals (which we later used as a stimulus for writing our own recipes). We then enjoyed eating the fruits of our labour – yum.

ICT

We continued the theme of instructions by learning how to programme a virtual beebot. Going forward and backwards was fairly easy, deciding if it was a left or right turn proved a little more difficult.

P3’s Healthy Food

Today we had a brilliant time preparing healthy food. We thought carefully about hygiene before and throughout. We also thought about safety when using the equipment. We had a brilliant time and we even got to have a wee taste of what we made! Yum!

P3B – Reading – Week 21/5/18

Today I asked the pupils to write into their reading records the pages to be read for their book. The following may be useful in cases where the information was not fully written into the jotter.

• Squirrels
• My Dad’s got an Alligator (2 week book), P39 to END for Monday 28/5/18
• The Ginger Ninja, ALL pages for Monday 28/5/18
• Hedgehogs – “The Revenge of Captain Blood”, book to be read over 2 weeks.
• Week 1 – P3 to P28 for 23/5/18
• Week 2 – P29 to end for 29/5/18.
• Foxes – “Blackbones Saves the School” Read ALL pages for 29/5/18.
• Owls – they have a book in school to read and a different book to take home.
• HOME book – “Rotten Apples”. Read ALL for 29/5/18.
• SCHOOL book – “A Fright in the Night”.

P3B Reflective Friday 18.5.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

Maths

This week in Maths we have focused on:

• Data Handling – we have remembered how data can be shown in a pictogram and then gone on to look at bar graphs. Learning with our shoulder partner we created a bar graph which shows the favourite sports P3B pupils enjoy. This gave us the confidence to carry out our own surveys in the class. Some of the surveys undertaken were for favourite; hair colour, food, vehicles and fizzy drink. We look forward to plotting the information we gathered onto a bar graph.
• Learn Its- we have started to use a flashcard app on the iPads to help us learn the key facts linked to the Learn-Its programme followed by the school. The app helps us to learn these facts in a fun way. Our target is to improve a little everyday.

Literacy

Our literacy learning has included:

• Continuing our focus of syllables.
• Preparing for our talk about our Favourite sport. To help we used the ipads for research and we have created a set of success criteria to help us focus on what makes a good presentation.
• Watching an “authors live” event with Ross Collins. This was really useful in helping us prepare for our presentation as it helped us think about what Ross did to make the event interesting to watch. Humour and interacting with the audience were important points we noticed. He also drew pictures, which is useful to help add more information. We drew some pictures of the main characters from the book “There’s a Bear on my Chair”.

Music

We have been discovering about how music can encourage us to move. We moved in time with the music at different tempos.

HWB

• We have been creating a long list of different emotion/feeling words, wow there are a lot. We have still to discover what we are going to use these for.
• Lots of cereal packets have arrived in the class. We are going to use these to help with our investigation into sugar. (Thank you all for your support)
• Finally sports day got a BIG THUMBS up from most of the class – a wonderful opportunity to have fun with lots of other classes. A BIG THANKS to the organisers. 🙂

Science

We really enjoyed the workshop on “SOUND” delivered by Generation Science team. It provided the opportunity to understand that:

• sound is a vibration
• an echo is produced when sound bounces off surfaces
• different materials can be used to make different sounds
• pitch is used to describe if a sound is high or low.

It was brilliant.

P3 Investigate Sugar

As part of P3’s focus on Health & Wellbeing we want to investigate sugar, discovering:

• Is it good for you?
• Can you have too much?
• How much is OK to have in a day?
• How much is in some of our food?

We identified that cereal and drinks would be a great place to start our investigation as we all enjoy them, with most having them everyday.

Packaging for both cereal and drink often shows clearly the amount of sugar in the product.

It would be appreciated if you could send in any old cereal boxes / drink containers so we can investigate the sugar content. We plan to chart this in Maths on graphs as part of our study on data handling.

Thank you for your help

P3 teachers

P3B Reflective Friday 11.5.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

• This week in maths we have had a focus on time.  We were making links between halves in fractions and half past on a clock face and with 30 minutes of an hour.  We made some jigsaws mathing clock faces to the words and numbers in time.

An assortment of times we put together during a cooperative task.

• We have been learning more about food chains and have researched different food chains on the iPads.  We know that a producer makes its own energy from the sun, soil minerals and water and this energy is passed on to the consumer.
• This is our food chain art.

This is a bear eating a fox, a fox eating a rabbit and a rabbit eating grass.

The arrows show the direction of the flow of energy.

Finally it is time for Mr Beardon to say goodbye.  Teaching P3B has been a wonderful experience and I will miss this class dearly.  I am looking forward to this next step in my life and I will be in touch with the children through school.  Here are a couple of photos for the memory box.  Best of luck everyone for the end of P3 and the rest of your lives.

You always need a silly one!

P3B Reflective Friday 4.5.18

Our learning this week in P3B:

• This week in maths we have continued learning about fractions.  We are now able to split numbers and groups into quarters.  We have been counting up in quarters and remembering that 2/4 is the same as a 1/2.

This is a fraction and shows how many of each fraction make a whole. Two 1/2 make a whole and four 1/4 make a whole.

We know that 2/4 make 1/2

1/2 the fish are purple.

1/4 of these fish are orange.

• We began looking at time this week and we discussed different units of time such as years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds.

We practiced making o’clock times by ourselves.