Category Archives: P3C-Blog

Week beginning 07.10.19

This week’s blog was put together by Laura, Callie and Tomek.

In maths we have been trying to improve our mental maths, working on addition strategies and used the ipads to learn timetables and play games like coconut ordering on topmarks.

We did spelling. We were learning the ee sound which is tricky because there are two types – ee and ea. So, see and sea is tricky because they are both right but mean different things and they both use the ee sound but in a different way!  

We finished The BFG! We loved the story and talked about our favourite parts. Some people liked when the giant got scared by Jack in his dream, when the giants all started fighting, when Sophie got taken and some people really liked the ending. 

In reading we summarised ‘The Day Louis Got Eaten’ using SWBST (Somebody, Wanted, But, So Then) and here is a video of the work Laura, Holly and Dillon did with Mrs Logan.

In PE we were working on passing accurately. We also do the daily mile. (These pictures are from last week but Miss Collyns couldn’t get them to load!)

Mr Tsirigkas showed us a magic trick! He made a penny stay on his hand! We also learnt about the human body with him and we watched a very funny video – ask us all about it!

Home Learning

Spelling words were posted earlier in the week but can you think of some more that use the same rule? You could use any of the active ways we practise our spelling words in class at home or you could try this website to help you.

Maths: this place value game will develop understanding of how numbers are made which is essential for addition strategies (as well as subtraction, multiplication and division). This game develops understanding of the relationship between numbers in a 100 square.

Reading: books should have made it home for the holidays but any extra reading you can do as well would be fantastic!

 

Have a fantastic holiday!

Miss Collyns and P3C

 

Week beginning 30.09.19

Thank you for coming along to the parent’s consultations yesterday and today. I really appreciate you making the time to come and see what the children have been learning. Please get in touch with any concerns (or highlights and star achievements outside of school) at any time.

Over to Ellie, Abigail, Joe, Blake and Christopher to share what P3C have been learning this week:

We researched guide dogs because they are the charity we have chosen to raise money for. We found out that they help blind people. Guide dogs have a special, high-vis vest that tells people not to touch them because they’re a guide dog.

We used active spelling to practice the rule: if it’s a bouncy vowel it’s a ck and if it’s a stretchy vowel it’s one k. For example, sack has an a, a, a, so it’s bouncy so it’s got a curly c and a kicking k but week has a stretchy ee so it’s just one k.

In reading we were summarising which is the most important bits of the story put together. ‘Somebody, wanted, but, so, then’ is a different way of helping us summarise. (See this video for an explanation). Somebody, wanted, but, so, then was an easier way to summarise than thinking about the beginning, middle and end.

In handwriting we learned words and letters in cursive. We were doing c, a, n, m, o, s and i.

We have been working on breaking up the numbers and other addition strategies. We watched this video on breaking up the numbers and had a go with 2 digit and 3 digit numbers. Some of us were working on the counting on addition strategy.

In PE we kept working on hockey. We are learning to control the ball, go faster, pass the ball accurately and we played matches.  

We do the register with French numbers. We were learning colours today. We played a game where Miss Collyns said a colour and we had to go find it in the classroom.

For art this week we got into the Christmas spirit early and were creating Christmas cards. (Any fundraising Christmas cards completed at home need to be back in school by Tuesday 8th October – spare forms can be collected from the office)

Home Learning

Spelling words were posted earlier in the week but can you think of some more that use the same rule? You could use any of the active ways we practise our spelling words in class at home or you could try this website to help you.

Maths: this place value game will develop understanding of how numbers are made which is essential for addition strategies (as well as subtraction, multiplication and division). This game develops understanding of the relationship between numbers in a 100 square.

Science: We have been learning all about sound this week. See if you can explain how sound is made to someone at home. If you need a little bit of help, you could watch this clip first.

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

Week beginning 16.09.19

This week our focus has been on preparing for and practising our class assembly – we are really looking forward to showcasing our learning! The class assembly is on Friday 27th September at 9.15am. The children are welcome to come dressed as a Roald Dahl character for assembly. This could be as simple as having a gold ticket with them to be Charlie.

In Maths this week we have been looking at another addition strategy – the make 10 strategy. We have been focusing on showing our thinking as well.

In reading this week we have been working on summarising as a reading skill. We have been asking and answering questions to identify the characters and setting. To help us think about what happens in the story we organised events into the beginning, middle and end. We loved doing this with a chapter of The BFG because we got to act out the main events.

In spelling we have been looking at the ‘ng’ and ‘nk’ sounds at the ends of words. We have been exploring our spelling words in a number of active ways throughout the week.

In P.E. we have been improving our control and speed in hockey. We particularly enjoyed having a go at playing a hockey game but found that our next steps needs to be a focus on passing accurately.

We took our French learning outside this week and were busy practising our numbers by finding a collection of objects as well as finding creative ways to write the number Miss Collyns said.

Home Learning

Maths – if you are interested in the make 10 strategy then have a look at this video (excuse the American accent). Topmarks is always a good website to be supporting maths learning, in particular this page on addition and subtraction games.

Literacy – in class we will be focusing on summarising as a reading skill. Some examples of discussions that could be used to support this at home 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?

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

P3C and Miss Collyns

Week beginning 09.09.19

We have had a busy week in P3C. We have been reading our class novel, The BFG and have linked our learning to it. We used the ipads to find information and facts about Roald Dahl and we have started to plan our class assembly.

In Literacy we have been focusing on summarising as a reading skill – this week we focused on using questions to help us. We have also been practising our spelling words in lots of active ways. Please see the spelling list published earlier in the week for this week’s words to be practising at home.

In maths we made 3D shapes with Mrs Bailey and have been working on addition strategies with Miss Collyns. This week we looked at doubles and near doubles to help us get faster at mental maths.

Making 3D shapes with Mrs Bailey
Exploring different strategies to find the answer
Splitting up numbers as an addition strategy
Using different strategies to show our thinking

In P.E. we continued developing our hockey skills. This week we were focusing on our teamwork and trying to control the ball. We also practised our Norwegian Dance for the class assembly!

 

The class assembly is on Friday 27th September. The children are welcome to come dressed as a Roald Dahl character for assembly. This could be as simple as having a gold ticket with them to be Charlie.

Home Learning

The children will all have a reading book to be read at home with follow-up comprehension tasks done in class.

A useful website for practising doubles is this one: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and then choose the option for ‘doubles’.

Enjoy the long weekend!