This week the children have created their own salt dough fossils! The children really enjoyed this task and created some fantastic designs!
On Wednesday Clumber Class took part in a drumming performance which they thoroughly enjoyed! Over the past term we have been learning all about how to play the drums. The children enjoyed performing for their audience!
How to Train a Dragon fun!
In Clumber Class this week we have been learning all about How to Train a Dragon. We had our own 'dragon eggs' in our classroom and described the way they looked and felt. We have also been creating instructions for how to 'catch a dragon'. These have been excellent to read!
In Maths, we have been focusing on how to tell the time to the nearest minute. In EGPS, we have been identifying and using direct speech. In Science, we have discovered different types of rocks and created our own 'rock star'.
This week in Clumber Class we have had so much fun learning about so many things. In Literacy, we have been writing our non-chronological report about our favourite animal. In Maths, we have started to learn about fractions and we have been using smarties to help find 1/10, 1/3, 1/4 of an amount. In EGPS, we have been extending our knowledge of prepositions. In Science, we have been designing our own sunglasses which protect you from the sun! In Art, we have been painting our own 'dream' sunset and these look amazing!
I have been really impressed with all areas of the children's learning so far. In Literacy, we have started to identify non-chronological report features. In Maths, we have been learning about short division. In Science, we have been investigating reflective surfaces and designing our own reflective school bag! For EGPS, we have been identifying adverbs of manner and how we can include these in our writing and in R.E, we have been learning about Wudu!
Our reading area!
In Clumber Class, we believe that 'reading gives you wings' therefore the children have created butterflies and have written a reason for why reading is so important. Reading allows children to extend their knowledge about the world whilst developing their creative thinking. This is particularly important when children are writing creative stories in Literacy. We have a range of books based on different topics in our classroom which children enjoy reading. If children read alongside their three weekly reads then this will develop their reading knowledge. Take a look below at our reading butterflies!
Our writing wall!
Take a look at our 'Wonderful writing wall'. On this display there are the non-negotiables for year 3 writing. All children should be including these writing features.
Part of our display is our working wall where children contribute to what we are learning about for that week. If you take a look at our picture below, you can see where pupils have written ideas about what to use in a diary entry.
Today was World Music Day. Children in Clumber Class focused on The Nutcracker, and we created our own story whilst listening to this. We then tried to replicate the music using instrumentsL
This week in Clumber Class we have been learning about a variety of things. In EGPS we have been identifying and using verbs. In Literacy, we have been writing our own letters home from the perspective of a WW1 soldier on to coffee paper! In Maths, we have been looking at how to calculate the inverse. In Science, we have been creating our own invertebrate fact file about a jelly fish! (We found out some many interesting facts).
We have also created our own sketches for our ‘winter scene’. Take a look below to see our pictures!
This week we have been learning about our new topic The Christmas Truce. In Literacy, we have been creating our own 'freeze frames' to portray how the soldiers felt when The Christmas Truce happened. In Maths, we have been rounding to the nearest 10 or 100. In Science, we have been looking at vertebrate and invertebrate animals. In EGPS, we have been focusing on speech marks. In PE, we have been creating our own marching routines. Overall, the children have been working really hard in class! Keep up the good work!
We have had a lovely first week back in Clumber Class. We have started to learn about 'The Christmas Truce' and children have provided excellent homework regarding this topic!
In EGPS, we have been looking at prepositions and how we can use these in our writing. In Literacy, we have been identifying informal and formal letter features. In Maths, we have been covering column subtraction and estimating answers to calculations. In Science, we have been identifying different types of nutrition on food packaging and discovering what foods are healthy.
We have had a fantastic first half term in Clumber Class. The children have worked so hard and have shown great enthusiasm towards our topic! This week we have been creating our own paintings of The Titanic and writing our own newspaper articles! In Maths, we have been focusing on mental subtraction and addition. In EGPS, we have been spellings words with the prefix 're' and looking at past tense verbs! In Science, we created our own magnetic game to test magnetic strength.
Clumber Class have had a fantastic time at Christ Church. We took part in a 'time travelling' event where we learned about Christianity. Here are some photos to show the activities we took part in!
We have had a fantastic, fun filled week in Clumber Class! In English, we have been identifying newspaper features and writing our own headlines using alliteration! In Maths, we have been practising column addition. In EGPS, we have been using homophones and creating our own snap game cards! and in topic we have been practising water colour painting to prepare us for our Titanic painting.
Our Titanic Day!
We have had a fantastic day in Clumber Class. We researched passengers on computers and created our own boarding passes. We then sketched The Titanic! Our sketches look fantastic and they will be on display.
A fantastic week in Clumber Class!
We have had a really great week this week in Clumber Class. The children have adapted to the routines and expectations, and I have been particularly impressed with the work we have covered in Maths and Literacy.
We have been looking at place value and partitioning three and four numbers in Maths this week. We have been exploring Diary Entries and have written our own from a third class passenger perspective on The Titanic. This is based on the book we are reading in class which is called 'I was there, The Titanic'. We have been practising full stops, capital letters and using conjunctions in EGPS. Alongside all of this we have also been able to sketch patterns from our playground, take part in some team games and investigate the strength of magnets around our classroom!
Please make sure children are reading at least three times a week with you at home. Reading books will be changed on a Monday, so the children will have a fresh book for the week ahead.
Thanks for a great week, Clumber Class!
Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
Welcome to Clumber Class for the 2018-2019 academic year. I am Miss Marsh, the class teacher for Year 3 and I can’t wait to get to know you all. We are also excited to have Miss Halpin working with us this year supporting children where needed.
We will be covering a range of exciting and engaging topics this year, which the children have chosen. Our first topic is ‘The Titanic’. We will be looking at the different types of passengers who travelled on the Titanic and writing diary entries from their view point.
As well as The Titanic, we will be learning about World War One, Under the Sea, Fairytales, Volcanoes and Nature over the academic year.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. The homework will be based on what we have been learning that week or researching the topic for future work. Spellings will also be given and children will be tested on these the following Friday.
We will be running a class tuck shop to help with additional resources. We believe this will be a fantastic opportunity for our class to run a healthy tuck shop and involve children in all aspects. A drink and a snack will cost 50p. If you want to buy items separately they will be 30p each.
Clumber class P.E days are Monday and Wednesday, so please ensure that the children have the correct P.E kit and appropriate footwear. It is recommended that children have their P.E kit in school all week.
Children are expected to read at least three times a week at home, and this should be recorded in their reading diary in order for them to receive a stamp. This practise plays a key role in developing children’s reading skills and fostering a love for reading. Once six stamps have been collected they will receive a prize and move on to the next bookmark.
I look forward to working with you for this academic year. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any issues or concerns you have within the school.
Miss J. Marsh.