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# 2nd December 2016

Hello and a very big welcome to our 3F Class Blog.

Our class ‘Pupil of the Week’ has been Olivia for showing super listening, completing her work on her own and even having time to help others. Well done Olivia!

We also want to give a very special mention to Bobby-Joe who took part in an inter-school football tournament and won overall ‘Player of the Tournament’. Fantastic, we are all really proud of him!

In English, we have finished writing our own story based on the ideas from ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne. We have been learning about fronted adverbials and some of us have use them really well in our writing. We enjoyed reading aloud our own story and listening to other children’s work in small group.

Then, we had fun performed some of our stories to the whole class.

After that, we went on to write a book review for ‘The Tunnel’ and thought carefully about what the book was about, summarising the main ideas and deciding who we would recommend it to and why. Finally, we have been learning how to use ‘an’ or ‘a’ correctly in our writing.

In our reading groups, we have again been predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarising the next parts of our story ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ and have had some great discussions. A special mention to Lewis, Laycie and Nicholas for their contributions.

This is a photo of some of the children really concentrating in their reading group!

Well done again to those children in our class who are reading every day at home as they are becoming amazing readers. We have also have some children who have worked very hard on their spellings this week and got them all right! WOW! Keep it up!

In Maths, we have finished our compact method subtraction, estimated to help us check our answers and have been learning how to use the ‘BAR model’ to solve word problems. This is a visual way of understanding what we need to do to work out the answer to the problem. For example ...

Each week we also focus on our times tables and are working very hard at learning our 2x, 5x and 10x tables, including their inverses, for example ...

2 x 6 = 12

12 sweets shared by 6 children equals 2 sweets each

It would be great if you could practise these at home. 5 minutes every day makes a massive difference to the children being able to remember them.

In Science, we learnt about the fossilisation process and had lots of  interesting questions about how they are formed over millions of years.

Topic this week was an Art focus as we designed and created super ‘Cave Paintings’ based on the idea of our favourite hobbies. Have a look…Can you guess from the symbols we used what hobbies we are communicating?

In computing, we finished our maths game hyperlinks, then went on to write our scripts to be able to make our ‘green screen’ next week, so watch this space for photos next week!

The focus in French has been on ‘Days of the Week’ and some of the children have amazed us at how quickly they have learnt them!

That’s just a few of the fun things we have enjoyed this week. Thank you for visit our blog and we hope you’ll join us again next week to see what we have been doing.

Have a great weekend,

From All in Class 3F

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