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Welcome to our final blog of the year!

 

What can we say? The children have had a successful year and have learned so much over their time in 3F...we have looked at everything from Monet to Greek Myths and loads in between.

The past 2 weeks your children have become super swimmers too as a result of the time spent at Total Fitness!

It has been a delight to teach your children this year, it is wonderful to see their confidence, independence and knowledge grow and i hope they have enjoyed it as much as we have.

 

I wish them all the very best as they move into Year 4 with Mr Sherbourne and am certain that their success will continue.

Thank you Year  3 for a fantastic year, thank you at home for your continued support in helping your children achieve their potential and have a fabulous summer.

 

Lots of love from

Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xxxsmileyheart

 

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Mid Week update......

 

We have been looking at the Amazon Rainforest and have produced some news reports. More to follow at the end of the week.

Rainforest News Report

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Comments left.

 

I like the amazing rainforest in Brazil called the Amazon  - Yasmin.

Friday 27th June 2014 Year 3F

 

Hello and welcome to our blog this week. Here's what we have been up to.

 

In literacy we have been exploring the work of Roald Dahl and over the weeks have been reading Fantastic Mr Fox. The children have produced fact files about the famous author, character descriptions of the fox and a book review. Some really impressive work!

 

In maths we have made 3D shapes from nets and have learned a range of efficient strategies to solve addition. Mrs Foster are super impressed with what they have done this week!

 

We are looking at Light and Shadows in Science as part of our new topic. Children have a good understanding of this as it revisits elements from our last Science topic. Ask them if they know what parts of this topic are revisited!

 

Our CFL topic is all about the Rainforests. The children are really interested in this and have produced some great work. Next week all the work covered in every subject will be around our CFL topic...exciting!

 

A huge well done to all the children who took part in Sports Day, it was a super event and was great to see so many of you here. We hope you enjoyed it too!

 

Also a big well done to Bradley Williams who won Pupil of the Week and also to Christopher Heyes who won Mrs Parry's Star of the Week award.

 

A quick reminder about forthcoming events:

Chester Zoo visit on Tuesday 1st July.

Swimming to start last 2 weeks of term, please send into class your reply slips as soon as possible for both of these things.

 

Have a super weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Love from

Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xxx

Weekly blog week ending 6th June 2014

 

Hello  and welcome back to our weekly blog...here's what we have been up to in our first week back of the last term...

 

In literacy we have been looking at formal and informal letters. The children have become confident in recognising and understanding the difference between the two and have written both formal and informal letters in class. A great job done by all!

 

We have been looking at the different ways to find the missing number in maths. One way was to use the 'inverse operation' which the children have grasped really well.

 

In CFL we carried out a timeline of aeroplanes, looking at the date in which the very first plane took flight. This has been part of our 'Around the World' topic where we looked at different modes of transport to get people around the world.

 

Our French lesson this week took us to tropical rain forests! What a treat! There is even more of a treat in store on Monday in our next lesson when we have the chance to taste tropical fruits and chocolate...mmmmm! **Please ensure we have the signed consent form back for this so that your child doesn't miss out on the tasting session.

 

It's a very sad day today as we say farewell to our lovely Erika. Erika is travelling to Lithuania with her family and will be starting a school over there. We wish you lots of love and luck Erika. Hope you put those letter writing skills into practice and keep in touch with us! Erika also won 'Pupil of the Week' this week.

 

A special mention to Stephanie who celebrates her birthday this weekend. Have a lovely day!

 

Here are our super readers...well done to you all!

 

Have a great weekend

Love Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xxx

 

Hello and welcome to our class blog for the week ending the 23rd May 2014.

 

Well we have got to the end of the term after carrying out lots of new activities and areas of learning.

In literacy we have been working on play scripts. The children rewrote their own version of Little Red Riding Hood and performed these to the class. What a real treat...we have some real budding actors in our class!

 

In maths we have looked at coordinates. This involved the children following maps and even making their own maps and giving their partners directions on how to find the buried treasure! Exciting stuff!

 

Our CFL topic has been 'Around the World in 80 days.' We had to learn about the seven continents and found a great way to remember this - ask your children to sing you the song we learned.

 

We carried out an absorbency investigation in science. This involved testing various kitchen papers to see which soaked up the most water....we had some surprising results. You might want to ask your children which the best kitchen paper is so that to buy it next time!!!

 

We have had a really successful term and look forward to even more in our final term after the holidays.

 

Have a good week off and we will see you all a week on Monday.

 

Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx

Friday 2nd May 2014

 

Welcome back to our class blog....here's what we have been up to this week.....

 

In literacy we have continued out narrative unit looking at playscripts. The children worked collaboratively in groups to perform their versions of the three little pigs.They did a fantastic job - well done!

 

In numeracy we have been looking at rounding and adjusting. The children chose which methods they thought were best to solve number sentences involving rounding and adjusting.

 

We have introduced a new topic in science all about materials. The children spent time looking at different materials in and around the classroom and decided what the properties of it were.

 

In CFL we have been looking at the seven Continents of the world and where they are positioned on a world map. We are really excited about this topic and as a result have turned our role play area into a travel agent!! Holiday anyone???

 

In French we have been learning words for different items of clothing. Your children have a real flair for the language!

 

Here are our certificate winners for the week..well done to you all. You will notice, however, that our readers are a bit thin on the ground. We would really appreciate it if you could read with your children at home, they can read anything from an online article to a magazine...read widely, it makes a huge difference!

 

Have a lovely long weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

 

Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster.

Friday 25th April 2014 Year 3F

 

Hello and welcome back to our class blog. Mrs Foster and I hope you all had a great holiday!

 

We have only had a very short week this week but it has been action packed as always. We have begun new topics and are really excited about them.

 

In literacy this term we will be looking at narrative and dialogue. This will allow the actors in the class to  show their talents as they write their very own playscripts.

 

In maths we have been rounding and adjusting on a number line, the children have done a great job on this.

 

We have introduced new topics in CFL and Science which the children are really excited about.

 

Even though we have had a short week we have still had our super star certificate winners.

 

Keira won 'Pupil of the Week'

 

Callum won Mrs Parry's 'Star of the Week'

 

And we have our super readers too!!

 

 

See you next week

 

Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx


Year 3F Friday 4th April 2014

Hello and welcome to our final blog of this term before we break for the Easter holiday.

 

In literacy we have been using infromation from our animal reports to produce a slideshow on power point. The children's work was outstanding, they put so much effort into them and we are very pleased with the results.

 

In maths we have been looking at measuring length and the types of measures we would use for a range of things. We went outside with metre sticks to measure the length of things on the playground.

We have carried out a couple of experiments in science. In one investigatien made of n we took two plants and we removed the leaves from one plant to see the difference of the growth between them. We will see the results of this after the holidays. In our second one we placed celery stalks into water coloured with red dye. Ask the children what they think will happen to the celery.

 

We have made our bug boxes in CFL...what a great job the children made of these and they had a fab time making them. Well done all of you.

 

    

 


Our 'Pupil of the Week' award goes to Liam. Liam is a pleasure to have in the classroom and is a great role model. Liam also achieved his 11 and 12 times tables band today! Magnificent! Keep it up Liam.

 

 

Reading certificates go to the following children. Super readers!!

 

 

We have been looking for our most improved handwriters this term, this is something we will be doing on a half termly basis. This term our winners are Leon and Kyle, well done boys!

 

 

The children have been sent home with a holiday diary to keep them writing during the break. Please encourage them to do this every day if possible.

All that is left for us to say is have a fabulous break and we will see you on the 23rd April.

 

Our class selfie :)
Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster
xxx




Click here to see a video of our Mothers Day assembly.
Click here to see our Mothers Day photographs.


Year 3F Friday 28th March 2014

 

 Hello and welcome to our class blog. Here's what 3F have been up to this week.

 

 
On Monday we were really lucky and had a maths production that was really good! The children were enthused by it and learned lots!

In literacy we have been researching our favourite animals and have written the information we have found into a report. We have found information on animals from hamsters to cheetahs, looking at their habitat, shape and size, diet and other interesting facts.

 
Weight has been the topic of conversation in maths - we have been looking at the units of weight. The children were asked which would weigh heavier - a 1kg bag of stones or a 1kg bag of feathers. It was really interesting to see that only one or two of the children made the connection that they would both weigh the same!

 

 
In French we are learning so many new words that the children's vocabulary is progressing excellently! We learned how to say happy Mother's Day! See if your children can surprise you with this on Sunday!
 
We designed a garden box in CFL and discussed pneumatics. We will be making something extra special over the coming weeks using a pneumatic system.

 

Our Mother's day assembly on Thursday was a huge success. Your children worked so hard on this and it was great to see you all here. Thank you for your continued support.

Reading certificates this week go to these lovely people!!! As usual, we want MORE!!! Mrs Foster and I would love to give 30 certificates out every week - it would be brilliant. Remember, your children can read anything at all - the more varied the better!

  

 

The Pupil of the Week assembly award goes to the whole class for their superb efforts with our assembly - well done to you all, you made us very proud.

 

Mrs Parry's Star of the Week award goes to Jack Simpson, he has caught my eye for all the right reasons this week. Well done jack, keep it up! 

 

 

Well that's it! Have a great weekend and we will see you bright and breezy on Monday morning for our last week of this super duper term!
 
Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xxx





Year 3F Blog Friday 21st March 2014

 


We have had an eventful week in 3F! Here's what we have been doing.....

You won't believe what happened to us on Wednesday...Westfiled was invaded by aliens!!
The children saw a news report about suspicious goings on and we headed out to the ALPS to investigate...ask your children what they found!

Click here to see the news report.


In maths we have been looking at data handling. The class did really well with looking at information on bar charts and Carroll diagrams. We sorted information into the different charts so that we could easily see the data we were looking at. Year 3 did a great job.

In science we have been investigating what plants need to stay healthy and also looking at different parts of a plant. We have some fab experiments and investigations to follow this soon...

 

As part of our CFL topic we are looking at the French impressionist Claude Monet and some of the paintings that he had created. We had a go at recreating the famous water lilies for ourselves.

Here are our certificate winners...well done to you all!

 

 

Finally thank you for the great response to Sports Relief...have a lovely weekend.

Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx





Year 3F Blog Friday 14th March 2014

 

Welcome to this week's blog...here's what we have been up to in Year 3F.
We have had assessment week this week to see how much progress we have made in reading, writing and maths. The children have done a really good job with their assessments. Well done!

For our writing we wrote an adventure story about sliding down a huge slide and landing in a land of candy! This allowed the children's imagination run wild!

It has been great to see new readers collecting certificates this week, please keep your child reading at home. We are happy for them to read anything at all, be it a newspaper, magazine or an online article....just keep them reading!!!

 

  

 

 

Well done to Leon for recieving the'Pupil of the Week' award for his efforts in reading and writing, keep it up! Leon also won the trophy for the week!

 

 

A big well done to our times tables bands winners...Bobby got his  
11 and 12 today and Jack got 2, 5 and 10. Again, please keep testing your children on their multiplication facts. We would love to see all the children wearing bands.


Well all that is left for us to say is have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Love Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx


 





Year 3F Blog Friday 7th March 2014 

 

Welcome to this week's blog...here's what we have been up to in Year 3F.
 
We were really lucky to have the life caravan in school this week. The children learned about ways to keep their bodies happy and healthy and learned the jobs of our different vital organs. It was good fun and very informative, the children thoroughly enjoyed it!

 

In literacy we have been continuing with our information texts, this week looking at features of them. The children will choose an animal to research over the coming weeks and write an information report on it. We will look forward to reading these!

 
The children have been looking at rounding numbers and less than and greater than in maths. We are very pleased with their progress so far in maths, ask them to tell you about Charlie the Crocodile!

 

Our new topics in science and CFL are well under way, both look at plants and the growth of them. The children voted that our new role play area would be a garden centre to aid their learning in these topics...what a great choice Year 3!
 
We really enjoyed watching Year 1's World Book Day assembly on Thursday, it was fab! We all loved the way the lyrics to One Direction's 'Best Song Ever' was changed - very clever! Thank you Year 1, we really enjoyed it.

 

Direction's 'Best Song Ever' was changed - very clever! Thank you Year 1, we really enjoyed it.

 

It was great to see so many children dressed as their favourite book characters yesterday. We had such a good day and allowed the opportunity for children to get 'lost' in a book which is lovely to see. A special mention to Keira who won the 'Super Story Teller' award, it was very difficult to choose a winner, but Keira read so beautifully and with great expression. Daniel Alker was also chosen by Mrs Rose for his reading expression, well done to both of you, we are very proud!

 

Our 'Pupil of the Week' award goes to Kyle, for quite simply being Kyle...a joy to have in our classroom.

 

Mrs Parry's Star of the Week award goes to Aimee who has worked hard and has always been ready to learn this week. Well done Aimee, keep it up.
 

 


A special note to welcome Mrs Foster back...she returned on Thursday and we are all happy that she's back with us. We missed her lots!
 
 
Have a good weekend everyone and we will see you on Monday.

 

Love from
Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx





Year 3F 28th February 2014

 

Welcome back to Y3F blog after half term. Hope you all had a good break.
 
We introduced our new topic of information texts into literacy this week. The children have been using their alphabet skills to access words in dictionaries to find their meaning and how to spell them. They have also used a thesaurus to find alternative words to create a word bank which they can use in their writing.

 

  

 

 In maths we have been looking at data handling. We made a tally chart of years 3's favourite crisps which the children then created pictograms and bar charts to represent this data. All children did a great job of this, we are very pleased.

 

 

 We have looked at the story of Roger the Rock in science and how rocks become soil. Ask your children if they can tell you the story of how this happened to Roger!
 
Our Roman topic has now come to an end and finished with us looking at Boudicca. The children have really enjoyed this topic.
 
In French they have added words like 'please' and 'thank you' to their extensive French vocabulary list. It is very pleasing to see so many children having a flair for another language.
 
We made a visit to Marsh Green library this afternoon and met the author and illustrator, Kate Pankhurst. She showed the children how to create illustrations for their stories and they all had a go at creating a character. Your children were on their best behaviour setting a high standard for Westfield...well done Year 3.

 

  

 

Reading certificates go to Christopher H, Abigail, Stephanie and Aimee. Well done to those children. Unfortunately there has been a decline in our home reading certificates so we would encourage you to read with your child as often as possible to allow the opportunity for many more children to receive their certificate.
 

Pupil of the Week award goes to George for his hard work in writing - well done to him!

 
Have a good weekend and we will see you on Monday. Don't forget it's World Book day on Thursday
!
Love from Mrs Parry, Mrs Foster and Miss Winstanley



Year 3F Friday 14th February 2014


Hello and welcome to our class blog...

 

We have had another action packed week this week especially with putting our baking skills to the test!

 

In literacy we have been working on speech bubbles and speech marks, children have also been sent this home for their homework so that they can practice over half term. I'm sure you will be impressed with what they can do, I am!

 

In maths we have been looking at division, children have done a fab job with this and came up with a great list of mathematical vocabulary which links to division, as well as understanding remainders! Fab!

 

     

 

Children have learned more 'bossy verb' in French as well as counting up to 14. They have also been learning about Paris as a city and the landmarks there.

 

But.....our main topic this week which has kept the children very excited has been 'The Great Westfield Bake Off'. Can I make a personal thanks to all of you who supported this, I am well and truly amazed at the quality of the cakes that our class brought in...there are obviously some very talented cake makers out there! Fab job and well done to all of you!
Jazmin's enty actually won not only our class prize, but also for the middle phase, so a special well done to you!

Our reading certificate winners have been a little thin on the ground the past couple of weeks, can I please ask you to encourage your children to read to you every night...it really does help.
Here are our winners this week.

 

 

Michael won 'Pupil of the Week' for being ready to learn all the time, keep it up next term Michael, very proud of you!

 

 

Also a big well done to Bobby who got his band for 2,5 and 10 times tables today...brilliant!!

Have a great half term everyone, see you on the 24th.
Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster


xxx










Year 3F Friday 7th February 2014

Welcome back to our class blog!

 

We have had a funfilled week in all our lessons, especially on Tuesday when we had a visit from two Roman Soldiers!

In literacy and numeracy we have continued with Greek myths and arrays. Children have have great understanding of both of these concepts now, we are really pleased with what they have done.

 

We have been looking at erosion in science and deciding which rocks would be suitable for outdoor statues and why. Ask the children what they know so far about weather and coastal erosion.

However, as mentioned at the start of the blog, our highlight this week was the visit from the Roman soldiers...click the links to see what we did.

Click
here to see a Roman soldier talking about Roman underwear.
Click
here to see Y3F being trained in Roman battle tactics.
Click
here to see photgraphs of the day.

A very special well done to our readers this week...keep going, you reading is really impacting upon your written work, very pleasing!

 

 

Kelsey got our pupil of the week award for her marvellous mosaic work - well done Kelsey!

 

 

Mrs Parry's 'star of the week' award goes to Bobby, always noticed for doing the right thing!

 

Great news for Liam Woods who is the first member of our class to achieve his wrist band for 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Great job Liam...we are super proud of you!

And finally just to wish Aimee a very happy birthday...have fun celebrating this weekend!

 

Have a great weekend, see you all on Monday
Love from Mrs Parry, Mrs Foster and Miss Winstanley
xxx


Year 3F Friday 31st January 2014


Welcome back to this week's blog. Take a look at what 3F have been doing...

 

The children have begun to write their own Greek myths this week bringing together all that they have learned so far. Mrs Foster and I are very impressed with the introductions and can't wait to find out what happens on their hero's quests!

We have been looking at arrays in maths to help with multiplication. The children did lots of practical hands on work with this and soon realised that 4 number facts could be made from one array. We even made 'human' arrays...check out our photos!!

In French the children have been playing number tennis and increasing their French numerical vocabulary. They have also been looking at the alphabet and deciding which letters are vowels and consonents...very impressive Year 3!

 

We carried out an experiment in science this week to investigate the strength of different rocks by doing a 'scratch' test. Ask your children about the results!

 

As our topic is on the Romans in CFL, we have been looking at mosaics. The children made some great designs and we will be displaying the finished results in our Roman area in class. Pop in and have a look! 


Bethan was 'pupil of the week' for being an 'array of sunshine' with her fabulous array work this week. Well done Bethan.

 

 

Star of the week goes to Caitlin - well done you!

 

 


And a big well done to our super readers! Keep up the good work!

 

 

A special wish for Bethan and Bradley who are celebrating their birthdays this week...have fun!

 

See you next week
Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xxx





 Year 3F Friday 24th January 2014


Hello! here's what we have been up to this week...

 

We have continued out topic on Greek myths this week in literacy and the children have been introucued to the story of Perseus and Medusa. Another that they have really enjoyed. We have begun planning our very own myths today and will start writing them next week...watch this space! 

 

In maths we have been looking at multiplication and repeated addition. The children have grasped this concept really well and have started to look at arrays which we will focus on in more depth next week.
 


 

The children were really lucky this week as we had a visitor in class as part of our science topic who discussed volcanoes with them. The children thoroughly enjoyed this and learned a lot from this session.

 

In CFL the children have been learning about Roman soldiers and looking at the type of protective armour they wore.

We have had another successful week in 3F, learning lots and sharing ideas. Our 'Pupil of the Week' award goes to Cally - well done to her.

 

  

 

Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday
Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx


Year 3F Friday 17th January 2014

Hello and welcome to this week's blog!

 

We have had a busy week this week but have learned so much.....

In literacy we have been looking at Greek myths once again, this time the children have been introduced to Daedlus and Icarus and Apollo and the Chimera. Mrs Foster and I are thrilled with the children's enthusiasm with this unit of work, which is clearly reflected in their oral and written work. Very impressive!

The children have done some fantastic number work in maths and have mastered subtraction on a number line which is very pleasing. We have also been promoting the use of correct mathematical language which the children have quickly picked up and understood...brilliant!

The Roman theme is continuing in CFL where the children have been learning about Roman life. A great discussion arose from the form of entertainment the Romans had. Ask your children to tell you what went on in the ampitheatres!

We have been learning new songs in French and discussing the festival that takes place in January, where the people eat a special type of cake...a galette mmmm
In science we have looked at different rocks and their properties and chldren have been describing the different types of rocks we have looked at.

A great week for the certificate winners....check out the pics below to see who has been super impressive!!

Mrs Foster and I would like to say a big thank you for supporting your children with their homework, this really does have a huge impact on what they do in class.

 

Have a great weekend everyone, see you on Monday.
Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx

 

Year 3F Friday 10th January 2014

 

Hi everyone, and a very happy new year to you all!

We have settled straight back into things this week, heres what we have been doing...

In maths we have been identifying different ways of addition with some very pleasing results.


Our new literacy topic is Myths and Legends, starting with the Greek myth of Theseus and the Monotaur. The children have been thoroughly engaged with this topic and it has sparked a range of discussion which is always good!

 

 

  

 

 

This links with our new CFL topic of The Romans which has also sparked some keen interest...ask your children what the Latin term 'Veni, Vidi, Vici' means. They will be able to tell you!

We have also started a new topic in science about Rocks and Soils where the children have started to identify different rocks, their properties and their uses.

Well done to Bradley Williams who recieved Pupil of the Week award! 

Children have been sent home with homework this week, please return to school by Wednesday at the latest. Also, any learning logs from last term need to be returned so that children can receive their new missions.

 

 

Have a good weekend, see you on Monday.
Love Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster

 

 

Year 3F Friday 20th December 2013

 

Well we did it! Our first term successfully completed and what a wonderful term it has been!

 

Your children have learned so much and have made outstanding progress across the curriculum due to their desire to learn and do well. Mrs Foster and I are immensely proud of what our class has achieved and how they have settled in to the big juniors!

 

 

 

This week has been based on lots of Christmas activities to get us in the festive mood and of course we had our Christmas party which was a huge success and the children enjoyed.

 

  

 

We couldn't leave without mentioning our reading certificate winners, see pic below for this week's super readers, and a special mention to Aimee who won an additional prize for reading every single day (except 1) since the beginning of the summer term. WOW!

 

 

Callum was awarded our pupil of the week in assembly, well done to him, keep it up!

 

 

Thanks for all your support with the work you do with your children at home, it really pays off.

 

So all that is left for us to say is have a wonderful Christmas and we will see you on the 7th January 2014.

 

Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx
 



 

Year 3F  Friday 13th December 2013
Welcome back to year 3F blog...here is what we have been up to this week...

In literacy we have been leaning all about dinosaurs so that we can make a non-chronological report on them. We have looked at the when and where, shape and size and diet of different dinosaurs. Some of the children also found lots of other interesting facts which we can't wait to hear about in their reports.
We also had a mission to do this week...we had to rescue Rudolph from the nasty elves to save Christmas.

 

See the challenge the Christmas elves set Y3F.

Still image for this video

In maths we looked at division and how to work it out using our fraction knowledge that the children had grasped really well last week. Mrs Foster and I were really pleased with the progress they had made in this area of maths. Great job!

In science we have been looking at teeth and the types of things that cause tooth decay. To find out the types of things that cause tooth decay we carried out an experiment. As an egg shell is of similar surface to tooth enamel we have placed boiled eggs in a variety of liquids including coke, milk, apple juice, orange cordial and water. We will check this in a week and see which liquid has decayed the egg shell the most. The children all predict it will be the coke...let's see! Results to follow!

We had a great trip to the Synagogue as part of our RE topic on Judaism on Wednesday. It was very interesting to see the children applying their knowledge of what they had learned into real life situations. The children also loved the World Museum, we had a fab day and it was made so much better as your children were extremely well behaved. Thank you and well done Year 3!

 

  

 

Here are our certificates for the week, the assembly award goes to the whole class for their outstanding behaviour whilst on the trip.

 

 

Have a great weekend everyone...it's our last week next week til we break for Christmas! Don't forget it's the children's party on Tuesday...can't wait!

See you Monday
Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx

 

of those of you have been given a certificate this week...keep it up!!

 

 

And finally, Mrs Parry's 'Star of the Week' award goes to Abigail for simply being Abigail...a pleasure to teach!

 

 

That's it for this week. Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx

Year 3F 2013 Friday 22nd November
 We have had another brilliant week in Year 3F...here's what we have been doing!

 

In literacy we have been looking at rhyming words and using them in our own rhyming poems. The children did an amazing job on these, Mrs Foster and I were so impressed with the work that was produced. We can't wait to get these displayed on our new poetry wall. Will post some pics when they're up, watch this space!


We have been doing maths challenges this week to see how children can apply their addition and subtraction knowledge. Again, we were super impressed by the children's progress, we have some mega mathematicians amongst us.

Keeping with our topic of teeth and healthy eating in science, the children have been identifying which foods belong to the different food groups. They know the proportion of food groups they need to eat to stay healthy, and aren't too disappointed with the fats and sugars being the least amount that should make up their diet!

 

In CFL we have been looking at different types of bread, those we have tried and those we would like to try. The children created their own ideas of what would make the perfect sandwich - we had some very interesting ideas! We will be tasting a range of sandwiches very soon as part of this topic - although none quite as extravagant as the ones some of the children came up with!

 

 

Onto our certificate winners...  

 

Reading certificates go to Christopher A, George, Caiden, Christopher H, Abigail, Jazmin, Bethan and Liam. Well done guys!  Thank you for reading with your children at home, this impacts massively on the writing that they produce in class as well as developing their love of reading. Again, we would love to give a certificate to every child so would be really grateful if you could support us by reading with your child every evening.

 

 

The assembly Pupil of the Week award goes to Bradley Dakin for being a sensible, reliable, hardworking and polite  member of the class. Well done Bradley!

 

 

Mrs Parry's Star of the Week goes to Cally for always doing the right thing!
 
Well that's it for this week. Have a great weekend and see youi bright and breezy on Monday morning.

 

Love Mrs Parry & Mrs Foster xx   

Year3F 2013 Friday 15th November

Welcome to this week's blog...here's what we have been up to in Year 3F.

 

  
  
 

As part of our poetry unit we have been looking at a range of poems. This week we have looked at kenning poems and the children have read and written their own. We were particularly pleased with those who managed to use rhyming words and alliteration in their poems and were happy with the great progress made by all in this unit.
 
In maths we have been working on time. The children have had lots of practical hands on experience with this and towards the end of the week started to apply their knowledge into some time problems. We have asked that the children try and tell the time at home on both analogue and digital clocks so it would be fantastic if you could support them with this!

 
As part of our teeth and healthy eating topic in science we have been looking further into what types of food groups make up a balanced diet and the children have created a meal consisting of these food groups. A good job done by all!

 
We evaluated our photo frames in CFL this week, we decided on whether we chose the right materials for the job and what we would do differently if we were to design and make a photo frame again.
 
We really enjoyed watching Year 2's assembly on Wednesday to mark Remembrance Day. The children did a wonderful job at helping us remember what this special day is about. Thank you Year 2.

 
On to our certificate winners....
Our assembly award for Pupil of the Week goes to Stephanie for her outstanding progress in maths this week.

 

 

 

We are so pleased to have our record so far for reading certificates, but we want to give out more!! Please try and read with  your child - just a few pages each night so that they can collect their certificates at the end of the week. This week they are awarded to: Liam, Jazmin, Erika, Kelsey, Abigail, Stephanie, Christopher H, Aimee and Caiden. A huge well done to you!!

Also a big well done to all those children who have had 100% attendance!!

 
Mrs Parry's Star of the Week award goes to Leon who has worked hard and has always been ready to learn this week. Well done Leon, keep it up.
 
A special note to Christopher Hayes who celebrated his birthday yesterday - Happy Birthday from all of us.
 
And finally...we have had a fab day carrying out a range of activities for Children in Need today. The children look brilliant in their PJ's and onesies, thank you for making such an effort. It is a great feeling to know that as a class and as a whole school that we are doing our bit to help those children who are in need. Thanks again for your donations.

Have a good weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Love from Mrs Parry & Mrs Foster xx

Year3F 2013 Friday 8th November


 Welcome back!! We have soon got back into the swing of things after our half term break and have been as busy as ever.
 
In maths we have been looking at time. The children have a great understanding of this and quickly grasped the concept of telling the time on both digital and analogue clocks. Well done...great progress made.

Our new topic in literacy is poetry. We have had so much fun with different poems, the children have really enjoyed learning about different poems and have recited some using great expression! Ask them about 'Conversation at the Dinner Table' by John Rice and 'Heads or Tails?' by Kit Wright.

We have the 'cool kids cafe' in our classroom now! This is to support our CFL topic which is Food for Thought. We will be exploring different foods, tasting a variety of sandwiches and will create our own sandwiches as part of our design and technology.

 

 

Our new science topic is also about healthy food and teeth. The children have been learning about a balanced diet; what it consists of and why it's important. They were very happy to know that a few treats are allowed as part of a balanced diet!
 
Onto celebrating our certificate winners...
Our Pupil of the Week assembly award goes to Reece. He has come back this term with a new and improved attitude to learning - well done Reece.

 

 

Reading certificates go to....Christopher H, Corey, Caiden, Aimee, Abigail, Bradley W and Liam. Fabulous reading! Keep it up!

 

And Mrs Parry's Star of the Week goes to Caiden who has tried really hard in everything he has done this week - a great start to the term!
 
Can I ask that children have an outdoor PE kit in school by next Thursday please.

 

Well that's it for this week. Thank you for a great first week back Year 3...have a good weekend and we will see you bright and breezy on Monday morning.

 

Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx

 

 

Don`t  forget next friday is Children in Need.

Come to school in your PJ`s or Onsies.

Year3F 2013/2014 Friday 25th October 

 

Well our final week of this term has been another action packed one!

 

Literacy this week has been continuing with our instructions. We applied instructions to recipes and changed the 'what you will need' to 'ingredients' and 'what you do' to 'method'.   

 

The children applied what they learned and created their very own healthy recipe to create a recipe book per table. Great job done by all!

 

 

We carried on with data handling this week in maths, looking more closely at pictograms. We also had a look at number patterns and sequencing. A successful week in maths!

 

We did a short test in science based on our topic this term which was magnets and springs. This was to monitor the children's progress in this topic, we were very pleased with the results. Well done everyone.

 

We learned some Halloween vocabulary in French this week. The children also learned some new colours which linked to Halloween- they were introduced to black and orange.

The children have finished their photo fames in Design and Technology, they will be bringing these home for you to see. I'm sure that they will take pride of place with a photo in them!

 

 

Certificates this week go to the following people.
Assembly award goes to Kelsey because she is: Keen, Eager, Loves learning, Sensible,Enthusiastic and You're a super star.

 

 

Reading certificates go to Hui MinAimee, Christopher HAbigailKelsey and Daniel. Well done those people and thank you parents for supporting your children with their reading at home.

 

Mrs Parry's Star of the Week award goes to Keira, a shining example in the class!

 

We say goodbye to Kurt today who is moving house and moving school. We had a lovely afternoon with lots of goodies to make his last afternoon as special as we could. We wish Kurt lots of luck in his new school. We will miss you.

 

 

Kurt also celebrated his birthday yesterday, Jazmin and Kyle will celebrate theirs over the holiday so wishing them a fab time!
 

It's half term next week! Hope you all have a good break and we look forward to seeing you bright and breezy on Monday the 4th of November.

 

Take care everyone...see you soon
           Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster xx

Year3F 2013/2014 Friday 18th October
 

Well what an exciting week we have had! Here's what we have been up to...

In literacy we have been carrying on with instructions, paying attention to imperative 'bossy' verbs and time connectives. Some children even managed to include adverbs in their instruction writing which we were very pleased with.
The children wrote instructions on how to play pass the parcel after we had a game for real! It was good fun!

 

 

n maths we have looked at data handling. This involved working with Venn Diagrams and Pictograms which the children made great progress with. Well done Year 3F! French this week also looked at 'bossy' verbs which linked in really well with our literacy. The children now know how to say certain class type instructions in French...tres bien!!

 

 

We were hands on testing in science this week - investigating how far a toy car could travel from the force of an elastic band. Intrigued? Ask your children what they did!

 

The highlight of our week was our trip to the Lowry Art Gallery. We had a great time and looked at the real life paintings by Lowry that we have looked at over this topic.

 

 

The children had the opportunity to draw and sketch Lowry style and came up with some great art work. These will be sent home at the end of term with the children so you can see what we did.

 

  

 

A special thank you to all the parents who came to meet us at parent's evening. It was lovely to meet you all and hear how your children are enjoying year 3. Thanks again.

 

Just to let you know that we have been given some books for a class from the book fayre...these are for the children to read in class. We hope that they enjoy the books we have carefully chosen for them, I am sure they will.

 

Certificate winners this week are the whole class for their fantastic behaviour at The Lowry - they were awarded the assembly certicificate and share the trophy for a day.

 

 

Well done Bobby who won Mrs Parry's Star of the Week!

 

Our reading cerfificates go to ErikaHui MinAimeeKyleAbigailLeonBethanJackand Liam...super reading!

 

Have a great weekend everyone. See you on Monday.
Love from Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster x


 

Year3F 2013/2014 Friday 11th October

Another busy week in Year 3F...here's what we have been doing!

 

In literacy we have been looking at instructional writing. The children have been thinking about when they would see and use instructions. They have given both written and oral instructions to their talk partners and also wrote instructions today on how to make a jam sandwich after making them for real this morning! The children thoroughly enjoyed doing this even though we ended up with some very sticky situations! They particularly enjoyed eating the end result!

Solving word problems has been our maths topic this week. The children put on their investigative heads to decide how best to solve the problems. This meant that they needed to explore a range of mathematical language and choose an appropriate operation to arrive at the correct answer. Using our 'steps to success' helped the children a great deal with this.

 

We have continued to design our photo frames in CFL, deciding on the materials the children want to use when they make their frames. They have paid a lot of attention to detail when designing the frames and we can't wait to see the finished results!

 
Continuing with our Magnets and Springs science topic, we have focused on springs this week. We have looked at how and where springs are used and investigated the pushes and pulls made by springs.

 

A great week for certificates this week...our awards are as follows:
 

 

Assembly certificate winner is Christopher Ashurst for his super spotter and finder skills in comprehension! Well done!
 
Mrs Parry's star of the week goes to Corey for being ready to learn and focused on task this week.
 
Reading certificates go to Reece, AimeeKurt, ErikaOwenKelsey and Jazmin. Again, we would love to hand out more of these so please encourage your child to read every night with you at home.
 
A special 'Well Done' to Kurt who won the 'Westfield Speaks' competition for Year 3, a worthy winner. Also a huge well done to Aimee and Callum who were also finalists, I am very proud of all three of you, you did an amazing job!
 
Green 2 win the table point chart this week...well done to you!
 
Well that's it for this week folks!
All that is left for me to say is have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday.
 
Don't forget it's parents evening next Tuesday and Thursday as well as our trip to Lowry Art Gallery.

 

Love from
Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster.

Year3F 2013/2014 Friday 4th October
 

We have had a busy week again in year 3 F.
 
Our finalists for 'Westfield Speaks' have been busy rehearsing their speeches all week and presented them yesterday to the judging panel. They did an amazing job and we are very proud of them.
We will let you know how our finalists did as soon as we get the results.

 

In literacy we have been using our senses to describe a range of settings from harbours to forests, shopping centres to spooky houses! The children have begun to use some very powerful adjectives and verbs in their writing which is great for descriptive writing.
 
We have been looking at finding missing numbers using a number line in maths this week. Children who are confident in number bonds found this much easier to do than those who need more practise with them, therefore we urge that children practise these at home. Overall, a pleasing result!
The children have loved playing bingo using number facts in maths this week...ask them all about it!
 
In science we have been continuing our magnets and springs topic. The children were asked to investigate whether magnets worked through a range of different materials by using a paper clip! Ask them how they did it!

In French we have been learning lots of new words and phrases...it has been so much fun!
Click here for the french song we sang!

 

 A successful week with our certificates as usual!

Reading certificates go to AimeeReeceStephanieKurtBobby and Christopher A. Well done to you all! We do want to give out more than that every week so please encourage your child to read every night.

 

 

Assembly award goes to Kurt for his positive contribution and enthusiasm in French! He has developed a real flair for the language.

My Star of the Week award goes to 
Kyle who has caught my eye this week for doing the right thing and getting on with his work without any fuss...well done!

Happy Birthday to 
Bradley W who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday...have a great party on Saturday
 
Have a fabulous weekend everyone and we will see you bright and breezy on Monday morning.
 
Love from
Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster.

 

 

 

 

 

Y3F 2013/2014 Friday 27th September
 

Another busy week in Year 3F this week, here's what we have been up to...

As part of 'Westfield Speaks' we have been writing up presentations on the Great Outdoors in literacy this week. The children had free reign to talk about anything they liked relating to the outdoors. We had everyrhing from the school playground to Blackpool!!

In maths we have looked at measuring length. The children were faced with a question which required them to investigate whether the total length of their fingers on one hand was longer or shorter than their arm. We had some interesting results!

In science we have been finding out about the strength of different magnets. It was interesting to see that many of the children's predictions differed to the results.

Our CFL has been based on Design & Technology which led us to investigate photoframes and how they are able to stand. By the end of this topic the children will make their own frames to bring home with them.

Our certificate winner this week is Daniel. He has been with us for just over a week and has settled into Westfield ways very well!

Star of the Week goes to Erika Well done!


Reading certificates go out to BobbyAimeeMichaelChristopher H and Erika. Well done to you...keep reading! Again, we would love to see more names on here so remember to read every night.

A big Happy Birthday to Hui Min and Cally who celebrate their birthdays tomorrow. Have lots of fun girls.


Have a great weekend everyone...see you on Monday.
Love from
Mrs Parry and Mrs Foster

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