What a creative bunch!

2d shapes and 3d shapes taught us about team work and preserving.



This one was completed by a member of the class. After, they reflected. ‘ I’m not happy with it. I got distracted by talking and didn’t concentrate on keeping inside the lines. I find it hard not to get distracted. Next time I’m going to try and not talk so that I improve’. 

The start of an adventure…

We started the week by having a go at writing an adventure story and then looking closely at  one written to identify dramatic sentence starters, speech and paragraphs. These are things that we are going to learn more about over the following weeks.

We have been learning about angles and lines in Maths. What makes a right angle and what makes two line perpendicular or parallel to another. We finished the week designing drawings inspired by Mondrian.

Next week will be our second Rosendale Media Week. The theme this year is “Bringing stories to life”, and the children will be creating articles for the school magazine and multimedia content themed around the books in Rosendale Book Club.

We will be looking at how stories are brought to life using different media, such as animation, film and digital art.

In our class we will be using an app on the ipad called brushes to draw scenes from an adventure story.

You can follow the action on twitter by searching for #rosendalemediaweek17
The school magazine, Rosendale Voice, will be out at the end of the summer term. It will be jam packed with lots of fabulous writing and art, as well as links to all the multimedia content we make next week.

How? Why? What? Who? Where? When?

This week we have been learning all about being a historian and asking questions about Roman Life. We don’t want to tell you too much as you will find out more in our class assembly. Although we can say… some of us may have to dress up as Romans. So far we have found out that this looks like a sheet draped over you and a belt except soldiers who seemed to have strong Armour to protect them. We might need some help getting this together.

These are some websites to help with our research

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Romans.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zwmpfg8

http://www.ngkids.co.uk/history/10-facts-about-the-ancient-Romans

http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-rome.html

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/roman-empire

http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome.php

In Maths we have been learning more about fractions and thinking more deeply about which are greater than others.

Many of you may wonder what has happened to the weekly spelling list. We have gone through the year three list twice now so the children, through small tests are ticking off the words they know.

Here are both the year 3 and some of the year 2 words that some of us still need some practise of.

Spelling tick sheet for students

Finally in the next couple of weeks we are going to be starting a weaving project and need your help again. Is there any chance you have wool and medium thickness cardboard like the card for these below.

Space ships 

Did you know to build a space ship you need cylinders made of cardboard… Anyone popping open some crisps that come in that shape packaging this weekend save the containers and bring them in on Monday so we can fly to space on Tuesday!

Could we write a poem about fractions

This week has been very busy! Half term seem a long time ago with the amount of learning that we have managed to fit in.

We are trying to get house point this term by presenting best our work at all times. It seemed fitting to start the term by writing up our non chronological reports. Here are some…

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We then moved on to poetry, starting the learning writing a poem with similes in about Spring. We enjoyed working in our new teams to could up with ideas for some great similes before writing our own. After, we reflected on our learning. Many of us were proud that we had used some great similes but we knew we needed to short our phrases for our next poem. We wrote trying to remember to start a phrase on a new line.

 

We have been planning another poem and are looking forward to see how our learning has moved forward.

 

In Maths we have started to learn about Fractions. We have learnt a lot already. The images should give you an idea of what we have looked at so far, focusing this week on tenths.

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We finished the week by completing portraits of special people in our lives. Get ready to see them at parents evening at the end of March!

Next week we start our readathon and have a book character dressing up day. (Please see the previous blog) I gave the children their logins for Rosendale’s Bookclub. Check it out over the weekend here

Hope you have a great weekend

Miss Conner

Time to rest

We accumulated the week and our unit on time by trying to solve word problems that involved working out time intervals. We will practise this in independent learning on the first week back after half term. If you, like some of 3 EC, feel like you are still not that confident at telling the time. Every time you see a clock have a go at reading the time and practise with the games that were posted at the beginning of the week. Another great thing to practise at home or whilst out and about over half term is finding change from money and our times tables. Remember, at the bottom of our blog there are links to some great websites that will help you learn these over half term.

In literacy we have finished writing our non chronological reports but have not managed to complete a final draft yet. Today, as requested by many of the children, we had a free writing session. This gave members of the class an opportunity to show of what they had learnt about over the term. Then they read through their work, edited and reflected on their strengths and weaknesses. Many of them thought that they could improve their adjectives and sentence starters. To help, reading fiction books over half term and discussing new meanings to the words they don’t know would help them. Why not check out the Rosendale book club!  Choose a book from the collection and after half term collect your login details from me to access your own page!

It has be great to see so many books all about the body appear in our classroom. We will continue for one more week after half term learning about our skeleton, muscle and the type of foods we need to stay healthy.

Finally, we are each working on a portrait of someone special to us. If the children would like to bring in a photo of that person after half term it will help them to create their masterpiece.

Have a fabulous break,

Miss Conner

A flower to a seed. How long does that take?

Oh and do you have dragon who can help?

Can you tell what we have been learning about?

Having learnt so much already about the different parts of a flowering plants and how pollen gets from one plant to another we continued to think about how seeds get into the ground. We worked together as a team to think of different ways by just looking at pictures of the seeds. Then after an attempt we learnt a little more information which helped us to group them.

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Then we finally thought about the ongoing life cycle of a flowering plant.

So no dragons don’t help but we have been finding out about a strange dragon through reading what we now know as a non chronological report. We have delved into our own imaginary world where dragons exist and thought a great way to learn how to write a non chronological piece of writing would be to write about another dragon.

Here are some sketches that we did.

 

In maths we have been learning about time. I wonder how many clocks you see over the weekend and how many times you check your clock. Well see if a member of our class can help you.

Maybe they can explain why these posters have helped us…

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Here is a video I have found to recap on some of the crucial things anyone must know to tell the time.

Telling the Time on an Analogue Clock

Finally, we have been thinking about the starting points to painting a great portrait.

First we made some silly portraits as a team…

Then we learnt how to draw features of a face. Here are table 5’s great efforts…

Have a great weekend,

Miss Conner

 

‘How many times?’, whispered 3EC.

So you might have guessed, this week we have been learning how to write speech and remind ourselves that often in speech we use contractions. Instead of saying can not we would say can’t. We worked together to remind ourselves of many contractions we use everyday.

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To help us learn more about these and speech we have been reading a book called Black Dog by Levi Pinfold. Ask members of 3EC to tell you what has happened so far but if you know the story don’t ruin what happens next as we are going to think about that on Monday.

The telephone call posted on the blog earlier was inspired by the story. Have a look at the children below and think about what they could be saying.

 

In maths we have been learning the 4 timetables and learning how to solve word problems that involve both multiplication and division.

We have been enjoying more of our story Bills New Frock and return to the ICT suite. This afternoon we started working on our Christmas hoop which will show off our sowing talents. If you have any large branches or sticks in your garden in see any in the park then could you bring them in! More detail next week.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Conner