A busy week

What an amazing way to end a busy week! I hope you all enjoyed sports day. I was so busy scoring that I didn’t take any photos! If I find some they will be posted. It was great to see so many parents come and support. 

As I said, we have had a busy week in 3EC learning how to be a scientist and thinking about what questions we would like to ask when thinking about sun protection. 

First we thought about what we know already, then we did some research and now we are at the point where, as teams, we have come up with questions to investigate. Finally we did an experiment to learn about making a test fair. 


During independent learning we created our own flags. Below are some photographed by Jacob for the blog.


Finally, if you are in the mood for some baking this weekend then ask 3 EC to help as they have been learning how to measure in grass and kilograms and convert between them. 


The whole school has been creating some woven art and 3EC started theirs this week.

Welcome back

I hope you have all had a restful half term. We changed our teams for the last time this year today and found out about some of the amazing things that we had done over the holiday.

We reminded each other how important our learning time was and what we need to do to help everyone learn.

Today we also thought about how small acts of kindness can help us all be happy and enjoy our time at School.

Lets hope that we have a term filled with happiness, hard work and kindness.

To sum up…

Its been a week of finishing off and revisiting.

We have finished our adventure stories ready to go in to the Rosendale Magazine and revisited fractions to remind ourselves of how to compare fractions and work out a fraction of an amount.

We have also spent the last part of the week revisiting what it takes to be a great learner and how we can help others to be ready to learn and be respectful of others.

 

We have also been having fun class building games outside every afternoon to help us remember if we work hard at our learning then we have time for lots of fun too!

Finally, we got a treat today from our buddy readers who came up to share some cakes with us. Thank you RBH!

 

Have a wonderful week off.

Miss Conner

Designers in the making…

Over the past week, we have been thinking of the ingredients needed to make a great adventure story. We have been listening to Famous Five stories (some of which are in the Rosendale top 100) and a story called Sandy Cove.
Our stories at going to be featured in the Rosendale Magazine which will be published next term. It’s media week so we decided to use an app called Brushes and design our own front cover images for Sandy Cove. We looked at some of David Hockney’s amazing work before starting off. Await this space to see some of the work published!
In the mean time we’ve been planning our own stories. Below are some of the drawn plans we did to start.

 

We have also been learning a lot about lines and angles.

Watch this video and then see how many perpendicular and parallel lines you can see around you.

 

This week I also shared with the class that I was set a challenge that I couldn’t do on Monday. The challenge was to make an origami shirt. I was shown a video but it was to fast and I couldn’t keep up. 3EC watched the same video and also found it tricky to keep up. We discussed what could help us to complete the challenge. One of the ways we thought of was to find an easier version. The version below is the one we then watched. Many more of us were able to do it. Some of us need some more practise so I’m sharing it with you all. Can you do it? sit down together and have a go.

 

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.

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone!

We have settled well into the Summer term and jumped straight into a new history project learning about the Romans!

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about the impact the Roman empire had on Britain. The children will learn about the successful invasion by Claudius, about Hadrian’s wall, British resistance from such people as Boudica and the technology, culture and beliefs we inherited from the Romans.

A few notes for your diary, on the 9th of May at 9.30am will be our class assembly and on the 22nd of May, we will be going to find out more about the Romans at the Museum of London. The children will have the chance to look around the gallery and then have a guided workshop called ‘Roman Costume’ More details will go out about this nearer the time.

In maths we are looking at fractions again, this week concentrating on equivalent fractions. For example, 1/2 is the same as 2/4. The children will be introduced to the fraction wall to help them see this more easily.
Have a go at this equivalent fractions game to test your knowledge, or Match the fractions here. Finally, try this one… splat!
Remember to keep up the reading! Rosendale bookclub passwords and some logins have changed so please come and see me to get yours from me to explore some of the wonderful books. Also keep practising your times tables remember by the end of year 3 you  should know all your times tables up to 5 plus your 8’s and 10’s.

Don’t eat too much chocolate!

We have worked so hard this term and your brains have been filled with so much that’s it time to rest! Pick up a great book and delve into a different world, get outside in the park and play games, sing and dance to your favourite songs, draw, sit and watch the world go by. If you have struggled at anything this term in Maths or writing take 5minutes each day to practise you’ll be amazed at how much it will help you! Finally, stay safe! 

I look forward to hearing all about your highlights when we return to school after the Easter weekend refreshed and ready to expand our minds together!

Best wishes 

Miss Conner

Other than all the books…

Other than all the book week events, our creative afternoon and the start to our one world project we have continued to look at onomatopoeia’s and making up phrases to describe sounds we hear at home.

In Maths we have carried on learning about fractions.

What we do to find out a tenth of an amount such as 34. Reminding our selves of what happens to a number when it is divided by 10 helped us. Look back at previous post or our Maths page to remind you. We have also been learning about adding two fractions together. Ask any member of 3EC to tell you why we don’t add together the denominator.

This weekend why not eat a pizza or slice up some fruit into equal pieces. What fraction of the slices will you eat? Keep reading and think about all the places in the world your family come from.

Have a great one,

Miss Conner

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