6th - 10th February 2023

Highlights of the week:

We have had a busy and creative last week of term! We hope you all have a lovely break this half term.

● In English we finished off our unit on traditional tales by writing our own traditional tales inspired by the traditional tale we have been focusing on. We started the week by getting creative and coming up with character ideas for our very own story. We thought carefully about how we could describe these characters using adjectives and expanded noun phrases. We then planned, wrote and edited our own stories.

● In Maths, we have been continuing our multiplication and division unit by practising the 5 and 10 times tables. We used multilink towers to support us with counting in 5’s and 10’s. We then had a look at dividing by 5 and 10. We noticed that 4 x 10 is equal to 8 x 5 because there are twice as many of each number. We ended the week by recapping the column addition and practised answering a range of questions that required us to cross and not cross ten.

● This week in Phonics we looked at the /bu/ spelling for ‘b’. In words like building, builder and buoy. We spoke about how the ‘u’ is quite cheeky and silent when we read these words. Our common exception words for this week are; parents, pretty and clothes. We have also looked at the spelling rule of ‘qu’ in words like quack and quick.

● In Art we have been researching the African artist Esther Mahlangu. We have explored her artwork and have been inspired to create block prints of our own. We focused on making a repeating pattern similar to the patterns and colours seen in Mahlangu’s work. 

Year 3

Home learning:

● Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book. Please can reading records stay in your child's book bag.
● Phonics folders are now going to be sent home at each half term. You can use the folders to recap the focus sounds with your children and practise reading.
● Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.
● Spellings are sent home on Monday’s for the text on Friday. Please can you practise these with your child throughout the week.