3LW 2021 - 2022
Welcome to 3LW’s Class Page!
Welcome to our class page. Here you can access our weekly update, class spellings and homework.
3LW important information:
- P.E. kits are to be left in school until Autumn half term
- For the time being our P.E. slot will now be Wednesday afternoons. We will be completing both of our P.E. sessions for the week on a Wednesday, so please make sure children have appropriate attire for indoor and outdoor sessions.
- Times tables will not be tested in Year 3 until the Spring Term, but we will be working on developing our pace and knowledge of times tables while becoming familiar with the test layout.
- Spellings will be given out on a Friday for the following Friday. The first set of spellings have been sent home today and will be tested on 24th September. In Year 3, the children are given 5 words that fit the spelling pattern for the week, we try to give children the hardest words that they will be tested on so that they can become familiar with these words. Later in the year, when we start learning the Year 3&4 words, the children will be given all of the words for the test the following week as they do not fit a given pattern.
My name is Mrs Whipp. I have been at Offley for nearly eight years now, having initially started as a maternity leave cover for Mrs McLoughlin. Before joining Offley, I taught at a variety of schools across both Cheshire and Manchester. My subject responsibility at school is Computing, which I love. Outside of school, I live with my husband and two cats. I enjoy walking, yoga, drawing, photography and reading. I am currently rediscovering my love of cross-stitching as a form of meditation.
The children have worked very hard this week and have been extremely busy!
This week in maths we have been exploring subtraction methods including partitioning and finding the difference. The children practiced partitioning the subtrahend and then subtracting the parts from the minuend. We looked at this method with bridging further into the week where the children had to cross tens and hundreds boundaries. At the end of the week we looked at finding the difference. The children noticed this method was easier when the minuend was close in value with the subtrahend. To find the difference the children counted up from the subtrahend to the minuend. The gap between the two numbers was the answer, the difference.
In English, the children used the vocabulary they had built up last week to help them to write a setting description for Spring arriving once the Winter’s Child had gone home with their Father. The children have also created their own fantasy story characters for their own piece of writing. They drew their characters and then added description round them and used similes to add more detail. We also looked at story mapping to help us remember key details and investigate the structure and vocabulary used in the text Winter’s Child.
In our other subjects, we began looking at the scientific names of the human bones and why our skeleton is important. In Art the children have created their own Ruth Daniels inspired Rainforest picture using their sketching techniques and oil pastels. As part of R.E. And D.T the children taste tested different festive foods and evaluated their appearance, taste and texture. The fruit loaf turned out to be very popular, and the chocolate log! The children have also worked hard practicing for the Christmas concert, ready for the dress rehearsal and recording next week!
Next week the children will be working towards planning and writing their final piece in English. In maths the children will be looking at which subtraction methods are most efficient and when it is appropriate to use certain methods, as well as moving onto solving two-step problems. The children will have time to finish their rainforest presentations ready to present to Year 4 the following week. We will also be completing our unit of science by looking at the different muscles we have in the human body and the jobs they have. We will be continuing to have Free Read on Friday’s so remember to bring in your choice of book, magazine, comic of your choice. We will be recording the Christmas Concert next week, please remember to bring in your costumes!
Have a lovely weekend.
Homework will be given out on Friday 17th September. This will be a matrix of options for the children. This will be the Homework for the whole Autumn Term. Any relevant sheets will also be uploaded to this webpage on Friday. All of the tasks are set as assignments on Showbie, so the children can upload a photo or document for their work.
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