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.
It has been another great week in 3LW. The children are doing brilliantly transitioning into juniors and have settled into the new routines quickly. Well done to Eric, who was given our Star of the Week this week for being an all around superstar and setting such a fantastic example for his peers.
In Maths this week, our focus has been on the relationship between tens and hundreds and understanding how to use this to help us solve problems. This has been explored using a range of contexts, such as helping Roz from Monster’s Inc. work out how many monsters had not filed their paperwork using our number bonds to 100:
We then moved on to looking at how to represent numbers in different ways, for example in words, in numerals, on a number line, using base 10, etc. Finally at the end of the week, we looked at how to find missing numbers using our STEM sentences:
If I know the whole and at least one of the parts, I subtract to find the missing part.
Whole – part = part
In English, we have continued to read our text: Seal Surfer. We started the week by exploring unfamiliar vocabulary from our text and building our own vocabulary by looking at powerful verbs and discussing how to apply these to create a different atmosphere in our writing. For example, using the word prowled instead of searched makes it feel a bit more tense and scary. We then applied this knowledge of powerful verbs along with our preposition work to create our own Who am I? poems about a sea creature. Finally, at the end of the week, we have been focusing on inverted commas and how to use them to punctuate direct speech.
Across other areas of the curriculum, we have continued to develop our dribbling skills in hockey and started to work on our close control of the ball. Also this week, we have created observational drawings of leaves making sure that we looked carefully at the details and tried to apply our shading techniques from last week.
Next week, in Maths we will be looking at how to use our knowledge about the composition of 100 to solve addition questions by using partitioning skills. In English, we will continue our work on inverted commas, with a focus on adding action between speech sentences to maintain reader engagement. In other areas of the curriculum, we will be adding physical features of South America to our maps, continuing with our work on Judaism in R.E. and looking at numbers in French.
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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