3SB 2021 - 2022
Welcome to 3SB’s Class Page!
Welcome to our class page. Here you can access our weekly update, class spellings and homework
3SB Importnat 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 will be sent home on 17th September and will be tested on 24th September. In Year 3, the children will be 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 Miss Burgess. This is my second year teaching at Offley and I have previously taught in a school in Manchester. My subject responsibility is P.E. along with Miss Moulton and Mrs Rae. I enjoy walking and have loved exploring parts of Cheshire on my bike. When my knee has fully recovered I hope to get back to playing Netball, my favourite sport, and running.
It has been a great week in 3SB. The children are doing brilliantly transitioning into juniors and have settled into the new routines quickly. Well done to Lola who is our Star of the Week for her amazing improv and being brave to perform for the rest of the class and contributing her ideas.
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.We completed role play activities to help us generate ideas for the conversations Grandad and Tom would have.
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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