Firstly thank you to everybody for their enthusiasum with the topic homework so far - Monday was offically deemed '5 cake Monday' and was a very happy day for all in year 3! We really do appreciate all the support from home in getting these projects done. All homework will be shown and all homework is rewarded, we just can't promise it is on the day it is brought in. Those bronze tempoint cards are soon going to be filled in!
In English this week we have continued our work on persuasive letters, thinking again about the features and where they are in our example letter and how these features look in other pieces of writing. We have been reading about our trip to the Botanical Gardens, and thinking about how their website persuades visitors.
In maths we are continuing our work with place value, and this week thinking about number patterns. Mainly 1 less/more, 10 less/more than numbers in the hundreds, building up to finding 100 less/more. We have really carefully thought about how we build the number with the base 10 materials, and use these to represent the differences and help understand the pattern.
In our class guided reading sessions we are reading 'The Great Kapok Tree' a truly beautiful story about the Amazon. Each page has the children thinking, exploring and learning. We will be working with this text for a few weeks to come.
Our RE focus moved on to Islamic Prayer and how Muslims prepare for thier prayers. The children though carefully about the importance of body language for Muslims and also their thoughts in relation to prayer.
Just a quick reminder - the readathon has begun again. We remind the children in the morning to hand in their dairies, but it is their job to hand them to us. Please can you ensure all reading diaries are in every day and reading is a regular occurance at home. It truly does make a difference to their progression.
Maths homework books have also been given out this week, and we ask that everyone aims to complete one page per week, which needs to be handed in by Wednesday. A teampoint will be given out if homework is completed on time, and although homework is never compulsory, we encourage the children to do it to embed their learning and prepare them for the routines of middle school.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Mrs Horton and Mr Bennett.