Welcome to Class 3 - Mr Mason
Hi Class 3
We've made it! Last week of Year 1! I have loved being your teacher this year and I'm really sad that our year together was cut short. But you've all done a great job at home and I've loved seeing all the work you've sent in.
For this week's activities, we are looking at The Gruffalo. There are lots of lovely tasks - I really hope you enjoy them!
Home Learning Grid Week Beginning 13.7.20 - Listen to 'The Gruffalo' Story here to help you with your work this week
Home Learning - Monday - Tuesday Grid Download
Home Learning - Wednesday - Thursday Grid Download
Resources for week beginning 13.7.20
White Rose Maths Home Learning Link 'Week 12, Lesson 1 - Telling Time to the Hour'.
Maths - Gruffalo Time Activity Sheet
Maths Fluency Kahoot!
Maths - Tallest Creature in the Wood
Science - Animal Fact File
Maths - Mouse food collections
Phonics - Gruffalo True or False Game
English - Planning Template
Change4life - Choose an Activity
Maths - Gruffalo Comparing Numbers
Weekly Spellings - Week Beginning 13.7.20
This week Class 4's spellings to be tested on Friday 17th July are past tense verbs that end with the -ed suffix which we practised in our work a few weeks ago.
You can practise using your purple homework books in lots of different ways or be as creative as you can.
The following sentences can be dictated to the children for them to copy down. While we mainly focus on the accuracy of their spelling words, we also check for capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, use of sounds and other good spelling.
The bee buzzed past me and landed on a lovely flower.
I walked into the classroom, clapped my hands and listened to my teacher.
Ben whispered to his friend.
Word of the week
Class 3 Word of the Week: astounding (adjective)
Definition: Something that is a shock or surprisingly impressive.
Example: The Gruffalo is an astounding story.
Synonyms: Amaze, surprise, shock
Antonyms (words that mean the opposite): Boring, calm, dull
Challenge: Have you done something that was astounding? Can you draw a picture to show it?
What we've been up to...
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day 2020 by dressing up as our favourite characters from a book. We enjoyed doing lots of activities during the day, including a parade around the hall and a chance to read with and be read to by Class 9.
Class 3 were reading Elmer in our English lessons. We wrote a description of the Elmer's Day celebration, then celebrated it ourselves with Class 4.
The children in Year 1 were reading a story about the alien Beegu. They found pieces of a crashed spaceship on the playground one morning and had to follow the clues to find Beegu. They then recorded news reports and then wrote newspaper articles to report the landing!
In Science, Class 3 have been learning about different materials that we use daily. We began our learning by looking at a few different objects, then went around the school to see where we could spot the different materials.
Class 3 designed their own biscuits, taking into account feedback from their peers. They then enjoyed making and decorating these biscuits.
We enjoyed party games in the hall with various games and music. We then had party food in the classroom, followed by a visit by Santa.
We enjoyed our second Art Day making Christmas Cards, Calendars and winter pictures.
2D & 3D Shapes
Class 3 have been learning about shapes in maths and took part in lots of different activities to help us learn about different 2D and 3D shapes.
Class 3 took part in the school's interfaith week by looking at a different faith every week. We learnt about Sikhism, Islam and Judaism and were visited by representatives of the different faiths. The children then enjoyed learning about the building that each faith uses and the artefacts they use.
Our first art day of the year was themed around Autumn and the children enjoyed leaf printing and observational drawings of trees. They also worked together to decorate the continents that we have been learning about in our geography lessons.
We were lucky enough to be visited by the wonderful author Adam Bushnell who introduced the class to Jet the tortoise and helped inspire their creative writing. The children loved Adam's visit and were enthralled throughout and produced some excellent work during the rest of the week.
In science we are learning about the seasons, so we went on a walk around the school grounds in September to observe how things looked at this time of year. We talked about the trees and the colours and also the temperature in autumn. We took a picture of a tree in the school grounds and will take a picture of the same tree every month to observe how it changes over time.
Start of year 1
We started the new year by thinking about people who help us. We had lots of discussions and different activities around the classroom, including writing promises to ourselves about how we will help each other in Class 3 this year.
During Multicultural Week, Class 3 were reading Handa's Surprise and learning about different fruits. We chose a variety of fruits from the story for us to try. To prepare these, we practised our halving skills.
In Class 3 we have been learning about The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. We followed instructions to create Mr Grinling, a delicious sandwich.
Investigating Number Bonds
Useful websites, Links and Apps...
Read Write Inc will be holding daily virtual lessons on Facebook and Youtube for children to watch at home. These will take place everyday for the next two weeks.
Set 2 speed sound lessons will be available at 10:00am and 1:00pm and set 3 speed sounds will be available at 10:30am and 1:30pm. These are the sessions that will be most useful for your child, particularly set 3 speed sounds.
These sessions are live and won't be available at other times.
Please click here to access the official YouTube account on which they will be held.
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