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Lowton Junior & Infant School

Encouraging Growth

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Year 3 2017/18

Year Three weekly blog week commencing 18.9.17

Welcome back to our Year Three weekly blog. We have had a lovely week in class as always this week learning lots of new skills. In our English lessons, we have been learning a new skill called “Talk For Write.” This Pie Corbett programme focuses on teaching children to rehearse a piece of writing using actions and pictures to imbed the text in their memory. As a class, we wrote an exciting dilemma using our class novel “The Stone Age Boy” as inspiration. We focused on using expanded noun phrases and exciting verbs to create an exciting dilemma for our audience. We then (as a class) used Talk For Write to learn the long, complex text off by heart. Miss Green was really impressed at how quickly the children in Year Three learned this new skill and applied it appropriately to their writing.

In maths, we have been using the place value skills gained from the first two weeks and using it to help us to add one, ten and hundreds to three digit numbers. We have been continuing to use our reasoning our answers to not just give an answer, but to explain how we have come to our answer.

In science, we have been learning about fossilisation and the five fossilisation steps. We used statements and images to order the process in chronological order.

In our history lessons, we became reporters and wrote a newspaper report about the discovery of the Stone Age settlement Skara Brae. We have to create a short yet catchy headline to hook our reader in. We then had to ensure our report was filled with plenty of interesting facts to educate our audience.

 

Just a few polite reminders for the up coming weeks:

  • PE is on a Friday – so can all PE kits (both indoor and outdoor) be in school on this day please?
  • Tuck money – In KS2, children are responsible for ordering and paying for their own tuck. Where possible, can children have the correct money (or as close as) in order for break time to go as smoothly as possible? It is 15p for toast and 15p for milk.
  • Medicines- if you know that your child requires medicines such as creams or inhalers, please can these be in school (and in date) as soon as possible.
  • Parents evening is quickly approaching. Please can you (if you haven't already) hand in appointment slips as soon as possible to avoid not being able to get a slot close to your required time.
  • Can all Flu jab letters, library slips and data collection sheets also be handed in ASAP please.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you next week.

Miss Green, Mrs Higson and Mrs Owen.

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