Green Class News Letter 25th April 2016

Date: 23rd Apr 2016 @ 1:19pm

Year 3 Class News Letter

Monday 25th April 2016

Dear Parents,

Another busy week goes by in Green class and the children have got stuck into some exiting learning.

There was a huge amount of excitement when we actually managed to get our weights in class (thank you Mr Frankland) to see how strong those eggs really were. The children had so much fun watching the weights piling on top and waiting for them to crush. 

We couldn’t believe how strong the eggs really were, some of them managed to hold 27.5kg before cracking.  Our Science Ambassadors shared our results in assembly on Friday and even challenged some of our teachers to see if they could crush an egg – nobody succeeded! 

We spent some time in the hall on Wednesday under our theatre lights to create a short scene to help aid our writing.  The children shared three short scenes based around an Anderson shelter. We’ll be writing our experiences this week.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in an artefact for our topic this term. It’s been so lovely to hear all the stories the children have learned since starting our new learning adventure.

You should have received a letter about our visit to Woodcocks’ Wells this week.  Please can you fill in the permission slip as soon as possible, so I can send the lunch information to the school we are visiting?  The meal is delicious and I’m encouraging the children to have it on the day.

Thank you to everyone who shared something on Edmodo or Padlet this week – it has helped us to create our iBooks using the iPads later in the week.  The spelling work is looking good in the homework books and I’m starting to see the children understanding more and more of the words they’ve investigated. Please encourage the children to write their newfound words in sentences or at least discuss what they mean.

Through our science work this week we were able to look again at graphs and how to create them. It was great to be able to analsye the results using a visual. 

We are lucky to be welcoming Buddhist Monks to school on Friday.  The children will be learning all about their religion all week long.

The videos relating to the maths skills this week are on Edmodo. Please encourage the children to watch them as it really does make a difference to their learning back in school.  I’ve seen a big improvement in the children who have watched the videos at home already. They are ready for learning when they come in and know exactly what they need to do.  Please encourage your children to watch the videos.

This week we will be completing our problem solving using addition and subtraction and then looking at angles at the back end of the week.

Addition on a number line - https://youtu.be/eg5KlqpfU80

Partitioning - https://vimeo.com/87411171

Expanded - https://youtu.be/Ghcgyp6dCig

Subtraction on a number line - https://youtu.be/BepTP0VUxik

Decomposition - https://youtu.be/tGPzmXpVM10

Angles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqg1DQCJa-E The children only need to watch the first 45 seconds of this video

Thank you for encouraging the children to get on line this week – it really has had a positive impact on their learning.  Playposit and Plickers have been a huge hit with the children.  Keep checking Edmodo!

MANGAMATHS – I’ve also found a great new site to use alongside MyMaths - https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/ The children are already registered on there and I’ve used the same log in details as My Maths, which are in their homework books.  The only thing they will need is the school code, which is 320471

Have a play, it’s something the children are not required to do, but is nice alternative to My Maths if you’d like to use it.

The children enjoyed their athletics session on Monday and further developed their agility by completing the beanbag race that features at Town Sports.  I was poolside this week for swimming and I was very impressed with the children’s attitude to learning and how much they tried.  We have our last swimming session on Friday.

Thank you to the parents who came to the Online Dangers session on Tuesday night. I’ve received lots of positive feedback and I hope we can run another session later in the year for the people who couldn’t come along.

I will of course be Tweeting and Facebooking throughout the year. I’ll keep you up to date throughout the term via:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pear-Tree-Primary-School/384984998299244

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Peartreeschool and our News Letters.

If you have any questions please get in touch as soon as you can.  If you can’t make it to school, please email me cwaterworth@peartreeprimary.co.uk

Yours sincerely,

Mr Chris Waterworth

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