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Summary of Autumn 1 2018
In English, we have been writing stories and character descriptions based on The Twits. We have also written our own version of Unusual Day by Sandi Toksvig.
In Maths, we have been finding out about the place value of numbers up to 1000 and have been adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers.
The first part of the half term in Science, was spent investigating vertebrates and invertebrates, habitats and food chains of monkeys and apes. Then we began finding out about rocks and their properties. We have looked at the three main types of rocks.
We learnt about Art and architecture in Ancient Egypt during our History lessons with Miss Perrin, our specialist teacher.
In Geography, also with Miss Perrin, we learnt the names and locations of the oceans and continents. We used letter/number coordinates to locate places focusing on Egypt and counties in the UK. We wrote information texts.
In RE, we learnt about Moses and about slavery in Egyptian times.
During our Art lessons we worked on directional drawing, concentrating on line and tone.
During our music lessons with Mr Barrow, our specialist music teacher, we listened to different pieces of music and explored the way sounds can be combined and used expressively. We listened to different types of composers and musicians and began to recognise and identify instruments being played. We commented on likes and dislikes. We recognised how musical elements can be used together to compose music.
We learnt how to say all these things in Spanish:
Hello, goodbye, my name is, numbers 0-12, add, subtract, equals, introducing ourselves to each other and to strangers; hello, goodbye, age, what is your name? How old are you?
In Computing, with Miss Molloy our specialist teacher, we have been learning about staying safe on the internet.
The children in Year 3 Crompton have started the year well and are settling into their new role within Key Stage 2. We have taken our time developing our independence and are growing to be confident learners, problem solvers and team members!
In the first few weeks of the new school year we studied The Twits by Roald Dahl. We enjoyed learning about all the cruel tricks the husband and wife duo played on each other and use this to support our writing of a missing chapter in which we created our own trick.
We have just kicked off our new text Unusual Day by Sandi Toksvig with our very own unusual day. All the children across Year 3 were invited to bring in something unusual to show the class. The children surprised us with their creativity showing us everything from homemade samosas to an old fashioned compass!
In Maths, we have been looking very closely at the place value of three-digit numbers; understanding and comparing hundreds, tens and ones. Now we have mastered this, we are beginning to look at addition and subtract – including crossing tens! We have been using lots of mathematical equipment like base ten and place value counters to help us to understand difficult concepts!
We are learning lots of interesting facts about Egypt in our Geography sessions and we are looking forward to our new Science topic all about rocks.
We are really enjoying having specialist teachers teach us our foundation subjects. We have Spanish with Mr Barrow, Computing with Miss Molloy, History with Mrs Perrin and art with Mr Holt. We are also lucky enough to have PE with Sam our coach from Manchester City.
- Reading every night (for at least 10 minutes). Parents to question children about what they have read and fill in comment on reading record.
- Reading books to be brought in every Tuesday to be handed back out on Wednesday. These will include 2 banded reading books and a reading book of the child’s choice to promote reading for enjoyment.
- Children to complete one activity from reading journal once a week.
- Spellings to be given out on a Monday and to be tested on Monday a minimum score of 8/10 is expected.
- Arithmetic test given out Thursday to be handed in on Monday.
My name is Natalie Wrigley and I am 29 years old. I was born and raised in Bury but have just moved to Stockport where I live with my partner Tom and my dog Bella (a very hyper Yorkshire terrier.) When I am not teaching, I enjoy meeting up with friends and going on long walks in an attempt to tire Bella out!
I attended Manchester Metropolitan University to study a BA (HONS) Primary Education with QTS. When I qualified, I worked as a Year 5/6 class teacher at an Outstanding Roman Catholic school in Rochdale. Since then I have taught across Manchester gaining valuable experience teaching across Key Stage 2.
I am passionate about teaching and strive to ensure that all the children I teach are given every opportunity to reach their full potential.