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14/12/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been:

-  revising addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

- learning some of the words on the year 3/4 spelling list

-  learning about The Grinch and creating our own newspaper articles about him

- learning about magnets that repel and attract 

7/12/18 - Dressing up as panto characters for the day to raise money for EAPS!

7/12/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning:

-  how to solve word problems involving multiplication and division

- to plan, draft, edit and publish our own narratives

-  to write instruction texts on how to sort magnetic and non-magnetic materials

 

6/12/18 - Winter Wonderland afternoon! We went on a visit on The Polar Express with hot chocolates we made with marshmallows and cream! Then we wrote instructions on how to make hot chocolate before we used our maths skills to divide, add and subtract (see flipchart picture for more details!). We're feeling very Christmassy now!

30/11/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning:

-  how to solve word problems involving multiplication and division

- about similes, fronted adverbial phrases and adverb starters

-  about how Christians celebrate Christmas

- which materials are magnetic or non-magnetic

23/11/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning:

-  how to divide by 3 and 4

- our new WAGOLL narrative text - 'Miu and the Pharaoh'

-  about Advent

- about Ancient Egypt in our 'WOW day!'

22/11/18 - We created our own class Advent calendar in RE today when we were learning about Advent. We linked this to our maths learning by writing a question to do with the 3, 4 or 8 times table on the back of each bauble, so every day we will have to use our maths knowledge! We can't wait for the countdown to Christmas!

21/11/18 - Our amazing writing in Maths!

16/11/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning:

-  how to multiply by 3, 4 and 8

- to put all our learning about relative clauses, conjunctions and topic sentences in to our draft write information texts about Anubis. We then edited and published them.

-  about friction

- about Anti-Bulling

15/11/18 -Today, we were lucky enough to watch a performance from Playright Theatre Company on Anti-Bullying. It was based on the story of Cinderella but with a twist! We really enjoyed watching it.

12/11/18 - Introducing our new Digital Leader, Luke! Luke can't wait to help us in class with our ICT. Luke even typed up his Hot Write today on Anubis on microsoft word! Well done, Luke!

12/11/18 - Introducing our new Digital Leader, Luke! Luke can't wait to help us in class with our ICT. Luke even typed up his Hot Write today on Anubis on microsoft word! Well done, Luke! 1
12/11/18 - Introducing our new Digital Leader, Luke! Luke can't wait to help us in class with our ICT. Luke even typed up his Hot Write today on Anubis on microsoft word! Well done, Luke! 2

9/11/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning:

-  how to multiply by 3

- to use relative clauses, conjunctions and topic sentences in our writing

-  more about forces: push and pull

- about others who are in need at Christmas time and making shoeboxes to send them

9/11/18 - We took our learning outside today in Science as we used equipment from inside the sports shed (such as footballs and skipping ropes) to explore forces – pushes and pulls in particular. We discussed with one another what direction our forces were acting in.

8/11/18 - Some of us worked with Mrs Hobbs counting in 3's. When we got to a multiple of 3, we played our instrument. We then performed to the class. It was really fun!

8/11/18 - Some of us worked with Mrs Hobbs counting in 3's. When we got to a multiple of 3, we played our instrument. We then performed to the class. It was really fun! 1

6/11/18 - We got our green thinking hats on and created Christmas cards to be sent to Peterborough City Hospital’s ‘December Magic’ Christmas card appeal. The cards we have made today will be received by elderly patients staying in hospital over the festive period. This promoted our Christian Values of Compassion and Service.

2/11/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning:

-  how to add and subtract 3-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers

- to use the part-part whole bar model

-  our new WAGOLL text about Anubis and discovering the features of an information text

-  about forces: push and pull

- about Remembrance Day

2/11/18 - In RE, we have been celebrating the First World War Centenary. We made poppies and scattered them on our school field.

2/11/18 - Identifying forces in Science. Which photos show a push? Which photos show a pull?

31/10/18 - Our new WAGOLL text map. It is an information text based on the Greek God, Zeus. In a few weeks time, we will be creating our own information texts about the Egyptian God, Anubis.

31/10/18 - Our new WAGOLL text map. It is an information text based on the Greek God, Zeus. In a few weeks time, we will be creating our own information texts about the Egyptian God, Anubis. 1

29/10/18 - Welcome back Penguins! 

 

I hope you all had a fantastic half term break. I'm really looking forward to all the exciting things we have planned this half term. We are all looking forward to our Ancient Egyptian workshop on Friday 23rd  November. Please do remember to hand in your reply slips for this wonderful day!

 

What will we be up to in Autumn 2?

 

In English, we will start off the half term by looking at the Egyptian God, Anubis and writing an information text about them. In Maths, we will continue to look at addition and subtraction for a few weeks, before moving on to learning about multiplication and division. If you want to get a head start on your maths learning at home, start practising your 3, 4 and 8 times tables!  In Science, our new topic will be Forces and Magnets and we have some very fun investigations planned. We will continue to learn about Ancient Egypt this half term in our topic learning. In RE, our focus question will be: 'Is Christmas a celebration of love or light?' We will be showing lots of our school Christian Values by creating shoeboxes for the shoebox appeal and creating Christmas cards to send to the elderly in hospital too. 

 

If you have any queries about any of the above, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me.

 

Miss Reed

19/10/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning:

-  how to subtract 3-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers

-  to draft, edit and publish our explanation texts on mummification

- how the size of shadows change throughout the day in a science investigation

18/9/18 - Investigating how the size of shadows change throughout the day in Science!

12/10/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning:

-  about time phrases and the second person

-  to plan our explanation texts

- to add 3 digit numbers with renaming the ones and tens

- about being a good Samaritan (RE)

- about the Egyptian Creation story.

 

05/10/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning:

- our new WAGOLL explanation text on how to make pickled onions!

- the process of mummification and acting it out

- the column method to add (with renaming)

- to explore shadows and why/how they change size

- to think about the difference between a prayer and a wish (RE)

3/10/18 - Our new text map for our WAGOLL explanation text. Can you remember the actions we created, Penguins?

3/10/18 - Our new text map for our WAGOLL explanation text. Can you remember the actions we created, Penguins? 1

28/09/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning to:

- plan, draft, edit and publish our writing (narratives)

- add to 3-digit numbers (see post below for further information)

- investigate what materials are opaque, transparent or translucent.

- understand why people may pray (RE)

 

28/9/18 - In Science today, we have been investigating what objects are opaque, translucent or transparent.

28/9/18 - What we have been learning in Maths this week! We have been learning to add ones to 3-digit numbers alongside adding multiples of 10 and 100 to 3-digit numbers.

28/9/18 - What we have been learning in Maths this week! We have been learning to add ones to 3-digit numbers alongside adding multiples of 10 and 100 to 3-digit numbers. 1
28/9/18 - What we have been learning in Maths this week! We have been learning to add ones to 3-digit numbers alongside adding multiples of 10 and 100 to 3-digit numbers. 2
28/9/18 - What we have been learning in Maths this week! We have been learning to add ones to 3-digit numbers alongside adding multiples of 10 and 100 to 3-digit numbers. 3

25/9/18 - Wrapping each other up as mummies! We had so much fun!

25/9/18 -Mummifying tomatoes!

21/09/18 Penguins Update

 

This week we have been learning to:

- punctuate sentences correctly using full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks

- write to describe

- use prepositional phrases and conjunctions in sentences

- empathise with a character

- use the prefixes 'dis' and 'un' 

- use an apostrophe for a contraction

- recognise, describe and continue number patterns (adding/subtracting 1, 10 and 100)

- count in 4's and 8's

- explore the sun in Science and debate whether it is a hero or a villain!

 

 

12/9/18 - Our new text map for 'The Egyptian Cinderella.' Can you remember the actions we made to help us remember the story?

12/9/18 - Our new text map for 'The Egyptian Cinderella.' Can you remember the actions we made to help us remember the story? 1

11/9/18 - Locating where the UK and Egypt is on a map in Geography!

07/09/18 - Year 3 Ancient Egyptian Banquet

06/09/18 - Some of our Penguins enjoying the newly re-vamped book corner! Starbooks! Ahhhh, a lovely hot chocolate whilst reading... bliss!

06/09/18 - Some of our Penguins enjoying the newly re-vamped book corner! Starbooks! Ahhhh, a lovely hot chocolate whilst reading... bliss! 1
06/09/18 - Some of our Penguins enjoying the newly re-vamped book corner! Starbooks! Ahhhh, a lovely hot chocolate whilst reading... bliss! 2

06/09/18

Welcome to Penguins class!

 

I am very excited to have 30 new Penguins in my class and I can’t wait for our learning to get started!

 

Our topic for the Autumn term is Ancient Egypt, with our focus question being ‘Were the Egyptians ahead of their time?’ We have a variety of exciting texts we will be focusing on in English including ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ and ‘The Scarab’s Secret’.

 

In Maths we will be continuing our learning through the use of Maths No Problem. We will begin by focusing on our knowledge of numbers and their value.  

 

During Science this term, we will be learning all about Light.

 

In Geography we will be locating Egypt on a map and studying the River Nile.

 

In Art, Penguins will be studying and creating their own hieroglyphics, whilst in Design and Technology they will be building their own pyramids!

 

We will continue to learn Spanish in Miss Donkin’s Spanish assemblies each week.

 

Useful information

 

Mrs. Pollard is our teaching assistant.

 

PE is on a Monday (this could change at any time so please ensure kits are in school every day). Please ensure kits are clearly named.

 

We encourage children to read regularly and children will receive a reading raffle ticket for reading 5 times a week. Children should record their reading in their reading record daily. Now children are in KS2, they can do this independently, however we would ask that you sign the reading record weekly to show that you have acknowledged your child has read. Children should bring their reading record book into school every day. Thank you.

 

Please remember your water bottles every day as our classroom does get very warm. Please make sure the water bottle is clearly named and is only filled with water or squash only. Also, if your child requires a snack, they will need to bring this in with them, as they no longer will have this provided. Please ensure they come with a healthy snack. Alternatively, tuck shop will run daily from the first Monday of term. Thank you.

 

Homework will be given out on Thursdays and is due in on Tuesdays. Please encourage your child to do the challenge questions set. If they wish, they may attend the weekly homework club to complete their homework.

 

Children will be lining up in the morning outside Penguins door and will be going in to the classroom to complete their morning activity at 8.50am. They will be released from the same place at the end of the day.

 

We have a fun and busy term ahead and I’m super excited to get started.

 

Please feel free to speak to me for any further information.

 

Miss Reed

 

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