Last Week of Football
Today marked the last session of football for us. What a blast it's been! We ended the half term with a tournament and everyone played brilliantly, bringing all their new skills and scoring lots of goals! Well done everyone and thank you Play-Sport!
In KS2, pupils have the chance to become a member of the School Council and, new to this year, part of the Eco Committee. Through School Council and Eco Committee, pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that reach a solution together. Today, all candidates gave their well-thought out speeches and answered questions about why they would make a great member. Then, we voted! I am so proud of each and every one of them and they should be very proud of themselves.
Scroll to reveal of our new members for 2019...
Cricket Taster Day
Today, Berkshire Cricket gave us a taster into the world of cricket. We had an exciting assembly and a session with a coach learning about the rules and skills of the game - the children loved it!
Today was a very exciting afternoon. We took some Year 3 pupils on the first sports event of the year! The boys played in a football tournament at Waverly Prep School and had a blast! They won 2 games, drew 1 and lost 1 - coming joint second out of 5 teams. Well done boys, what a great way to 'kick off' the year!
Below are images to show our current written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In year 3, the written calculation focus is on adding and subtracting numbers with up to 3 digits and multiplying and dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. Just click on an image to enlarge it. There is also a link below to a page of the school website which has videos of students explaining some methods as they do them. There are currently no videos of Year 3's calculation methods for multiplication and division... yet! But, I hope you find these images we have in the class useful. Happy calculating!
Below are some links to help the children practise their times tables and some information about how to support your child with multiplication and division facts. In Year 3, we will be focussing on revising 2, 5, and 10 times table taught in Year 2, and learning the 3, 4, and 8 times tables. It is expected that children can quickly recall all of the times tables by the end of Year 4.
Welcome to Year 3!
What a super start to the year! Soon, you will see useful information regarding Year 3, plus exciting celebrations of some of the things we've been up to. Some of the posts will be written by the students themselves, too! Watch this space!
Getting Ready for Year 3!
The children were excited to welcome year 3 pupils into their classroom last week. The year 3 children were keen to show off some of the work they have been doing to give year 2 an idea of some of the exciting work that they will be doing next year!
During Welly Wednesday, the children have been building bug houses and micro habitats out of natural materials. They did an excellent job!
The children have been learning about volume and capacity, and using millilitres as a unit of measurement. They compared different sizes of containers by filling one with water and then transferring the water to a different container, while predicting whether the second container had a bigger or smaller capacity than the first container. They have also been making potions that Winnie the Witch would be proud of, following carefully a recipe and measuring the liquids in millilitres accurately.
Now you see us! Now you don't!
As part of our science work, the children had a great time in our Welly Wednesday session exploring the best patterns to help our chameleons hide! They had a great understanding of camouflage by the end of the session and the chameleons were so well hidden that we actually lost some!!
We are so enthusiastic about our new topic, which is Kenya! We have learnt about the oceans and continents of the world. I am sure the children would love to sing you a song about this if you ask! We have thought about how we would travel to Kenya and what we would need to take. We have also thought about animals that we might meet if we were to go on a safari to Kenya. We enjoyed creating African animal land art in our Welly Wednesday session. We have looked at African patterns in art.
Check out our amazing buffalo that was created during Welly Wednesday!