Friday 30th November | 1 comment
This week the children have been writing and editing their own story in the style of a traditional tale. The topic has really engaged all the children and they have let their imagination fly. There have been some wonderful stories with modern twists but also plenty of princesses, goblins and knights in shining armour.
“Oh no there hasn’t,” I hear you cry.
“Oh yes there has!”
An important skill that is learned in Year 3 is that the first draft of any writing is not the finished article. Therefore, towards the end of the week the children have used a green pen to alter and improve their sentences and paragraphs. Realising that mistakes have been made and understanding how to correct them is important in all subjects. Some times, if a child isn’t happy with their work we have to say, “Move on, it’s behind you,” or “Well, we’ll have to do it again then won’t we. Woo.”
In Maths, the children have been practising multiplication using the grid method. This is also the focus of this week’s homework. Generally, the children are progressing well at learning their times tables. TTRockstars.com is a very popular addition to our computing lessons although we still encourage the children to use Mathletics to improve their all round skills. In addition, earning a Mathletics gold is always recognised in our Special Mention Assemblies.
The video below is a fun way to learn the four times table (and improve dancing skills).
Out of lessons, all of the juniors have been learning the songs to the musical Oliver. Several Year 3 children have parts in the show and are looking forwards to performing in front of an audience.
Just a reminder that, on Monday, the children will be visiting the Theatre Royal in Wakefield to see the pantomime Cinderella. A packed lunch will be required, which the children will eat on their return.
There was a very happy ending to the week for Emily, Haseeb, Luke and Abigail as they received special mentions in our Friday assembly.
Have a great weekend.
Mr Beevers and Miss Micklethwaite.