3GB 2018 - 2019
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Hello, my name is Mrs Bloor and I teach one of the Year 3 classes. I have been teaching at Offley since 2008 and have taught in most year groups. I am married and have two boys who are at the other end of the education system! James is about to start his final year at University and Henry has just started his final year in Sixth Form. I also have a tortoise who is in her 90's and a Cavapoo called Lulu who I love taking for long walks.
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In English this week, the children have started a new genre ‘Playscripts’. To support their learning of its structure and features, we used Pie Corbett’s Talk 4 Writing to story map it – as can be seen from the photo, the children loved the action for the wolf! We are using the familiar story of Little Red Riding Hood, but in playscript form. Ask your child about the features, they might also be able to recite the whole playscript for you with the actions. Next week, we are going to use a couple of days developing SPaG knowledge about different word classes (nouns, collective nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs). The children will also use innovation the text, changing parts of it and writing out a different playscript, closely following the structure of the original one.
In Maths, we have moved onto learning about multiplication and using distributive laws to find answers (see the 7x3 example below). The children have also learnt that multiplication is commutative, 5x3 is the same as 3x5 - they have discovered that even though they are learning their 3 times tables, at the same time, they are also learning other facts for different times tables 8x3 and 3x8. The children are being encourged to use what they know, to help them work out what they don't know. We will be carrying on with mutliplication next week, it would really support your child's learning if they played on the TTRockstars website - all of the children were given logins at the beginning of term.
In Science this week, the children have started to learn about the different types of rock – sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous. They were given the opportunity to investigate samples of them thinking about how they looked at and felt when handled. Next week, the children will find out how each type is formed.
The children had great fun this week in PE with Mrs Clarkson using the equipment in the hall to support their gymnastics lessons. They explored moving out of one balance and into another on different levels.
In PBL, the children have now moved onto learning about the Bronze Age, they have researched some basic facts about why it is called the Bronze Age, how bronze is made, what it was used for.
At the end of our very busy week, the children dressed up for the Children in Need fundraising day, they looked fantastic with their spotty outfits. Thank you everyone for your kind donations. I'm not sure how much money the school has raised, but Alex did comment how heavy our collection cup was when he took it to the office!
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