Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School

A Newman Partnership School within the Diocese of Portsmouth

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Class Three

Welcome to the Class Three - Oak Class web page!

Our teachers are Mrs Pepin (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Knott (Thursday - Friday). Our classroom assistant is Mrs Hillyar.

Last updated Tuesday 29th April

The children help create the class page, giving ideas on what they would like to see on it and quotes for some of the different learning that has gone on. 

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Easter break.

Letters

We have class camp going on this half term and a trip planned to The British Museum. If you haven't already, please make sure you have completed the forms and paid by Friday 3rd May. We will be making a decision then whether the London trip can go ahead on that day as we need to confirm with the coach company. 

Thank you!

This half term our learning is being inspired by The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan.
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You will have already met the Lost Thing your child brought home to photograph this weekend. We will be using this as inspiration to write our own Lost Things stories. We shall also be exploring where in the world things can get lost, using our geography skills, as well as designing and making a light box using own knowledge of electricity. The children are very excited about our planned DT day!

Literacy

In literacy we our currently exploring different sentence structures for our own writing and thinking about the effect these have on the reader. 

Last week we looked at 3 different types, as well as how we write speech using a reporting clause. 

  1. 2AD sentences - using 2 adjectives to describe a noun eg. The small, lost, thing wondered if anyone would ever find it.
  2. Sentence of 3 eg. Shaun knelt down, rolled up his sleeves and started creating a magnificent sand castle. 
  3. Fronted adverbials - these tell the reader when, where or how something happened eg. As they slouched across the sand, Shaun thought about what he would tell his parents about the thing.  

Maths

We are looking at fractions over the next few weeks. These are really quite tricky to get your head around so the children have been engaging in lots of practical activities to help them understand. They also get the opportunity to explain to the class how they have been working!

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The document below shows which tables need to be learnt in which year group and you will see that it isn't as daunting as you might think!

RE

We have been looking at The Last Supper when Jesus celebrated the Jewish festival of Passover with his disciples. We found out about the festival, the different foods eaten at the seder meal and their significance. We have decided that horse-radish is an acquired taste! 

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Science

We have started our new learning on electricity and the children love it! We looked at different batteries and explored what the v means. We also tried to get an understanding of how electricity travels and then had a go at creating a working circuit.

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PE

Our PE days continue to be on Tuesday and Friday but children will need their trainers everyday for the golden mile. Please make sure your child has their full PE kit in school for the whole week.

We started our new PE on Fridays of dance. The children had to learn a short dance and then create their own using 5 different elements. We were really impressed with their team work and their creativity.

How to help with spellings.

Below is a document which shows some of the strategies the children are taught in school to help them learn their spellings. You could try a few with your child and see which ones they really like!

Spelling strategies from No Nonsense Spelling

Translate / Traduire / Übersetzen / Tłumaczyć / Išversti / Tulkot / Traducir

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