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 Friday 16th November

Class trip

 

On November 26th we shall be going to Fishbourne Roman Palace for the day. A letter has gone home in book bags as well as being emailed. Please make sure we have permission slips back as soon as possible. 

Morning work

The children come into learning straight away at the beginning of the day. We have been focusing on our maths the last couple of weeks with quick recall of number facts.

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Home learning project

It was great to hear at parents evening of so many children being inspired with the home learning project. We can't wait to see what creations come in!

Rotten Romans

This week we finished our writing on the Roman army and began exploring what happened at Pompeii. We have also started exploring volcanoes and with the arrival of our new atlases will be able to find out where in the world they can be found. 

Literacy

We spent time this week finishing our army writing and exploring Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. The children have generated lots of language that will be used in their writing next week and thought carefully about the impact of the words they choose. We have spoken about taking the reader on a journey with our writing. 

 

We have been using an animation of eruption and the story Escape from Pompeii as stimulus for our work

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We also had our first try and a 5 minute write. We looked at a picture and thought of language that we could use when writing about the image and then wrote for 5 minutes only. The children did really well for their first attempt and we'll be using them to improve next week. 
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Maths

For the next few weeks we will be looking at addition and subtraction. 

 

We spend time in our maths lessons explaining to each other what our thinking has been in getting to an answer. This really helps the children to firm up their understanding and can highlight any misunderstandings they have. Sometimes they explain to their learning partner and sometimes to the whole class!

 

We have been using place value counters to help our understanding in how regrouping works in column addition this week. 

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Knowing the times tables are really important to help support learning in maths. 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!

Art

The children have been hard at work designed their Roman shields. 

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Computing

The children have been learning about basic programming using Bee Bots this week by designing a maze and programming commands to move them around. 

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Science

This week saw us exploring different types of rock and we began looking at how the 3 main types of rock are formed - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.

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PE

Rock, paper, scissors it. Who even knew that game existed! Children loved it as a warm up in today's lesson and then continued to use their invasion game skills in small group games. 

 

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 Friday's session as quite a few have been leaving them at home after Wednesday afternoon sport. Thank you!

Well done to our winner of the PE award this week. Having said PE wasn't really his thing, he did an amazing job!
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French

The children are continuing to learn days of the week, months of the year and to answer questions about how they are and their age.

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

Parent helpers

It's been great to see some parents coming in to school to help out, we really appreciate it! If you do have a little bit of spare time, even 15 minutes before pick up, it would be great to see you.

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