We are two, first year, teaching students from the University of Worcester; and we will be helping in 3R throughout March as part of our degree placement. We like reading, music, doing yoga and maths - as well as learning new things! We are excited to work with 3R, feel free to say hello if you see us around.
Miss Burgess and Miss Billington.
Welcome to Spring
We have parents evening coming up soon and I urge you to look at all the successes your child has had since the new year began. Some children have moved groups in reading which is great to see. The positive changes your children are going through right now is incredible to see, with some children really standing out due to accellerated learning, maturity, responsible and independent behaviour. Your ongoing support of your child's education means a lot to me and I know from speaking to you before school, we are all working together.
Our science topics are 'Light' and 'Rocks'. We also have Science week coming up very soon in March so be sure to look on the class page for videos and photos. IThe children have thus far been diligent and studious during science as they appear genuinly interested in the topic areas. PE is still in the junior hall on Tuesday afternoons but keep in mind that they have PE on a Monday morning too with Mr Ballard from Fit For Schools. We have been writing poems, riddles and rhymes in English and some of the work has left me in stiches. Im sure you will enjoy reading through some of them during parents evening. Spellings are continuously tested on Monday afternoons so be certain to test your child over the weekend at some stage. Maths topics are always changing but the basic use of multiplication and division facts is in many lessons, so please continue to learn the 3, 4 and even 8 times tables. We are currently testing the children on a combination of 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables on Tuesday. Some chidlren are becoming quite good at speaking French, so if you know any, try it out with your child.
Homework does get checked on a Wednesday, however sometimes we do not get to look through it together on that day. Almost all children are consistantly bringing homework back so a big well done to everyone. Please ensure that your child understands it is their responsibility to keep their homework folder in a safe place with homework, spelling sheets, guided reading books and guided reading record books inside. At times, children have misplaced an item. It is all part of becoming independent as they move closer to becoming a year 4 student. Two pieces of homework go out each Friday. If you are unsure about what the homework task is asking your child to do, please try to find me in the morning at some point.
Peterbrook Primary School has a partnership with the University of Worcester. This means we support the training of their teachers. At various times you may see another young adult accompany my class into school. These trainee teachers are under my direction and have been invaluable support to me. Miss Edmead is with us through part of spring as is Miss Burgess and Miss Billington. Miss Pamore will be joining us in summer term.
Just reminding you that homework is a culmination of what we have been doing during the week. If your child has been absent, you are always welcome to come and talk to me about how to go about helping your child at home with the current homework sheets.
I would like to say that Jack has been trying super hard with his English. Well done to Jack.
Sophia has been a super star since the beginning of September and I want to say KEEP IT UP!
Isaac has had me chuckling. Thanks Isaac!
I have let the children research a country of their choice. We answered some tricky questions including; What is the currency? What is the climate? Have a chat about the information your child found out about during the lesson.
In English, we have been writing prepositions and fronted adverbials. These are great sentence starters. A preposition describes a position of a noun. E.g. Behind the sofa, Under the bridge, High above the clouds. These are leading starters which help children write much more descriptively and with purpose. A fronted adverbial can indicate when an event takes place. E.g. Later that week, Yesterday, All of a sudden.
In maths, we have been looking into dividing by 3, 4, 5 and 8. We have been using number lines to help show our thinking. Have a look at the homework this week. It is tricky!
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