Birch 3KT Weekly Learning

Week commencing 4th December 2017

 

English: This week, children will be continuing with instructions. They will create a Christmassy snowglobe for which they will then plan and write instructions, as part of their unaided writing.

 

Maths: This week, children will be dividing using counters and Numicon resources.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children have been given a set of instructions that are in the wrong order. They need to rewrite them in the correct order, using time phrases for each one.

 

 

 

Week commencing 27th November 2017

 

English: This week, children will begin their unit of work on instruction texts. They will be identifying the features and putting a set of instructions in chronological order. They will then decorate a biscuit which they will write instructions for later in the week. They will collect a range of imperative verbs and write an attention grabbing introduction for their set of instructions.

 

Maths: This week, children will be continuing with multiplication and will be learning how to use the grid method to multiply two and three digit numbers by a one digit number.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children have been given a set of multiplication questions for which they need to use the grid method to solve. This is to give them a head start with their Maths learning for this week.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Unit 3 spellings on Friday.

 

 

Week commencing 20th November 2017

 

English: This week, children will be writing their own version of the story Billy's Bucket, which we have titled Bertie's Box. They will continue working on the rules of speech as they will need to include speech in their story.

 

Maths: This week, children will be applying focusing on times table recall (2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10) and will also be solving times table problems.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to add the correct speech punctuation to given sentences.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spellings on Friday.

 

 

Week commencing 13th November 2017

 

English: Children will continue with their work on "Billy's Bucket" this week. They will be using the structure and ideas from the story to plan a story of their own. They will also be learning the rules for speech and will practise how to use speech punctuation (inverted commas) correctly.

 

Maths: This week, children will be applying their knowledge of adding and subtracting using partitioning, by solving addition and subtraction word problems.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to solve subtraction calculations.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Unit 2 spellings on Friday.

 

 

Week commencing 6th November 2017

 

English: Children will be looking at the story of "Billy's Bucket", identifying the key events and carrying out some role play as well as using a story map to retell the story.

 

Maths: This week, children will be subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers using the partitioning method. They will then move on to understanding addition and subtraction as inverses and using this knowledge to find missing numbers in addition and subtraction number sentences.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to use conjunctions to create compound sentences.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spellings on Friday.

 

Week commencing 30th October 2017

 

English: This week we will be focusing on what a good sentence looks like, remembering to include capital letters and full stops. We will also be looking at compound sentences and will be using simple conjunctions to join two ideas.

 

Maths: This week, children will be identifying and naming 2D and 3D shapes and describing their properties. They will also have the opportunity to create a model of a 3D shape.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to look around their home to find shapes.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spellings on Friday. Don't forget to practise the spellings for the Spelling Bee too! This will be held on Monday for year 3 children.

 

Week commencing 16th October 2017

 

English: This week is assessment week. Children will be carrying out reading, spelling and grammar assessments.

 

Maths: We will begin the week by learning how to double numbers by partitioning. The children will then be carrying out their Maths Assessment.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to read an extract from a story and answer related questions.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Unit 1 spellings on Friday.

 

 

Week commencing 9th October 2017

 

English: Children will be carrying out their unaided writing assessment for which they will have to write a setting description for a haunted house. They will need to remember to use adjectives, prepositions, adverbs and conjunctions which they have learnt about in previous weeks.

 

Maths: This week we are looking at subtraction. Children will begin the week by mentally subtracting one digit numbers from two and three digit numbers, then moving on to subtracting multiples of 10. Towards the end of the week, children will be subtracting two and three digit numbers using a number line.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to solve addition problems using the partitioning method that they have been taught.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spelling set on Friday.

 

Week commencing 2nd October 2017

 

English: Children will be continuing their work on story settings, moving on to describing a park setting. They will be collecting verbs and adverbs to use in their writing towards the end of the week, also remembering to include adjectives and positional prepositions from the previous weeks' learning. A trip to the park this weekend would be super helpful! You can discuss with your child what they can see, hear, smell and feel whilst you are there.

 

Maths: Children will be focusing on addition this week. They will begin by using a number line to add two and three digit numbers and then will move on to learning and using the partitioning method.

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to read a setting description and draw what is being described.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spelling set on Friday.

 

Week commencing 25th September 2017

 

English: This week's focus will be to describe a woods setting using their senses. Children will begin the week by exploring the wooded area of the playground and describing what they can see, hear, feel and smell. They will focus on writing sentences which include positional prepositions (e.g. beneath, next to, near, above) as well as adjectives which we learnt about last week.

 

Maths: Children will be finding 10 more and 10 less, and 100 more and 100 less than given number. They will then move on to mentally adding single digit numbers on to two and three digit numbers. They will explore and share the mental methods that they use to do this. They will then move on to mentally adding multiples of 10 and 100 on to two and three digit numbers

 

Homework: Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to identify the value of each digit in two and three digit numbers.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spellings on Friday.

 

 

Week commencing 18th September 2017

 

English: Children will begin their work on story settings. They will use picture clues to identify a setting then discuss why a setting is important in a story and which features writers use to make settings come alive for a reader. They will collect expanded noun phrases (adjective, adjective noun e.g. immense, sapphire lake) to use in a short descriptive paragraph about a castle setting.

 

Maths: Children will be continuing their work on place value.  They will be reading and writing numbers up to 1000, comparing and ordering numbers, estimating where numbers can be placed on numberlines and counting in multiples of 50 and 100.

 

Homework:  Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to rewrite sentences with capital letters and full stops used correctly.

 

Spellings: Children will be tested on the Bronze spellings on Friday. These were sent out with their homework and can also be downloaded from our class page.

 

Week commencing 11th September 2017

 

English: Children will be learning about when to use capital letters and full stops in a sentence and will also be writing a recount about our trip to Cannon Hall Farm.

 

Maths: Children will begin their work on place value. They will startthe week by representing numbers using Base 10 equipment. They will then move on identifying the value of each digit in two and three digit numbers and partioning numbers to understand what they are made up of.

 

Homework:  Due in by Wednesday this week. Children are to draw a picture and write some sentences about their first week at Bywell.

Contact the School

Bywell Junior School

Bendigo Road
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF12 7LX

Main Contact: Ms Z Adam

Tel: 01924 460666
office.bywell@kirkleeseducation.uk

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