Key Skills 25.11.14


We are still focusing on punctuating our writing correctly. The following paragraph is missing some important punctuation. Can you re-write it into your books with the correct punctuation?


Do not cross you chopsticks in China this is a symbol of death do not stab your food with the chopsticks to pick it up this is really bad manners do not point at people with your chopsticks as this is rude do use your chopsticks to cut up pieces into smaller bites since you don’t have a knife using your chopsticks to cut up the larger pieces is allowed you do that by squeezing the larger piece between the two chopsticks and splitting it in two



This week’s focus for maths is times table practice. Look at which table your group needs to practice. We recommend working on one table at a time and out of order.

E.g. 7 x 2,         3 x 2,         10 x 2

Circles: 2x and 5x tables

Triangles: 2x and 5x tables

Squares: 3x and 4x tables

Pentagons: 3x and 4x tables, then 6x and 8x tables

Key Skills 12th November

This weeks key skills work was sent home yesterday and will be due back in on Monday 17th November.


This week in Literacy we want you to look at using powerful verbs. How many different words can you think of for the following boring verbs? Don’t forget they must mean the same thing. I have given 2 examples of each.

said – shout, whisper

walk – creep, run

look – peek, glare



We have been looking at different measures in maths. Look at your maths sheet. Can you convert the measurements on it?


If you have lost the maths sheet or are struggling, please feel free to come and see me.

Key Skills 5.11.14

Key skills work was sent home on Wednesday and is due back in on Monday 10th November.

We have been describing objects in literacy this week. Can you describe the setting of a fireworks display on bonfire night? Can you use your 5 senses and the checklist below to help you?
– Similes (e.g. bright like the sun)
– Adverbs (e.g. slowly, cautiously, speedily, scarily)
– Interesting adjectives (e.g. crackling, fizzing,)
– Alliteration (e.g. fizzing, flickering, fireworks)
Make sure you remember your full stops and capital letters!

We have been estimating and measuring objects in maths this week. Find some objects in your house and estimate how long they are in cms. Then write the actual measurement underneath.

Don’t forget to also practise your times tables, your spellings and to read at home.

Junior Strictly

To all year 5’s and 6’s in the junior strictly group, this is the video of the jive dance we have begun learning. Practise at home. Look at how bouncy it is – knees up, use the balls of your feet not your flat foot.

And remember – Keeeeeep Dancing

Young Voices

Choir, as promised here is the log in details for the young voices site. I presume you simply go to the young voices website at and click the section that says children.

The log in username is: youngvoiceschoir (all one word all lowercase letters)
The password is the same: youngvoiceschoir

From here you should be able to locate the lyrics, some mp3 tracks and various other things so explore and practise at home. Have fun!

Frontier Trip Information Evening

Tonight was the information evening for the year 3 trip to the Frontier Centre. Do not worry if you could not make it as we will send home the relevant information with your child tomorrow so keep an eye out in their book bags.

If you have any questions about the trip feel free to ask them below or speak to one of the year 3 team.



Welcome to French Day!

Today the children are dressing up in red, white and blue to celebrate our French day. This morning the children tried some typical French foods for breakfast.

They tried some Brie – there was definitely mixed reactions. They also tried some Brioche rolls with jam; this was liked by most children.


Lots more French themed activities will be taking place throughout the day!

Final Day at the Frontier

So our last activities this morning were pond dipping and above and beyond for Groups 1 & 2 and the high ropes for Groups 3 & 4.

Excitement was high in the camps this morning as we prepared ourselves for the high ropes! We could choose from 3 things and could do 2 of them.

The Leap of Faith
On this activity we had to climb up a very big and scary pole that was extremely wobbly! Carefully we had to climb up onto the tiny platform and try to stand up.

Once we were stood up we had to gather every last bit of courage to jump off of the platform and try to grab the trapeze! This was really hard and everyone that tried it mastered their courage and got to the top.


Postman’s Walk
In this activity children had to climb up a ladder to get to the platform. Once they reached they had to edge there way across to the pole by using a rope for their hands and a top for their feet. It was very high up!


Gladiators Wall
In this activity we had to climb up a vertical course with different sections. First a rope ladder, then a spinning pole and finally a net. Children went up in twos and had a race! Charlie vs Miss Shipton was an interesting race…a draw to the top! Charlie definitely gave Miss Shipton a run for her money!

Overall a great morning of fun!

Well done year 3 you have all done brilliantly these last few days! You have behaved well, had fun and conquered fears! We are so proud of you all and have so many photos to share with you!

Group 3 & 4 – Raft Building

Our evening activity was raft building. It was raining but luckily soon cleared up!

We started by creating the frame out of wooden logs and string.


We then carried it down to the river and got our paddles. The barrels supported the frame on the water because they had air in. We had to carefully climb aboard our rafts. Even Miss Shipton joined in!


After our activity we took our rafts apart and then we all got back into the water for a little swim! The water was freezing!


Then back to camp for a nice story and a drink and biscuit. All children are in bed now although probably still far too excited to sleep! Night world!