Super Subtraction! 

Dahl class have been practising their subtraction skills over the last few weeks. 

They have really enjoyed playing the ‘Exchange Game’ with the dice and Diennes. Swapping ten single cubes for a ten stick whenever they reached a multiple of ten.

We have also been focusing on ‘finding the difference’ by using empty number lines and counting on in tens and then units to help us solve subtraction sentences.

Can you explain to someone at home how to find the difference between two numbers using an empty number line? 


Kinetic letters

Today Dahl class were lucky enough to be taught by the creator of Kinetic Letters herself Margaret Williamson! 

The children spent time perfecting their optimal lying positions and pencil holds and Margaret taught us a great new song to help us remember this. 

Then we learnt how to join letters from the Window Cleaner family by putting two boards together to help us see where the letters need to snuggle before we can join them. 

We will be practising our joining this Year in Dahl class and we hope to be really good at it very soon!

Can you remember which are the ‘break letters’ the ones which we do not join? 

Try teaching someone at home how to join the letters that we practised today. :) 


Maths magic 

The children have been working on number pairs to make 100. They have enjoyed using a range of resources to help them including numicon, diennes, 100 squares and art straws. 

The children had fun using this game to practise their skills.

Number bonds to 100 game
To deepen their knowledge they then had to make their own game using ideas from the online version. This was a great way for them to use their number bond knowledge and problem solving and collaboration skills.

Can you explain to someone at home how you have used the resources to make 100?

Can you remember some of the rules we learnt to help solve number pairs to 100 problems? 


Sensational Cinema! 

Year 3 were all very excited to receive exclusive tickets to a showing of Kung Foo Panda today! They lined up outside to have their tickets checked, chose their popcorn snack and were lead into the darkened cinema by torchlight! 

All part of the cinema experience!


Sentence strolling 

Dahl Class have been using the power of sentence strolling to up-level some spooky sentences. Mrs Holland gave us a really boring sentence and then we worked in groups to think of different adjectives and alternative words for parts of the sentences. The next lesson we were able to use the examples from the working wall to magpie ideas and use them in our writing with some stunning results.

Great work Dahl class! 


A great start back 

Dahl class have made a great start back to school and have really impressed us with their positive attitude and approach to learning.

In literacy we have been focusing on Horrid Henry stories and have been thinking about how an author creates atmosphere in their stories. We have used lots of drama conventions to help us explore character feelings, emotions and predictions about what what might happen in a story. 

In maths we have been looking at number sequences and used a range of resources to look for patterns in the numbers. We have also looked at logic problems and the children were fantastic at reading the clues carefully and working collaboratively to solve them. They could then write their own based on what they had learnt. 

Keep up the good work Dahl!

It’s great to have you back :) 


Mr Rees visits year 3

After talking to some girls and receiving some letters from children in year 3, Mr Rees came to visit us to talk about how to make our dent in the universe.

First we find a problem, then we imagine a solution. Once we do this we can actually solve the problem. We need to make a plan and take our first steps!

Key Skills 17.6.15

This weeks key skills is below. If you do not have your sheets please come to Miss Shipton for another.


Science: Our next topic is all about plants. Label the parts of the plant on your sheet and write a sentence explaining the job each part does.


Maths: We have been learning about right angles in shapes. Use a ruler as a ‘right angle checker’ to see how many right angles are in the shapes provided.

French Day

Please don’t forget it is French day tomorrow! Come to school wearing red, white and blue and bring £1. We will be doing French activities all day and even try some French food! Exciting! See you all tomorrow!