WELCOME TO DOVES CLASS 2018-2019
We are the year 3 class at Motcombe Primary School and we like to work hard, be kind to others and have a fantastic time.
Keep an eye on this page for information about our learning, fun exciting activities and adventures.
Rewards and Sanctions
In Doves Class, we all like to work hard, have fun and enjoy our friendships. For those times when we need help to remember these things, we are reminded with our behaviour ladder.
When we do well, we may receive rewards like: verbal and non-verbal praise, house points, a trip to Mr Barge or another member of staff to share our work or a celebration certificate.
Here is a picture of our behaviour chart.
In English, we have been writing poems about our families. These poems were called Stanza's. We had to include a simile and some fabulous adjectives.
Once we had written our poems, we were able to perform these to the rest of the class using expression.
These photos are from when we were practicing our poems with a partner.
We all really enjoyed listening to eachother's master pieces.
Well Done Doves.
In maths this week, we are learning how to add 3 or 2 digit numbers by 1. However, some of the questions were tricky so we had to carry. We have been using Dienes and whiteboards to help. We were able to discover that 11 units are the same as 1 ten and 1 unit. This helped us when completing our questions. We are continuing to work on addition for the rest of this week and we all hope to be an 'Addition Whizz' by the end of our learning.
Well done Doves!
In English, we have been learning how to write instructions. First, we looked at time connectives and bossy verbs. The children then decided to write some instructions on how to use a glue stick. Above, is an example of a set of instructions written by the children.
We are looking forward to writing instructions on how to catch a giant next week, which relates back to our Jack and the Beanstalk topic.
This week, we started our new topic in Maths. We are now looking at shape, specifically 2D shapes. Today, a few of the children were grouping shapes while some of the other children were drawing shapes in our books. We were using a ruler to ensure our lines were straight and also the correct length.
We are enjoying our new Maths topic and look forward to doing some more work on Shapes after half term.
During this half term, the children have been studying the story The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis. We have used this story to write a non-chronological report. We designed leaflets about Narnia, and included 3 different sub-headings. We were able to choose what part of Narnia we wrote about. Some of the children chose The Beavers, The White Queen and even Aslan.
We have also drawn our own Narnia scenes in our Sketch Books. We hope you like the ones below.
This term, we are learning how to travel using different parts of our bodies. We have been climbing, sliding and moving using our hands, feet, bottom's and tummy's. We have also been practicing our tuck jumps and star jumps. The children are really enjoying this, and are being very imaginative. Well done Doves, keep it up!
This term we have been reading the book 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. We have found the book to be exciting and mysterious!
The Iron Man is a mysterious character because nobody knows where he has come from. He arrives at the top of a cliff and the falls down, breaking into a million pieces!
Here is some of the work that we have done to explore what might have happened to the iron man...