Welcome to 3M!
Hi, we are 3M and we learn with our teacher Mrs Mallinson and our teaching assistants Senora Merry, Mrs Bird and Mrs Purslow. Senora Merry also teaches us Spanish on a Thursday.
We are a class of 26 children and this term we have been exploring the whole school topic of “zoo-ology.” In September we enjoyed visiting Bristol Zoo with all the other classes. As well as learning about the animals, this topic has included science, RE, geography, history, literacy, art and a whole lot more!
It has been lovely to see the children grow in confidence this year - the Year 3's have done so well in rising to the challenge of Key Stage 2, and the Year 4's are developing their ability to work effectively as learning partners to support others while challenging themselves.
In Literacy we have been using our topic to study and generate poetry using a range of poetic devices, we have used Pie Corbett’s “talk for writing” to innovate the story “If I ran the zoo”, and lately we have been using Christmas adverts to inspire descriptive writing in the first person as well as letters. As part of a whole school initiative to raise the profile of reading, 3M have loved taking part in a competition collecting stamps from our local library. We really enjoyed our walk to the library earlier in the term as you can see. Although we didn’t win the overall prize, we were so excited that we did lead the way at the half way point!
In Maths we have covered LOTS of topics: In addition to a focus on core operations of column addition and subtraction we have used grid multiplication to calculate with up to three digit numbers. The children particularly enjoyed using the “Mr Banker” game to practise borrowing when calculating column subtraction. We have also revisited time and of course, times tables!
In Science we have been studying green plants, including a dissection of a flower and learning how a green plant makes the glucose it needs to grow.
3M have also had a wonderful term full of celebrations in RE. At the beginning of term, we loved taking on lots of different roles to prepare for our class mass and more recently we celebrated the end of the Year of Mercy in our class assembly – a definite highlight of the year so far.