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Welcome to Y3I's Class Page

Mr Ibison and Mrs Roberts
 
If you should wish to speak to me, please send me an email (tom.ibison@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk), call the school office (0113 2574129) or try and catch me before or after school, and we can arrange a time to meet.

We hope you enjoy exploring all the learning that takes place in our class on this page throughout the year!


This week's learning is focused on: Maths - Multiplication and Division; Writing - Poetry; Reading - Retrieval and Inference skills; Art - Christmas cards; DT - Calendars; French - Christmas



This half-term's class reader is:

The Butterfly Lion

by Michael Morpurgo


This half-term's home reader is:

The Iron Man

by Ted Hughes


Y3I specific dates for your diary - Autumn Half Term 1 (other diary dates available on the school's weekly newsletter):

Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th October - Parent's Evenings


PE is every Thursday this half term. Please ensure children have the correct attire for both indoor and outdoor PE.

Homework comes out on a Wednesday - Maths and a Learning Log. They are due back the following Monday.
Spring Term Prefects

Well done to our new Prefects for being selected to represent Y3I for the Spring term. Both children are richly deserving of the honour thanks to improvements in their focus, determination and hard work. Well done!

Spring Term Prefects
Achievement award winner, great gymnast and attendance award winners

We had lots of awards to give out today. We have a future Olympian in our class who managed to get an incredible FIVE certificates at her gymnastics class that she goes to out of school. I was also pleased to give my award to a young man who produced a sensational Christmas card and have been showing much more perseverance, especially when it come to his handwriting. Keep it up! Finally, well done to all those children who had 100% attendance this term and earned their Bronze award. It was wonderful to see you all everyday!

Achievement award winner, great gymnast and attendance award winners
Christmas cards

This year's Christmas card was designed so the children could show off the colour mixing skills they had learned in a previous art unit. They all worked really hard to create beautiful Christmas trees with mixed green colours and different textures. Well done everyone!

Christmas cards
Waterlilies

This half term, the children have been looking at the work of Claude Monet. They have also been learning how to mix colours to make them lighter and darker shades. This week, the children used this skill to paint one of Monet's most famous works - Waterlilies. The results were amazing, as I'm sure you'll agree.

Waterlilies
Bonjour

Today, the children learned how to greet each other in French. Mrs Clegg taught the children how to say hello to one another and ask how they were doing. The children were then able to give a variety of responses. Here are a few examples of the children practising.

Trip to the Jorvik CentreTrip to the Jorvik Centre01 Jan 1970This week the children had a chance to enhance what they had already learnt about the Vikings with a trip to York and the fantastic Jorvik Centre....
DT Super Learning Day - Where the wild things are

Today the entire school undertook an ambitious project - to design, make, evaluate and then use a puppet based on the classic children's book 'Where the wild things are'. The children loved designing their own 'wild thing' and thinking about how they could bring it to life in puppet form. They worked really hard to make them, supporting each other brilliantly when people found some parts tricky. Most importantly of all, the children didn't get upset if things went wrong or didn't quite look how they had hoped. Instead, they used this to inform their evaluation of their work. They could clearly explain what had gone well and what they would change for next time and why - a sign of a great designer and learner. Finally, the children used their puppets to create a class video, which is posted below. They hope you like it.

Achievement Award winner

This young lady has shown incredible perseverance and resilience over the last few weeks when she has found things challenging, especially in Maths. This brilliant attitude has allowed her to continue to be successful and she should be very proud of herself.

Achievement Award winner
Gymnastics

Over the last few weeks, the children have been developing their abilities in gymnastics, focusing on balances, rolls and jumps. This week, the children worked in groups to put together a routine comprising all three elements we have been working on. Here is an edited together version of their combined efforts.

Timeline of British History

Before we began our Anglo-Saxons and Vikings topic, we did an activity to help show the children where that period fits within the history of Britain. The children were taught about what BC and AD meant and used this knowledge to work in groups to put years in order on a timeline. They then used some of their prior knowledge to match the years to notable periods in British history before working together to discuss and complete the activity. The children showed some excellent historical knowledge and are excited for their next history lesson.

Timeline of British History
Achievement Award and a super swimmer

Congratulations to both girls on receiving their certificates! The achievement award was richly deserved, as the winner has made an amazing start to life in Primrose Hill and all of Y3I are delighted to have her in our class and in our school! The other young lady has shown some great progress in her swimming outside of school. Very well done indeed!

Achievement Award and a super swimmer
Where's Wally Focus WeekWhere's Wally Focus Week26 Oct 2018In this Focus Week the children followed Wally on his adventures around five capital cities of Europe: Paris, Madrid, Rome, Berlin and...
Madrid videos

Today, the children used the 'Puppet Pal' app on iPad to create information videos about Madrid. They all did well but this was the pick of the bunch. Enjoy!

Achievement Award

This week's winner has made great progress in the past few weeks on improving her focus in lessons and has demonstrated a more mature attitude. As a result, her learning and progress in all areas of the curriculum have vastly improved. Keep it up!

Achievement Award
Dance

This week, we worked on a final composition in groups to a short track with a consistently increasing beat (you might recognise it from the news). The children learnt the value of teamwork, as some found it challenging to share ideas. Other cooperated brilliantly, forming a close knit dance troupe that would make Diversity look like a bunch of amateurs! You can enjoy a section of the best performances below.

Sketching white lions

This week, the children concluded their encyclopedia entry about white lions, inspired by our class reader 'The Butterfly Lion'. Linked to this, the children had a go at following along with a sketch of a white lion. I'm sure you'll agree, the results were stunning and have wowed teachers across school who we just had to show them off to. Enjoy the children's wonderful work.

Sketching white lions
Achievement Award

This week's winner had the good fortune to receive the award on her birthday! She was given this accolade for her fantastic attitude to learning across the curriculum and for her outstanding presentation of all her learning. Well done!

Achievement Award
Dealing with put-downs

In PHSE, we discussed the right and wrong ways to deal with put-downs. The children talked about how being rude back wasn't the best idea. Instead, they said you should either ignore the put-downs or tell an adult about them. Some children talked about how you might need to point out to someone that what they are saying is upsetting because they might not realise. Also, we discussed how having confidence in yourself can help you rise above these put-downs. The children then had a go at acting out some responses, both right and wrong. Here are some examples of children making the right choices:

Achievement Award winner

This week's winner produced some fantastic science work on super learning day and some even better scientific writing later in the week. She is also a wonderfully helpful and caring member of the class. Well done!

Achievement Award winner
Features of information texts

For the next few weeks our writing focus will be on non-narrative, information texts. This week the children looked at the layout features of these types of texts, the formal and factual style of language used in them and the way these text are organised into specific, topic paragraphs. To help them with this last idea, the children had a go at organising sentences from a text about tigers into appropriate sub-headings, ensuring the information in each paragraph was relevant to their sub-heading. When their team was successful, they were rewarded by performing their best tiger impressions alongside their team-mates!

Features of information texts
Science Super Learning Day

What a wonderful Monday we had with Science Super Learning Day! We conducted four different experiments as part of our Forces and Magnets topic. We examined push and pull forces, testing the later with a Y3I v Y3S tug-of-war, which Y3I won! We also explored what metals are magnetic and which magnets are stronger through a couple of practical experiments, with the children making predictions and then drawing conclusions from what they had tested. They had a fantastic day and really developed their scientific knowledge and inquiry skills in the process.

Science Super Learning Day
Jeans for Genes Day

Today the children wore denim to raise awareness of Jeans for Genes Day, a day dedicated to raising the profile of genetic disorders. We looked at the story of Tom, a boy with a life-limiting genetic disorder. The children were inspired by Tom’s positive outlook on life, despite his disadvantages, and resolved themselves to be more like him in their outlook. Together, we brainstormed some words that represented the respect and kindness the children expressed towards children with genetic disorders. The children then emblazoned some of those words onto a pair of jeans which they then coloured and styled. Thank you to all grown-ups who donated to support this great charity. I’m sure Tom and others like him will really benefit from your generosity.

Jeans for Genes Day
Autumn Term Prefects

It was a tough choice but I know I have two fantastic prefects for this term. Both of them have made enthusiastic and hardworking starts to Year 3 and have shown increasing maturity day by day. I hope they continue to set a good example for their peers throughout the term. Well done!

Autumn Term Prefects
For those unable to attend the Parent Workshop last week and for those who did not make note of these websites during the Maths talk, below are some useful Maths websites for parents:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving
 
http://www.mathschamps.co.uk/ 
http://www.primarygames.com/math.php 
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ 
http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/maths.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise
https://ttrockstars.com/

https://community.mathletics.com

School Councillors

Congratulations to our school councillors on their elections. I’m confident they will do a wonderful job. And well done everyone who stood for election, as you all received at least one vote and the result was very close indeed.

School Councillors
Paddington Bear Marmalade Hunt

Before we broke up, the children had to help poor Paddington Bear as someone has stolen his marmalade. We uncovered clues around school, eventually finding the missing marmalade in the KS2 garden in the Quiet Area. We returned the sticky treat to Paddington and set about investigating the crime. Thankfully, we were able to discover who the thief was and then wrote all about our adventure!

Paddington Bear Marmalade Hunt