Here's details of which maths fluency target we'll be focussing on each term.
After Christmas, it will be time so please guide your child in using an analogue clockface wherever possible. Buying them a watch for Christmas and asking them to tell you the time (instead of you telling them) really helps build this skill. In this digital world, this is a skill that is only learned (and remembered) with practice, so any help that you could give your child would be appreciated. :-)
Fab fluency this week for Kai and Noah who both passed their 3 x fluency challenge.
This is quite an achievement: in 5 minutes they answered 40 3 times table multiplication and division facts and got 40/40. Well done! 4 x table facts next - remember it's the 2x table doubled! ;-)
Congrations to the following Toucans for their Topaz Fluency:
2 x : Frankie and Luke T
10 x : Seren, Luke M, Alister and Shy
5 x : Richie
Final (2, 10 and 5): Kai and Noah
Maths Fluency: 23.11.18
Well done to Michael and Riley who were the first Toucans to get 40/40 in their 3 x table 5 minute frenzy last Friday. This means that they have achieved their fluency focus for this term and earned their Sapphire times table award. Fab fluency! However, there are quite a few others snapping at their heels, so keep watching this webpage for weekly updates.
Topic Termly Projects We continue to be amazed at the quality of the home learning shared by Toucans. On Monday, Keegan shared her model of a Stone Age village. We agreed that she'd been very resilient in try try trying to get it to look as original as possible. We also discussed that she was very resourceful: using clay, spaghetti, beads, polystyrene and pen. Finally, she was reciprocal as she worked as a team with her family to learn new skills as she went along. Well done Keegan. We were all really impressed with your model and your explanation of what you'd learned about Stone Age Life. :-)
Today we ate crackers and jam that Willow had brought in. She had foraged the berries and made the jam with her mum.
Some class comments were:
"That was very lush Willow. Thanks for bringing it in" (Rion)
"Thank you for bringing the delicious food in." (Keegan) and
"Thank you Willow. That was the best food I ever had." (Kayleigh)
It looks like foraging in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age meant that you still had yummy food even though there were no shops or cafes!
This week we've also seen Stone Age art project homework from Sophie and Alister. They've been reflecting on their history and art lessons and using what they've learned at home. Both of them used media available in The Stone Age: paint and charcoal. Great! :-)
We've been seeing some amazing home learning linked to topic this term. Toucans have been resourceful and reflective, using marshmallows and spaghetti to make Stone Age houses. Here are Finley, Ethan and Luke's constructions. Finley even made a tiny fire and people to go inside his house. Wow! :-)
We hope that you had a great Children In Need day and raised lots of money for this worthy charity. We all dressed up and had an afternoon of Pudsey games. On Monday, we are going to try some crackers and jam that Willow has brought in - yummy! ;-)
Where the poppies now grow
Year 3's poetry performance from the Remembrance service
We've had an amazing number of entries in our competition to design a Christmas card for our local M.P. Fingers crossed that Brockhurst are amongst the winners again this year! ;-)
Before half term, we were reciprocal in maths and worked with buddies to solve challenging addition and subtraction problems.
01.11.18: Today we visited Elson library and had fun doing an alphabetical book title hunt. Sara also read us two stories - one about the Stone Age and one about bears. We are looking forward to our next visit in December when the library will be refurbished.
Well done to Riley and Seren for sharing their Stone Age home learning. We really enjoyed learning about Riley's beach pebbles and Seren's Australian artwork. :-)
Today we read the fable of ‘The Tortoise and The Hare’ and had a ‘silent debate’ about the question ‘The hare was a clever character.’ We were very quiet and had lots of interesting viewpoints.
In gymnastics this term, Toucans have been learning the 8 basic gymnastics shapes and then working in teams to show these on big equipment. They were reciprocal, acting as coaches for each other to improve. The final performance included teams performing 6 of these shapes in silence and their progress over 6 lessons was amazing. Well done Toucans! ;-)
Well done to Richie for achieving his 2x table fluency. Lots of amazing progress this week from everyone too. Keep learning them in order, out of order and division facts!
In Literacy, Toucans have created their own dragons today using an online site (dolldivine.com). We had some technical problems, but Toucans were resilient and reciprocal and their creations are amazing!!
In History, Toucans and Kingfishers went outside to experience 'Stone Age Survival' and decide what they would need to do first. Some found water, others built shelter or fire and others foraged. Comments included: "Stone Age life was harder than I expected" and "You had to work as a team to survive."
Toucans have been making rocks and soils in outdoor science learning. They learned about what is the same and different, at the same time as having lots of fun!