Dahl Class- Miss Cairns

Miss Abbi Cairns

Year 3 teacher and Computing Leader

acairns@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Mrs Jane Phillips

Dahl Class Teaching Assistant

23.03.2018 - Ahrianne for a wonderful effort in  writing, particularly when writing discussions.
16.03.2018 - Iris for a great effort in maths, particularly in division.
09.03.2018 - Emily for excellent focus and persevering in maths, in particular in multiplication.
02.02.2018 - Boden for excellent learning behaviours in maths.
26.01.2018 - Yashvee for always persevering with her learning even when she finds it difficult.
19.01.2018 - Joel for demonstrating excellent learning behaviours. He is able to make connections between his wonderful knowledge of times tables and division facts to fractions in order to solve problems.
12.01.2018 - Ava for demonstrating wonderful learning behaviours this week. She has been working very independently, using the resources in the room to support her learning. 
 
 
 
Home Learning
 
Please find the home learning grid for this half term along with the resources attached below.
The children are very proud of their home learning and enjoy sharing it with the class.
We will be having a strong focus on times tables in Dahl class this year. The expectation in year 3 is that children will know x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10. In year 4 children are expected to know all times tables up to x12. We will be using 'Times Table Rockstars' this year to motivate us to increase our recall speed of ours times tables. The children will be provided with a username and password to log on to the website but please ask if you would like this information.
Welcome to our Class Page!
 
 Please check our class page regularly for updates of what we have been learning in class. You will also find out about our wonder of the week, copies of any letters sent out, home learning information. Check out our class gallery for lots of pictures and information about our learning.
 
 
Our Learning This Half Term:
 

Our topic for the whole of the Summer term is ‘Ancient Egypt.’ We will be looking in depth at the achievements of this ancient civilisation. The children will learn about how and where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important in the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, who Tutankhamun was and how mummies were made. The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphics to communicate and compare the powers of different gods. In English, for the first half term we will be writing wishing tales based on ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. After this, we will be writing recounts and newspaper reports about King Tutankhamun. For the second half term we will be writing scary stories based on ‘The Mummy’s Curse’. Finally, we will be writing information texts based on ‘How to Defeat a Monster’. Mathematics will cover investigating statistics, visualising shape and exploring change in the first term and proportional reasoning, describing position and measuring and estimating in the second half term. Art will link to our topic as we will be making Egyptian masks. Our RE work will start with Easter followed by Pentecost. We will have half an hour weekly French lessons.


In science, for the first half term we will be focusing on how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. The children will also learn about how sounds are made, carrying out demonstrations of vibrations, and completing a sound survey of our school.

 
 
 
Please find time to look at our story map for our focus text this term - The Egyptian Cinderella. The children will be learning the text off my heart before innovating it using their own ideas.
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