Term 3 Week 10

Evening Everyone,

Well doesn’t a term zip by very quickly!  Please find the week listed below.

English: This week we will be adding suffixes with vowels, looking at clauses in sentences, writing a diary entry whilst making inferences on a characters feelings and finally we will start looking at The King of the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo.  Whilst looking at this book we’ll have a particular focus on inferencing, vocabulary and writing describing using our senses.

Mathematics: We will continue with addition and subtraction.  Then is time we will start division with remainders.

Wednesday – Don’t forget to pop by and see your child’s work on Open Night.

Friday – Book week, our theme is Aliens.  Don’t forget to get a costume ready.

Finally, If I don’t get to see you.  Have a wonderful end of term break and I’ll see you all next term.

Karen 🙂


Term 3 Week 8

Hi Everyone, Can you believe it’s week 8 already?

This week is going to run differently as we are preparing for Open Night and getting work completed for our progress folders.

In English we will be looking at Skimming and Scanning.  We will also be writing interesting speech and finally we will be expanding our vocabulary both speaking and writing.

In Maths we are going to be doing column addition.

Please have a waste free lunch tomorrow.

Don’t forget it’s the Mac Book 1:1 program meeting this week (Thursday) and our Japanese Incursion.

Friday is Fume Free and we will be celebrating with a Milo.  See you there.

See you all in the morning.

Karen 🙂



Term 3 Week 7

Hi Everyone,

Well we had a lovely time last week.  We made cup cakes, which linked to the work we are doing in Science and English.  The children made alien green icing.  Just a little bit of fun for the middle of the term!  This week we are doing quite a bit of work for the progress folders so the blocks will look a bit different.

English – This week we will be looking at paragraphing and the organisational features of non-fiction texts (linked to Aliens of course).  We will be looking at Prediction, Inferring, Questioning and Evaluation in Guided Reading.  Words Their Way will be a new sort do you will get that coming home next week.

Mathematics – We will continue with graphing and interpreting data.

Book Week – Our theme is Aliens as we have been looking at aliens as our new English theme.  We’ve read the book ‘Aliens wear Underpants’.  

Japanese Excursion – Please remember to pay and send in permission slip.

Excursion – There will be an excursion next term.  When I get the full details I will of course let you know.

Waster Free – Please for one day don’t send any waste in your child’s lunch box.

As of this week, please could you refrain from entering the classroom in the morning. We will be preparing the classroom for open night and we would like you all to be surprised.  If you need to see me of course pop in and try not to look around :).  Thank you for your cooperation.

Enjoy this beautiful day and I will see you all in the morning.


Term 3 Week 6

Hi Everyone,

Please find the week listed below.


Instructions are the focus of this week; specially with reference to helping aliens to understand what to do on Earth should they ever come here. Initially children have to read instructions and convert them to pictures, considering carefully how the language is used. Next they must create their own set of instructions for an everyday task. The middle of the week has a discreet lesson focusing on the spelling of /shun/ words, followed by considering more complex instructions and guidance for everyday situations, which children must address through mime and gesture, finishing with written pieces for The Intergalactic Traveller’s Guide.


This week the focus is on gathering and reading Data. We will be presenting data in pictograms and analysing appropriately. The children that are wearing watches on a regular basis are really starting to read time well! Well done to them.

Finally tomorrow is Waste Free! I really want us to win this week so please no rubbish in our lunch boxes.  Raid that tupperware drawer.

Japanese Excursion forms and Fathers Day stall are due soon and don’t forget about the school disco.

See you all in the morning.

Karen 🙂


Term 3 Week 5

Hi Everyone,

Here’s the week ahead:

English – This week we are starting a new theme on Aliens.  We will be describing Aliens using multiple adjectives. Selecting and writing homophones for spelling and meaning. Finally we will be inventing aliens and creating fact files for them.  In Guided Reading we will be using the comprehension strategies of Skimming and Scanning, creating images and evaluation.

Mathematics – We will be continuing to learn how to read the time throughout the day, so please if your child has an analogue watch can they wear it to school?  We will also be learning Money.  We will be counting collections, spending a set amount of money and working out real life problems.

Tomorrow is Waste Free and don’t forget to walk to school on Friday!

I will also be requiring Nappy boxes if you have any, we’re going to be making a Giant Iron Man for open night.

Have a lovely evening.

Karen 🙂

Term 3 Week 3

Hi Everyone,

I promised the class I would do all my work on Saturday instead of Sunday.  It feels quite good to have it done today! I may have to keep this new routine.  Please find the week ahead.

Swimming: Our lesson is 11:20-12:00.  We will be leaving school at 10:55 so the children will be having an earl recess. Please can you make sure your child comes to school with their bathers under their school uniform.  As we are having recess early they need to come to school in their normal school footwear and have their swim shoes in their bag.  I will make sure they change before we get on the bus.  Don’t forget something warm to go to the pool in and that everything is labelled.  If you have any queries just pop in and see me.

English – We are going to do a little robot poetry, they will get new word sorts and in Guided Reading we are looking at prediction, visualisation, inferring, skimming and Scanning and finally summarising.

Maths – We are going to finish off a our revision on time.  If your child has a watch with hands then can I request they start to wear it to school.  I find this is the best way to learn and throughout the day Mrs Luff and myself will ask them to tell us the time.

See you all on Monday morning,

Karen 🙂


Term 3 Week 2

Hi Everyone,

Please find the week listed below.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces tomorrow morning.


This week the students will be writing their robot stories that they planned last week.  They will then proofread and add improvements.  Once this is done then they will give feedback to their shoulder partner. These stories will be typed up using pages in our computer time.  We will then finish off our Robot work with a little robot poetry.  In Guided Reading we will be looking a prediction, creating images, authors purpose, vocabulary and finally evaluation of the text.  Words their way – words will go home this week with their homework.


The students have just finished a block of work on Fractions so I am going to look at time this week and see how much they can remember.  We will be looking at both analogue and digital times and I will be teaching them roman numerals as these tend to be on clock faces quite a lot.  The mental maths challenge will continue this term.  This one is quite tricky as it has a lot of words rather than number sentences.  The winner of last terms Maths Challenge will receive their prize tomorrow. (The student who has made the most progress).


Lessons are next week.  If you have not paid or sent back your form please could you do so ASAP.

Don’t forget tomorrow is Waste Free and Friday can you please try to walk to school.

A very glad to be back teacher will see you all tomorrow.




Term 2 Weeks 9 and 10

Hi Everyone,

As you may be aware, Wednesday is my last day for a little while.  I’m having an operation to repair a snapped ligament in my ankle.  While I’m away Mrs Norcliff will deliver the Curriculum I have planned for the students.  I believe she can not do this Thursday, so I don’t know who the students will have.  Mrs Luff will still be in the room to make sure the transition goes smoothly.

Here’s a brief summary of the two weeks left of the term.


The students will be finishing off our work relating around the book ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes.  They will be writing a procedural text on how to build and robot.  Studying the planning process when writing Robot stories and ending the term with a little robot poetry. Guided Reading will be looking at strategies the students already know. Next term I will be introducing them to more of the 18 reading strategies.


The students will be finishing off their work on Multiplication and Division.  They will then move on to Fractions as they are linked closely to Division.  During the holidays I would love it if you could ask your children to write the fact families for multiplication facts.  If you are unsure how to do this then please pop in and see me before Thursday.


WEDNESDAY WEEK 9 – This Wednesday we are celebrating the Winter Solstice by wearing Pyjamas to school.  Please make sure your child wears their normal school shoes.  All clothing must cover shoulders and be no shorter that their normal school uniform.  They must also be able to wear their school hat and have hair tied up.  They can bring in a SMALL teddy but no blankets please.  We will be observing an hour without power so a bathrobe/dressing grown maybe required to keep them warm.  If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to ask.

Homework will go home tomorrow and is due back on Friday.  No homework will be given on the last week of term.

THURSDAY WEEK 10 – There will be a NAIDOC Incursion.

Have a lovely rest of the weekend and I will see you all tomorrow morning.



Term 2 Week 8

Hi Everyone,

The weeks are ticking by very quickly.  Please find the student learning listed below:


This week the students will be encountering and using a range of prefixes and adverbs to describe different robots.  They will also incorporate new language creatively and constructively in writing original texts. They will use prefixes and suffixes and correct grammar for Year 3 level and beyond to complete a robot design template.  They will also use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause. Finally the students will be producing a procedural text on how to build a robot using all the learning about words and grammar earlier in the week.  During Guided Reading we will be looking at inferring, prediction, questioning and summarising.


We will start by using columnar addition and subtraction to solve word problems.  Then they will be recalling some of the three-times tables facts. We will then move on to the 3, 4, and 8 tables facts. Finally, the students will be using the two, three, four and eight-times table facts to derive division facts.  They will also be writing multiplication and division sentences.

Don’t forget Monday is Waste Free!

Friday is Fume Free Friday and we will be celebrating this with a free Milo.

Have a lovely evening and I am looking forward to seeing you all in the morning.


Term 2 Week 7

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend.

Here’s the week ahead:


We are researching our own generated questions related to robots and we will then be looking at the best ways to present our findings.  They will be writing their own non-fictions texts based on the information gathered.  We will then be providing feedback to each other on our texts. In Guided Reading we will be looking at prediction, inferring and questioning.  Words their Way – I have recently given the class a test and the groups have changed.  They will receive new words in class this week and will take them home next week.


This week we will be learning how to do column addition and subtraction.  We will be completing various number sentences and word problems using column addition and subtraction.  We will also be continuing with Multiplication and division related facts.


Crazy Hair day! Your child can have a crazy hair do for a gold coin donation.  All proceeds will go towards the Year 6 leavers week.

Have a lovely Evening and I’ll see you all in the morning.