Friday, 24 November 2017

Weekly Learning Review

Week Ending:  23rd of November

Class: Year 3 – Gentle Giraffes     Week Ending: 22.11.17
Literacy
In Literacy, we have worked on comprehension and how to infer information from texts and illustrations. We have also described a setting (the beach) and have completed a book review about Esio Trot.


Mathematics
This week, the children have worked on Geometry. They have learned what vertical and horizontal lines are. They have also been drawing 2D shapes and describing them using their angles and sides. Finally, the children have learned how to identify parallel and perpendicular lines.
Christmas Show
The children have practised the main songs of the show.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
‘Respect’ - The children, alongside the teacher, have discussed about different problems and their different solutions.
They have role played different scenarios working on disregarding bullies and also learning how to solve any issue (speaking to parents and teachers).
Contact: Mr Carlos
 csanchez@ise.edu.eg

Friday, 17 November 2017

Weekly Learning Review

Weekly Learning Review 

Week Ending: 16.11.17

Class:        3                                     Week Ending: 16.11.17
Literacy
In Literacy, we have continued reading ‘The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me’. We have also finished ‘Esio Trot’ and read the beginning of ‘The Witches’. We have worked on our handwriting and we have learned how to identify different types of words within sentences.

Mathematics
This week in Maths, the children’s learning has been focused on fractions again. Children are now able to find fractions of amounts; to compare and order fractions with the same numerators. The children have also learned how to use arrays in order to find different fractions.
Science
This week in Maths, the children’s learning has been focused on fractions again. Children are now able to find fractions of amounts; to compare and order fractions with the same numerators. The children have also learned how to use arrays in order to find different fractions.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
‘Bullying’ - The children, alongside the teacher, have discussed about different problems and their different solutions.
They have role played different scenarios working on disregarding bullies and also learning how to solve any issue (speaking to parents and teachers).
Contact
 csanchez@ise.edu.eg

Friday, 10 November 2017

Weekly Learning Review 9.11.17


Weekly Learning Review

Class: Year 3 – Gentle Giraffes       Week Ending: 9.11.17
Literacy
In Literacy, we have read the beginning of ‘The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me’. We explored the main character’s feelings and thoughts via role playing; expanding our vocabulary and practising writing in the first person. In addition to that, we described one of the book’s scenes by drawing it and, afterwards, labelling it using expanded noun phrases.
In Reading, the children have predicted what might happen next. We held interesting discussions about the characters’ behaviours and their motives.


Mathematics
This week in Maths, the children’s learning has been focused on fractions. Children are now able to recognise fractions as numbers; to compare and order unit fractions such as 1/3, 1/4, 1/2. During the lessons, the children have also represented fractions in different ways.
Science
The topic for the second half term is ‘Light’. We have learned that we need light in order to see. The children have drawn a picture labelling the differences between day and night.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
Personal Learning Goal: ‘Open-mindedness’ - The children, alongside the teacher, have discussed different problems and alternative solutions.
They role played different scenarios and are learning to empathise with others.
Contact: Mr Carlos
 csanchez@ise.edu.eg

Friday, 27 October 2017

Weekly Learning Review

Weekly Learning Review

Class: Year 3 – Gentle Giraffes     Week Ending: 26-10-17
Literacy
This week, the children performed their class assembly which was an enormous success. Everyone took part in it and performed in an outstanding way.
In Literacy, we have finished reading Flat Stanley. In addition to this, the children have bettered their use of figurative language and are able to recognize rhetorical devices with certain ease.
In Guided Reading, they have worked on implied meanings as a means to improve their comprehension skills.

Mathematics
In Maths, the children’s learning has been focused on division. Children are now able to use different pictorial representations in order to carry out their operations. For example, grouping; using arrays; subtracting or using a number line - the strategies that we have learned during the week.
Science
The children have learned how the human skeleton is organized by looking at each other’s bodies and guessing where the main bones are located.
They have drawn a human skeleton by sensing where those bigger bones are within our body.
Humanities
Human and natural features have been the topic during this week. The children are now able to recognize some landforms and they can say whether they are natural or man-made.
Contact:
Mr. Carlos: csanchez@ise.edu.eg

Friday, 20 October 2017

Weekly Learning Review - 19 October


Weekly Learning Review

Class: Year 3 – Gentle Giraffes      Week Ending: 19.10.17
Literacy
This week, we focused on performing and practising our class assembly. The children have learned their role; rehearsed and performed and are now able to control their intonation and expression. In addition to this, they have continued learning figurative language; culminating in writing their own figurative poems.

Mathematics
We continued exploring multiplication and division using different methods. Children have consolidated their knowledge and should memorise the 3 times table by the end of next week. Please challenge the children to answer 3x facts both as number sentences (eg 5x3) and word problems. For example, ‘There are 5 chocolates in each row of the box. Each box has 3 rows. How many chocolates in the box?
We have used multiplication grids, number lines and place value counters.
PSHCE
The children have been continued their learning through the Personal Learning Goals of ‘Cooperation’  and ‘Resilience’.
Contact
Mr. Carlos: csanchez@ise.edu.eg


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending:12.10.17



Weekly Learning Review
Class: Year 3 – Gentle Giraffes Week Ending:12.10.17
Literacy
Poetry has been the main focus of the week in Literacy. We have read two more chapters of Flat Stanley and we looked at several poems. The children have learned and discussed figurative language: rhyming words, similes, metaphors, alliteration, repetition and personification.
In Guided Reading, we have started reading the script for our class assembly which will be in a couple of weeks. This assembly will be about Flat Stanley and the children voted to decide who will be each character.






Mathematics
In Maths, we have learned about multiplication for the first time. We have focused on concrete and pictorial multiplication to allow the children to understand the process of this operation; going beyond their previous understanding. We have used equal groups, repeated addition, arrays and the number line to explore the way multiplication really happens.


Science
Moving on in our topic ‘Animals including Humans’, we have identified that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
Humanities
We have continued using maps and atlases to locate places and to describe features previously studied. The children have also used the eight points of a compass to describe some places in relation to others.

Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
We have discussed and learned about cooperation and working cooperatively. We talked about the importance of taking turns; offering suggestions instead of commands; and the benefits of working in groups.
Contact
Mr. Carlos: csanchez@ise.edu.eg