Friday, 15 June 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 14.06.2018

Weekly Learning Review

Class:      Year 3                      Week Ending: 14/6/2018
Literacy
Spelling words this week are some more unusual words with qu and squ e.g. squint, squiggle and quiver. Again, we have spent a lot of time this week studying our words. Please check that children can write their own sentences using the twenty words. I have included an extra sheet this week to help with this. Please collect all the spelling packs together and put them in a folder. This is a valuable resource bank that the children can continue to use into Year 4. We completed a practice comprehension in preparation for next weeks assessments. At the end of the week I will send home a revision pack with some comprehensions and some grammar practice. Please dont forget to use the literacy workbook that children took home last week. In grammar this week, we practised our punctuation, in preparation for the writing assessment next week.
Mathematics
In maths this week, we have continued our work on money. We looked at some more word problems related to using currency. We spent the rest of the week revisiting some of the topics we have covered over the past two terms- division with remainders, telling the time and fractions. Please continue to use the revision pack I sent home last week. It is a mixed ability pack from Emerging to Mastering level. Children may not necessarily be able to complete all questions. Text book three will be sent home on Thursday. This can also be used for revision.
Science
We continued with some revision work. Reinforcing understanding of key words, answering short answer questions and some longer response questions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/. Please encourage children to look at the science section about forces and motion. The assessment is on forces and motion only. Topic Four.
Humanities
This week we combined our Humanities with PSHE to make cards for Fathers Day
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
Card making for Fathers Day.
Contact
gmiles@ise.edu.eg

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 07.06.2018


Weekly Learning Review
Class:      Year 3                      Week Ending: 7/6/2018
Literacy
Spelling words this week are VCCV words e.g. dentist the -enti part of the word follows the vowel, consonant, consonant, vowel pattern.  In all the words we identified the pattern and again completed lots of activities to help understand the meaning of the words. Last weeks sentences in the assessment are showing improvement. Please continue to help children with the weekly spellings especially writing twenty sentences using the words correctly. This week we have started our research in the ICT room. I have shown children how to search for information and record notes for their proper piece of writing next week. We are researching a country of choice to write a non-fiction, non-chronological report, such as the one about Meerkats we studied last week. The children have collected information about the location of their country, population, climate culture etc. I am looking forward to reading lots of informative reports next week. I have sent children home with their student homework book from the Collins Literacy series. They can use this at home to revise for their literacy assessment at the end of term.
Mathematics
We started the week by completing some more complicated Venn diagrams. The children enjoyed this and some were able to create their own Venn diagrams. We then spent time looking at division with remainders e.g.  32/3 is 10r2. The week finished by calculating money problems. Children now understand the pound and pence notation. They can convert pounds into pence and pence into pounds e.g. 465p is four pounds and sixty five pence. We also studied some word problems based on money calculations. Please remember children should be working through both revision packs at home. Dont forget the bite size revision website http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/.   Please remind children they can come to me at any time, if they need any extra help with anything that we have studied this year.
Science
This week, I have helped children with their revision of forces and motion. We completed written questions and watched a video, to help reinforce the concepts we have learnt both in the classroom and the laboratory. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/. Please encourage children to look at the science section about forces and motion.
Humanities
This week, humanities has been studied through our literacy unit. Children have been researching a country of their choice.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
We have been thinking about the concept of democracy and how the system of government works in different countries.
Contact
gmiles@ise.edu.eg


Friday, 1 June 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 31st of May 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:      Year 3                      Week Ending: 31/5/2018
Literacy
Spelling words this week are verbs ending in ed and ing suffixes e.g. laughing, admitted, worrying and sobbed. We spent a lot of lesson time studying the words and learned how to place them in the correct context. Please help children complete their own sentences at home using the spelling words. This week, we looked at another non-chronological report about Desert Meerkats. We looked at the structure of the text and use of punctuation. The children then wrote their own comprehension questions for their peers to answer. In grammar, we looked at clauses and connectives. Children now know the difference between a simple sentence and a compound sentence. We used connectives such as and, but and so to change simple sentences into compound sentences. Next week, children will start research for writing their own non-chronological report.
Mathematics
We started the week by looking at direction. The children used a map with various locations to describe their direction of travel e.g. from the lighthouse to the hotel is North. Some children are able to give more complex instructions using direction and distance. We then moved on to checking our understanding of weight. Children can now convert from grams to kilograms and kilograms to grams. We also looked at word problems using weight. At the end of the week ,we started to look at Venn and Carroll diagrams. The children were able to sort information into the correct sections of the Venn diagrams. We also sorted information into a Carroll diagram. This is a two way table used for grouping things in a yes/no fashion. Next week, we will look at some more complex examples. Please make sure children are working through the times tables pack that was sent home last week. Children will be given their student books to take home. Please spend time with children going through some of the themes of learning. Next week, I will provide a revision pack to help with revision at home.
Science
This week, we finished our work on forces and motion, topic 4. Children copied the topic summary and completed some practice questions. Next week, we will do some more revision practice. Topic four will be the focus for the end of term assessment. I am sending them home with a list of key vocabulary and definitions. Please make sure the children learn this. Bitesize Revision for Key Stage Two also has some interactive activities children can do at home- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/  . Go to Key Stage Two Science - Physical Processes. There are videos to watch and quizzes to complete. This is also a good website to use for Maths and English revision. I demonstrated the website to children, so they know how to use it.
Humanities
This week, we spent the time on our science work. Next week we will spend time in the ICT room doing some research about different countries. The children will use this information to write their non- chronological fact based report for literacy.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
This week, we discussed the importance of respect. The importance of respecting other peoples property and that we all need to be responsible for our own actions.
Contact
gmiles@ise.edu.eg


Saturday, 26 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 24 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class: Year 3                      Week Ending: 24/5/2018
Literacy
Spelling words this week all have a silent consonant, such as, knowledge, buffet and gourmet. I am pleased that children are getting good marks when recalling how to spell the words. However, the children must learn to place words in sentences independently. Please check through the spelling pack each week and help children clarify the meaning.  We continued with our unit of work called Our World. We learnt how to write a description of our local area, using appropriate vocabulary such as neighbour, crowded, noisy etc. We completed comprehension questions using full complete sentences. The focus being correct spellings and presentation.
Mathematics
We carried on with our work on graphs. This week we learnt how to interpret and construct line graphs. We also looked at pictographs and made up our own appropriate symbols to represent things such as number of hospitals, cafes etc. I gave children a revision pack for times tables. This contains lots of questions games and puzzles. Please encourage children to do this at home.
Science
We had another fun session in the science laboratory. This week, we investigated friction. The children helped demonstrate how different balls such as glass, rubber and clay move at different speeds down ramps of different surfaces. Later during the week we wrote up what we had found out as a scientific experiment.
Humanities
This week, we studied humanities through the literacy unit. The comprehension was non-fiction information about living on a cattle station in the Australian outback. We had discussions about what life there is like. How remote it is, the climate, how vast Australia is and how the children living in these areas are educated.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
This week we discussed living in society with a disability. How we can show empathy for this and tried to imagine the difficulties some people have to overcome. We then completed fun sheets using the braille alphabet. This links with the work we have done previously in science about our senses.
Contact
gmiles@ise.edu.eg


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review -Week Ending: 17th of May

Weekly Learning Review
Class:  Year 1                                  Week Ending: 3rd May 2018
Literacy
This week, students have been exploring the idea of paragraphs.
·          Recognizing when to begin a new paragraph
·          Children were asked to develop their creative writing skills using their senses
·          Children were shown the format of a letter and how we begin letters
·          Recognizing that some verbs are spelt completely different when we put them a past tense context.
Mathematics
Subtraction
·         Students can recognize the hundreds, tens and ones with ease.
·         Rounding up 2 digit numbers to the closest 10 with the help of a scale
·         Student were also taught why we round up and how we can use it in our everyday life
·         Students were also given subtraction word problems and were shown the easy way of answering them
Science
Children were told about our Solar System, the Sun and the Earth. They were informed on why the Sun is so important to our planet and what would happen if we did not have the sun.
Humanities
Geography
·         Students learned about what other countries are on the same continent as us.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
Thoughtfulness
·         Diversity – why it’s a good thing that we’re all different
·         What’s special about your friend
Contact
Miss Remmii  rabozaid@ise.edu.eg



Thursday, 3 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review- Week Ending: 3 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:      Year 3                      Week Ending: 3/5/2018
Literacy
Spelling words this week are long e sounding words e.g. ea- ear, each -ie brief, ee- meet and ey/y- like turkey and baby. Please practise with children at home and ensure children can write the words correctly in sentences. We spent a lot of time doing this during class. In literacy, we studied two poems about senses. We looked at how the poems are constructed and what makes the poems interesting and easy to read. Children then wrote their own poems making sure they used four verses and had some rhyming words. There were some very creative pieces of work with lovely illustrations. Finally, we changed a story about lost shoes into a play script. Children had to write the speech part for each character. We then acted out our finished play.
Mathematics
Another great week in maths. We have been focusing on geometry this week. We started by identifying angles- obtuse, right and acute angles. Most children are now experts at finding these angles within different shapes and structures. We also spent time looking at how to find the areas of triangles. Again, most children are now confident with the formula- area equals half base times height. We finished the week by looking at coordinate pairs e.g. (3, 5) (4, 7) We used them to plot a fun picture. 
Science
We only had a short time for science this week. We continued our work on forces. We looked at forces in nature and talked about the power of wind and water.
Humanities
This lesson is on a Tuesday when we were absent from school.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
This week are preparing for International Day- practising our song and preparing our information about Australia.
Contact: Miss Georgina
gmiles@ise.edu.eg


Friday, 20 April 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 19 April 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:      Year 3                      Week Ending: 19/4/2018
Literacy
Spelling words this week are oi sounding words e.g. toy, broil, and voyage. Again we spent a lot of time in class completing worksheets. This involved correcting sentences and putting words in alphabetical order. We also wrote our own sentences using the words correctly. Please can I encourage you to help children at home with using each weeks spelling words correctly. In grammar we learnt how to use exclamation marks in the correct way. We started a new unit of work called our Sensational Senses. We clarified some key vocabulary, read a poem about our five senses and completed some comprehension questions. This links well with the work we have been doing in science. The aim of the unit is that we will write and act out a play script. 
Mathematics
We had a really productive week revising our multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. We tackled some more word problems for each topic. I am really pleased that most children can confidently add and subtract four digit numbers, with borrowing and carrying. Also most students can multiply three by one digit numbers. We also started to look at angles. Children can now identify right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. Please can I ask you to continue practising times tables at home - all tables up to 12x9
Science
We started our unit of work on forces and motion. We talked about push-pull forces and where we use them in real life- a fun video helped to show forces in motion. We introduced some key vocabulary. Children should now know the meaning of inertia and friction. I am really pleased with the level of class discussion during these lessons. The children have lots of interesting ideas and questions.
Humanities
We had a great lesson learning all about the rainforests. We now know where they are located in the world and the species that live there. We also know why rainforests are so important. We watched a video to see all the fascinating creatures that live in the forests. We linked this in with our science work by thinking about the things we could hear, see, feel and smell in the rainforests. We also learnt how to write about a location properly. The children wrote a geographical description about the location of IBSA school.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
This week, we discussed the difference between needs and wants. As a class, we made a list of our needs and wants. We also discussed that everyones needs and wants will be different. We also acknowledged that we are very privileged to be able to have luxury items, many people in the world do not.
Contact
gmiles@ise.edu.eg