Derwent What’s Happening This Week
(Week Commencing 10th September 2018)
In Derwent this week we are learning the following:
In English this week we are continuing to learn how to write a character description based on our text ‘The Name Jar’. We will be using this as a baseline and will revisit some of the SPaG and phonic strategies to embed these in a new context.
In spelling, punctuation and grammar we are continuing to focus on recapping phase 5 phonics patterns. Year 3s are focussing on learning to read, spell and use the common exception words for LKS2. In our writing our grammar focus will be using adverbs of time and manner, with year 3 using these as fronted adverbials.
In maths we are focusing on place value and gaining a deep understanding of what numbers mean. To embed this skill even more, I have created some riddles as an extra challenge in the provision.
We work on a theme every term and this term our key question is ‘How do we solve conflict?’ We are exploring the ‘Name Jar’ book as part of this. Most of our work will focus on making clay pots for Unhei.