Hello everyone!

Welcome to our Room 3 blog. Keep checking our blog regularly to find out what we are working on in class.

This term we have loved getting to know each other and exploring our Caring Citizens topic. We have looked at the  UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) and created our class charter. We have also explored what it means to be a bucket filler, which is a very important skill. Your child should have brought home more information on this in their book bag.

In maths, our topics have been pattern and shape this term.  We have also started working on our CLIC numeracy targets and weekly Beat That challenges. Our targets that we are working on each will be posted on our blog. Support with these targets is greatly appreciated and makes a big difference to their confidence in class. The children complete a Big Maths test every Friday in class. If they beat their personal best score in this test they will get a certificate to take home. I am looking forward to handing out lots of little green certificates this year!

In literacy, for our writing focus this term we have been working on recounts. Each week the pupils have been writing a short piece of writing on what they have done at the weekend. They have been encouraged to focus on core targets such as letter formation, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and using connectives such as ‘and’ in their writing.  For reading, we are delighted to now be able to send books home on a more regular basis. The children are receiving two books a week, issued on a Monday and Wednesday. Please sign inside their pink jotter to let us know you have had an opportunity to read their books together.  The pupils have also been issued with word pots, these are to help with their recognition of common words. Please try to practice these words regularly with your child.

We have also been enjoying regular opportunities for outdoor learning. Please can you ensure that your child has a pair of indoor shoes in school, it is greatly appreciated.

Please can I also ask you to ensure that your child brings their book bag to school everyday.  We have really appreciated the engagement with our various homework tasks so far this year and have loved seeing the difference that it is already making to their confidence in class.

I am really looking forward to seeing what we can all achieve together this year!

Miss Duguid 

CLIC Targets Week Beginning 27th September

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At Abbotswell we use the Big Maths scheme. Each week the pupils are set CLIC targets which we explore together. These help with the children’s core numeracy skills. Each letter stands for one of the elements.

C– Counting

L– Learn Its

I– It’s Nothing New

C– Calculations

This week our targets are:

C- Saying Numbers– I can count to 100.

Remember to:

  • Take care when moving to the next multiple of 10. 

L– Number bonds to 10.  ( For example, 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5).

I– Doubling and Halving: I can double 1 digit numbers. ‘Double 4 is 8’

Remember to: learn that double…

  • 1 is 2
  • 2 is 4
  • 3 is 6
  • 4 is 8
  • 5 is 10

CI can add numbers of objects to 10. 

Remember to:

  • Find out how many there are in the larger group
  • Count on from the larger group
  • Count on each one carefully

Supporting your child at home these targets would be very beneficial and hugely appreciated.