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Reflection Week

posted 15 Oct 2017, 14:39 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 15 Oct 2017, 14:40 ]



Reflection Week 

Big Questions

In Reflection Week children will Think about their learning

  • How do I know how well I have learned my Knowledge?
  • How do I know where I am in developing my Skills?
  • What is my Thinking about Accountable Global Citizenship related to our IPC Unit Food


This week is all about Learning about Learning and creating time to improve and determine next steps.


In Literacy the children will apply their knowledge and skills of instruction writing


In Maths the children will have time to improve on their mental maths and do some 'got it's' to check how well they are developing their skills. 

On Wednesday we will have our very first Mother Tongue Exit Point!!


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Take Away Restaurant

posted 13 Oct 2017, 00:15 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 00:16 ]


Sustainable Pizza's?

In Literacy we learned all about the steps about how to make a pizza and in IPC we learned about how our choices affect the world around us. 
Today we made our own pizza's with the help of a real chef and applied our knowledge of the instructions.
We thought about what ingredients to put on our pizza linking to the food groups and the use of local products.
Finally we took our pizza home in a cardboard box instead of using plastic or Styrofoam. 

Unfortunately there wasn't enough dough for a big pizza, so we made a pizza for ourselves. 
Next week we will make our family pizza to take away.


 


Take away restaurant

posted 10 Oct 2017, 22:16 by Primary 3 Teacher

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Dear Parents,


For our Entry Point we had pancakes in our restaurant.

It was fun and delicious but we also started to think about it. Was our food healthy? Was our food served in a sustainable way?


In Science we learned about the food groups. Now we know how to make a balanced meal.


In Geography we learned where our food comes from. Now we know what imported food is and that it is better to buy local.


In Technology we learned about plastic and styrofoams and that they don’t break down in nature and that it is better to wrap things in biodegradable materials.


We would like to offer you an opportunity to make your choices in our take away restaurant and we would like to make you think.


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For our exit point we redesigned our restaurant.

What choices will you make when you order, will you think about the impact you have?







Learning in P3 9/10/2017

posted 8 Oct 2017, 14:18 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 8 Oct 2017, 14:25 ]

The Big Question IPC
 Technology: How can I redesign packaging? Continued from last week. 
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In our restaurant we used throw away plastics, is it needed? Could we think about how we pack things? Could we think about what products we buy based on packaging?

We will be linking and thinking with Wonder Island about this issue and might make some suggestions for our future! 

Knowledge:
Know materials and their properties
Know tools and their uses

Skills
To be able to describe my plan in pictures and words

Performance of Understanding
Think about what materials our restaurant could use instead of throwaway plastics.

The Big Question Maths What learning tools and knowledge will help me to follow directions accurately?

Knowledge
Know half turn, quarter turn, clockwise, anti-clockwise, left, right, north, south, east, west, directions, forwards, backwards
Know a right angle is a quarter turn

Skills 

To be able to measure the length of objects using standard units (cm, dm, m)

To be able to identify left and right

To be able to follow and give directions on a map using the vocabulary


Performance of Understanding
Match Mine 

The Big Question Literacy 


How can I communicate instructions in an organised way? 

Write instructions. 

Knowledge
Know vocabulary for writing

Skills

To be able to plan or say what they are going to write about

To be able to write down ideas and/or keywords, including new vocabulary


Performance of Understanding

Apply knowledge and skills of instruction writing for making a healthy sandwich

Changed Library Time

posted 2 Oct 2017, 21:05 by Primary 3 Teacher


Mathletics and Reading Eggs

posted 1 Oct 2017, 23:03 by Primary 3 Teacher

Dear Parents, 

Every Monday I will set Mathletics and Reading Eggs. 
This links to our current learning in class. 

Ms. Nienke 


Learning in P3 2/9/2017

posted 30 Sep 2017, 18:57 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 30 Sep 2017, 19:07 ]

The Big Question IPC
Technology: How can I redesign packaging? 
Related image
In our restaurant we used throw away plastics, is it needed? Could we think about how we pack things? Could we think about what products we buy based on packaging?

We will be linking and thinking with Wonder Island about this issue and might make some suggestions for our future! 

Knowledge:
Know materials and their properties
Know tools and their uses

Skills
To be able to describe my plan in pictures and words

Performance of Understanding
Think about what materials our restaurant could use instead of throwaway plastics.

The Big Question Maths What learning tools and knowledge will help me to find change from 20p?
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Knowledge
Know the number bonds to 10
Know the number bonds to 20

Skills 

To be able to use pairs to ten to find the complement to the next multiple of ten;

To be able to find change from 20p;

To be able to add and subtract 10, 11 and 20 in the context of money.


Performance of Understanding
Give change to the shoppers in our supermarket 

The Big Question Literacy 
How can I communicate instructions in an organised way? 

Knowledge
Know vocabulary for writing

Skills

To be able to plan or say what they are going to write about

To be able to write down ideas and/or keywords, including new vocabulary


Performance of Understanding

Apply knowledge and skills of instruction writing in designing instructions for our pizza


Food through the lens of Geography...

posted 30 Sep 2017, 18:26 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 30 Sep 2017, 18:29 ]

The Big Question: where does our food come from and how is it related to climate? 
Geography: To be able to use maps in a variety of scales to locate home and host countries and record geographical features.
Cooperative learning: Everyone had a coach to help them- show me how to do this.....
Comparing 2 different maps to find out about your home country: use the political map to find your country on the world map and then locate your country on a climate map. Tricky learning but great coaching!!!


We also had visitors from Japan who came to share learning with us through a Jot Thoughts and Tug of War
Big Question: What is a good scientific question? 



Learning in P3 25/9/2017

posted 24 Sep 2017, 22:49 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 30 Sep 2017, 19:07 ]

The Big Question IPC
Where does our food come from and how is it linked to climate? 
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Knowledge
Know about the main human and physical geographical features of particular localities in relation to food

Skills
To be able to use maps at a variety of scales
To be able to use secondary sources to obtain simple geographical information 

Performance of Understanding
Think about our menu in the restaurant, what ingredients would you change or add and why? 

The Big Question Literacy
What language choices and lay-out  are being made so that I can follow the information easily?

Knowledge

I know the structure of an information text

I know the meaning of ‘technical’ vocabulary


Skills

To be able to find answers to questions in information texts and books


Performance of understanding
Select appropriate books for research based on their front cover and content page

The Big Question Maths
In how many different ways can I pay for my shopping?

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Knowledge
I know the currency of the UK, Russia and my Home Country

Skills
To be able to find the total value of two coins;
To be able to find totals up to 20p (including adding more than two amounts using number facts to help);
To be able to find change from 20p;
To be able to find all possibilities by making an ordered list;
To be able to read the time to the quarter of an hour on digital and analogue clocks,
To be able to identify time intervals

Performance of understanding
Work systematically to find all the different ways to pay for the shopping

Our vision of the learners we want to develop....

posted 24 Sep 2017, 22:02 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 24 Sep 2017, 22:03 ]

  
Crafting circumstances to develop coaching and cooperation (maths partners rally coach)
Crafting circumstances to develop curiosity and wondering through investigations (See, Think Wonder table)
Crafting circumstances to take different perspectives and getting to know each other to create meaningful bonds (partner interview)
Crafting circumstances for responsive teaching (show down) Making visible what children remembered in a quiz do they need more practice?

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