Monday, 18 December 2017

Cuisenaire equations on the new ipads

We've got twelve new ipads in K3! We used them and the Brainingcamp Cuisenaire app to create some Cuisenaire rod equations:
We all took turns having a go. Here is some of our work (see full album):

Thursday, 14 December 2017


We have different groups for phonics. Simon's group has been looking again at the sound "ng". We've been getting familiar with the On the Ning Nang Nong.
Also with the "ng" sound is our song Bingo!
And we also had some practice at writing the "ow" sound:
"How now, brown cow?"

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Miró Stories

What great stories the children in K3 have created! Have a look at the two books of stories we've collected together. First of all, K3L:

and here's the one by K3G:

Friday, 8 December 2017

Shoe Box Bedrooms

The children have enjoyed working on their shoe box bedrooms this week. They have used their maths skills to design patterns and to measure and create doors and windows, used their artistic skills to paint and design their rooms and furnishings and of course their literacy skills for all the talking they’ve been doing in showing their peers their brilliant work.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Visitors to K3

On Friday 24th November, the K3 classes had a visit from Celi and Huw. They are international teachers who travel the world, improving the quality of maths learning of young children in resource constrained schools and communities through teacher training and the use of manipulatives.Before their departure to Tansania next week, Celi and Huw wanted to try out a few maths manipulatives with the K3 children to observe their responses.

Huw came back into K3G as a supply teacher on Friday 1st December to cover for Simon.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Miró paintings

It took us several stages to paint our Miró-inspired paintings.
...but now they are finished! The students in K3 have taken so many different approaches to this!
You can see an album of the photos here.