Broadway, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 4HX

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Dunsville Primary School

Working as one to achieve excellence through enjoyment

Executive Headteacher - Mr K Flint
Headteacher - Mrs V Wilson

Welcome to Moonstone Class

Hello. My name is Miss Shreeve and I am the class teacher for Moonstone class!

Moonstone is a Year 3 class and we work alongside the children in Onyx class (yr3) We are very lucky in year 3, as we also have Mrs Benson working in both our classes.

Our classroom 

We have now settled into our new classroom! Our classroom is bright and colourful but also supports our learning. We have a calm corner to enjoy a book, a reading reef to support our home reading and a times table ladder to showcase our times tables. We also have ‘best seats in the classroom’. These seats are won by following our golden rules and working hard all week. Win these and you get a golden cushion, a funky pencil and treated like royalty! 

Our learning

This half term has been jam packed with fun and exciting learning! 

In English, we have looked at poetry, adventure stories, instruction texts and fairy tales. Our favourite English unit has definitely been instruction writing as we were visited by a very surprising visitor. We arrived at school to find huge, muddy footprints all over our classroom! We needed to find out who had been in our classroom so, Miss Shreeve checked the CCTV cameras and found evidence that a woolly mammoth had been into our class! Mr Dunphy wasn't happy our visitor had made a mess of our school so we decided to learn an instruction text of how to wash a woolly mammoth, just in case he returned. We learnt the text through drawing a text map and rehearsing the actions. Through this, we learnt what makes a super set of instructions and decided to write some ourselves. We first tried to write instructions for how to make orange juice but we soon found out that the orange juice would go everywhere if you didn't add enough detail! Once we learnt how to make our instruction clear through expanded noun phrases and adverbs, we then went on to write some super creative instructions for how to catch an animal. 

 

In Maths, we have explored lots of different areas such as number, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and lots more! We have had lots of opportunities to use a variety of maths equipment to support our learning.  We have been working really hard in maths this term and have been challenging and pushing ourselves in order to get better. We have loved working together and discussing how we are going to tackle problems - we have certainly developed our fancy maths language! We have embraced Timetable Rockstars and love playing lots of different times table games. We are determined to beat Onyx in our 'Battle of the bands'! 

Class reminders

  • Please ensure your child brings their reading book and reading record into school and takes it home every day. Please support your child by hearing them read at home on a regularly and promote reading for pleasure. If your child reads 3 times a week they get to move along our ‘reading reef’ and earn prizes along the way – more reading means more prizes!
  • We will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at the beginning of the week and that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with their name. Please note, it is also advisable for children not to wear earrings on P.E days.
  • Homework will be given out each Friday and will be required to be brought back on the following Friday. Please support your child to complete their homework on time. This half term, we will be focusing on learning five spellings and times tables practice.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to come into school to discuss these between 8.30-8.45am and from 3.30pm onwards.