Archive | 2018
This week in English the children have been fascinated by some alternative versions of traditional tales, which included finding out the story of the three little pigs from the wolf’s point of view. They wrote their own postcards from the witch’s point of view in Hansel and Gretel and wrote the story of Jack and the Beanstalk from the giant’s point of view.
In maths they have been using column addition and subtraction, involving money, to calculate and problem solve.
Thank you to all the parents who came to open evening on Monday. We hope you enjoyed looking through your children’s work. I’m sure you’ll agree they have been very busy this year!
Year 3 Performance
We look forward to seeing you all at the performance of Dick Whittington and his cat, on Wednesday morning.
This week in English we have been retelling traditional tales and finding the features. We used drama to explore this, which they all enjoyed.
In Maths we have been using the column method for addition and subtraction.
The children have been working hard at learning song lyrics and lines for the play. They have been bringing home words to learn, which is their homework until the play is over. Thank you to everyone who has brought in a costume, if you have any queries don’t hesitate to ask.
This week in maths we have been continuing to learn about time. We have been telling the time using an analogue and digital clock and finding out about am and pm.
In English we have been writing our biographies using the notes that we wrote last week.
For homework the children are bringing home words for the play. You should all have a costume letter now but if there are any problems do come and speak to us.
This week, we have begun to learn about time related facts using calendars. We’ve learnt a rhyme to help us remember how many days in each month there are. We are going to continue working on time next week, incorporating both digital and analogue. If you could practise telling the time at home, that would be great! (Perhaps the children could test you on your days of the month knowledge!)
In Citizenship and Ethics we had a discussion about what worries us and we thought about what we could do to help us when we’re worried.
Next week in Art we will be creating pop art so we’ll need some tin cans. Please send some in if you have any- the ring pull ones are best, as they’re not as sharp!
In English this week the children have been writing their Celtic stories and in Maths they have been learning how to do long division.
They have been finding out why the Romans invaded Britain in place and time and drawing conclusions in Science following their experiment.
This week, in English, we have been writing adventure stories based on a Celtic tribe during the Iron Age. We had some fantastic ideas based on the research we have done so far and will be continuing to write them next week.
In maths we have been using the bar model to solve problems. We’ve used practical resources to help us.
We’ve been talking about fair testing in Science and have planned our own fair test to investigate shadows.
For Sustainability week the children have used a recycled plastic pot to plant a seed, which they enjoyed!
In maths this week we have been dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers and in English we have been describing a Celtic character and setting.
We have been investigating light in Science, to see which materials are reflective and which are transparent, translucent and opaque.
The children used their investigation to suggest a material that could be used as curtains.
We hope you’ve all had a good Easter holiday!
Next week the children will need a small plastic pot for sustainability week. A yogurt pot would be great!
This week in English we have been learning about the present perfect tense and in Maths we have been problem solving with division.
Please encourage the children to keep practising the 3, 4 and 8 times tables as this will also help them with division.
We will be learning about the Celts this term. If you have any resources at home that you would like to show us, please send them in.
This week in maths we have been learning about Roman Numerals and then reading the time using a Roman Numeral clock face. It would be great if the children could be encouraged to practise telling the time, using an analogue clock.
In English we have been putting some of the Year 3 spelling words into alphabetical order and practising them by writing different types of sentences.
We look forward to welcoming Miss Gardiner to the Year 3 team. Have a lovely Easter holiday!
The pneumatic dinosaurs are now complete and are looking good!
This week in maths the children have been multiplying, using a written method.
In English they have thought about a characters emotions at different times in the story and used thesauruses to find more interesting words than happy or sad, before writing their own stories.