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Time to learn!

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!

 

Celtic stories

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.

Celtic stories

 

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.

Sustainability week

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.

 

 

Welcome back

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.

Happy Easter

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!

Pneumatic dinosaurs

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.

 

Explanations

This week in English, the children have been planning and writing an explanation text about, ‘How a recorder works’.  In maths, they have  finished off their work on fractions, with some problem solving and have begun multiplying by 10 and multiples of 10.

 

In place and time, they have been comparing tools used, in the stone age and iron age and in faith and belief they have been exploring different ways a Christian’s beliefs affect their practices at Easter time.

 

We have recorder lessons every Thursday, so please can the children come prepared with their recorders otherwise they will be missing out on an important part of the curriculum. Thank you.

International week

As part of international week, we have been fortunate to enjoy a number of different workshops from different countries and continents. Thank you to all the parents who helped.

Picasso Workshop

 

 

 

Egyptian Pyramids Workshop

 

 

 

Panda workshop

 

   

 

Painted Spoons workshop

 

 

 

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

This week we have been adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

In English we have been  finding the features of explanation texts and writing an introduction.

The children have been thinking about how to ask historical questions, as we investigated tools from the stone age.

 

 

Next week is International week, the continent that we will be studying in Year 3 is Oceania.

 

If you haven’t sent in a shoe box for the pneumatics project could you send one in as soon as possible. Thank you!