Escape from Pompeii!

Friday 7th May | No comments yet

The children have put incredible amounts of effort into their writing this week. After unpicking the story ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and looking into the vocabulary used throughout the text, the children had a go at writing their own version. They were challenged to create their own characters, build up setting descriptions, add suspense, come up with a resolution then choose an ending of their own. We were very impressed with their use of expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, conjunctions and use of direct speech. Five pages of writing later, the children were very proud of their stories!


We have finished our work on fractions this week by looking at addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominators. The children picked this up very quickly and were able to apply their knowledge to solving a variety of problems. Homework for this week is a set of Mathletics assignments that conclude our work on fractions. Next week, we will be revisiting the multiplication and division objectives that were taught over google meets during lockdown. Please encourage your child to make use of Times Table Rockstars in order to improve their fluency.


We have been keeping careful watch this week as news arrived in Year 3 that the Romans were planning to invade! Many of the basket makers, weavers and spinners were in favour of surrendering to the soldiers as they felt their jobs may be improved by what the Romans had to offer. The blacksmiths however, were all for putting up a fight. The claimed they could increase their production of weapons for us to take to battle. Luckily, the Romans haven’t made it past Gaul yet so we at least have time to make some shields next week for protection. Hopefully, we might even have time to rehearse our battle formations!


Although we are still unable to sing in school, we are certainly still able to have lots of fun in our music lessons. Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley. Today, the children took to the glockenspiels to play along and even managed to put two different parts together in a harmony!


The children turned themselves into flowers and bees this week during our lesson on pollination. They acted out the process in their groups before creating a comic strip of the day in the life of a bee. Our sunflowers are almost 1m tall and our tomato plants are ready to be moved into the polytunnel next week.

Other news

Letters about our RSE lessons went home this week with details of the parent meeting which will be held on Monday 10th May at 5pm.

Well done to all our children who received a special mention this week!

Wising you a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ellis and the Year 3 Team

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