06/10/2017 at 15:46
This week has been an exciting time in Year 3. The children have been using the den area at break times and have created their own camps. Many of the children have linked this to their Stone Age History topic, imagining that they are Palaeolithic people battling for survival. The den area is an excellent place for children to learn collaboration and organisation skills as they have to work together to construct their plans, without any adult intervention.
Literacy has been based around the book, The Stone Age Boy, with the aim that the children write a diary about a day in the life of a cave person. In order to help the children’s imagination develop, we will be immersing the children further into stone age life next week when we hold a Stone Age Day on Thursday 12th October. The children are encouraged to come dressed in the style of cave men and women, although please be mindful of the weather (please see copy of letter below).
This week in Maths, the children have worked further on column addition and have applied it to solving some real life problems.
Congratulations to Grace, Kellen, Gabriella and Ashwin for receiving special mentions this week!
Have a great weekend!
Mr Beevers & Miss Micklethwaite
29/09/2017 at 16:32
The children had full control in English this week. Us teachers were jam sandwich maker robots and we could only listen to the instructions the children gave us. We had to do what we were told! This exercise helped the children with their explanation writing this week. It made the children realise that when explaining how something works every little step needs to be thought about logically. Finally this week, the children have written some amazing explanations as to how their own inventions work. All writing included a range of different time connectives and some subordinating conjunctions. Everyone in year 3 should be proud of their writing achievements.
The children have been really handy this week, especially in art as they have created their very own hand cave paintings. To give their art work different textures some children used paint to create their work whilst others used wax crayons. We based our art work on the famous hand cave paintings that were created 17,000 years ago in Lascaux Cave in Southern France. The children were surprised to hear that the cave was discovered by accident by four teenage boys at the start of the Second World War.
Congratulations to the children who received a special mention this week in assembly!
We hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
Miss Micklethwaite & Mr Beevers
22/09/2017 at 16:19
Year 3 have been continuing to learn all about the stone age and this week have discovered the reasons why it is split into three periods. They have done work around the developments in tool design and how this influenced the changes in lifestyle, which in turn led to more advanced settlements. Finally this week, the children have created some amazing cave painting style art work.
In Maths, the children have continued to develop their knowledge of place value; how much numbers are worth, how they are ordered and the rules regarding rounding numbers to the nearest ten. They have also practised spelling numbers as words.
The literacy topic concludes next week with the children’s writing.
In 3M spellings will no longer be given as homework. Spellings will be practised through various activities as a morning starter.
Mr Beevers & Miss Micklethwaite
21/09/2017 at 21:08
The children in 3M have discovered there is a dragon living somewhere on our school grounds! It is certainly causing a lot of excitement and inspiring some super writing too.
This week in our Grammar lesson, we looked at the rules behind using “a” or “an” correctly in our sentences. First, we needed remind ourselves of the vowel letters. We wanted to watch the “Vowel Bat” video but we couldn’t get it to work. I promised the children I would post the link of the blog. Click here to go to the video.
15/09/2017 at 15:43
This week Year 3 have started a new literacy topic where they have designed their very own invention and explained how it would work. We have had many different and interesting inventions from our classes, including a guinea pig cleaner, food makers, Lego brick dispensers and many more!
In Maths we have been using our place value knowledge to problem solve and play exciting number games. These games also made children use their mental addition skills, which we will be visiting in more depth in the next couple of weeks.
The children also experienced their first PE afternoon in KS2 on Tuesday! All children had a wonderful time initially developing their strength, agility and quickness in their SAQ module. Then later in their PE module of choice, they practised new skills in gymnastics, athletics, football or netball.
Special mentions this week go to Zakariyah and Gracie for being great learners, Khushi for being a good citizen and Kieran for being the best you can be.
Miss Micklethwaite & Mr Beevers.
08/09/2017 at 15:53
We have been very impressed with the way Year 3 have settled into their new classes this week. The children have shown us how hard they worked in Year 2 and that they mean to continue with this great attitude.
3M have written a story about exploring an ice cave. First we explored our senses by listening to sounds you may hear in an ice cave. We then used our drama skills to act out how we would travel through an ice cave and what obstacles may come our way. The children then finished the topic with a piece of work. All children included fabulous sentence starters, adjectives and adverbs in their writing.
3B retold a Horrid Henry story by first creating their own colourful and detailed story board. They then used this to write the final version, adding adjectives, powerful verbs and conjunctions to make it interesting.
Special mentions this week go to Alexia and Jacob for being happy, Charlie for being a great learner and Alice for being the best you can be.
P.E. will be on Tuesday afternoons so please remember that the children should come to school in their P.E. kit in the morning.
Miss Micklethwaite and Mr Beevers