What can you see?

29/11/2019 at 16:15

We have had lots of fun in science this week setting up our own investigations. As part of our topic on light, we tested out lots of different theories to see if we could prove them right/wrong. We explored whether different metal surfaces reflect things, if we could see our reflection in a piece of crumpled tin foil, whether light bounces off a mirror or comes through the back of it and how things change when you look in a mirror. We also had a go at following a maze using a mirror and were surprised at how such a simple task became so difficult – especially when we made up our own!

In English, we have written an alternative version of Jack and the Beanstalk from the Giant’s point of view. We have really enjoyed sharing our creative ideas with each other and reading aloud our work. It has been a great opportunity to show off our skills and put everything we have learnt so far this year into context. Some children even had a go at writing in pen, having achieved their pen license. Keep up the brilliant work and beautiful handwriting!

In Maths, we have begun our work on multiplication and division by looking at equal groups and the 3 x table. We have created our own concept boards, showing a calculation in a range of ways. Maths homework this week focus on learning the 3 x table facts. Please also make use of Times Table Rockstars and Hit the Button to improve recall speed.

Thank you to all of those children who are working so hard at home to complete their extreme learning. We have seen some very impressive scores in Year 3 and we would love to bring the trophy back to Year 3 next week! Please remember to bring your signed record with you every day.

If you are able to volunteer to support on our school trip to the pantomime on Thursday 12th December, please let us know.

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Year 3 Team

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Welcome back!

08/11/2019 at 15:30

We have had a great start to the new half term and have already learnt so many new things. We cannot wait to get stuck into our new topics (and Christmas celebrations of course)!

In Maths, we have been exploring the different methods we could use when adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers. We then had a go at using these methods to solve some tricky problems. Maths homework this week is a recap of 1, 10 and 100 more/less than a given number. Please try to complete this independently but do ask for help if you get stuck!

We have enjoyed reading a very unusual traditional tale in English – The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. We were given the pictures from the story (with no words) to order. It was very tricky as the story seemed to differ greatly from the tale we were used to so we had to carefully infer from the clues that were there. We then read the story – we couldn’t believe that the wolf turned out to be friendly character with good intentions! We are looking forward to writing our own alternative traditional tales from a different point of view. We have also been looking at spellings that use the prefix ‘sub’. A spelling activity linking to this has also been set for homework.

We have begun our geography topic on Europe by recapping the world’s continents and oceans, using an atlas to remind ourselves of where each continent is located. We then looked at the different countries within Europe and had a competition to see how many we could name. We were so impressed that Fabio could also name the capital cities of each European country!

In Science, we have been discussing what light is and where it comes from. We shared our initial thoughts and discussed the questions we want to find out over the next 6 weeks. Here are our ideas…

Special mentions this week go to Patrick, Fabio, and Holly.

If you took part in the cross country this week, please return your running vest by Monday.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Ellis and Miss Chambers

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