End of term!

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It has been a wonderful end to the term with the added bonus of some lovely sunshine. The children have worked incredibly hard and have completed some excellent pieces of work.

English

This week, we wrote our diary entries from the perspective of Ernest Shackleton. It was great to see lots of children using a range of language features in their writing such as fronted adverbials and subordinating conjunctions. We then ended our work on Ice Trap by writing a book review that included a detailed synopsis.

Maths

In Maths, we have continued our work on fractions by looking at finding quarters of amounts. We have also been working on improving our times table recall for the 3 and 5 times table. Although we are confident in answering the multiplication questions, we often stumble on our division facts. Please make use of Times Table Rockstars and Hit the Button during the holidays to improve these skills. Mathletics is also a great resource for consolidating the learning we have done in class.

Science

We had very high hopes for our science experiment this week resulting in huge disappointment when the results weren’t as expected. As we had been learning about the function of stems, we decided to explore this by putting flowers into jars of coloured water. We were hoping that as the stems took up the water, the flowers would begin to change colour but unfortunately this was not the result. After much discussion, we came to the conclusion that the experiment could be improved by using stronger food colouring, changing the place of the flowers to somewhere warmer and trying a range of different flowers.

We had great fun in our PE lesson this week as we raced around the school grounds in search of eggs!

After the holidays

Next half term, we will be looking at ‘Escape from Pompeii’ within our English lesson which links to our new topic on the Romans. In maths, we will be continuing to work on fractions alongside developing our mental maths fluency. We will also be delivering the SRE element of our PSHE curriculum next half term. A parent meeting about the content of these lessons will be held on Tuesday 4th May at 5pm.

Have a wonderful break,

The Year 3 Team

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