Friday 21st May
Friday 21st May | 1 comment
We have been recapping division of 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers this week. We looked at exchanging and dividing with remainders using a variety of methods. In year 3, we don’t use formal methods for division, instead we use place value grids with counters to practically share out numbers and part-whole models that challenge children to partition numbers using their knowledge of multiples. Homework for this week recaps all of these methods and children should be able to do this independently.
This week, we have been looking at the features of non-chronological reports. After looking at a range of examples, we planned out our own reports based on The Romans using a range of subheadings. We then researched facts about each of these on the chromebooks and found out lots of interesting things! Did you know that instead of using toilet paper, the Romans would use a sponge on a stick?! We are looking forward to writing our own non-chronological reports next week for the Year 2 children to read.
We made use of the new outdoor area by the Woodlands room this week for our PE session as the playground had been taken over by the year 5 cyclists. The children took part in a range of activities with the favourite being the basketball shooting challenge. In the afternoon, we had our penultimate session with the dance coach and our routines are almost finished. The children have put an incredible amount of effort into learning lots of new, difficult steps. We can’t wait to film them next week and share them with you!
We came to the end of our plants topic in Science this week. The children were given the opportunity to share everything they had learnt over the last half term by answer questions sent in by other children on twitter. Here are some of the responses.
We sketched out our final design of our Roman shields this week. We had to ensure our designs were symmetrical, colourful and featured simple designs. Most children chose red for their shield as a symbol of Mars, the Roman God of war.
We will be making our Roman shields next week so if you could please bring in some materials for it we would be very grateful. Cereal boxes, toilet roll tubes and yoghurt pots would be great!
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Ellis & The Year 3 Team