Measuring and Persuading
Friday 16th June | 1 comment
In maths this week, Year 3 have been learning how to measure length (how long something is) and mass (how heavy something is). The children have measured lines to the nearest millimetre. Children working at the expected level would be able to measure accurately and record their answer in centimetres and millimetres (8cm 4mm for example). Children have also explored how they could record this using just one unit and have been considered exceeding the standard if they can write 8cm 4mm as 8.4cm. When measuring longer distances (such as the length of the school hall), the children were asked to choose which measuring tool would be best: a ruler, a metre stick, tape measure etc. Many children correctly chose the longer measuring tools to measure more efficiently. Children also estimated and measured weight to the nearest gram and next week they will solve word problems related to measures.
In literacy, the children have been learning how to persuade. Children have learnt about superlatives (yummiest, tastiest, creamiest) and have been looking at the suffix -est. They completed the week by writing a paragraph to persuade someone to buy a banana. Next week, the children will write a letter to attempt to persuade Mr Harris to do something in school.
In music, the children have been learning about pulse and rhythm whilst learning the Bob Marley song Three Little Birds. In science, children thought about what they would need to survive if they were stranded on a desert island. At the start of the week, the children completed their moving monsters.
Maths homework: this week, the children need to find different objects from around the house and estimate how long they are before measuring their exact length. Children have been sent home with a paper ruler to help them do this.