Mr Brittin (Class Teacher)
Mrs Ebbs (Support Staff)
Hello everyone and welcome back! Year 3 have made an amazing start to the new academic year. Everyone has settled so well to the new rules and changes in routine, and I cannot wait to share what we have been learning.
In English, Year 3 have been busy retelling and writing their own fables. All of our stories had a moral teaching and were based around stories that were already well known. We are now currently writing an explanation based on ‘How does a dishwasher work?’ However, this has a secret twist.
In Maths we have been relearning place value and have been learning rounding, estimation and reading measurements. I have been really impressed with the work that I have seen!
In Science, pupils have looked at a variety of objects and the shadows they create. We are also currently planning an investigation to see whether our shadows will change size during the course of the day.
I have also been blown away by the children’s focus in art lessons. Our Art sessions have a cross curricular link to our History topic of ‘Prehistoric Britain.’ We have spent time looking and researching various types of cave paintings, looked at the materials and techniques early humans used and also recreated them in our sketchbooks.
The children have been working phenomenally on their home activities. They have shown a mature approach to their learning, and it is a delight to mark and see their work. In the last two weeks we have covered two types of poetry, a Haiku and a Limerick. Maths has seen us work with fractions. The children have been adding, subtracting and finding equivalent fractions.
I have seen a mixture of different exercise activities during P.E. lessons. Children have exercised to videos, gone on bike rides and been on daily walks. It is really good to see a range of activities and children being creative to stay fit and healthy. Over the weeks, we have also produced some amazing art. It first started with the research of an artist, the research that has been produced has been amazing, and I have seen some really creative pieces of art. We will continue to look at the artists that have been researched and then we will create our own pieces of art in their style.
We also have a new History topic which is the Romans. We will look at how the Romans invaded Britain, the spread of the empire, what they built and brought to Britain and their gods and goddesses.