Mr Brittin (Class Teacher)
Mrs Ebbs, Mr Van Wyk and Mrs Weston (Support Staff)
In year 3 this term we have been looking at how to persuade. We looked at the big question ‘Should animals be kept in zoos.’ Many members of the class were against this and shared some very thought-provoking ideas! We looked at various newspaper cuttings, blog posts and letters of persuasion to help find the features. We then discussed our own opinions on our big question and sorted them for and against. I was really impressed at how Year 3 expanded and explained their ideas with conjunctions and linked their paragraphs together with an adverbial phrase. As soon as our writing was complete, we had a class debate on various issues, such as: should children over the age of 7 pick their own bedtime at the weekend?
In Maths we have studied and explored various multiplication and division strategies. This started with creating and drawing arrays to display our multiplication facts and turning multiplication into repeated addition.
In our topic lessons we have great fun coming up with a story for our news report in computing ! We will be recording and editing them once we are back at school.
With the Easter holidays approaching fast, Year 3 have covered so much and worked really hard with their remote home learning. All of their hard work has been regularly celebrated during our class zoom sessions and I have been amazed at the work that has been created.
In English we drew inspiration by thinking of the foulest and most disgusting ingredients we could think of. Would you like a pizza with a base of crusted ear wax, a pond slime sauce and infectious foot fungus for a topping? The reason for this, we were writing a list of instructions to make pizza for a monster. We have also been influenced by the video of ‘The Man on the Moon’ to write a narrative piece on it. Year 3 were fantastic at showing and describing the exhilarating and downhearted feelings of the story.
In Maths, we have look at counting and giving change of various amounts of money and measured and converted measurements between millimetres, centimetres and metres. We have also enjoyed interpreting and creating our pictograms and bar charts.
In our topic lessons, we have shown our excellent tonal shading skills throughout our art topic of sketching.
In History, we have looked through the later prehistoric years of the Iron Age to the Roman invasion of Britain. In these lessons, we have looked at the history of the Roman Empire, who Julius Caesar was and what life was like during the Roman times.
In Science, we finished our healthy bodies topic. In these lessons we looked at why it was important to fuel our bodies with the right nutrients, the human skeleton and the scientific names for bones. We also conducted our own scientific inquiry on our ultra-strong muscles!
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.