Mr Brittin (Class Teacher)
Mrs Ebbs, Mr Van Wyk and Mrs Weston (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 routines, 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 our creative and descriptive shape poems.
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.
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.