The End of The Stone Age! 20.10.17

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a wonderful start to Year 3 we have had! The children have been a delight to teach and so engaged in their learning.

This week marks the end of the Stone Age as we will be moving on to the Iron Age next half term.

We have had a lot of great lessons learning all about Diwali this week. It has been lovely to hear first-hand from our Hindu followers how they celebrate.

In Science, we learned about the process of fossilisation. Please ask your child all about sedimentary layers of rock forming over a dead sea creature to form a fossil. We brought this process to life in the classroom with slices of bread and foam sweets. Do check your child’s book bag as many students have brought them home to share their learning with you: they won’t be pleasant in a week’s time!

Homework for half-term allows for creativity. The instructions are attached. This is due in on Tuesday, 7th November. We will be sharing their homework with the whole of Year 3 on Thursday (09.11.17) morning at 9:05 in the main hall. You are all very welcome to join us and this will be an opportunity to watch their dance videos too.

We hope you all have a restful, safe and happy half-term and look forward to seeing all the children on the 30th October.

The Year 3 Team.

A mold fossil we made today.

Half term Homework

Cave Art in Year 3

Let the cave painting commence!

Last week the children completed their Stone Age adventure stories based on the book Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. In our Art lesson we learned about cave paintings that have been discovered around the world and had a go at our own in our sketch books.

This week, our cave artists will all have a go at painting the walls with their prehistoric images.

In Maths we are developing our confidence with our multiplication before moving onto looking at strategies for division. Please keep on practising the tables at home.

We look forward to seeing you at Parents’ Evening on Thursday this week, and Monday and Wednesday next week.

Many thanks for your continued support,
The Year 3 Team

Welcome to Year 3

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a wonderful start the children have made to Year 3! We are very proud of the efforts they are making with their learning so far. It was lovely to see so many of you at the Curriculum Evening on Tuesday night.

At the moment, in English, we are busy writing instructions about how to trap a woolly mammoth; the focus is use of imperative verbs, adverbs and time adverbials. An example of a wonderful sentence could be: First, silently hide behind a large bush.

During our maths sessions, we have focused on different methods for adding numbers. Homework to reinforce this skill will be sent home on Thursday. Please make sure your child completes this work and returns it on Tuesday 26th September.

Please also remember the importance of daily reading aloud and to record this in your child’s Home Learning Log.

Don’t hesitate to come and ask us any questions that you may have and thank you so much for your support with your child’s learning.

The Year 3 Team

 

WebRep Report Y3

BY CONNOR, YEAR 3 WEBREP

RUGBY TOURNAMENT

We went on a bus to a tournament .The people who went were Connor, Taeg, Zachary, Liam, Ella and Elli. We played 6 matches we won two and drew one. We were on pitch 2. When we weren’t playing a match we practised our skills and passing.  After we waited for our parents. While we were waiting I got a ball and we played passing.

PLANTS

We have been learning about how plants grow. There are male and female parts of a plant, like the stamen, the sepals, the ovule and the stigma. The petals make a scent to attract animals. The leaves suck up energy from the sun to make food. Compost help plants to grow this is called fertiliser. Bees help plants by spreading pollen.

We made pictures of plants and labelled the parts for homework, here are a few:

MEASURING                                                      

We are learning how to measure. We have also linked it to our science which is body bits. Yesterday we measured different body bits like, elbow to wrist, thumb to pinkie, neck to waist and knee to foot. We have also been measuring shapes and adding up the measurement. For our homework we made a zoo of animals. The enclosure had to measure the correct length.

MATHS

In maths we have been learning about the column method .It is really FUN! This is how you do it.

768

 +   121

889

Do you like Maths?

 

We have also been learning to add and take away by chunking on a number line.

Below is an example of another method called ‘the grid method’.

 

    LONDON   VS  PARIS       

In Year 3 we have been learning about the cities London and Paris.  London  has  lots of different  buildings like Big Ben,  the  Queen’s  palace called Buckingham Palace and the Gherkin.  Paris has lots more buildings like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.  We have been doing sketches of the buildings in London and Paris. An amazing fact is Daniel‘s Great Great Granddad put the first hand on the clock Big Ben.

 

TEACHER INTERVIEW

Click below to read about Mrs Parker

 

STONE AGE

We have been learning about the Stone Age. We have been doing cave paintings like hand prints, animals and hunters. We have also been making pretend camp fires. We have been thinking about how people in the Stone Age ate, slept and survived.  They ate things like woolly mammoths , hyenas , bison and frogs and berries.  They slept in a cave with a rug to cover them.  We are going to write  a story about the cavemen and we have read the story Stone Age Boy.

 

MAGNETS

We have been learning about magnets in science. Don’t put a magnet near a computer because it could damage it. Magnets can stick to paper clips, bulldog clips, scissors and some coins.  Some coins can’t stick  to magnets.