Year 3 are taught by Miss Kelly, with assistance from Miss Lulu. Visit this website each Friday for information on what we have been up to in class.
We have very busy writing this week in English as we started on new unit on quality texts. We are focusing on the ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ by Jonathon Swift. We put ourselves in Gulliver’s shoes, writing about our adventures on the floating island of Laputa and what happened there. In doing this, we made sure that we included lots of descriptive language – verbs, adverbs and paired adjectives. We also attempted to talk about time, place and cause by using words such as when, before, because and therefore. We also completed a GPS task where we spelled words with the ‘i’ sound spelt with a ‘y.’
We have had a fantastic week in Maths! We started to bring our work on multiplication and division to a close by working on short division (also known as the ‘bus stop’ method). As with our previous work on column multiplication, we first started with relatively simple calculations that involved no carrying over, calculating answers in a deliberate and systematic fashion. We then moved on to more complex calculations, practising moving digits to adjacent place value columns when necessary
In our RE lesson, we continued to learn about the Bible, focusing on how it is organised. In doing so, we looked at how the Bible has an overarching plot, known as the ‘metanarrative.’
In Geography, we explored what happens when a volcano erupts, looking at the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland.
This week the children were very excited to visit The Life Bus. The children took part in an excellent session where we first learned about the way our body works, then reflected upon the importance of friendships, and being kind and sharing whilst engaging in them.
We continued our Art lessons based on the ‘The Great Kanagawa Wave’ by Katsushika Hokusai.
Just to say, a letter went out earlier this week about our upcoming school trip. If you haven’t done so already, please provide your consent and payment via ParentMail at your earliest convenience (both trips are free, so your consent is all that is required). Thank you to all those parents who have done this already.
The homework can be found below.
Have a fantastic weekend,
Happy New Year and welcome back!
In English we eased ourselves back in by working on a variety of SpaG lessons, comprehensions and handwriting. We also reflected on what we are proud of ourselves for achieving so far this year. Following on from that we set targets for ourselves for the upcoming term.
In our Maths lessons, we started to focus on column multiplication. We started with relatively simple questions that involved no carrying over, calculating answers in a systematic, deliberate fashion. After doing this, we then moved on to more complex calculations, practising moving digits to different place value columns when necessary.
In Science this week we began our unit on Light. We discussed the importance of light to help us to see. We looked at a variety of light sources and compared them from strongest to weakest. We also had a very interesting discussion about whether or not the moon was a light source
During our RE lesson, we started to take an in-depth look at The Bible and began to understand why it is such an important text.
During our Geography lessons we started our unit on volcanoes and earthquakes. We learned about volcanoes, what they are, where they are around the world and why they erupt.
For this half term we are very lucky to have a drama workshop every Friday afternoon with Mark which the children really enjoyed.
Don’t forget to have your child enter Daunt Books’ most recent writing competition if they are keen to do so! Our school librarian (and Spanish teacher) Mrs. Pereira has put all of the important information in the ’News and Events’ section on the website.
We finished off the week with another fantastic Art lesson with Miss Lulu. The lesson was based on The Great Kanagawa wave by Katsushika Hokusai. Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa has become one of the most famous works of art in the world—and debatably the most iconic work of Japanese art. The children sketched and used oil pastels to recreate their own version of the iconic piece of art.
Have a lovely weekend,
In Science we looked at the importance of having a balanced diet. We looked at all the different food groups and thought about why we have more of one food group than another. We thought about the diet of people who have allergies or intolerances and people who make personal/religious choices to be vegetarians/vegans/pescatarians.
In History we took a closer look at Stonehenge where we learned even more facts about it even after our assembly.