This week we been busy little elves preparing cards, calendars and decorations. We also wrote our own shape poems about winter. During our maths lessons we have been solving problems involving addition, subtraction and multiplication linked to a winter theme.
Thank you for all of the lovely gifts we have received. Have a wonderful Christmas break. We look forwards to seeing you all back in school on Monday 6th January 2020.
The Year 3 Team
This week we have finished making our own vehicles. We also had a great visit from The London Transport Museum during which we designed and created our own bus for the future. We were also very lucky and were able to watch two pantomimes!
This week we have been busily preparing for our enterprise. We have made chocolates and the packaging.
This week we have begun to make vehicles. We started by making the body of the vehicle.
This week we have been using our knowledge of place value, addition and subtraction to answer word problems during our maths lessons.
In our English lessons we have been showing off our writing skills by writing a setting description about The Chocolate Room.
For our topic we have been learning new design and technology skills to help us, as we are beginning to make our own chocolate delivery vehicles.
This week we held a two minute silence for Remembrance Day. We made class wreaths for this too.
We have been learning how to recognise different types of bullying and what actions we can take to prevent it or support others. We had a workshop in school which was in a panto style called 'The Adventures of Captain Wonder Web'.
Here are some of the tips and quotes from the panto...
'Change starts with us'
'Hands up, stand back, back off'
'Zip it, block it, flag it'
Welcome back! This week in maths we have consolidated our learning about addition and subtraction using the column method. During our English lessons we have been learning about the features of persuasive texts. We learnt that it is a good idea to focus on the reader and use personal pronouns such as - you and we.
This week we have enjoyed lots of different maths activities. Some of the activities were investigations to explore as well as art involving our knowledge of maths. We had great fun! We also designed and made our own maths games. We then wrote instructions to tell others how to use them. After that we played the games with our friends.
This week we have had a whole day of scientific fun! As the whole school celebrated Science Day we were lucky enough to experience different experiments in lots of different classes. In Maple class we investigated the colours in black ink. In Holly class we made gliders and learnt about gravity.
In our English lessons this week we have been learning all about instructions. We explored a range of instructions and highlighted the key features. We also had to correctly order some muddled up instructions.
We were very lucky this week as we had a visit from Reverend Sam, who came and spoke to us during our R.E. lesson. He spoke about the beliefs of Christians and told us the story of the baptism of Jesus.
In our English lessons we have been learning all about poetry. We investigated the songs from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and found repetitive patterns, rhyming language and verses. We then had great fun writing our own poems based on the Oompa Lumpa songs.
We have also begun learning about column addition during our maths lessons. We used the base 10 equipment to help us.
In our math's lessons this week we have been learning all about place value. We have enjoyed using the concrete resources to support our learning. Here are a few pictures of what we did.
This week we have been learning all about Fairtrade in our topic lessons. We learnt how important it is to farmers to be a part of this scheme so that they can improve their way of life and communities.
We are collecting packaging with the Fairtrade symbol so if you have any please send it in.
The children are settling well into year 3 and are enjoying their new classrooms. We discussed having a growth mindset towards our learning and wrote sentences to encourage this.
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