This week in Year 3, we have been really getting our teeth stuck into the world of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
The week started with our castle dress up. The whole school looked amazing in their costumes! Each class made a standard which are now hanging in our school hall. They look wonderful and give the halls a real “castle feel”.
In class we have been focusing on the different characters in the story and their relationships with each other. Below you can see children in Class 18 in role as Hamlet, Gertrude and Claudius and Class 7 children approaching the themes which arise in the play such as marriage and revenge!
We have been working on our times tables in Year Three and are getting much better at recalling random multiplication facts and using these in calculations. So far we have been practising our 2,5 and 10 times tables and trying to answer questions as quickly as possible. Next week we will be beginning to learn our 4 and 8 times tables and we would like you all to practice these at home beforehand. If you are still a little unsure of the 2s, 5s and 10s, please keep practising these over the next couple of weeks. If you are a times table superstar and already know these off by heart, maybe you can challenge yourself to the 12, or even 15, times tables.
The Hit the Button website is a brilliant place to practice- click here! Hit the Button
In Year a Three we are focussing on our rapid recall of addition, subtraction and multiplication facts. We have asked all the children to regularly logon to Mathletics and, instead of completing the usual homwork lessons, to play the Live Mathletics games to improve the speed of their recall. All the children have loved competing against pupils in their class or from other countries in the world.
Some of the children went to Grendon last week and had a great time avoiding falling in the swamp, learning how to shoot a bow and arrow, climb ropes and toast marshmallows.
We went orienteering, partook in a mini-Olympics, told stories around a fire-pit and made our own fires!
After our inspiring assembly with Ben Smith, who ran 401 marathons in 401 days, every class have been challenged to complete 401 of something by the end of the term.
Class 7 have chosen to complete 401 miles, walking or running. So far we have managed 54 miles in total and the class have been fantastic at motivating each other to help us succeed.
Class 8 have decided to complete 401 star jumps or hops each by the end of the term. They have also set themselves an extra challenge to read 401 pages. This can be anything that they have read at home or at school.
Class 18 have already been very busy and have completed 401 bounces of a basket ball.
We will keep you posted on how our challenges are going and when we reach our goal of 401!
This term we are learning all about The Tempest by William Shakespeare. We have been taking part in lots of drama activities; thinking about the wild storm and the two main characters. Here are some of the wonderful descriptive sentences that we have written:
Like a raging bull, the waves battered the sides of the ship.
The great and mighty Sir Prospero has a wooden, crafted staff that creates magical storms.
Beautiful Miranda has, what was once a glamorous dress, but after 12 years is ripped and dirty.