Year Three have settled well into their new school routines and are enjoying the exciting topic of Dinosaurs. We have been researching different types of herbivores and carnivores and have been finding out about rocks and fossils. In maths we have been focussing on place value and times tables. It would really help if you helped us to learn our 2,5,10,4 and 8 times tables at home. We have been learning to chant out tables in order and to recall random facts by ourselves.
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.
We are excited about seeing Year 3’s wonderful learning log work. There is a new grid ready for children to tackle at home! It is full of exciting tasks that complement our learning in school.
If a child doesn’t have the grid in their LL books yet please do not hesitate to ask your class teacher.
Remember one piece of learning log work is expected a week but the more you do the more likely you are to get certificates and star badges at the end of terms!
Today, Year 3 have been creating their very own masterpieces in the style of Monet. We have used water colours to create different shades of green, blue and yellow. The children used their paintbrushes to create different effects on the paper including dashes, dots and lines.
We shall upload a photo of the finished masterpieces next week.
Happy New Year from the Year 3 team
We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Last term we spent lots of our numeracy sessions learning how to add and subtract using the column method. The children did amazingly well using the Base 10 equipment to show how to answer addition and subtraction questions. It was great watching the children help one another and learn from each others mistakes.
We have been doing some brilliant learning all about the Stone Age boy Ug. Ug is frustrated because the rest of his family are happy using stones for everything, even their bed and their trousers! Ug thinks a lot and thinks about ways that could make their lives easier but not everybody is keen to entertain his ideas!
During our learning about Ug we have thought a lot about the powerful verbs and adverbs we could use to describe what the characters are doing and also the punctuation we use when writing speech.
Have a look at the page below and thing about what is happening and what the characters might be saying. Comment your ideas thinking about everything we have learnt.
Last week, the children from year 3 all met up again to have an exciting day learning all about the Stone Age. They leant all about Stone Age dwellings and had a go at making their own dens and a home for Ug. They experienced food from the Stone Age, including stewed fruit and nettle tea. They also had a go at making Stone Age tools from natural equipment such as slate and sticks. The children then learnt about cave paintings and made their own, which look absolutely great!
We will be learning lots more about the Stone Age and the character Ug this term, so watch this space for lots more exciting news!