Welcome to Year 3
Our class is called Tortoiseshells.
Tortoiseshells are taught by Mrs Koller (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Arnott (Thurs-Fri).
We are supported by Miss Parsley all week.
Parent's evening - Tuesday 23rd & Thursday 25th April 2019
International Week - Monday 20th - Friday 24th May 2019
Music Performance Assembly: Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Things to remember:
Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays.
Swimming lessons are on Fridays.
Our library day is Friday.
We have had a fantastic two weeks back at school and we have got straight back to learning! In Literacy, we have concluded our learning linked to our Take One Book, The Snow Dragon by Vivien French. The children have produced some excellent alternative story endings and have loved immersing themselves in this story. They have written up their work beautifully to display in the class.
In Maths, we have focused on angles. The children have been learning about right angles and angles that are greater and less than. Some children have been hunting for right angles around the school and others have been spotting angles in city skylines and abstract paintings. Check what your child has learnt about parallel, perpendicular, horizontal and vertical lines, by asking them to explain the words!
In Science, we started our new topic Plants by planting our own tomato seeds and learning about the functions of the different parts of the plant. The children have had great fun this week, setting up an investigation to see what plants need in order to grow. We have written our own questions, predictions and methods and there are winter pansies hidden all over the classroom, even in the school fridge! The children will be watching their plants carefully this week to see what happens.....
Tortoiseshells have been embracing the Christmas season! Our focus for the Take One book for the next couple of weeks is The Snow Dragon by Vivian French. The children have been using fantastic descriptive vocabulary to describe a setting.
The children completed an Art project with Mrs Harvey today to make a Roman tile using beans and pulses. They will be displayed in the class once dry.
In PSHE we have been thinking about the importance of being kind to one another and we created our own 'Christmas Tree of Kindness.' The children each wrote a compliment about someone else in the class and added it to a bauble to hang on the tree. We will be revealing the compliments gradually over the last days of term.
The rest of the class has been decorated with some fantastic 3D pastel artwork. The classroom is now feeling very festive!
The children have been learning the scientific names for parts of the human skeleton in Science and we have also been learning the names of some of the different muscles and joints in the body.
Week 3 & 4
There are lots of fantastic examples of Home Learning about the Romans coming into class!
Week 2 - Health and Wellbeing week
We have had a busy week thinking about how to stay safe on the internet, healthy eating, physical exercise, bullying and diversity. The children enjoyed a great session with Kidsfit and we also considered how we are all different by carefully observing shells and drawing them with pastels. We finished off the week by dressing in our 'PJs' and raising money for Children in Need.
The children have had a great first week back after our half-term break and new Home learning menus and homework have been sent home.
In Science, we are continuing with our learning about 'Animals including humans,' looking at the different types of animal skeletons. Ask your child to explain the following types of skeleton: endoskeleton, exoskeleton and hydrostatic skeleton.
The children had great fun investigating and exploring; crab shells, snail shells, dead flies, cooked king prawns and worms. We even found a living snail amongst the shells which we released and named 'Jerry!'
Take a look at the following video which shows a Blue crab shedding its shell: https://vimeo.com/37438364
This week the children worked with Mrs. Harvey to create some fantastic animal art pictures, using recycled food packaging to link in with our Science topic this term.
In Maths this week, Year 3 have been using their knowledge of number bonds to work out Maths problems. You can try having a look yourself by following this link: https://nrich.maths.org/192
Week 5 - NO PENS DAY
Monday 1st October was No Pens Day. We spent the whole day recording our learning in different ways without writing anything down! In literacy, we planned our fruit salad recipes using pictures and word cards. We talked our sentences in pairs and shared our ideas with the class.
In maths, we were estimating which objects we found around the school were less than 10cm long, about 10cm long or greater than 10cm long.
In topic we looked at the climate in the UK and used weather symbols to make a weather forecast.
In Literacy we had fun acting out the scenes from The Green Ship, in preparation for rewriting the story from another character's point of view.
This week in Science we have been learning about herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. We created Venn diagrams using hoops to sort the animals in groups.
Week 2 and 3 - Literacy
WB: 17th September
This week we have started learning about instructions. We know that instructions have to be easy to follow.
Today, we followed a set of instructions to make a paper weaving loom.
Have a look at the photos to see how we got on.
In Science, we have been learning about the importance of a balanced diet and the children have been thinking about what they eat during the day and how much exercise they do throughout the day. The children drew their own cartoon strips of their day to demonstrate this.
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