Our class is called Tortoiseshells. Tortoiseshells are taught by Miss Sandley (class teacher) and supported by Ms Clark (teaching assistant).
PE Lessons: Every Tuesday
Parents Evening: Monday 6th November and Wednesday 8th November 2017
Sharing Assembly: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Week commencing: 9th October 2017.
This week in Tortoiseshells we have been participating in lots of exciting and hands on lessons!
In literacy we have been continuing our topic of fables. We have been working hard to argue why morals match different fables whilst also practising reading aloud with the correct intonation and volume.
In maths we have been looking at arrays and figuring out the different facts which go alongside them. Below is an array:
When we look at this array know that...
2 x 5 = 10
5 x 2 = 10
10 ÷ 5 = 2
10 ÷ 2 = 5
2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 10
5 + 5 = 10
We solved our own array problems by using an large piece of paper where we had to make an array, draw an array and write down all the facts. It really challenged us!
In art we took part in the whole school art project, which is to paint a CD (which Mrs Harvey cooked in the oven!) to make it look like a poppy. This in time for remembrance day which is on the 11th November. Look out for our beautiful poppies by The Hub.
In science we researched an inspiring woman called Mary Anning. She was a fossil hunter. All of the information we found will be turned into a fact file next week. We cannot wait to show Miss Sandley and Ms Clark everything that we have found out.
Our topic of the Stone Age to Iron Age has almost come to an end . We have had the best time learning about everything from cave paintings to Iron Age hill forts. This week in topic we designed our very own celtic jewellery, brooches and shields. They look fantastic and incorporate a range of celtic patterns in them. Can you spot any animals, crosses or spirals in our designs?
Week commencing: 2nd October 2017
We have been extremely busy and motivated learners in Tortoiseshells this week. Our attitude to learning has resulted in amazing work.
In topic we listened to a story of someone walking through an Iron Age Hill Fort. This inspired us to use our imaginations and draw the different areas included in the Hill Fort. We then turned our images and ideas into a storyboard.
In religious education we learnt about all of the different Gurus in Sikhism. There are 11! In this lesson we played a memory game, where we had to turn over cards and try and match up the Guru names to what they contributed to Sikhism.
The Sri Darbar Sahib is a beautiful Gurdwara of Sikhism, which was built by Guru Arjan. It completely blew us away.
In science we became researchers. We had to find out as much information as we could on igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks, fossils and Mary Anning. This was achieved by using laptops and great teamwork. After we had written down all of our information, we presented what we discovered to the class. In the pictures you can see us standing confidently and proudly as we present our findings.
In maths we have moved on from addition and subtraction and started learning about multiplication and division. On Thursday we began to double numbers using 3 different methods: addition (12+12=24), multiplication (12x2=24) and partitioning (12 = double 10 is 20, double 2 is 4. 20+4=24).
In literacy we finished writing our stories, which were inspired by our literacy text Stone Age Boy. Each story includes adverbials of time, place and manner and some really amazing adjectives. Our stories were so impressive, even Mrs Smart and Mr Johnston commented on them! On Thursday we started our new unit of work on fables. Miss Sandley and Ms Clark were very impressed to see that so many of us knew so much about them.
Take a look at some outstanding examples of Year 3 Stone Age to Iron Age topic homework. You might want to use these ideas to inspire your own creations.
I am so impressed with the time and effort that each child is putting into their homework.
Keep them coming!
- Miss Sandley.
Week commencing: 25th September 2017
This week in Tortoiseshells we have been working really hard.
In literacy we have been writing the first drafts of our Stone Age Boy stories and editing them. Having a growth mindset has been really helpful as we understand that the changes we have to make to our writing does not mean we have failed, instead we are growing as writers and getting even better at it!
In maths we love to play fun games and activities at the start of our lessons. One of our favourite games is called guess my number. In the pictures you can see that some of us got to act as the teacher, and ask the class to guess our number. We did this by asking questions such as "Does it have more than 3 hundreds?" and "Is it in the 3 times table?".
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September. It was an exciting few days at Margaret Wix for a very special charity. We had a lot of fun baking delicious scones and creating bunting to decorate our classroom in the run up to the event. A few of us described it as the most fun we have ever had! We hope you enjoyed playing games and designing cakes with us in our classroom.
Visit https://www.macmillan.org.uk to find out more about this fantastic charity.
Week commencing: 11th September 2017
In literacy we have been using drama to explore Stone Age Boy. The children created a 'conscience alley' where they verbalised what the boy would have been thinking and feeling as he entered the cave.
The second part involved creating pieces of drama, with one narrator and two characters, role playing their journey and thoughts as they entered the Stone Age cave.
It was lots of fun!
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