This week we have been developing our understanding of 3-digit numbers in Maths and worked to represent numbers in different ways, using a variety of resources and equipment. We also started comparing numbers and placing them on a number line! The children particularly liked the fact they could write on the tables to do this and were very enthusiastic to do so!
In English we have been using our inference and wonder skills as we introduced to a new text called ‘Escape From Pompeii’. We will basing our next piece of writing on this book so will continue to explore it next week.
In Science we investigated the properties of different rocks and used our observation skills to compare them. We tested for hardness, permeability and also looked to see what happened when vinegar was added – if the rock fizzed it may have been evidence that the rocks had sea creature remains within it! We recorded our observationson a chart for our books.
We have continued to learn about volcanoes and labelled a diagram to show the main parts. We have also watched some clips of the erupting volcano on La Palma which is fascinating.
A huge well done to the children reading regularly at home! We had a Year 3 winner in the reading raffle this week and M2 read the most books on Bug Club out of the whole school – a great achievement – keep it up! Whether you read ‘real’ books or online books, it doesn’t matter – just keep up the regular practise and remember to use emphasis and expression when reading aloud, to add interest and show you understand what you are reading!
Well done to the children who are having to access work from home at the moment. We look forward to having you back in school soon!
This week we have been learning about place value in Maths and investigating what happens to the digits of a 3-digit number when we find 10 or 100 more than/less than that number. We have been using practical equipment and visual diagrams to prove this.
In English we have drafted and edited our descriptive paragraph about Uku (a lonely volcano) and are now ready to publish the final pieces on Monday.
We have been investigating rocks in Science and have made careful observations and comparisons through various games and activities. We learnt the names chalk, granite, sandstone, limestone, slate and marble. Maybe you could look for examples of any of these at home and discuss how and where they are used.
PE has been focused on teamwork as we had to problem solve getting a team across a river using only 2 hoops and specific rules. Well done to those children who showed great leadership and the ability to think through the problem systematically!
We have really enjoyed using the new climbing frame and different playground zones over the week at break and lunchtimes and football days are proving popular.
Most children handed their homework in on time (quite a few were early!) and seemed to do very well with this – a super effort!
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning 😊
Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the term as the children have been engaging well in our new topic all about volcanoes!
We began the term with a Volcano ‘Hook-in’ day where the children created models of the Earth using play dough to learn about the layers of rock and magma under their feet! They also located famous volcanoes on a map of the world and recreated a volcanic eruption using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.
In Maths we have been looking at the place value of digits within 3-digit numbers and revising our 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
Our English writing is based on an animation called ‘Lava’ about a lonely volcano who finds love and we have been learning about the key word classes to use in order to write a description about him. We will be continuing this next week.
We read daily as a class and have been learning new vocabulary and used inference and wonder to introduce our next text about a volcano and dragon called ‘Fire Quest’.
We are also REALLY enjoying our class story ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl.
It has been a pleasure to get to know the children over past couple of weeks and they have adapted well to the new expectations of Year 3. We look forward to an exciting year ahead!
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