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Year 3 Link

Stars of the Week

Venus                     

Ruby F and Ella A 

For brilliant Christopher Columbus fact files. 

Supernova                       

Oliver A

For fantastic use of division when calculating fractions of amounts.  

Pluto

Eleanor G

For brilliant poem writing. 

This  Week in Year 3          4th May 2021

In literacy this week we have been looking at poetry and we started with the children writing their own poems before then looking at a poem called ‘The Sea’  by James Reeves. Whilst looking at the poem, we drew the children’s attention to rhyming words, alliteration and metaphor, as well as explaining what poems are and how they are traditionally shared verbally. The children made freeze frames of some of their favourite phrases from the poem and photos were taken ready for class displays.

In maths, we’ve been studying fractions of amounts of objects with the children working out calculations such as ¼ of 36 = and 3/5 of 25 = . They have used a variety of methods including bar method and short division to help support them. As with all their maths study, they began the week practising skills and then moved onto problem solving activity by the end of the week. As this is a block that was missed from Year 2, the children have done really well in rising to the challenge.

In science we’ve been looking at how soil is formed from the disintegration of rocks and also learned the different factors that can cause rocks to break apart into smaller bits.

In our topic lessons we’ve been learning about explorers and particularly focused in on the exploits of Christopher Columbus, writing fact files on the famous explorer.

PE Year 3

Half the children in the class had an introductory lesson of New Age Kurling (with an external coach) in the hall, while the other half of the class continued to work with a partner on; feeding for a forehand and the forehand shot itself. Some children were able to return the ball over a net accurately to their partner. In their second lesson the children had an external coach from Bedfordshire cricket come in to deliver their lessons.

Dance club continued on Thursday morning, yoga on Tuesday afterschool and football on Tuesday lunchtime.

Freeze Frames from the poem 'The Sea' by James Reeves.

Stars of the Week

Venus
Jessica W

For working hard and having a super positive attitude to learning. Well done. 

Supernova                       

Aiden M

For always working hard and fantastic decimals work in Maths this week. Well done.

Pluto

Bethany F

For fantastic work in Maths this week. Super work. Well done. 

Year 3 Link

We started a new block in Maths this week. We are now looking at fractions and we are really enjoying it. We have learnt what tenths are, have counted in tenths, learnt how to write tenths as decimals and applied what we learnt in reasoning and problem solving activities. We are practising our times tables at school and regularly practising counting in 3, 4, 8 and 50’s. If you could help us practise these at home too, it would really help us.

After the success of our stories last week, we have been planning and writing our own ‘defeating the monster’ narratives. We spent some time creating our main characters, describing their appearance, their personalities and their relationship with the other main character. We also discussed what the word monstrous actually means and that it doesn’t always mean an actual monster but maybe an event that is shocking or cruel. Many of us thought about this and used this idea when creating the monster in our stories.  We then planned our own stories, following the same story structure as our focus text, The Mousehole Cat, before writing our final stories.

In Science, we have been investigating the permeability of different rock types. We carried out an experiment to see whether sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks were permeable or impermeable. We drew pictures of our rocks beforehand, measured out exactly the same amount of water for each rock in a syringe before pouring the water over the rocks and counting how many air bubbles were released from the rocks. We recorded our results before writing up our conclusions. We are all really enjoying learning about rocks and enjoy collecting them and working out what rock type they are.

In topic, we have been continuing to learn about Christopher Columbus and have been writing non-chronological reports about him. We have also been using all the recycling we brought in to build models of boats based on the designs we created last week. We had a lot of fun doing this. In RE, we continued to learn about Judaism and in music we have been adding instrumental parts to the song we have been learning over the last few weeks, Bring Us Together. We all performed on vocals and glockenspiels.

We are looking forward to what next week brings but we have worked really hard this week and feel we have really earned our three day weekend.

 

PE Year 3

Half the children in the class had an introductory lesson of New Age Kurling (with an external coach) in the hall, while the other half of the class continued to work with a partner on; feeding for a forehand and the forehand shot itself. Some children were able to return the ball over a net accurately to their partner. In their second lesson the children had an external coach from Bedfordshire cricket come in to deliver their lessons.

Dance club continued on Thursday morning, yoga on Tuesday afterschool and football on Tuesday lunchtime.

Stars of the Week

 

Venus                     

Jamie F

Great work in Maths all week. Well done.

 

Supernova                       

Poppy S

Fantastic dividing in maths and for believing in herself. Well done.

 

Pluto

Lilly-Mae D

For fantastic science knowledge this week. Well done. 

 

Leedon link year 3 week beginning 19th April 2021

PE in Year 3 this week

Children continued their tennis lessons looking at movement skills with a ball. This developed into children being able to return a ball back to their partner using a tennis racket. In their second lesson the children had an external coach from Bedfordshire cricket come in to deliver their lessons.

Dance club continued on Thursday morning, yoga on Tuesday afterschool and football on Tuesday lunchtime.

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