This week, the children have been working very hard despite the high temperatures that have been reached so far. Following an assembly led by ‘The NED Show’, the children were inspired to show commitment and perseverance towards their learning – we were proud to see the children continuing to embrace challenge work and a positive attitude within the classroom. Well done Year Three!
In English, the children have been learning more about their new ‘Healthy Eating’ topic – they have read a variety of information texts and collated a set of key words in order to produce their own detailed glossary. This has enabled the children to produce a rich and factual series of simple, compound and complex sentences during the week. Next week, we look forward to writing a set of persuasive letters about the need to have a healthy lifestyle. Perhaps the children could try writing their own persuasive letter to a relative at home…
In Maths, the children have been taught new strategies to help them solve a range of tricky Healthy Eating division problems, including those that result in answers with remainders. Across the week, both classes have explored how to use the inverse (mental strategies and grid methods) in order to solve and check the accuracy of their answers. This has enabled the children to consolidate their learning on multiplication and refer to known multiplication facts to enhance the efficiency of their workings.
We hope you all have an enjoyable weekend,
Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin.
This week, the children have enjoyed taking part in lots of activities as part of their curriculum learning.
As mentioned in our previous blog post, Year Three participated in a PDL session on British Values. They produced a beautiful display about Mutual Respect, along with their own prayers for the victims of the Manchester and London attacks. Please see the photos below:
In Guided Reading, Year Three have been studying the play, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children have learned about stage directions and narration. They have also been taught a variety of other organisational features within play scripts. During the week, the children rehearsed a scene from the play with their peers, then performed it in front of their classmates! Please see the photos below…
In English, the children have drafted and edited their ‘healthy eating’ stories. On Thursday and Friday, the children were then able to publish their picture/story books. We were very impressed by the children’s beautiful handwriting and presentation – there are some excellent examples on our class WAGOLL board! (What A Good One Looks Like).
In Maths, the children have continued to learn about portion sizes as part of their ‘Healthy Eating’ topic, through fraction work. For instance, they have been calculating unitary and non-unitary fractions of amounts e.g. 1/10 of 20 bananas, as well as 3/6 of 18 apples. Can you calculate fractions of ‘amounts’ at home, for example 2/3 of your story books or even 2/5 of your colouring pencils?
We hope you all have a brilliant weekend,
See you on Monday!
Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin
This week, the children have been enjoying their work on ‘Healthy Eating’ across the curriculum. For English, Year 3 have been starting to learn about the picture and story book, Doug Lugg Boy Slug, by Peter Bently. In pairs, the children participated in role play and generated a piece of dialogue for their own version of the healthy eating story. They also worked as a team to produce a class word bank filled with a rich variety of verbs, adverbs and expanded noun phrases. Year 3 have produced a selection of engaging character descriptions and dialogues. Well done Year Three!
In Maths, the children have continued their cross-curricular work for our new ‘Healthy Eating’ topic. For instance, they have been learning how to represent fractions and decimals on hundred squares and identify the following: tenths, hundredths, equivalence and ‘equal parts of a whole’. Year Three have enjoyed calculating the size of different farmers’ vegetable patches (e.g. ‘0.1 of a field is filled with fresh carrots, 2/10 of the field is being used to grow sprouts – how much of the field is being used altogether?’). We were very impressed by the children’s use of problem solving and reasoning during these tasks.
On Thursday, the children enjoyed their PDL session on British Values. Having watched a series of news reports on CBBC’s Newsround, the children were then able to share ideas during group activities and later participate in a class Q and A session about recent events in the UK. The children produced a beautiful display about Mutual Respect and made collages to represent their own cultural identity, along with speech bubbles containing prayers for the victims of the Manchester and London attacks. Photos to follow in next week’s blog post!
We look forward to seeing you all next week,
Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin.