# Wc 18th October 2021

It’s been a long and busy term but we have now completed our first half term in Year Three. We can’t express enough how impressed we have been with the way the children have adapted to life in Year 3.

This week we have been practising learning the poem ‘the sound collector’ off by heart to perform to an audience next term. The children have been adding by actions to help them remember the words and to make it come to life.

In Maths, we have continued to learn about adding and subtracting with measure. We have been learning to add 2 or 3 amounts and subtract from a measure such as 1m. Some children started converting measure too – 120cm becomes 1m and 20cm. The children’s ere also learning compliments to 100(2 numbers that equal 100. ) This is some thing the children struggle with and so more practise would be a great way to support at home.

In Spellings we have continued to learn about homophones while the children consolidating phonics have been looking at the ‘ir’ sound.

The children have some home learning to complete over the week. Don’t forget to login to Sumdog and Times table rockstars.

We wish for you all to have a fun, safe and most importantly healthy half term break. See you in a week.

Team three.

# 4th October 2021

Thank you for all of the donations for the Harvest. The children have displayed the collection by the prayer tables in school but will shortly be added in with the rest of the school.
The children have been enjoying learning about ways to wash a Sabre Tooth Tiger this week. We have been using prepositions to think about where we will be washing the tiger, for example between the claws. We have also been learning new adverbs such as vigorously and thinking about how to use this in our instructions.

In Maths we have been learning to subtract ones from a 3 digit number. We have been thinking about using an efficient strategy when subtracting for example 143 – 5 = 143 -3-2.  Some children found this tricky and so any further practise at home would be beneficial as we continue to apply this next week in the context of money.

We completed our Science experiment this week exploring how the force needed for a car to move along different surfaces changes depending on the type of surface. We tried releasing a car (toy) down a ramp with Astro turf, bubble wrap, hessian and shiny wood. The children will be able to share what they found.

Spelling home learning, the Maths task and the vocabulary home learning has been shared and discussed with the children. Don’t forget to log in to Times tables rockstars – let’s see who makes it onto the leader board this week.

Butser Ancient Farm Photos will be appearing shortly.

A busy week of learning in school again this week so enjoy a restful weekend.

Team Three