Welcome to Class 3
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Class 3 Staff
Teacher: Mrs Leach
Teaching Partner: Mrs Smith & Mrs Archer
To find out a bit more about life in Year 3, please refer to the 'Meet the teacher' powerpoint below:
Learning Lens 17th September 2021
What a great week!
In English this week, we started reading our new English text – The Stone Age Boy! On Monday we made predictions using a cropped version of the front cover, a lot of the class guessed correctly that the story was based in the Stone Age. We read the story and discussed how the main character the main characters of the boy and ‘Om’ the Stone Age girl may be feeling. We then turned our focus on capital letters, full stops and adjectives in our writing. The children looked through their work and identified where both of these were needed. They then edited a piece of writing, to make sure it had what was needed to make sense. At the end of the week, we started our adventurous adjective journey! The class were introduced to the ‘Writers Directories’ and impressed me with their amazing adjectives, which they used to liven up some boring sentences.
Our class reading text is Esio Trot, which we started this week. Although some of the children have already read it, we have had great discussions about vocabulary and summarising the text. As we continue to focus on Esio Trot, we will be working on our VIPERS skills (Vocabulary, Inference, Predictions, Retrieval and Summarising).
This week in Maths, we have continued to focus on Place Value, which is a very important part of our Maths learning. Each day everyone has been using manipulatives (place value counters or Dienes) to make different numbers and consider other ways they can be made. We recapped our learning of ‘10 tens equals 100’, to help us with questions such as: How many tens are in 160? We have looked at number problems where part of the ‘part-whole’ model is missing and have identified what we needed to work out to get the answer. Next week, we will continue to focus on different aspects of Place Value and challenge ourselves further.
We had a brilliant start to our History term this week! At the start of the week, everyone did a ‘Cold Task’ where the children impressed me with their knowledge for the question: How was life different in the Stone Age? I had some brilliant answers, even before we have started the learning! On Wednesday, we were lucky to have a History drama workshop based on the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
To continue our French learning, we looked closely at the country of France and learnt about some of its history and culture. We had a great discussion about how it is important to learn about a country before we begin the language.
In Hockey this week, we recapped our skills from last week and were able to build up to the skill of dribbling the ball around various objects and distances.
In PSHE last week, we looked at rules in school and the relationship between people and pets. We had a great discussion about their importance for both us and others. This week in PSHE, we focused on the special relationships we have with people in our lives. We thought about our family and friends.
There was great excitement in Music, when Mrs Bateup produced the box of recorders! The children were very eager to get going and enjoyed having a little freedom on the instrument before starting to learn a song. In RE the children looked at their focus question this week of: What is it like to follow God?
For our second Science lesson, we used all the knowledge we learnt last week of; tectonic plates, magma and the Earth’s crust to learn about the three different types of rock. The three types of rock are
• Igneous – Which is formed when magma reaches the surface of the Earth and becomes lava. This lava then cools and becomes rock.
• Sedimentary – This type of rock is formed when small fragments of rock or shell settle on the ground and are squeezed together in layers over long periods of time.
• Metamorphic rock – The Earth’s crust is squeezed and heated because of the movement of the tectonic plates. This changes the crust into new types of rock.
Have a great weekend everyone,
Love Mrs Leach x
Meet the Year 3 Team!
Mrs Smith Mrs Archer Mrs Leach