Yet again, year 3 have wowed us all with a week full of brilliant learning. They developed their portal stories, investigated fractions, created beautiful art, continued working on their dance routines and made chai tea, to name just a few!
In English, we continued looking writing our portal stories by editing our beginnings and then writing the build-up, which we in turn revised and improved. The children worked hard on choosing the correct prepositions. Next week, we’ll use our setting descriptions from before and then round off our adventures with a focus on writing direct speech.
In maths, we did a lot of creative journalling at the beginning of the week with reference to important concepts like the size of the part in relation to the whole and how that can change. Later on in the week, we investigated unit fractions and discovered them all by ourselves in a tricky challenge about measuring arm span that the adults set us. You can have another look at the challenges here.
In guided reading, we continued reading about the unfortunate Baudelaire siblings and the troubles that befall them. We’ve finished Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 is next! If you’d like to read the sequel once we’re done with The Bad Beginning, the next one is The Reptile Room.
In topic, we made chai tea by creating a spice mix and then adding it to hot water, milk and maple syrup. Yummy! Though it was easy to overdo it on the ginger and need a quick gulp of water!
In P.E, we are doing cricket outdoors and dance indoors. We are working on our dance to “On My Way” and can’t wait to show it off to you all in the last week of term.
In English, we look at writing the next part of our portal stories, with our grammar focus being use of direct speech.
In maths, we continue the fractions topic with a more direct look at unit fractions and how to represent them.
From 21st March until 1st April is the Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel, previously called the Big Pedal. We are proud to take part, helping to promote an active school run. We’ll be monitoring how pupils travel to school during these two weeks – there are prizes nationally for the schools that have the most children travelling by bike, scooter or walking. Our best ever finishing position was 312 – not bad for the whole country, but we’re keen to do even better this year. You can read more about it here: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/projects/uk-wide/schools/sustrans-big-walk-and-wheel/
Wishing you a restful weekend.
Year 3 Team