Happy half term! We are so proud of what the children in Year 3 have achieved this half term, including designing and creating shadow puppet theatres, writing scripts for their performances, developing speaking and listening skills in whole class discussions and learning new tennis skills.
Today, we had our lunchtime celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It was a fantastic event full of joy, singing the national anthem and eating delicious food.
This week, we performed our shadow puppet theatre shows to children in Year 4, and it was wonderful to see the final performances with the scripts that we wrote earlier in the week.
In English, we looked at different scripts and decided which features are most important when writing a script. We then wrote our own scripts for our shadow puppet theatre shows with our partners and edited these later in the week.
In maths, we learnt about different types of lines, including lines of symmetry and deciding whether lines are horizontal or vertical. We also learnt about parallel and perpendicular lines and went around the school to find these types of lines and record them. You can have another go at the maths questions from this week here: Su1 W6 Worksheets
In STEM, we investigated and observed which objects would cast the best shadow and which would not cast a good shadow. We found that dark, opaque materials worked the best, and it was lovely to see the different ways that the children decided to record their results.
In RE, we focused on Sikhism and learnt about how Sikhs share and why sharing is important to Sikhs. We also reflected on what we think about sharing and the benefits and consequences of sharing.
Next half term:
Monday 6th June will be a school development and research day for teachers so children should return to school after half term on Tuesday 7th June.
Our topic next term will be Our Eddington, where we will be studying ecology and deciding how we can create good conservation areas in Eddington.
In guided reading, we will be reading a new book, ‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown.
In maths, we will be learning about different angles, including acute, obtuse and right angles.
Please keep encouraging your child to practice their times tables at home over half term: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check
Please ensure your child brings in their washed PE kit on the first day back after half term.
Please make sure your child has a hat and sun cream every day next half term to ensure they stay safe in the sun.