This week’s learning in Year 3:
In English, we continued exploring the book, ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We are focusing on developing inference skills, explaining our thinking using examples from the text to support this, using stem sentences such as ‘I think the author is suggesting that … because …‘. We have continued our work on sub-ordinating conjuctions – here’s an earworm just for that!
Next week is assessment week and we will be assessing all children across the week in Reading, Writing, Grammar and Spelling during our English sessions.
We continued to develop our mental strategies to solve addition and subtraction questions. We consolidated a partitioning method to support mental subtraction. If you would like to consolidate learning, click here for a review with practice questions.
Next week is assessment week and we will be assessing all children in Mathematics – Reasoning and Arithmetic, as well as their Times Table knowledge.
We continue to enjoy hearing about the adventures of Barney and Stig in ‘Stig of the Dump’. The children are engaging really well with the narrative. Here is next week’s text: Y3 Sp1 W4 GUIDED READING text
Year 3 are currently learning all about Forces (e.g. gravity, magnetism, friction) through a range of practical activities such as ‘playing’ with car ramps to see which might go further. Here is a link to BBC Bitesize for home learning; here, children can learn about Newton’s Third Law and carry out some activities at home, as well as take a Forces Quiz.
We have been considering the Christian concept of miracles and learning about some which Christians believe Jesus Christ did for others – another form of ‘force’, in this case, the power of the Christian god. We acted out the Miracle of the Blind Man. You can revisit the story of this miracle here and deepen your understanding of the Christian faith concept as a believed expression of the Christian god’s power here.
In PE, we continued with our cricket lessons, welcoming our Chance To Shine cricket coach to UCPS on Friday, as well our weekly sessions led by Premier Sport coaches.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit and Forest School kit in school, thank you! In addition, we welcome contributions from families for our growing family walls in all classrooms e.g. tickets from special events you have attended, sports and music awards gained, Brownie or Cub achievements, visits from family overseas, family visits to places of interest, celebratory family events etc. We will take a copy of these for our walls and return the original to you.
Year 3 team would like to thank all our parents for their on-going support and partnership in the children’s education. Being a primary teacher is a very fulfilling yet busy role and your partnership really enhances how we are able to support your children and see them grow and develop.
With best wishes
Year 3 Team