This week’s learning in Year 3:
English: We have been researching our non-chronological reports for our UCPS Museum next week. We have worked in triads for this and selected one focus from mummification, pyramids and tombs, the River Nile, writing & hieroglyphs, gods and goddesses and
Grammar focus: Adverbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfenLGAYDeg
Guided Reading: Y3 Guided Reading Wk6 Chapter 6 pp56-67
Maths: We have been using previous knowledge (number bonds) to help us understanding numbers pairs to 100 and even 1000. If I know 4 + 6 = 10, then I know that 40 + 60 = 100, 400 + 600 = 1000 etc.
STEM: We have been learning about Mary Anning, an important but mistakenly overlooked early English paleontologist. We have learned about the different types of fossils (eg. Track, mould, cast) and how they are formed by the earth’s geological processes over millions of years. We used our school forest to source material to make our ‘fossils’ using saltdough as our mineralization material – and not having to wait millions of years!
Next week is assessment week across the school. Year 3 will be set some formal written assessments in class time as follows:
English: Reading, Writing, Spelling and Grammar.
Maths: Reasoning and Arithmetic.
PE, STEM, RE and Music will also be assessed by the classteachers separately.
Virtual Visit – All Year 3 classes will also be having an online Teams meeting with Dr Val Billingham, a specialist in Egyptian Hieroglyphs from University College London, who has generously given her time to teach Year 3 how to crack the code of Ancient Egypt!
- Egyptian Museum Exhibition event 19th October from 2.30pm (email sent out on Parentmail)
- Family Friday on Friday 21st October 8.30am to 9.15am – come and talk with your child about their work in schoolbooks;
- PE kits to come home Friday 21st October for a half term wash! Return with the children after half term.
We hope you have a lovely restful weekend!
The Year 3 Team