What a week! Everyone has really thrown themselves into our Inventions topic with gusto, and this week it was finally time to write a set of immersive instructions to captivate each other and persuade our peers to follow our instructions and create something amazing. These instructions ranged from “How to make a cup telephone” to “How to draw a cute bunny”, and with some amazing results!
In maths, we continued looking at the multiplication and division with a closer examination of the 2s and 4s, especially the links between them. You can view the worksheets and the challenges here if you’d like to have another go.
In guided reading, we raced through three chapters of The Bad Beginning, seeing some rather extraordinary things unfold in the lives of the unfortunate Baudelaire siblings.
In science, we made circuits! The part of our electricity topic everyone was waiting for. We predicted what would happen first and learnt about the symbols that represent different items in the circuit, then discussed how to improve the circuit.
In topic, we designed our own board games as part of recognising how inventions have changed over the years and how unique inventions may stand the test of time. We can’t wait to turn them into a reality next week.
We also had another great week in the forest!
This term in Physical Education we are focussing on cognitive skills indoors, tennis skills outdoors. You can practise these by logging into your REAL PE at home class account https://real.jasmineactive.com/login and trying out the Unit 2 challenges.
This term, year 3 have started to undertake spelling lessons. The teachers all trained in the Sounds Write approach last term and the year 3 children have enjoyed learning all about how letters are symbols of sounds. Here is a link to Mr Drane’s curriculum presentation explaining a bit more about Sounds Write from the beginning of the year. He talks all about reading and the Sounds Write approach for the first few minutes. Here you can watch a video modelling pronunciation of letter sounds (as opposed to letter names). Next week, we will be focussing on the sounds /ie/ and /oo/. Below, you can see a list of example words to practise spelling with these sounds:
You can also try and challenge yourself with this at home challenge:
In English, instructions is over and we look at explanations, with conjunctions being the grammar focus.
In maths, we continue multiplication and division, looking at the 8 times table and how these skills can apply in real-life situations.
Wishing you a restful weekend.
Year 3 Team