We’ve had another great week in Year 3 with a somewhat technological focus!
In English, we continued reading and enjoying Varjak Paw. We discussed how the author had use personification in the story when Varjak first goes ‘Outside’ and sees cars – and thinks they are dogs! We then tried the technique ourselves to personify everyday objects in interesting ways.
We consolidated our understanding that fractions are part of a whole and must be equal but also that the same fraction can ‘look’ different. We used this understanding to decide whether diagrams should stated fractions or not. To consolidate this learning the maths sheets are available here: Y3 Sum1 W5 MATHS Fraction sheets
This week, we reviewed our understanding of what makes a successful circuit and which components are needed to allow an electrical current to flow. We then built on this knowledge in relation to understanding which materials are electrical conductors and which are insulators. Here’s a quick activity to consolidate this understanding at home: BBC Bitesize Conductors and Insulators
We focused on chapters 8 and 9, examining the theme of belonging and answering questions using reasoning.
English: We will be applying our understanding of personal and possessive pronouns in the context of writing an imaginary story. Have a sing-a-long with this to prepare: Pronoun Song
Maths: We will be finalising our work on fractions and learning that the size of a whole can be worked out using repeated addition when you know the unit size of a fraction.
Science: We will be applying our knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits to build a simple series circuit, including a buzzer, ready to buzz in for our Electricity Learning Quiz!
Guided Reading: Next week, we will read Chapters 10 and 11 of Varjak Paw, specifically thinking about the contrasting feelings of freedom versus fear that Varjak is experiencing now he is ‘outside’. You can read ahead to see what happens here: Y3 Sum2 W6 GUIDED Reading Chapters 10 and 11
Assessment: As the final week in the half term, all classes will assess all children in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Mathematics (Arithmetic and Reasoning), PE, RE and STEM. This is part of the school’s on-going normal assessment cycle. Outcomes will be used by the teachers to support future teaching and learning for the children.
Notices/ Reminders / Requests
DT – We are finishing our design and make of pneumatic systems in DT next week; if you have any empty small, light boxes with lids (e.g. small box of tea) please do send them in to school.
PE – All Year 3 classes have PE on a Tuesdays and Fridays. Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit and trainers.
With best wishes and thanks
Year 3 Team