Another busy week in Year 3!
In maths we have been learning to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. We have also moved on to identifying equivalent fractions.
In English we have continuing to explore our story 'The Enchantress of the Sands'. We have been exploring different settings and how a different setting in story creates a different atmosphere. We have started to think about our own ideas and how we can change the story. We have used drama and role play to explore this.
In topic this week we have started our rainforest topic. We have explored and learnt about the different continents around the world. We used atlases to identify different countries in the continents and explored this further by working in groups to build various maps of the world using jigsaw puzzles.
Welcome back to the second half of the summer term.
In maths, the children have been learning to compare fractions and add/subtract fractions with the same denominator. The children have been using visual models to help them compare the size of different fractions.
In English, the children have started a new unit called 'The Enchantress of the Sands' which is a folktale from Botswana. At the beginning of the week the children explored the different features of a folktale and identified these features from the story read. The children have been looking at the settings used in the story and have written descriptive sentences about the settings.
In science, the children have started looking at plants. The children explored the different parts of a plant and the functions each part plays in the growth of plants.
In PE, the children have been getting ready for Sports Day by practising different types of running races ready for next week.
10.5.19 and 17.5.19
Year 3 have had a busy few weeks.
In maths we have been learning to add and subtract different amounts of money and have been using the column method to do so.
In today's lesson, we have started to use bar models to solve word problems involving adding and subtracting amounts of money.
In English, we have written a recount this week imagining we were Hogarth and had trapped the Iron Man in the pit. We had to use 'show not tell' sentences to describe how we would have been feeling and write in first person.
In science this week, we explored how magnets worked and wrote an information text explaining how magnets attract and repel.
A very busy second week in Year 3!
In maths we have been learning to add two amount of money using different methods.
For example: £3.45 + £1.00=£4.45
First add the pounds £3.00 and £1.00 =£4.00
Then add the pence; £4.00 + £0.45 = £4.45
Another example: £3.35 + £4.95 =£8.30
Take the largest amount (£4.95) and add 5p from £3.35 to make £5.00
Then add £3.30 to £5.00 to make £8.30
We have started to use column addition to add amounts of money in today's lesson.
In English we have continued to read The Iron Man. On Tuesday we wrote descriptions of the Iron Man and the setting. We thought about how the Iron Man was feeling and what the setting was like. We included adjectives and descriptive phrases in our writing to make it interesting.
At the end of the week, we have started to look at non-chronological reports and have planned our own wanted poster/report about the Iron Man.
In science this week we learnt about friction and carried out an investigation. We investigated how different surfaces affect how a toy car moves. We found out the smoother a surface was the toy car travelled further across and there was less friction.
3T had their first session of Forest School this afternoon and explored the outdoors area in the wooded area of the school field.
3DL had their first swimming session at Aqua Vale and were put into their swimming groups.
We have had been busy working hard already in Year 3.
In maths we have started working on money; we spent the first lesson identifying the value of different coins and notes and making amounts of money using the coins. Then we moved on to adding amounts of money.
In English we have started to read The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We have spent time exploring the language used to describe the character (Iron Man) and the setting.
3A have had there second Forest School session whilst 3DL and 3T started their art work on The Iron Man.
Year 3 will be going to the Living Rainforest on Monday 24th June