This week we have had a huge focus on reconciliation and what it means. This tied in beautifully with the children taking their first reconciliation on Thursday evening. I was the proudest teacher in the world witnessing this. The children were respectful and mindful; and I could tell they all genuinely felt lighter after they had spoken to Father Jim or Canon Tim. It was a lovely service and I was very emotional throughout. It is at this point in the year that I start to see the children really maturing. Canon Tim commented on what a lovely group of children they are. Well done Year 3.
We have been learning lots of wonderful things this week…
-Maths: We completed our reasoning assessment at the start of the week. The children all tried their best. We then moved on to revisiting how to multiply and divide a number by 10.
-English: We have now written the first draft of our own discussion text, focusing on whether school break times should be longer. We also had a grammar focus on adverbs and adverbials.
-Science: We are continuing to observe our plants in the polytunnel - once they have sprouted we will be conducting an experiment to see what plants need to grow. Whilst this is happening we are learning about water transportation and will be conducting an investigation in to this next week. We are going to be looking at whether temperature affects how quickly water is transported in a plant.
-R.E.: Reconciliation has been our focus this week - we have looked at the parable of The Lost Son.
-Reading: I thought it would be nice if I updated you on what we are reading in class. We have just finished reading The Midnight Gang by David Walliams, which the children loved! We have now started The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. The children are enjoying hearing about the adventures in Narnia.
Our award winners this week are:
-Golden - all the children who took part in their first reconciliation on Thursday. I was so unbelievably proud!
-Writing - no award this week.
-Maths - Molly. For being a times tables superstar!
Here are some pictures of our book character pebbles that we created last week…
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Please see the homework section for this week’s tasks.