What a busy couple of weeks we have had in Year 3! We have been doing lots of super learning together and have been preparing ourselves for our Holy Communion in two weeks time. This is such a special time of year for the children and they have blown me away in their Communion sessions with their understanding and insight in to our faith.
Here’s what we have been up to on our learning journeys…
English - we have immersed ourselves in our explanation text writing and have learnt all about the structure and features of these particular texts. We have looked at different explanation texts such as how waves are created and how our toilet works, as well as looking at why the sea is salty. We have learnt about adverbs of time and created informative diagrams! The children are experts now!
Maths - we have looked at fractions, perimeter, angles, turns and placing numbers on a number line over the past two weeks. Ask your children to tell you how many degrees there are in a right angle, and if they can spot any around your home.
History - we are still working through our Romans topic and have finished looking at Boudicca and her rebellion. The children have made some wonderful Roman shields in their D&T lessons with Mrs Parker.
Geography - we have continued looking at Land Use and have learnt what a key on a map helps us to do. The children have added their own key to a map of the school. On Tuesday we went on a field trip in the local area to collect data on how the land is used and to create a sketch map of the area visited.
R.E. - In R.E. we have been learning about the Mass and focusing on why we go to Mass. The children completed a silent debate to see if they could work out the main reasons. We are going to have a big focus next week on the Mass and the Eucharist to prepare the children for their sacrament of Communion. This will include us attending Mass on Wednesday morning and creating our own reflection logs to fill in each time we visit Church.
Science - we have finished our investigation in to what plants need to grow. We found that plants cannot grow without the things we took away from them - light, heat and water. None of our plants grew and had started to die by the end of the experiment! We have also learnt about the life cycle of a plant and learnt some new vocabulary such as pollination, fertilisation and seed dispersal.
READING - After looking through the children’s reading logs I have noticed that some children are not reading enough at home. It is so important to do this so that the children can progress in their reading but it also helps with their writing. The children read for 30 minutes a day in school, therefore they only need to read for 10-15 minutes each night. Please ensure your child is doing this. Every time they read at home they will be given a sticker for their bookmark which builds up to a certificate and their name going in to a pot to potentially win a prize each half term. Going forward, I will be posting a picture of that week’s certificate winners to celebrate their successes.
Our award winners for the past two weeks are:
Golden - Kourtney & Sienna
Writing - Isabella & Jacob
Maths - Declan
Please see the homework tab for details of this week’s tasks.
Have a lovely weekend & I hope to see some of you at the race night this evening in support of Amy.
P.S. Next week I will be adding some photos to the site of our recent learning adventures! I will send a text to you all when these are on the website.