Welcome to Hare Class!
Class teacher: Mrs Hill
Year 3 Teaching assistants: Mrs Ardren, Mrs Woodrow and Miss Conlon
In PE, we are learning a dance to the song called 'cover me in sunshine'. Some people are pretending to be a bee while others are flowers to show pollination which links to our science lessons and about plants.
On Tuesday, the whole school watched a play called the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. After we had watched it we summarised the story on a piece of paper. When we had finished the work, it looked amazing.
In English, we have been learning about the Iron Man so we can write a newspaper report. What makes it fun is that we are reading the book and doing lots of quick writes to shouw our understanding. It gives you a lot of questions to think about like it says he's taller than a house - is he actually taller than a house? How come nobody knows where he has come from? Is he evil or good? That's one example of why I like this book.
In maths we have been learning about fractions. We know how to add, subtracts and find equivalent fractions. We have also added two or more fractions with the same denominator. It was hard at the start but it was getting easier as the week went on.
We have done lots of beautiful artwork we have produced in the style of Pablo Picasso. Did you know he has a super long name?! Look out for the work on the web page.
On Friday afternoon we had golden time because we have all worked really hard. We collected some games and playdough. We were excited to have the afternoon off!
This week we have continued learning about fables. The main one we focused on this week was the fox and the stork. We learnt the story and turned it into a play script. Today we acted the fable out in groups of 4. (P.S it was super, super fun!)
We have been learning about money, pictograms and bar charts. It's been awesome.
We have two investigations on the go that we will look at over the term. One is to see how germination happens and the other is to see if plants need soil to grow. We will record our observations and see if our predictions are correct. We have also researched the parts of a plant and learnt what they do for the plant. Did you know seed dispersal happens by people, wind and animals?
Written by Harper and Alana - class bloggers
Welcome to the Summer term. Please look at the topics we will be covering in the curriculum newsletter.
This week the children have been looking at the artist M.C Escher in art. They have discussed how maths has inspired his drawings, especially tessellations and had a go at recreating several pieces. In English, the children have been immersed in the retelling of Aesop's fables. They acted out a familiar fable and had lots of discussion about the morals behind stories. They finished the week writing their version of a fable. Everyone did a really good job! In maths the children are identifying coins and notes as well as adding and subtracting money. Please encourage your child to practise this at home by playing shops, finding the cost of the weekly food list or by playing some of the games in the weblinks below.
Congratulations to Alana for being class dojo star of the week. Tommy was in this week's celebration assembly for always having a great attitude towards his learning. He always tries his very best and never gives up. Lilliana was also in this week's celebration assembly for always listening to feedback to help improve her work. You can always count on her to put her all in to everything she does. Well done everyone!
Congratulations to Lilliana and Maya-Beth who earned their pen license this week.
This week the children have researched a prehistoric beast to write a non-chronological report. Watch this space for their amazing work!
This week in PSHE we have been learning about feelings. We had drawn emojis to express our emotions. In maths we have done capacity and mass, reading scales, comparing scales as well as adding and subtracting measurements. In English we have had a go at identifying and writing fronted adverbials using our new class novel The Stone Age Boy. This book is about a boy who gets lost walking in a wood and wakes up in a cave in the Stone Age period. In guided reading, we have been discussing gender stereotypes in the book Bill's New Frock.
Written by the class bloggers
Brodie and Poppy
We have enjoyed a week of cooking and tasting traditional Chanukah food. We learnt in previous lessons the importance of Chanukah to the Jewish faith. Judah Maccabee and his small army stood up for their beliefs against the evil King Antiochus and the Roman Army. Once the Maccabees defeated the Romans they started to rebuild their temples and downs some ‘miracle’ oil that burnt for 8 nights instead of just one. The foods Jewish people cook over Hanukkah are cooked with oil to remind them of the festival of light.
Why don’t you have a go at making some of the recipes at home? The recipes will be posted soon.
Your child may have come home with a letter about cross country at Brymore Academy. This is a voluntary event and the children received a letter if they wanted one. If your child has changed their mind and would like to participate in the event next week then please collect one from the notice board outside the classroom.