Welcome to Year 3
Please read our termly newsletter below to find out what will be happening in Year 3 this term.
We have continued to look at ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’, in particular we have looked at using direct speech in our writing, and we have begun trying to use fronted adverbials to make our sentence starters more interesting varied.
In maths, we have practiced our loopy loops times tables – 2,3, 5,10s. In lessons we have been exploring numbers to 1000. In particular, we have partitioned them in different ways and practiced counting in 1s, 10s, 50s and 100s.
In science we have created food chains, and discussed what foods we need to create a healthy, balanced diet. In RE we have learned about the different names for Allah, which represent the different aspects of his personality. In music we have begun singing a song and learning about the musical vocabulary used to describe music, such as tempo, pitch and dynamics. In French we learned how to say hello and have learned our French numbers for the register.
This week we began getting into our daily routines. We set up our reading activities for the morning as well as practicing our handwriting and spellings. In maths we began looking at numbers to 1000! We looked at the place value of each of the parts of our numbers as well as estimating how big or small those numbers were. We started doing our daily loopy loops in 2s, 5s and 10s. Loopy loops are a times tables dance to help us learn and remember our times tables. Next week we will be adding the next one!
In English we began looking at a new story - The Incredible Book Eating Boy. We talked about the main character Henry and what he was like. We also started to learn about using direct speech in our writing and using adverbs to help us describe how someone does or says something.
We continued learning about different foods, and compared what we ate to what other animals ate, and learned some words to describe the relationships animals had to food. We began our swimming lessons this week, which everyone was very excited about!
Finally Friday came, which was our Dot Day - a celebration of The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. For this we created our own version of the start of The Incredible Book Eating Boy, using what we had learned in English to help us. We then showed that we could be as resilient as Vashti by improving our work until it was the best we could achieve. The children all did really well with this and it was lovely to see how enthusiastic the children were!
Welcome to year 3!
What a busy week we had to start our year! We got to know each other more and welcomed our new class member. We went over some of the things we had learned in Year 2 so we were ready for the more challenging work in year 3, and created a time capsule so we could measure how far we will have gone over the year. We started our new topic of the human body. Our first job was to help Brian the skeleton, who had had an accident in the hall. We worked hard to find his body parts and put him back together, and discussed different food groups that might help Brian stay strong and healthy so it wouldn't happen again!