Welcome to Year 3

Autumn 1 Week 3

Hello Parents!

This week we’ve continued with our walk back into the Stone Age and have been looking at the timeline of the Stone Age.  We discussed sorting things into chronological order by discussing some of the events we knew.  One of us thought that queen Elizabeth II’s birth came before the dinosaurs, so we have a bit more work to do on that!  We worked with partners to order Stone Age events in Britain and the rest of the world, and will continue to work on our timelines next week.

In Maths we have done some great work on place value and we are beginning to add 1, 10 and 100 to three digit numbers.  Talk to us at home about what happens when we have to take 10 from a three digit number with no tens in the tens column (e.g. 507).  In English we’ve continued to look at the story of the Stone Age Boy and have begun to plan our own portal stories.  We’ve got some great ideas and Miss Houston is excited to see what we write.

In Science we’ve taken our learning outdoors and experimented with rocks.  As well as doing some research and finding out even more about the 3 rock types, we also tested to find out if they were permeable or impermeable and spoke about rock density, testing to see if they would float or sink.  Unfortunately all of our rocks seemed to be high density and sank to the bottom!

We had a good week and look forward to some more fun learning next week.

Density – Will it sink or will it float?

We carefully tested the permeability using drops of water.

We recorded our findings after running a few tests.

Autumn 1 Week 2

We are well into week 2 and have done so much lovely learning this week.  As well as learning a whole story (Stone Age Boy) off by heart, we have been learning to write storyboards and use actions to help us remember stories.  This was lots of fun and we practiced retelling them in groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In maths we were solidifying our knowledge of place value.  We’ve used concrete resources to investigate 100s, 10s and 1s and we then spent time representing 3-digit numbers in a variety of ways.  In science we have learnt to name all the 3 different types of rocks, they have very tricky names – ask us at home to see if we can remember them!  We have even learnt how they are formed and will be thinking more about how we can group them next week.

Our history work involved us sifting through bins!! (Of course they weren’t really bins as Miss Houston had put some things together for us to look at.)  This helped us to become archaeologists and investigate how things people leave behind can teach us about the person and how they live.

 

We’ve had a good week and we hope you can talk to us more about our learning at home.

 

 

Autumn 1 Week 1

It’s our first week back and we’ve hit the ground running with starting KS2.  We’ve taken part in lots of team building activities and have been thinking about our rights and expectations as learners.

                                        

As well as a brief introduction to our topic on the Stone Age, we’ve also started to experiment with building exciting sentences in literacy and have thought about how we can magpie good quality words and phrases from our reading.  Miss Houston has read to us every day so far and is really excited about sharing good quality stories with us.  We started with Carol Ann Duffy’s Lost Happy Endings and would love to hear suggestions of your favourite children’s stories.

 

 

 

We’ve also done some recapping of place value in maths and will be aiming to master 3 digit numbers.  We hope you will be able to help with this at home.