12th - 16th September 2022

Highlights of the week:

In Year 3, we have been working really hard this week and we stepped up to the challenges of Key Stage 2.

In English this week, we have started looking at "Stone Age Boy. We began the week looking at the front cover and an image from inside the book. Using our predicting skills, we tried to predict what the story could be about and came up with some questions to ask one of the characters.

Our main focus in Maths has been place value. We have moved onto looking at 100s, 10s and 1s. We have challenged ourselves to look at flexible partitioning and looked at how many different ways we could split 3-digit numbers.

This week in Phonics we looked at /-aigh/ as in straight and /-ea/ as in steak. The class have shown great understanding in how to use the new phonics scheme and have practised saying, reading and writing the daily sounds. They have also practised writing these in their handwriting sessions to cement their understanding of the spellings of these words.

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘How do we know about what happened long ago?’ We started this topic by looking at the Stone Age.

In Art, we continued with our cave painting unit. We looked at sketching animals with both pencil and charcoal. Our main focus was to simplify the outline to create the shape of our animals. Also, as part of Art, we created a ‘flower wreath’ in memory of the queen. We used felt tips, colouring pencils and paint to create our final piece.

During our geography lessons, we tried to answer the question, ‘What surrounds us?’. We looked at the seas and rivers in and around the UK. We discovered that all of the rivers ended in the sea.
We started our RE topic this week and we looked at what it means to belong. During the lesson, we discussed the different groups we belong to and realised that we had a lot in common with each other.

Home learning:

● Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book.
● Your child has come home with a list of spellings, which we will practice on Fridays. Please can you support your child with learning these during the week. Some fun ways to practice spellings are: rainbow writing, bubble writing, look-cover-write-check, sensory writing, chanting, singing etc…