It’s almost showtime! We can’t wait to show you our performance. This week we continued to rehearse for our production, ‘That’s what I call the ‘ages’. The children in Year 3 also showed lots of courage when performing their dress rehearsal to the Year R and Year 2 children.
On Monday, Year 3 had an amazing Iron Age Workshop. During the Iron Age Workshop day with Matt Russell, the class started their morning by learning about an Iron Age tribe and the weapons they used at different ages. They loved dressing as Iron Age tribes’ people. The class also explored animal skins and armour, and were taught how to make flour. In the afternoon, we started our warrior training, with the class getting hands-on experience in sword fighting and spears. Overall, it was a day filled with immersive learning and practical experience, allowing the children to better understand the Iron Age and the skills required to survive and thrive in that 'Age'.
In Year 3 English lessons this week, we read ‘Little People, Big Dreams - Malala Yousafzai’. We then focused on biographies and researching the life of Malala Yousafzai. The children learnt how to gather information from various sources and how to organise that information ready to create an engaging biography next week. The class also studied the features of a biography, including the use of headings, paragraphs, and pictures to interest the reader.
In Year 3 Maths lessons, the students learnt about comparing and ordering non-unit fractions with the same denominators. They began by reviewing the concept of fractions and the relationship between the numerator and denominator. The class then moved on to comparing and ordering non-unit fractions with the same denominators using different methods such as visual representation and comparing numerators. They learnt how to identify which fraction is greater, less than, or equal to another fraction.
In guided reading this week, we looked at ‘The Suitcase’ by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros. As the stranger wanders around town, he meets various animals who are also treated poorly because they are different. The animals eventually band together and follow the stranger to his destination, where they discover that he has been carrying a precious gift for them all along. We discussed the moral of the story and the children had some great and thoughtful ideas.
Our enquiry question for this term is ‘Can anywhere be home?’
This week in year 3 art lessons, the students are learning how to create a self-portrait in a cubism style inspired by Pablo Picasso. The steps involved include studying Picasso's cubist style, drawing an outline of shapes, adding colour and texture to each shape, and finishing with details such as shading and facial features. The goal is to create an abstracted version of the face that captures the individual's personality and style.
In this week's PSHE lesson, the children learnt about the complexity of the human body and the importance of taking care of it. They learnt about different body systems, their functions and how they work together to keep us healthy. They also learnt the basic structure and function of major organs and body parts such as the heart, lungs, brain and bones. The lesson emphasised the significance of taking care of the body through healthy habits such as exercise, nutrition, and proper hygiene. The children then made posters showing how amazing the human body is.
● PE days for Year 3 are Wednesday (outdoors) and Friday (indoors).
● On Tuesday lunchtimes, the children have the opportunity to take part in lunchtime sports clubs. They can bring spare kit to change into for the club. Next week is Athletics.
● Our library days are on Thursdays, please can you make sure your child has their library book to return or renew. We have a few overdue books, please could you look for these at home, so your child can take home a new book.