During English lessons this week, students explored the book "Werewolves Club Rules" and engaged in various activities. They began by analysing the poem "Hamster Hamster" and writing their own poems about desired pets. Towards the end of the week, they focused on the book "A Little Bit of Food" to develop their rhyming skills. By the end of the week, students had participated in creative writing, learned about rhyming, and enjoyed reading "Werewolf Club Rules."
Throughout this week’s maths, we focused on adding and subtracting fractions. They learnt and practised key concepts and strategies to confidently solve fraction-related problems. We looked at adding and subtracting fractions with the denominators. The students participated in interactive activities, problem-solving exercises, and real-life examples to develop a solid understanding of adding and subtracting fractions.
During guided reading sessions this week, students explored the book "Around the World in 80 Festivals." The focus was on developing vocabulary, retrieval skills, and the ability to explain information. Through targeted activities and discussions, students actively engaged with the text, expanding their vocabulary by identifying and discussing new words and their meanings. They also practised their retrieval skills, locating and recalling specific details and information from the book.
Our enquiry question for this term is ‘Why do we believe different things?’
In this week's art lesson, students replicated Banksy's "Girl with Balloon" using watercolours. They learnt about the composition, colours, and expressive elements of the original artwork. Through mixing colours and applying watercolour washes, the students created their own interpretation of the piece.
In Spanish, we have been learning about the days of the week, fruit vocabulary, and numbers. We practised using this new knowledge by translating parts of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" into Spanish. This activity allowed them to apply their language skills and reinforce their understanding of vocabulary and sentence structure.
● Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading.
● This week’s spellings are looking back at all the spellings we have learnt this half term.
● Now we have TimesTables Rockstars, please support your child to access it online. It is recommended that children play TTRS for 5 minutes a day for maximum impact.
● 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 Football.
● 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.