In English this week, we continued looking at ‘The pebble in my pocket’. We all wrote an explanation text, explaining how the pebble starts as an erupting volcano and ends up in our pockets. Towards the end of the week, we started looking at the vocabulary that we will encounter in our next book, ‘A book of bones’. We created a glossary to help support us with our learning next week.
In Maths this week, we finished our addition and subtraction unit by looking at some worded problems. We used the ‘CUBES’ method to support our decision making. We had to decide whether the question was asking us to add or subtract. We are moving onto multiplication and division next week.
This week in Spellings, we have been looking at your new spelling strategies. We have looked at some other spelling strategies to help us improve our spelling. We have also been challenging ourselves to add prefixes and suffixes to our spelling words.
Our enquiry question for this term is ‘How do we know about what happened long ago?’ We are now starting to look at the different ages and how things changed over time.
In science, we looked at how a fossil is created. We looked at the different types of fossils and how they are formed under pressure and over a long period of time. We also had a look at some different fossils that had been found on local beaches and tried to work out if it was a plant or animal fossil. We are excited so share this learning with you next week when we create our fossils.
In Design and Technology this week, we continued our textiles unit. We learned and practised our running stitch so that we could use this skill when creating our stocking. We found that it was quite challenging threading the needle but we showed real determination and didn’t give up.
In Geography, we continued our Land Use unit. We looked at Google earth and discussed the difference between rural and urban areas in the UK. We also talked about population density and how in urban areas there is often a larger population.
● 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 practise on Fridays. Please can you support your child with learning these during the week.
● This week’s spellings - redo reappear recount rearrange return telephone television telescope subheading submerge.
● 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 Wednesdays (Outdoors) and Fridays (Indoors).
● 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.