In English this week, we continued to look at ‘Stone Age Boy’. To start the week, we looked at possessive apostrophes and how we could use them to describe the ‘Stone Age Boy’ and ‘Om’. We have also been researching all about Stone Age Life and we created our own non-fiction page to teach people all about life in the Stone Age.
In Maths this week, we have moved onto addition and subtraction. We started the unit by looking at how we can use skills we have previously learnt in KS1 and developed and applied them in KS2.
This week in Phonics we looked at /-ie/ as in movies and /y/ rainy. 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 History, we looked at different artefacts and we made predictions on what they were used for in the Stone Age and if they reminded us of everything we use today. We then sketched the different artefacts in our History books.
In PSHE we have been looking at good behaviours. We have had some lovely discussions about how we can support others in making the right choices. We discussed what we thought would make a dream school.
During our Science lessons this week, we became geologists. We learnt all about the three main types of rocks (Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic). We learnt about how the different types of rock are formed. We have been looking at our rock experiment each day and they have changed A LOT. We discovered that over time the rocks that make up our environment change too.
In computing, we looked at the importance of passwords and how some passwords will protect us more than others. We had fun on this website https://www.security.org/how-secure-is-my-password/ we were trying to find at most secure passwords.
● 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.
● This week’ spellings are; grief, achieve, thieves, brownies, goalie, rainy, happily, mainly, dreadfully, especially.
● 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 and Fridays.
● 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.