Thank you to those who came to our fossil workshop this week. The children loved making fossils and sharing their science learning with you all.
In English this week, we have been looking at riddles. We started the week by looking at alliteration and we wrote our own tongue twisters. We had great fun performing them in front of the class. Then we looked at how we can use similes in our riddles. We wrote a class riddle altogether, ready to have a go ourselves next week.
In Maths this week, we started our multiplication and division unit. We started the unit looking at equal groups. We solved problems involving multiplication and division. Next week, we are looking at our fact families.
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 made our own salt dough fossils. We spent the morning on Monday making them ready for our workshop in the afternoon.
If you would like to try at home, see the steps below.
You will need:
● Salt dough
● Coffee grounds – or a scoopful of soil
● Small plastic dinosaur
How to make dinosaur fossils:
● Make up some salt dough and add several spoonfuls of coffee grounds or soil into the mix, kneading in well. This will make your fossil looks old and rock-like.
● Make a small ball and flatten out slightly to make your rock.
● Press the plastic dinosaur firmly into the salt dough rock and lift out again to leave a dinosaur shaped imprint.
● Put the dinosaur fossil on a baking tray and bake in a low heat oven (about 100 degrees C) for 2-3 hours.
In Design and Technology this week, we continued our textiles unit. We learned and practised our embroidery skills and we had a go at sewing our initials into a piece of fabric . We found that it was quite challenging to thread the needle and to stitch on the right side of the fabric but we showed real determination.
● 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 - automate, preface, prehistoric, automatic, supernova, predate, prefix, supermodel, supernatural, supermarket.
● 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.