30th January - 3rd February 2023

Highlights of the week:

In English this week, we wrote a story based on ‘The house that once was’. The house in the story was empty. We decided that the people that used to live in the house were now shipwrecked on an island. We wrote a story telling the owner's story. The children came out with lots of different ways they could have been shipwrecked. There were sea monsters, angry sharks and violent storms. All of the stories were great to read.

In Maths this week, we were continuing to divide 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. This week we were focussing on remainders and how we could show that we have a remainder. We were using a place value grid and shared out the counters equally, if we had any spare. These were our remainders.

Year 3 maths5During our Guided Reading lessons this week, we have been looking at a video as our stimulus. We watched the Disney short, "For the Birds". We talked about what a moral of the story is and linked this to the moral of the video. We then discussed the different characters and how they might have felt throughout the video.

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘Can anywhere be home?’

In History, we wrote a survival guide for a hunter and gatherer. We included what a hunter and gatherer might eat and how they would collect their food. We also ensured our guides included details on where a hunter and gatherer might live. Our favourite sections were the things to remember. For example; don’t throw spears at your friends or if you see an animal skin make sure it is an animal not a family member wearing an animal skin.

In Science this week, we were looking at skeletons. We looked at the different types of skeletons. Then we focussed on the human skeleton. We watched this video Bones | The Dr. Binocs Show | Learn Videos For Kidsand quizzed each other on the different bones in the human skeleton. Did you know, an adult skeleton has 206 bones and almost half of them are in your hands and feet? We then made our own skeletons using split pins to represent the joints. We then labelled the different bones in our skeleton.

In Spanish, we have been learning to ask “How are you?”. We then used this question to build up the conversation. We now know how to greet someone, ask them their name and ask them how they are.

Home learning:

  • 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 spelling:  history, group, slowly, kindly, loudly, measure, treasure, jealous, famous, serious
  • 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 Friday (Outdoors) and Monday (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 Cross Country.
  • 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.

Updates:

● PE days for Year 3 are Friday (Outdoors) and Monday (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 Cross Country.
● 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.