I have been so proud of how the children have started their first week in year 3. They are really settling into the routines of KS2 and have stepped up to the challenge.
In English we have started the year by focusing on a literacy shed film called ‘Something Fishy’. We have enjoyed imagining what it would be like to jump into our washing machine to discover that our clothes had turned into fish! This week we have focused on expanded noun phrases. We can recognise them in a piece of text, write our own and apply them in our sentence writing.
We are currently working through a place value unit in Maths. To have a secure understanding we focused on place value with ‘tens and ones’ to 100. We have been using our estimating skills to place numbers on different number lines. After practising fluency we have been reasoning our answers or responding to questions, this has been followed by problem solving.
This week in Phonics we looked at /-ey/ as in prey and /-eigh/ as in eight. The class have shown great understanding in how to use the new phonics scheme and have practiced 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 Art, we have started looking at cave paintings. We learnt about the different stories created within cave paintings. We then had a go at creating our own cave paintings in our sketchbooks. We thought about the colours, techniques and textures that we saw in the cave paintings.
During our geography lessons, we have been looking at the UK. We discussed the 4 different countries that make up the United Kingdom. We then looked at the Altas and the different maps to see if we could locate the different cities on the map. Once we had located the cities, we looked at the 8 point compass to see if we navigate around the UK using compass directions.
We put our archaeologist hats on in History and looked at images from the Stone Age to see if we could work out what they were used for. We looked at them to see if they reminded us of objects we used now and tried to work out their purpose.
In Computing, we discussed the term ‘cyberbullying’. We looked at different scenarios and came up with possible solutions to help with cyberbullying. We came to the conclusion that if we think we are being cyber bullied or we think someone else is to tell a trusted adult.