This week we have been rehearsing for our production, ‘That’s what I call the ‘ages’’. The children have been busy learning their lines and songs. Please continue to help your children learn their lines ready for the 27th March.
During this week our English lessons in Year 3 focussed on learning how to write a persuasive letter to an MP. The purpose of this letter is to make the road outside school safer for hedgehogs and children. We began with an introduction to the purpose of persuasive writing and the different techniques used to persuade someone. Students learnt about the importance of addressing their audience appropriately and tailoring their language to suit the purpose of the letter.
During maths lessons in Year 3 this week, we focussed our learning on how to measure and calculate the perimeter of shapes. We started with an introduction to the concept of perimeter and its importance in measuring the length around a shape. The children learnt how to identify and measure the sides of different shapes, such as squares, rectangles and triangles. We then looked at calculating the perimeter of different shapes using addition and learnt how to apply this knowledge to real-world situations, such as measuring the perimeter of a fence or the distance around a sports field.
Our enquiry question for this term is ‘Can anywhere be home?’
In science this week, we set up an experiment to investigate what plants need to grow. The experiment involved setting up different plant pots and varying the amount of water and sunlight each pot received. Over the course of several weeks, the students observed the plants and recorded their growth.
In art for Year 3 this week, the focus was on the cubist art style and the technique of printing. The children were shown examples of cubist artwork and discussed the characteristics of the style, such as the use of geometric shapes and multiple perspectives. The children were encouraged to experiment with different colours and shapes to create unique and interesting prints. They also learned about the importance of composition in cubist art, and how to arrange their shapes to create an image.
● PE days for Year 3 are Wednesday (Outdoors) and Friday (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 Athletics.
● 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.