9th - 13th January 2023

Highlights of the week:

In English this week, we have started looking at a new text called ‘A house that once was’. We wrote diary entries as if we were one of the characters that discovered the ‘house that once was’. We thought about how we would feel if we discovered the house. I was really impressed with their writing this week! By the end of the week, we started studying poems ready for our next piece of writing. We looked at the different features of poetry and tried to find them within poems.

In Maths this week, we started our second multiplication and division unit. We started by looking at multiplying two digit numbers by 10 and what this did to the value of each digit. We then used this knowledge to work out calculations such as 2 x 40. We know 2 x 4 and then multiplied our answers by 10.

During our Guided Reading lessons this week, we were looking at ‘Leon and the place between’. We focussed on 3 main skills, vocabulary, prediction and explaining. Our favourite activity this week was looking at the text without the illustrations and we had to try and decide what we thought the illustrations might look like. I think our illustrations were better than the original.

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

We started our Spanish study in Geography this week. We looked at the Atlas to see if we could find Spain on a map of Europe. We also used the Atlas to understand the term land borders and identified the different countries that share a land border with Spain.

Our Design Technology learning this week linked to our Geography. We were looking at different foods of the world and we were trying to decide what countries the different foods came from. We made some predictions about their origins and then were surprised to discover where some of the food actually came from.

In History, we were learning about the different types of homes during the Stone Age. We looked at the palaeolithic, mesolithic and neolithic period of the Stone Age. We looked at how different lifestyles in the periods of time changed how the Stone Age people lived. We then had a go at making our own miniature Stone Age houses.

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; basically, kindly, slowly, loudly, crossly, quietly, angrily, gently, simply, humbly
● 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.

Updates:

● PE days for Year 3 are Wednesdays (Outdoors) and Fridays (Indoors).
● On Tuesday lunchtime, 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 Football.
● 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.