Building Brighter Futures Together
|Mrs Moore||Miss Howe|
|Miss Aminah||Mrs Halima|
|Miss Rehana||Mrs Malik|
Our theme this half term has been ‘The Frozen World’. We have found facts about different countries in the northern hemisphere and learnt about the key explorer ‘Captain Robert Falcon Scott’.
Our English focus has been to use non-fiction texts to enhance our learning about the frozen world. We have created our own non-fiction texts such as a fact file on polar animals.
In Maths we have been learning about multiplication and division (using number facts, and then formal written methods of columnar multiplication and division). In Science our topic has been forces and magnets (looking at different sources of force and friction, with a key focus on magnetic forces). In our ICT lessons we have been learning the basics of how to code using the program ‘Scratch’.
New Staff: Mrs Claire Moore and Miss Aminah (3SJ -> 3MR) and Miss Rebecca Howe (3LM -> 3RH)
This half term in Year 3, we have been learning about the Stone Age. We have learned facts about how cave people lived and hunted for food, as well as researching Stonehenge. We attended a drama workshop, directed by Alex Fellowes. We have created some sketches of Stonehenge and have created Stone Age villages using different materials. In Science, we have conducted and evaluated lots of experiments about light and dark. In Outdoor Learning, we went on nature trails, formed nests, painted cave painting on pebbles and made leaf prints using mallets. We have enjoyed reading the Stone Age Boy in English, writing diary entries and alternative endings to add to our understanding of the story.
Miss Reilly will be joining us from January, while Miss Aminah will be moving to Year 6.
This half term our theme has been Jurassic World. We have been learning all about the dinosaurs and the different periods in the Mesozoic Era. The children have also had the opportunity to learn about volcanoes around the world and have located some famous volcanoes using an atlas. Also as part of our theme, the children enjoyed designing their own Jurassic Worlds and creating their own Jurassic paintings using a background wash. An experience our children really enjoyed was visiting the IMAX in Bradford to see Walking with Dinosaurs in 3D bringing the dinosaurs to life.
In our maths lessons, we have been focussing on Place Value in which we have been using our skills to count in 4, 8, 50, and 100. We have been using our place value knowledge to represents numbers up to 1,000. The children have then used all these skills to solve a variety of problems in different context.
Our text this half term in English has been Katie and the Dinosaur. We have made predictions, answered questions and acted in the role of the characters in the story in order to help us to use direct speech. As our big write at the end of our learning journey, the children have produced their own version of the story with an alternative ending.
Our science topic this half term was Rocks and Soils. The children have developed their scientific skills by testing rocks for a number of properties such as durability, permeability and density. We have also been looking at the different types of rocks and how these are formed. To link with our theme, we have been learning about how fossils are made and the children wrote a description about the process of fossilisation.
In our English lessons, we looked at the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. The children made predictions, answered basic retrieval and inference questions, and acted in roles of the different characters of the story. The children really enjoyed making comparisons between Theseus and the Minotaur and thoroughly enjoyed using role play to help Theseus make decisions. Finally, the children used their knowledge of myths and legends to write their own sequel to the story.
During our maths lessons we have used our measurement skills to measure, order, and compare lengths, volumes and weight. The children have taken part in outdoor activities and practical classroom activities to develop their skills. We have also learned to read and write times using the twelve hour, 24 hour and Roman numeral clocks.
As part of our theme this half term we learned about the history of Ancient Greece, finding out answers to important historical questions such as "Where did the Olympics start?" and "What was the purpose of the art on an Ancient Greek vase?" which the children were intrigued by. From this the children created their own Greek vases, to show the story of 'Theseus and the Minotaur'.
Our topic in science was all about animals including humans, the children have looked at skeletal and muscular system in humans. We have also looked at what it means to have a balanced diet and the children made their own nutritious plate of Greek food.We now know what the different food groups are, the nutrients that we get from each food group and their uses in the body.