Year 3

Year 3 – Science

We are looking at forces and magnets. Our learning on Friday focused on identifying push and pull forces.

Can you identify the type of force Isabelle, George and Nikki are applying?

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Year 3 – Will you join the Romans?

As you are aware, the children have been learning about the Romans and recently had a day in the life of a Roman soldier. Watch the video below to gain a little insight into their learning experience. Keep your eyes peeled for their battle cry writing which will follow in the next week or so!

 

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Year 3 – Homework

Weekly Spellings

It is important to remember to stay in your seat and put your hand up if you have a question. In recent weeks it has become a regular habit for some children to leave their seats and follow the teacher around the room.

 

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Year 3 – Unwrapping of the class book!

With Christmas rapidly approaching and the nights drawing in, we have opted for a Christmas themed class story to complement the festive period. To spark curiosity and imaginative thinking in the children, we wrapped the book up like a present and played pass the parcel. With each layer of wrapping paper that was removed, a clue was revealed to provoke the children’s thoughts on what the book could be about. We had some fantastic predictions! We will see if they are correct.

The new class book is The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher.

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Year 3 – Homework

It’s really important that the children are encouraged to complete their homework by the set deadline. It has been noticeable that a handful of children haven’t completed any of the set homework since the start of the year. The homework is set to give all pupils the opportunity to practise the skills and methods that are being taught in class.

SPELLINGS

This week’s spelling words.

On Friday, it was a surprise to see Mr Chambers in a strange fancy dress outfit.

MATHS

The focus in maths over the last week has been multiplication. We have identified that multiplication is simply repeated addition.

For example – 4 x 3 = 12 is simply 4 + 4 + 4 = 12

To deepen our understanding, we have been looking at representing equal groups in different ways. According to the the latest guidance from the DFE, it is suggested that multiplication sentences should be thought of in the following way – 4 x  3 is 4, three times rather than 4 lots of 3.

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/year-4-multiplication-times-tables-check-new-assessment-framework-2020/

For example:

4 x 3 = 12 could be represented pictorially as shown below.

5 x 2 = 10 could be represented pictorially as shown below.

 

Can you represent the following calculations with the correct pictorial representation?

1 x 3  = 3                       3 x 1 = 3

2 x 6 = 12                     6 x 2 = 12

4 x 5 = 20                    5 x 4 = 20

 

TT Rockstars has been updated and the battle between Hazel and Rowan ends tomorrow!

Will Hazel win the battle of the bands again this week?

READING

Please ensure that you are reading daily.

 

 

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