We are nearly at the end of the school year, but the hard work isn’t over just yet.
I want you to be getting quick with those times tables that we have looked at this year (3, 4, 8)
Try having some fun over the long weekend with your family by playing one of these games:
- Bingo. Can you be the quizmaster?
- Hit the button (try the different challenges on there) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
- Dance with Filbert Fox https://www.bbc.com/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk
- Write the first 12 multiples of 8 on pieces of card. Then ask an adult to turn a card over. Can you guess in less than 5 seconds what the multiple was?
- Maybe you know a good game you can share with the class on the blog?
Last week, we looked at what some houses would have looked like in the different periods of the Stone Age.
What can you remember about the homes?
Your previous learning will be important for our lesson this week as we are going to be looking at Skara Brae, which is on your knowledge organiser. What does it say about Skara Brae in the vocabulary section?
What do you think it was like to live in this Neolithic settlement?
This week in our maths sessions, we will be looking at 3D shapes.
Some of this week will be a recap of some vocabulary you already know like faces, edges and vertices. We will also be looking at naming those shapes we already know. Look at the shapes below. Can you tell me how many faces, edges and vertices some of these have?
However after this recap, we will actually be BUILDING our own 3D shapes using modelling materials. This is going to be a great week of hands on maths.
As always, we are really trying to learn those 8x tables.
2 x 8 = 16
3 x 8 = 24
4 x 8 = 32
In our science lesson this week, we have been looking at fossils and the fascinating way they are created. We also looked at paleontologists and a very famous person called Mary Anning.
Do some independent research about Mary Anning or fossils and share some fun facts on the blog.
We are ready to look at the last topic of year 3 which is the Stone Age.
Last week, we introduced the Stone Age through our topic launch and I hope that you enjoyed the activities.
What are you looking forward to learning in this topic? Remember, we have a fun trip planned to Creswell Crags too later on in the term.
In our topic work this week, we are learning more about the rainforest and I have been thinking about what it would be like to be deep in the Amazon.
I have been thinking about what it would be like right on the forest floor, where it would be dark. I wonder what animals I would find there?
I have also been thinking about climbing a tall tree up to the canopy layer. What animals might I see on my way up to the top?
In Y3, we have started our 40 day challenge to complete 24 acts and we are well under way with this. Some of you have already completed one or more activity from the list!
These can be done in any order, so this week we have tried to remember to say thank you to someone who helps us, hold the door open for someone and ask an adult in school if you can help them.
I would love to hear how you are getting on with these at home. A picture of you and your family doing these activities would be great to see if at all possible.
Have you already completed some of these activities? Which activity might be the hardest for you to complete?
We are fast approaching World Book Day!
On Thursday, we will be sharing stories all day, so to get us in the mood, I would like you to tell me some of your favourite stories.
Maybe it is a story that we have read this year such as Tiger Dead! Tiger Dead! or Harry the Poisonous Centipede or maybe it is a book that you have at home or one you are currently reading from the class library.
Take it away!
Wow, what a wonderful afternoon we had with Mr Littlewood, who told us a story about Saci Perere. What can you remember from this story and about the character of Saci?
Mr Littlewood asked you to create your own story using some characters and a situation in which Saci caused some mischief. We read our stories out loud and I loved how creative these were!
Share on the blog your Saci Perere story.
There is a lot of learning to fit in this week before half term, so I hope that you are ready to work hard.
Keep learning those important facts from the 4x table. This week, our Learn Its are still:
4 x 4 = 16
5 x 4 = 20
6 x 4 = 24
Our RE learning this week will focus on the things that we consider important. What three things are the most important to you? Can you justify your reasons?