Monthly Archives: September 2017

Brilliant bones

In our science lesson today, we have been looking at the skeleton and how important it is. We have found out that some animals have a skeleton inside their bodies, some do not have a skeleton and some even have a skeleton on the outside of their bodies that they shed! Here are some questions I would like you to think about:

  • What is the scientific name for an animal that has a skeleton?
  • What is the scientific name for an animal that does not have a skeleton?
  • Where would you find the femur bone in your body?
  • What organ is inside the skull and why do we have bones around some organs?

Can you think of a new question that someone could answer based on today’s learning?

Next week’s learning

Next week in Y3, we will continue to learn our three times tables. I am really impressed on how quickly you are learning these so far. I am also enjoying our ‘Beat the Teacher’ sessions to see who is quicker at recalling facts. Our next three Learn Its are:

4 x 3 = 12

5 x 3 = 15

6 x 3 =18

Is there a fact on here you might already know from Y2? If you know that 6 x 3 is 18, can you tell me the answer to 6 x 30? Tell me how you know the answer.

We will also start writing our version of Tiger Dead, Tiger Dead by using a shark and a dolphin.

Don’t forget to complete your spellings for the test on Wednesday. Perhaps you could play hangman with a parent/carer using the words from your list.

Enjoy your weekend.

Knowledge Organiser

Please find attached the Knowledge Organisers for the Y3 autumn term topics (Keeping Healthy and Ancient Egypt). The knowledge organisers have been designed to help the children study their topic and allow them to extend their learning. At the end of the topic, there will be a multiple choice quiz, with all the answers coming from the knowledge organsiers. If you have any questions about the knowledge organisers and how they aid the children’s learning, please do not hesitate to see me.

Welcome to Y3.

Hello Y3 and welcome to the new school year.

We have already gotten off to a flying start this week and we have already started our learning journey into Key Stage 2, by having lots of fun and working hard at the same time.

Can you tell me what your favourite part of this week has been?

We started our new English unit which looks at a story called ‘Tiger Dead, Tiger Dead’ and we did a reciprocal reading session around this text. Can you tell me what the four stages of reciprocal reading are? Also, can you tell me what you predict will happen later on in the story?

Next week in maths, we will start our work on the 3 x tables. Our Learn Its are:

1 x 3 = 3

2 x 3 = 6

3 x 3 = 9

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr Anderson.