# This week in Y3

Hello Y3,

It has been a while, but I am hoping to see more of you on the blog!

In our knowledge lessons, we have looked at 10 European flags, 10 European landmarks and now we are looking at 10 European dishes! Can you remember any famous landmarks, dishes or the colours on any flags?

In maths this week, we have been looking at fractions and we have learnt some new vocabulary; numerator, denominator, equal to. We even wow-ed Mr Abbott with our fraction knowledge. Well done!

On Tuesday, we will be having our Egyptian day. What are you most looking forward too?

I am loving seeing so many Y3 children enjoying reading.

One of the ways we are enjoying reading is through our teddy bear reads.

What is it that you enjoy the most about doing these?

# These numbers like to be in order!

In our maths this week, we will be ordering and comparing 3 digit numbers. Here are some questions to get your brain working.

Can you make some 3 digit numbers using these number cards and then put them in order of size?

5       7       0       6       1

We will also be looking at using the greater than (>) and less than (<) signs. Is the following number sentence true or false?

821 < 114

If you still want more, explain how you put 3 digit numbers into order from smallest to largest.

# Welcome to Key Stage Two!

I must say Y3, I have had a wonderful week with you all. I have ended each day with a smile on my face because you have all shown me how hard you can work and how good your behaviour can be. Well done.

Lots of things are different in key stage two, and it might take us a while to get used to how things work, but you are already on the right tracks. I know that you must feel very grown up with your new reading records and target books and I am already seeing good work in these.

What are you looking forward to the most about being in Key Stage Two and Year 3?

# Parts of a flower

Hello,

Carrying on from our plants and flower learning this term, I have found a website that I think you might like. It gives more information about the different parts of a flower. We have looked at:

• stamen
• stigma
• style

Can you remember which parts of the flower are male and which parts are female?

Tell me below.

Here is the website https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/plants/parts-flower/

# What can you remember?

Wow, I can’t believe that it is nearly the end of another year.

I have been thinking about all the fun that we have had and all of the learning that has taken place. We have looked at three topics in history and geography; Ancient Egyptians, Brazil and the Stone Age.

Can you tell me one fact that you will remember forever from each topic?

# It’s all coming together..

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?

Have fun!

# Stone Age homes

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?

# 3D shapes

Hello everyone,

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

# Mary Anning

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.