Welcome to Year 3!
PE is on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Library sessions are on a Monday afternoon. Please bring your reading record into school on a Monday.
On Tuesday afternoon, the class will be taught by Mrs Hardy and Mrs Foster.
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Boese
Spring Term - 2nd Half
Year 3 had a great day celebrating science and scientists on Friday. We took part in a variety of experiments, from chemical reactions with acids and alkalis to creating our own slime. We discovered that a cornflour/water mix is a non-Newtonian fluid - it's doesn't always act like a liquid. When we apply pressure to it, it acts like a solid instead. Did you know that you can walk on custard (which is made from cornflour)? Take a look at this video to find out more - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz9KnPZWOgs
In English, we are watching Pocahontas, the Disney movie, to learn more about the differences between Native Americans and the Europeans who came to North America. We are doing this in small blocks and also highlighting how not everything is historically accurate - an important skill to use in the study of history when considering our sources of evidence.
In maths, we have been looking at how to add together coins, notes and quantities of money. We have also been looking at how to use a numberline and column subtraction to find change. The numberline method requires children to know their number bonds to 10 and 100 (e.g. 7+3 = 10 and 38 + 62 = 100)
In PE, we are focusing on rhythmic gymnastics and incorporating gymnastic moves and positions with the use of hand apparatus, such as hoops and balls. We are also looking at their throwing and catching skills as part of this unit of work.
As the end of term approaches, I will be re-testing the children on their spelling word lists and they will be taking part in maths and reading assessments. I have been very impressed that the class have been making in their learning and look forward to seeing them show off their newly learned skills! As always, I explain to the children that these assessments are for me to see what I need to teach them over the coming term, and which things we need to revise. There is no pressure on them - it is purely to help them with their learning and my teaching.
As always, please e-mail me if you have any questions.