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Good morning Year 3! I hope you are well and enjoying your Home Learning this week. As promised, I have made a video to go through the 'Shape Times Shape' investigation. It was very strange to teach in an empty classroom, but hopefully lots of you join me at home! I have tried to go through my mathematical thinking slowly and clearly so that it is clear and makes sense. If you haven't given the investigation a go yet, watch Part 1 with me and see if this is enough to help you carry on independently. Otherwise, you can continue and finish off the investigation with me in Part 2. I hope this is helpful. Speak to you soon!
In Term 4, there will be a change to PE days.
Monday remains a PE day, so children can continue to come in to school in their PE kits.
On Tuesday afternoons, the class will have 'Forest School' and so need to bring outdoor clothes in a bag to change into (see attached letter).
On Thursday afternoons, the class will be going swimming (see attached letter). If you are able to help on any/some/all of the dates, then please let the office know.
Mr Bell & Mrs Gee
It has been such an enjoyable Environmental Fortnight in Year 3. We have used this stimulus to explore Pope Francis’ message of ‘Laudato Si’ – caring for God’s creation, our common home. This has led to strong links across the curriculum; collecting data about the class’ water use in a typical week and presenting in bar graphs; planning, orally rehearsing, writing and performing speeches about how we can reduce, reuse and recycle; investigating the absorbency and saturation point of nappies, observing which type would ultimately take up the least amount of space in landfill, and much, much more!! We have been particularly impressed with the children’s artwork during this fortnight. As well as some Andy Goldsworthy inspired environmental art, the class have really developed the skill of colour mixing using powder paint to create different shades of green in their paintings of nature. Our fortnight has also included ‘Earth Day’, where we avoided the use of electricity and energy as much as possible, and our Feast Day, where we enjoyed celebrating mass and improving the beauty of our school environment by planting in our new class flower bed. It has been a special way to end the term, and the children have been so engaged with their learning! Here’s to more enriched learning for the second half of the year!
In Term 1, our focus text has been 'The Wolves in the Walls', written by Neil Gaiman and brilliantly illustrated by Dave McKean. After immersing ourselves into the text, through lots of drama and oral retelling, we have been able to innovate the plot to feature our own characters. The children have 'magpied' excellent vocabulary from the text into their own writing, which has been so pleasing to see. This text has also allowed us broaden our learning by finding out about real wolves and also making our own sandwiches (the wolves in the walls LOVE jam sandwiches!!)