This week we have been reading more of our class story Oliver and the Seawigs and creating our own seawig wandering isles! In our seawigs were old shipwrecks, a friendly octopus, a singing mermaid, pretty shells, a mystery underwater cave and slimy seaweed to name a few! We concentrated this week on adding adjectives to nouns to uplevel our sentences. We then edited our work with our special editing glasses and magnifying glasses which help us to see find any improvements more clearly! I'm sure you'll be as impressed as I was with the descriptive pieces which will form a study work page for this term. We have also started learning about commas and how to use these in a list. We had seen commas in our reading books and recognised that we needed to take a short pause when we saw them. This helped us when working out where they belong in a sentence.
This week we have continued to work on letter formation which has led into learning some more handwriting joins. You have then used some of these joins in your handwriting in your English work which has been great to see. Well done to Lucia and Will who were our handwriting stars this week. Well done to Alex who has worked so hard on his handwriting and is now able to fluently join all of his letters correctly. You have then been helping give handwriting advice to the rest of the class during these lessons.
In maths, we have continued our unit on place value up to 1000. We have used number lines this week to place numbers using our knowledge of place value. I have been really impressed how you have made the jump from numbers to 100 to now working on numbers to 1000 so confidently. You all have great learning attitudes towards our Year 3 maths and there is a lot of maths talk and 'prove its!' going on to help you reason your maths. We also used our place value grids which you are becoming really confident with, helping you to partition numbers and exchange hundreds to tens for working out ten less. Well done Year 3.
In our penulmite forest school lesson this week, we continued to work on our archery skills and wow...you worked hard on this with lots of you improving your score from last week! Our key word here was resilience and we found out that not giving up meant more practise and our skills improved. We then learnt how to make an effective shelter and then used natural resources from our fantastic forest school area to make it more homely. We had a gate, a sign, a seesaw, a table and of course, a toilet! Another impressive and fun forest school session!
We spent some time in geography this week recapping the seven continents. Can you remember their names and a fact about them? We have enjoyed using the globes and maps around the classroom to find out where each continent can be found. We then made our own globes using blue balloons and we worked in teams to add the continents on to the sea.
In our RE lesson we thought about god's world and how we need to look after it. We listened to the creation story and then asked the question how do we feel if we have made something and it got destroyed. We related this back to God creating Earth and you shared some lovely ideas of how we can care for our world.
We have also been visited today by PC Nick who helped us to learn about how to keep safe at Halloween and on Bonfire night. You came up with some really good questions and responses to PC Nick.
In PHSE, you took part in a reflective lesson all about learning to care for yourself and your heart and also for others hearts. How have you become more heartsmart?
In your music lesson this week, you learnt the note F On the Ukuleles and completed a fact file about the Cello that Yo-Yo Ma is famous for playing.
What a lot of learning we have crammed in to this week!
You have spag.com homework set again this week and please play your three games on TT Rock Stars. It has been great to see your times improving each week.
Have a lovely weekend and a well deserved rest.