Last week in Year 3, you continued your home learning work and Seesaw has been as busy as ever. It has been so great to see you all engaged with different areas of learning and it brings a big smile to my face with everything you complete.
We have continued to enjoy David Walliams' Gangsta Granny making us laugh lots as they continue with their plan to steal the Crown Jewels! I often ask you to tell me what a word or phrase meant in a chapter and it has been great to see all your responses to these.
In English, we started a new Talk4writing unit this time on 'The Stone Trolls'. You learnt all about the takes of the legendary Icelandic trolls and what they believe unusual rocks are in Iceland. You learnt some new words like volcano, cave and three masted ship and then read 'The Stone Trolls' text, ready to design your own troll. You recorded your opinions on different parts of the story too. We recapped on adjectives and nouns, using our CGP books which will help you this week when you come to work on some grammar games linked to the Stone Trolls.
In our reading sessions this week, we read part of the story called 'Here comes Trouble' from Oxford Owl and answered some comprehension questions, you made your own reading river of books you have enjoyed since you were little and completed a reading video or book review. These have been fantastic to watch and read so thank you for sharing them with me. We also listened to Julia Donaldson Reading her story 'Tiddler' and Axel Sheffler showed us how he drew the characters from the story too. We then had a go at drawing them ourselves. I loved your creations!
In maths last week, we continued on with our multiplication and division unit, focusing on 8 times tables and spotting patterns between 8s, 2s and 4s. This was mainly done through Power Maths this week and it is great to see you growing in confidence. We will finish this unit this week and move onto our next one...I wonder what it will be?
In the afternoons, we had a science lesson all about magnets and how they linked to forces. It was so lovely to see so many of you engaged in these lessons. Geography last week saw us comparing the geography of Wales, with some comparisons to Scotland from the previous week too. Our Friday wellbeing activity this week was to create your own colour monster based on the 'Colour Monster' story. We also took part in a history lesson continuing to learn about prehistoric britain, this time with a focus on prehistoric animals. My favourite was the wooly mammoth, what was yours?
As always, I am proud of all you achieve every day. Remember, I am only an email or call away if you need me for anything.