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Year 3 News 17.11.23

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Our new focus in English has propelled us into the role of trap designers! Our ideas were overflowing with ways to lure the Iron Man into the trap and we thought about how we could use illusions and disguises to improve our traps. We enjoyed evaluating different designs and then we had the opportunity to design our own. Year 3, your ideas were fantastic!

We have worked hard in maths within our new unit of addition and subtraction. We have been exchanging across 10 when using our method of column addition. We are confidently using equipment and place value grids to help us.

As part of anti bullying week, we all completed our Safe at School survey thinking about our own experiences of school. We thought about how we can make others feel good in our classroom and came up with the ideas of a kindness wall. We all made small cards to add to the wall for if someone is having a bad day or a moment and needs a boost. I'm sure you will agree the phrases and kind words that the children came up with were fantastic and we are looking forward to seeing them up in our classroom to use this week.

In PSHE, we continued to look at what encouragement means to us. We were blown away by the encouraging words that we shared with each other. We chose a name at random and then wrote down encouraging messages for that person . It was wonderful to see our faces light up when we read the positive messages . This was such a lovely moment in class this week.

Our science lesson involved parachutes, swimming turtles and lots of different magnets! We recapped our prior learning on pushes and pulls to begin our work on forces. We then explored the question, what are contact and non contact forces? By the end of the lesson we had investigated magnets and used the words attract and repel to describe what we could see happening in front of us.

This week also saw us complete the next stage of our chariots! We have now completed the frames, wheels and axles, designed the wheels and added the chariot base for the charioteers to stand on. We then evaluated our chariots, thinking about what went well, what was tricky and what we could improve next time. Well done Y3.

We were also joined by PC Nick on Friday afternoon. He shared the important messages of how to reduce risks and stay safe at home and when out and about in the community.

We are looking forward to another exciting week. We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Miss McCurrie and Mrs Pointon

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