Welcome to Year 3. Here you will see all our fun learning for this year! This term our topics are the Leaf by Sandra Diekmann and the human body.
Our homework and reading homework is given out on a Thursday. We will need our P.E. kits on a Tuesday and Friday.
This week we have started our new book called Leaf. The children have written some descriptive writing, diary entries and even a wanted poster for the polar bear. We have been thinking about the feelings of all the characters and how they differ this week. We have also had a go at writing some haiku poems!
In maths, we have started looking at shape. We have been investigating the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and we have even had a go at building 3D shapes using a range of materials! The children were very excited to be able to used marshmallows for maths!
In our enquiry lessons, we practiced our map work and researched different species of bear so we could plot their habitat on a map. We learnt many interesting facts. Did you know there is a sloth bear? Sloth bears originally were thought to be sloths but researchers discovered they were actually bears! Did you know there is such a bear called a spectacle bear? Because its markings make them look like they are wearing glasses!
We have also been using clay this week. We practiced manipulating the clay, cutting and carving designs. This is to match the theme of our story. The children had a go at many different types of leaves.
On Friday, we had a visit from Mr Hynes and Mr Barnes. We played some rugby and also got to learn about the nutrition and healthy eating chart.
What an exciting start to our week! We have started our topic about capacity in maths and we have been learning to read scales. We were given the challenge to make an invisibility potion for Leaf so he can escape the island! We had to make sure our measurements were exact so that it didn't go wrong! We used ingredients such as frogs scales, blended stars and Christmas cheer.
We have continued learning new skills in art this week by painting our clay leaves. We mixed different colours in order to blend the colours so they looked like the ones the illustrator has drawn in our book Leaf.
We also developed our ICT skills this week by making a poster about Global Warming. We learnt how to cut and paste and how to change the font and colour our wriitng.