Welcome to Year 3. Here you will see all our fun learning for this year! This term our topics are, the environment and the Rainforest.
Our homework and reading homework is given out on a Friday, to be returned on the following Thursday. We will need our P.E. kits on a Monday and Tuesday.
We will be starting Times Tables Rockstars this term, which is a program to help your children practise their times tables.
We have had an amazing first week back to school. We have been very busy getting to know the rules and expectations of Year 3, and as a class we have created our own classroom rules. The class have been participating in team building skills, and we have completed many tasks on getting to know the adults and the children in the room. We have also been given lots of new books for the children to read, which we are very excited about. Some of our children in our class have also volunteered to become environmental officers, they will make sure our school playground is nice and clean and free of litter.
We have been extremely busy this week, here are some of the exciting things we have been doing in class.
In class we have read 'Wangari's Trees of Peace', the children have then been very busy discussing the book and the main character, Wangari. They have used their fantastic adjectives and amazing writing skills to describe Wangari and create a character description. They have also wrote a letter to Greenpeace, asking for help to save the Rainforest. We have also been very lucky to have an author come into school to open our library, and have been very lucky to complete a workshop with Steve Clifford.
The children have been very busy practising their mathematic skills. We have been working on problem solving this week.
The children have been practising their team work this week. They have played a variety of games which have been building and focusing on how to work as a team, and be a great team player.
In Art the children have been using pencils to create different patterns in squares. They have then cut out their two favourite squares to make a big whole class collage, which looks amazing!
We have also had pupil voice this week, where we have been speaking about how we can reduce plastic within our school. All our children had fantastic ideas, which we will be putting in place to try and make a change and help save our environment.
In English this week we have been focusing on the book 'The Rainforest Grew All Around', the children have been making fantastic descriptions of some of the animals within the story, and have even started to write their own diary entries. We have even been looking at everyday products that are good and bad for the Rainforest. The children have been having amazing discussions on this topic and have been talking about how palm oil is bad and why. They have also been talking about fair trade and how this helps the Rainforest.
The week the children have been very busy learning their number bonds to 100, they have been able to use the number beads to help them. We have also been practising our times tables every day and the children are becoming very confident in answering random times table questions. We have even started to learn some times table songs.
In P.E the children have been learning lots of new skills such as, hand eye coordination, bat and ball skills and team building skills. The children have played different games during these lessons.