In English, we have been writing in role as characters from The Tempest. We are now developing our reading skills through our study of The Boy who Swam with Piranhas.
In maths, we have been identifying and using multiples, factors, square numbers, cube numbers and prime numbers in calculations and investigations.
Last week, Year 3 were looking at units of time in maths – hours, days, weeks and months.
In English we finished writing our pirate stories which we then shared with one another.
Our pirate theme continued into our overnight camp on the field where we enjoyed lots of pirate-themed activities and campfire songs (minus the fire!). After a ‘sleep’ in tents, we woke to a cooked sausage breakfast and juice, followed by more piratey activities. We hope you all slept well on Friday night!
We have enjoyed a week of follow up from our trip to HMS Warrior – writing a recount of the trip and an honest advert for a Victorian sailor.
We have also continued our Let’s Think in English. We explored a poem by Spike Milligan called Kids. The children were full of ideas about the characters.
We have been working on directional and positional language: forward, backward, left, right, clockwise, anticlockwise, on top, underneath, beside…
Last week we spent the week looking at different measures and the scales and units that they use: weighing scales, thermometers and capacity containers.
The children have been developing their Roman Numeral and Arabic Number skills this week by using given rules to solve problems and recognising patterns.
Following our exciting visit to Butser Farm last week, the children have been planning and writing an informative and entertaining newspaper article about their experiences.
The children have reviewed their grammar skills this week which has included accurate use of apostrophes to show possession and use of contraction and past and present tense forms. They have included these skills whilst publishing their Swanmore leaflets.
This week the children have been bushing up on their knowledge and understanding of the measurement of time, in particular, reading timetables and calculating time duration on a time line.
In English we have been writing about our Swanage memories and practising our grammar skills.
In Maths we have translated shapes on a grid, identifying co-ordinates. We have also continued to improve our arithmetic skills.
In English we have been finishing writing about The Highwayman including a poem, an advertisement and writing in role. We have also written instructions for The Maker.
In Maths we have worked on co-ordinates, reflections and translations, and have continued to build speed and accuracy in arithmetic.
We have continued to prepare for Swanage by improving our map reading skills, identifying symbols and using 6-digit co-ordinates.
In Maths last week, we were counting in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100, multiplying and dividing by 10, and rounding to the nearest 10. This week we have been adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers using the expanded column method.
In English, we have been reading ‘The Abominables’ by Eva Ibbotson. Using this text as a focus, we have been learning all about using pronouns, the possessive apostrophe and co ordiating and subordinating conjunctions.
The children have been developing their multiplication and division skills this week by using the grid method to multiply and the chunking method to divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by one digit. They have used related number facts to help them to solve problems using larger numbers too.
Thinking carefully about places in Swanmore the children have been developing their descriptive writing skills whilst using precise language and relevant local facts both past and present.
Over the last two weeks we have revised methods for adding two two digit numbers as well as strategies for multiplication and division. We have also been reasoning with number using knowledge of times tables and number facts.
During week 1 we created moon poetry with inspiration from aapiem called “What is the Sun?”. We wrote similes to describe the moon.
During week 2 we travelled back in time to July 1969. We were reporters for NASA News. We interviewed Neil Armstrong” and wrote an article to tell the world about his extraordinary adventure!