Mr Payne and Mrs Lees
What a fantastic first term. The children have started Year 3 so well and I’m really proud of what we have achieved so far. Thank you to all the parents who have had the opportunity to visit us in class. I hope you can all join us on the 15th of February for our Class Assembly.
It is Eureka time! We will be working and thinking scientifically. Can we find the future Albert Einstein, Mary Anning or Isaac Newton.
When children ask questions their whole world becomes an experiment.
Can I fly a balloon in a straight line?
Can I separate liquids?
What would happen if there was no moon?
Can you move a paper boat without touching it or blowing on it?
How can you test the strength of a magnet?
We will hopefully be providing the children with a scientific trip to enhance their learning and a chance for you to come in and experience some science and other areas of our learning.
We will be focusing on multiplication, division and fractions this half term looking at different methods formal and mental. It is really important for the children to learn their tables as it can underpin much of their maths learning through school. Please try not to say the phrase “I’m not good at maths either” be honest and say “I don’t know but let’s find out the answer together” it can be a really powerful learning boost for the children.
Character descriptions, advancing our language and vocabulary while finding all those important parts of grammar in many different places. Can we explore the world of George’s Marvellous Medicine and bring to life some of those characters, rhymes and language. We will also start our discovery of poetry and seeing how Roald Dahl uses poetry to add fun, new vocabulary and make things more interesting.
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We will be learning how to play Handball and how to do some amazing work in Gymnastics.
ART AND DT
We will be learning how to use different techniques in art from sketching, watercolour and clay modelling.
We will be using augmented reality in Science in the second half term to build circuits, add switches and other components. We will also be using so other software to see test and experiment with traffic controlling in real world situations.
Days of the week, Numbers, Colours and greetings with questions and answers will be our focus this year.
A really good website at the moment is hit the button. This helps so much with times tables and other maths areas. You can also get it for IPads, Android Tablets and Kindles.
A helpful app and website is Khan Academy. Originating from an Uncle helping his Nephew across the globe it has now grown to be a really useful app and website to support with understanding new concepts or helping when sometimes we “don’t get it”. https://www.khanacademy.org/