Avengers - Y3
There is a Hero in all of Us!
Class teacher - Mr A Douglas
Mrs Thornton and Mrs Wilson also help us with our learning
Autumn Term 1 2017
This half term, we have been focussing on biographies and folk tales in English.
For our biographies we looked at the life and career of Mo Farah. We worked together in pairs to research about his life and then used this information to write our own biographies about his life including his early childhood and his Olympic success.
During our folk tales topic, we read a range of different folk tales and used a range of adjectives and adverbs to describe characters and settings. We also wrote our own folk tale based on the Pied Piper which we could re-tell by using talk for writing.
In maths, we have been learning about place value, addition and subtraction. The children have used a range of equipment and images to help them understand the value of each digit in a number. We have used this understanding to solve addition and subtraction problems with column methods.
This half term in science, we have learnt about the human body. We have be naming the bones in our skeletons and have studied the purposes of our joints, muscles and bones. Also we have applied this knowledge and carried out a range of practical investigations.
For our geography topic, we have been looking at our local area and focussing on map skills. We have labelled features on a map of Burnley, looked at grid references and learnt about the countries and cities of the UK.
Autumn Term 2 2017
This term, we have been learning about fables. We have read a range of fables and peer assessed ourselves to see if we can change our tone when speaking with different characters. We have used talk for writing to help us write our own fables based on the Hare and the tortoise.
We have also learnt about persuasive writing and learnt a range of persuasive techniques which we have applied through drama and in our letters which we have written.
This term, we have been learning how to multiply and divide using our knowledge of our times tables. The children have enjoyed applying their understanding to solve a variety of problems involving concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.
We have also begun to look at our topic of measure. This has involved measuring objects around the classroom and finding the difference between two lengths.
The children have really enjoyed learning about our topic of animals including humans. We have studied and compared animals, discussing their diets and habitats.
Year 3 have recently begun a new computing scheme, which they are thoroughly enjoying. This term they have learnt about the uses of the internet and how to remain safe when using it. They have also applied this knowledge when researching for different topics.
St Andrew’s Day
On the 30th November, Year 3 was asked to learn about St Andrew’s day and then present what they had learnt to the rest of the school in assembly. The children showed great enthusiasm towards the topic and were really excited to teach the rest of the school what they had learnt.
Spring Term 1 2018
This half term, we have been reading Stig of the Dump. The children have enjoyed reading and listening to different sections of the story and have taken a keen interest in the range of vocabulary used in the story.
After reading story, we had a go at writing our own adventure story linked to the structure of one of Barney’s visits to Stig in his den.
In Maths, the children have been looking at multiplication and division. They have worked well to apply their knowledge of their times tables to solve problems with larger numbers using more complicated written methods.
The children have also focused on measuring length, including the perimeter of 2d shapes. They have used a range of equipment to measure objects around school.
Our focus in Science has been rocks and soils. We have looked at different types of rock and compared them by shape, texture and whether or not they are natural rocks. We have learnt in a variety of ways and carried out several investigations to improve our practical skills when learning scientifically. We have also been studying fossils and how they are formed.
For our Geography topic we have learnt about landscapes. The children have discussed what landscapes are and have studied maps of the British Isles to identify different landscapes in our surroundings.
In History, we have been learning about the Stone Age and have compared life in the Stone Age to our lives in modern times. As part of our history topic, year 3 and 4 visited he cinema to watch “Early Man” an animated film set during the Stone and Bronze Age. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Our artist this half term was the German born Kurt Schwitters, known for his collages. We studied and annotated some of Schwitters’ work and then we created our own collages using a range of materials and layering techniques to create a landscape scene.
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