WK 5: In maths this week in class we have been learning to add numbers up to 3 digits. We have used place value counters and diagrams to support our learning. We have learnt a poem to help with our understanding.
Science: In science this week we have learnt what a magnet is and then explored what objects are magnetic and which are not.
English: in English this week we have used DADWAVERS to help structure our writing. We have used the skills learnt to write a brilliantly descriptive description of a eerie, dark forest.
WK 3: We have been learning about democracy in PSHCE. We had candidates for our own class president, who gave speeches in order to convince us to choose them. We then voted for the person we wanted in a secret ballot.
PE: This term we are learning about working as a team. We are playing team games in order to lean skills that help us work better in a team.
We are reading the Owl who was afraid of the dark, which is about a young barn owl called Plop who is scared to leave his nest at night. This week we are learning to write a setting description of a dark, gloomy forest. One that we imagine Plop would be scared to go into. The turtles have used fantastic imagery in their writing whic really does make a terrifying read!
Maths: This week we have been using concrete apparatus and pictorial representations to help us work out adding on multiples of 10 and 100 to 3 digit numbers.
WK 2: This week we have been exploring the concrete apparatus to show place value in 3 digit numbers. We then used pictorial representations of numbers and finally we were able to partition numbers. Great work Turtles.
SCIENCE: In science this week we have learnt what a force is and that there are either push or pull forces. To show our understanding we then performed a freeze frame to demonstrate a type of force
Wow!! What a way to start a topic. We were lucky enough to have 6 birds of prey visit our class. We saw some fly, some walk and we even saw some fly then at the very end we were lucky enough to stroke Walter, the European Eagle Owl
Welcome back Turtles. We can't wait for you to return to get back to our wonderful journey of learning together. Take a sneak peek of your class ready to explore this term.
What a busy and exciting week we have had this week. Children have been finishing work in their encompass and finished our topic with a very creative week making native American head dresses.
We have written a descriptive piece of writing about a clip from a chilling short animation which they thoroughly enjoyed.
They have started to make their transition to their new class ready for next year. They have completed display work in preparation for their new classroom and met their fabulous new teachers. I think they are all very excited and ready to make that move up to the next class.
WK 37: In our Road Trip USA topic we learnt about the moment the native Americans met Christopher Columbus. We role-played the moment in order to understand how both might feel when seeing and meeting them.
We have been learning about sound and to begin with we went on a sound hunt to identify different sources of sounds and what sounds they made.
WK 35: For our Encompass topic: Road Trip USA, we were fortunate enough to have Liv come to our school and teach us some moves for cheerleading and then sequence them together to create a small dance. It was a fantastic day.
On Monday we went outside to take part in some outdoor drama for English. We role played our own chapter that we had planned for the story: The Wizard of Oz.
WK 34: To end the week the whole of the school really enjoyed their sports day. They all but their best effort into all the activities and achieved great results. Well done Turtles!
The Turtles have had a great week back with lots of hands on learning. Their first challenge in maths was to work out the best angle to launch an angry bird from in order to get their target. After investigating they decided that the best angle was an acute angle. It was impossible to launch from a right angle and with an obtuse angle the angry bird just rolled on the ground. They also had to follow directions in order to understand which way to launch their angry bird. They could follow directions using a right angle as a direction for a turn.
English: The Turtles are continuing their journey to the Emerald city in search for the Great Wizard of Oz. This week they have written a diary entry, writing from the point of view of Dorothy herself. They have produced amazing personal recounts, it's as if Dorothy wrote it herself.
Maths: we have been using our knowledge of times tables to solve multiplication and division problems. The turtles are becoming more confident when applying these skills to solve more difficult problems. They are multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit and using the bus stop method to solve division problems with bigger numbers. Great work Turtles.
WK 30: This week children have been predicting whether circuits would work and then test their theory by investigating with electrical equipment. The Turtles really enjoyed this hands on learning and were able to explain what a complete or incomplete circuit was by the end of the lesson.
Maths: children have been using place value counters and bar modelling to answer missing number problems for addition and subtraction. Then to finish the week they have been rounding to nearest 10, 100 and even 1000 to estimate answers to an addition or subtraction sum.
English: Children have really enjoyed writing a character description about the Wicked Witch of the West. They have included fantastic descriptive writing that enables you to paint a picture in your mind of what she really looks like and the type of person she really is. They have used powerful vets and adverbs to describe her actions and behaviour, beautifully descriptive expanded noun phrases and some have been able to use similes to describe her appearance. Great work Turtles!!
WK 29: The Turtles have thoroughly enjoyed starting to learn new skills for the team game, football. They have been which part of the foot is the best place to kick the ball and dribble the ball.
English: The Turtles have produced beautiful descriptive writing about when Dorothy first stepped through her door and entered Munchkin land. They have used wonderful imagery and are becoming confident in applying the year 3 skills that they have learnt thought the year.
Maths: The Turtles this week have been continuing to learn about measuring time. They have been applying their skills of reading an anologue clock to develop their skills in reading Roman numerals. They have also used their knowledge of digital clocks to work out worded problems using a timetable.
WK 28: In English this week The Turtles have begun to read their new text: The a Wizard of Oz. Children really enjoyed role playing the moment the cyclone hit Dorothy's home and taking her to a far away, magical land.
In maths this week all children have been learning to tell the time accurately on an analogue clock and then progressing onto converting the time onto a digital clock. This has been quite a difficult task for some but they have loved the challenge.
Welcome back! To introduce our new topic:Road Trip USA we had a day dedicated to all things American. Everyone made a great effort dressing up with an American theme and all children took part in lots of activities such as locating The USA on a world map and finding all the 50 states in America. A great dy
WK 27: This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. Our first lesson was to share what we already know by using concrete apparatus to represent a fraction.
WK 25: We had a fabulous day at Chester zoo this week. We were able too experience seeing the animals we had learned about during our science lessons on living things and their habitats.
WK 25: The Turtles walked to the Potteries museum to look at the Stafford Haud of gold and treasures found which belonged to the Saxons. They then made their own Saxon helmet.
WK 24-25: Over the past few weeks we have been solving measurement problems in our maths.
Week 25: We were lucky to have some beautiful chicks come into our classroom this week. We watched them hatch and grow into cute, fluffy little chicks.
We had a fabulous day on World book day. We brought in our favourite books and shared them with our friends. We also read with the ducklings class. We had a brilliant day.
W/C: 13th February. The Turtles loved going on the hunt for invertebrates as part of their science lesson.
W/C: 6th February 2017. We have enjoyed taking part in joint research teams to find out information about Anglo-Saxon life and the 5 different groups of vertebrates.
Tuesday 7th February. Positive messages from the Turtles on E-safety day
Maths day with the Turtles
W/C: 30th February
To end the week we have taken part in number day to help raise money for the charity NCPCC.
We took part in different maths challenges throughout the day which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
We read the book by Marilyn Burns Called Spaghetti and meatballs for all. Children were then set challenges from this to make sure all of Mr and Mrs Comfort's guests could fit around the tables, then work out the perimeter of the table arrangements.
During the afternoon Turtles completed some maths art, They used shapes to draw beautiful patterns called curves of pursuit.
W/C: 23rd January 2017
This week children have really enjoyed describing settings so that the reader can really imagine being at the museum where they have been with Stanley. They have used amazing descriptive language and set the scene ready to write their own chapter next week from the point of view of Stanley himself.
Turtles have really challenged themselves this week and applied their knowledge of the times tables to solve division problems. They have begun to use the bus stop method to solve problems with larger numbers. Practicing the times tables at home and at school daily really is having an impact on their learning which is so brilliant to see. Well done Turtles!
This week children have been researching information about the Anglo-Saxons ready for their assembly next week. They have found out who they were, where they came from and why they invaded. After researching they wrote their own information page about the Anglo-Saxons.
Friday 13th January. Snow day with the Turtles.
W/C: 9th January 2017
This term has seen a new character enter the Turtles class, Flat Stanley. We are beginning to go on many an adventure with him but this week it was our turn to write to Stanley to tell him all about our own adventures from this week. Children have learnt about the features of an informal letter and applied this knowledge into a letter that they have written to Stanley themselves. Great writing from Turtles this week, well done!
This week children have had to write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods. Being able to recall times tables quickly is a real focus in year 3 at the moment and any opportunity you have to practice times tables with your child would be of great value to them. Children are expected to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables by the end of year 3, along with 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Children ended the Tremors topic by reporting on a natural disaster that they have learnt about though this topic. All children made fantastic roving reporters and were able to report on the latest natural disaster, a tsunami. It was as if they were there when the tsunami struck Japan on Friday 11th March 2011 after an earthquake occurred off the pacific coast of Tohoku. Great work guys!