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Summer Learning

Summer 1 - Week 4

 

 

Wow Week Four already! Time certainly has flown and, as ever we have had a full week of learning.

 

A firm favourite was our computing lesson, with the children setting up a graph and  entering data. They have requested more lessons on this so it would be nice if  they could log on to Purple Mash at home and show you!

 

In English we are continuing to be investigative journalists, the children created a backstory about a character based on an item they discovered in a sand tray. We had a fantastic range of ideas from Scuba divers that had lost their compass, to tour guides that had  lost their keys. 


Maths continues to focus on fractions, first we looked at fractions of amounts, we  then moved on to looking at equivalent fractions, remembering that the bigger the denominator the smaller the fraction! We hope you enjoy the home learning investigation.

 

In History this week we looked at the history of the Thames and the important events that have happened , the children used their knowledge of chronology and created a timeline to show their learning.

 

During our Geography lesson we were fortunate to have a talk from Thames Water regarding both the water cycle and how the water is cleaned in order for us to drink it - apparently Thames Water tastes better than bottled water!! The children took part in a kahoot quiz to test their knowledge after, which was great fun.

 

We would like to wish you all a restful and sunny weekend!

 

The Year 3 Team

 

 

 

SAYERS CROFT!!

 

Year 3 had a fantastic time at Sayers Croft. Here is a snippet of our fun-packed few days - more to follow! We were extremely impressed with each and every child who came with us. The resilience, bravery, positive attitudes and can-do approach to every activity allowed the children to make the most of their experience.

Summer 1 - Week 1

 

We began the new term by asking our BIG question 'Can you drink a cup of water from the Thames?'. Our topic this half term will be exploring rivers, their journey to the sea and how water is moved around the Earth. On Tuesday, we looked at a sample of water from the River Thames, discussed how clean it was and intend to observe any changes as the term progresses. 

 

In maths we have continued to develop our knowledge of fractions, discovering that in order to make a whole, the numerator and denominator must be the same. We then introduced tenths on a number line and learnt what happened after you make one whole.

 

In English we are focussing on poetry and linking this to our rivers topic. The children identified different features of poetry, performed a selection of famous poems and wrote their own verses using onomatopoeia. 

 

As scientists, we began to explore the water cycle with a fun song/dance whilst creating our own versions in a plastic bottle. The children then used this knowledge to create a scientific diagram and make predictions about what might happen to their water cycle in a bottle. 

 

Year 3 worked in small groups to identify and map out the features of a river, following its journey from source to mouth. Finally we introduced the children to the technique of tie-dying in Art and DT as a way of expression through clothing. Everyone designed their own t-shirts that we will be producing next week!

 

Have a nice weekend laugh