This week in 3 we have done lots of new learning.
In English we have been writing letters as Gregory from ‘Gregory Cool’ about our entire trip to Tobago, telling our mum and dad about the interesting food we ate there as well as how at first we did not like our new cousin, Lennox but then eventually how we became friends. We also tried to be really descriptive in our writing about Tobago.
Next week we will be starting a science topic learning about rocks. If you happen to have any interesting rocks at home that you would be able to bring in for the class then please do!
In Maths we have completed our topic on place value, using our knowledge of place value to work out where they would go on an empty number line, and rearranging digits to make different 3 digit numbers from them. Next week, we will begin a new block on addition. We will start by working on mental maths skills to add 1, 10 or 100s to numbers using mental methods to help build our speed.
Next week our spellings are
Please remember, next Wednesday is individual photos and Thursday is a staff training day and school will be closed to children.
This afternoon we started on our journey to walk, jog or run the equivalent of a marathon (42195m) over the course of the school year. Just 5 laps of our 237m running track each week will get us there by next July, or before, using the Marathon Kids Run Free system.
As a famous philosopher from China said “The longest journey begins with a single step”.
This week in year 3 we have had a jam packed learning week.
In English we have been writing a diary entry as ‘Gregory’ from our book ‘Gregory Cool.’ Gregory visits his Grandma and Grandpa in Tobago and has a tricky time getting used to all the differences in this new country. However, he soon makes friends and ends up really enjoying himself.
In Maths we have continued our topic on place value; practising counting in jumps of 50 as well as finding 10 and 100 more or less of a number. In Maths next week we will be continuing with place value.
Our other learning has included learning a Caribbean song that you might hear in Tobago and creating landscapes out of paper of a view of Tobago.
In ICT we continued to use our Maths programme, Sumdog. The children have went home with their username and password last week so they are able to use this website at home too.
Next weeks spellings are:
Have a lovely weekend
This afternoon the year 3s got together for a sing up Friday end of the week!
Check it this link for more information about our project with the Tate and the Turner prize winning artist working with us on it!