Welcome to the Year Three page!
On this page, you will be able to discover what your child has been learning about in class this week. We hope you enjoy and share these experiences with your child.
In our second unit for Literacy we have been looking at information texts. We started by discussing what information texts are and what the features of an information text are. Whilst discussing this we have also thought about different genre of texts and their features. This week we've looked at the use of paragraphs and headings/sub-headings in information texts. We've thought about why and when we use new paragraphs; mainly for a new idea or topic but can be used for a new time or new place (used more so in narratives). When writing their paragraphs for an information text on 'All About Me' the children used sub-headings to guide their reader through the information text and made their work much clearer. We are looking forward to planning, researching and writing our own information text in the next couple of weeks.
The children have now moved onto the Add and Subtract Unit. We started off with looking at mental strategies for adding and subtracting and the different methods as to whether we are adding/subtracting ones, tens or hundreds. This week we have been looking at formal written methods for both addition and subtraction. For column addition we used a poem to help us remember what we needed to do:
Adds up to nine,
Ten or more,
Take the extra next door!
Whist looking at column subtraction we must remember if the number if we can't take away the bottom number from the top number we must exchange (borrow) from the next column. We will continue to look at column subtraction next week.
The Science unit we are studying this term is Light. Firstly, we have been looking at what is light and dark and how we need light to be able to see things. This week we discussed why we thought we could see some colours better in the dark than others. This then moved onto reflection and how light can be reflected from different surfaces. We also looked at how some materials/objects reflect better than others. After this we are going to investigate shadows and how they are formed, we will then be finding patterns in the way that the sizes of shadows change.
In History, our topic this term is the Stone Age. We have be looking into how the first civilisation lived and compare to how we live today. We have focused on what their houses were like, clothes, food and how they were able to get their food comparing this to how it is different to our own lives today. This week and the next few lessons we are looking at Stonehenge! We can't wait to go to Stonehenge on Tuesday! We will be looking at using timelines and ordering events that have happened in the Stone Age period.
All Homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in on a Thursday. If your child has not completed their homework by this date they will do it in Homework Club at break time.
Weekly spellings will also be given out on a Friday and their spelling test will take place on Thursday.
Every week your child will be given a times table Maths homework.
Each week your child will be given either a My Maths Homework (accessed online) or a Literacy base homework; these will alternate.
Please find below a copy of this week's SACAWAC.