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 Year 3 Blog.

Week commencing 13.11.17

This week, we have been continuing to write detailed and clear instructions. We had lots of features to include such as: organisational devices, expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and alliteration. I was so impressed with how the children could apply the skills taught in their grammar lessons to their independent writing. We were really careful when considering our adjective choices as sometimes we were using adjectives such as “big” or “large” we are now becoming really good at recognising that those adjectives are “boring” and now we spend our time considering if we know any synonyms that would create a better description.

In Maths, we are continuing with our times tables work. We have been practising our 3,4 and 8 times tables. Well done to those children who have clearly been practising their times tables at home and are working very hard towards achieving times tables bands.

This week has been Anti-Bullying Week. We created a piece of artwork which included our handprints, each finger included something about the children that they feel makes them different or special. We discussed how everybody is different and now we are quite familiar with terminology such as “discrimination.”

In Science, we have been continuing experimenting with various forces. We were experimenting with friction again, trying to discover which surface had the greatest affect upon an object beginning to move.

In Geography, we have been debating this week. A massive 27 out of 31 children told me that they would never live beside a volcano as it was “far too risky.” However, we studied some of the benefits of living near a volcano such as tourism, nutrients in the soil helping crops to grow and volcanic regions creating geothermal energy. Some of us changed our minds, however in the words of one of the class. “it’s no good having healthy vegetables when they could all be blown to smithereens at any time.” A point which was very hard to argue against.

 

Just a few polite reminders for the forthcoming weeks:

 

  • PE is on a Friday – so can all PE kits (both indoor and outdoor) be in school on this day please?
  • Mathletics homework was set on Friday - grouping times tables.
  • Tuck money – In KS2, children are responsible for ordering and paying for their own tuck. Where possible, can children have the correct money (or as close as) in order for break time to go as smoothly as possible? It is 15p for toast and 15p for milk. 
  • Can all children be reading three times per week at home please. Reading at home is essential in aiding us to become bettwe writers. This can be the school book they bring home, the book they've loaned from our library or a book of their choice from home. This way we can fill our bookmarks and win the KS2 prize!
  • Robin Hood productions are in school on Monday the 20th November.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you next week.

Miss Green, Mrs Higson and Mrs Owen.

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