This week Seagulls completed their own Trojan Horse 3D structure. This task required a lot of patience but we were all able to make a 3D Trojan Horse. While completing this task, we demonstrated many of our ASPIRE values including independence and perseverance.
This week we continued our forces and magnets unit. For our investigation this week, we tested to find out which materials in our classroom were magnetic and non-magnetic. After collecting our results, we were able to come to a conclusion about magnetic materials. We found that not all metals are magnetic!
This week Seagulls have continued working hard on fractions. We have been looking at how we can use resources to support our learning and also how to turn worded problems into bar models. Here are some examples of some of the bar models we have been creating this week.
Week beginning 12th April 2021
Welcome back to the summer term everyone! Seagulls have had a great week being immersed into our new topic of Ancient Greece and the Trojan Horse. We have started looking at a range of different myths and discussed the many similarities that these stories have.
For science this half-term, we kicked off our new topic of forces and magnets by investigating friction found on different surfaces and finding out how this can impact movement.
This week Seagulls class have been working hard on their research skills. In science, we have been finding out all about seismologist Inge Lehman and her discovery about the Earth’s core. Then in geography, as part of our local area topic, we researched the lives of people from our local area that sadly lost their lives in the Dunkirk rescue mission.
Seagulls class had a great first week back. We quickly settled back into routine and have already produced some really pleasing work. A particular highlight of our first week back at school was being able to visit our four new feathered friends.
This week seagull class helped Mrs Crabb in her lasting PE job, by helping her to build the new bounce rebounders for the KS2 playground. They then got to have the first go and enjoyed how well it rebounds back to them.
This week we immersed ourself into the Stone Age era with Now Press Play, which was a fun way to end our topic. We also had our Christmas fun day with decoration making, Christmas dinner and a big quiz, with a prize for the winners.
This week we have been reading the book Dear Father Christmas, which includes lots of letters. We have looked at the different features in a letter and learnt the parts that make up a letter. We created actions to help us remember the parts and then wrote a class letter to Father Christmas about our year.
This half term we have been studying the Stone Age and learning what the key features of diary writing is. We have been learning to write in first person and how to recount events that may have happened in daily Stone Age life. We then wrote up a final copy of our Stone Age Diary.
This week saw us all wear odd socks to show awareness of the National Anti-Bullying Campaign. We joined Andy and the Odd Socks for an assembly and discussed the importance of speaking up if we think ourselves or some one we know maybe being bullied.
This week we have been learning about shapes 2D and 3D. We used equipment to build 3D shapes and then identify their key features. These included how many faces, vertices and edges each 3D shape has.
This week we started our gymnastic lessons, we looked at how we can travel using our bodies in a variety of ways. We learnt how to pencil roll, crab walk and helped each other to improve our techniques with these movements. Well done to everyone who submitted there rainbow photos on the class teams page, they are all brilliant and you can still submit if you haven’t yet.
This week we have continued our study on fossils and had a go at creating our very own fossils. We discovered many interesting facts about Mary Anning and how important her discoveries have been for science. We created our own fact files based upon her, using our skills of report writing we have learnt over the last few weeks in English.
This week we watched Dr Ranj’s Virtual Assembly about washing our hands. We watched a great experiment which demonstrated the power of soap, maybe the children could recreate at home for their families. We then all demonstrated how well we can wash our hands.
This week we completed our printing work by adding another layer to our printed designs. This final layer added the details that we had observed in the leaves whilst sketching them during our research. We also started our 100 day challenge around the world with Daily Mile, we plan to visit lots of famous landmarks along the way.
This week we raised money for Gold Geese and we all looked so bright and wonderful and enjoyed refining our skipping techniques as well. We have enjoyed reading and writing poetry and have written our own poems on the theme of vision as part of #nationalpoetryday about our school on a autumn day.
This week we have been learning how to recite and we performed The Bug Chant to the rest of year 3 with actions. We have been looking at how words rhyme and using the actions to help us remember the stanzas.
We have worked hard this week on revising number lines and the positioning and ordering of numbers. Also using our part-whole models to break numbers down and add or subtract 10s or 100s from these models. All the children have been trying so hard with their Times Table Rock Stars since starting in year 3, don’t forget to log in and practise online as well.
This week has been short but we have definitely managed to talk a lot about our expectations for learning and what we are going to try and achieve during our time in year 3. We all had a go at applying our positive growth mindset to improving our skipping skills and inspired by the stories we have shared.
This week Seagull class have been brilliant, they have settled well into year 3 life and all the new routines it brings for them. They have supported each other and myself in easing us all back into school life with lots of positive praise. They have impressed us with their work ethic and desire to learn more and many interesting conversations have been had during the week about our learning.