We’ve had a lovely week in Year 3, despite the wet weather!
In our maths we have continued with addition and subtraction word problems, representing them through bar models and thinking carefully about the calculation we need to do. It has helped the children apply their written methods, including renaming when needed. We have began learning about multiplication by practising the 3 and 4 times tables. These are 2 of our focus times tables for Year 3, so any extra practise at home would be wonderful!
In English we have thought about synonyms and how they can mean similar things but have a different impact in a sentence. We have used a thesaurus to explore synonyms for the words happy, sad and worried. We will continue to use thesaurus’ in our current English work as we build towards writing a diary entry.
In science we have explored how seeds disperse. We looked at seven different ways, with the children making models and presenting each of these to the rest of the class. Ask your child how may ways they can remember.
On Wednesday morning we went to Trinity High School to take part in the invasion games tournament. The children were spilt into three groups and either competed in handball, hockey or football. The children certainly made us proud, they tried their hardest, showed great teamwork and were great ambassadors for Tardebigge.
In Computing, we have started learning about algorithms again. Our mantra is "An algorithm is a set of instructions to achieve an outcome". This week we looked at debugging two different programs, which needed small changes to be made to the code to improve. Some children even managed to adapt and change the rest of the algorithm to make them more interesting!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Mrs Horton and Mr Bennett