We have had a brilliant first week back after half term this week.
In maths this week we have been adding ones, tens and then a 3 digit number to another 3 digit number with renaming. It’s really lovely to see the children’s confidence in this now compared to year 2 when we found it tricky!
In English we have spent time identifying a new text type which is a narrative. We discussed the features which included characters, settings, plot, paragraphs, direct speech and conjunctions among others. We then spent time identifying paragraphs by finding the theme of a group of sentences.
In Science we began to identify the parts of a flower by dissecting some. In History we interpreted secondary sources for evidence about prehistoric homes and debated which one we would rather live in and why.
I have uploaded a homework sheet to Class Dojo with folders for work to be uploaded into. Team points will be awarded accordingly. We are assessing book bands and monitoring reading. Please try and read with your child every night for at least 5 minutes. Up to 6 teams points will be awarded for this. We have been amazed with the enthusiasm for reading in school so well done everyone!
Congratulations to our Gold and Platinum children and to all those who have received their Bronze awards for team points!
We are very lucky to have two PGCE students from the University of Worcester join us for this half term. Here is a message from them:
Hello, we are two students from the University of Worcester, Mr Thomas and Mr McKirdy, and we have had the pleasure to join the year 3 class with Miss Cooke. For our first week, we were blown away with their behaviour and how friendly they have been towards us. We both are super happy to be a part of this class up until Christmas time.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone. Stay safe and see you on Monday!