Welcome to the Year 3 Blog!
Welcome to Year 3!
As our new class begin to make the transition from Year 2 to Year 3, you can follow their journey our new Class Blog.
On our Year 3 blog you can find out about:
- The Year 3 team.
- Stars of the Week.
- Spelling lists
- House Point Awards
- Information about our week.
- The things we have been getting up to at school and home.
Our blog will be updated weekly to show what we have been up to.
News of the Week
This week we have been showing what we have learnt about the Stone Age by creating a fact file. We have also been completing our poetry unit by typing up our own work, using Word and then illustrating our work. In math we have been adding numbers that require an exchange and have also learnt how to use column addition.
This week Year 3 have been trying hard to improve their mental addition and subtraction skills. In literacy they been writing information sheets all about flowering plants. In Science the children dissected a flower stem and found that it was full of tiny tubes that carry water from the roots to the flowers. They also revised the parts of a flower as they carefully pulled apart a flower. In art the children produced some amazing pictures of sunflowers in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.
Pictures of the week
Drawings inspired by Vincent Van Gogh
This week the children have been counting in different steps - 20, 25, 50. Some children have written their own math problems, can you answer these?
A boy had 5 bags with 50 balls in each. How many balls altogether?
A farmer puts 25 cows into each of his fields. How many cows would there be if he had 7 fields?
In science the children have been learning about the pollination process. They carried out an investigation to show how flowers are pollinated by bees. Each child made a paper flower with bright petals to attract a bee. The bees flew from flower to flower ( on a child's finger) the pollen was represented by cheesy puffs so that the children could see how it is spread from flower to flower.
In class this week we have learnt about how people were hunter gathers in the middle stone age (mesolithic period). In Science we have been finding out about how bees are vital in the pollination of flowers and we learnt that without bees we would have no fruit. Mrs Gemmell was really impressed with our poetry skills this week and how creative we were when producing out own diamante poems. In math we have been thinking about the value of 100 and finding ways to divide 100 equally.
Testing out our hunting skills by imagining that the trees were woolly mammoths and using makeshift spears.
Pressing our own apple juice
Recreating stone age cave paintings
Using a flint and steel to make fire.
Dissecting and labeling parts of a flower
Making miniature mud huts in Forest School
Getting back to learning!