Weekly Review – Friday 7th September 2018
This week, Year 3 have continued to engage with their learning and are settling into the routines of Prep School. We have explored our topic ‘Endangered Animals’ in more detail and have demonstrated our creativity and tremendous efforts through the first home learning activity of the year. Homework this week has included animal designs made from fruit, 3D models of endangered animals using recyclable materials and informative fact files about endangered species. Great work Year 3!
In Literacy, we have used our text maps from the first chapter of ‘Akimbo and the Elephants’ to imitate and adapt the book’s description of Africa to suit a Bangkok setting. We used our own experiences and the toolkit features for a setting description (such as the five senses and noun phrases) to help our readers really imagine what Bangkok is like.
In Numeracy, we have continued our place value work to compare and order numbers up to 1,000. We have explored the use of mathematical signs such as > < and = to compare numbers and used vocabulary such as ‘ascending’ and ‘descending’ to order numbers accordingly. We have also used our reasoning skills to explain how we know we are correct as well as problem solved using the skills we have learnt.
In Science, we have started our topic ‘Animals, including Humans’ and are initially focused on healthy eating. This week, we investigated the different food groups and what constitutes a healthy plate, thinking about our own food choices too.
In Topic, we explored the idea of ‘Endangered Animals’ in greater depth by looking at different levels of threat that animals may face in the wild. We used the ipads to research whether certain animals were critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable at present.
In Art, we became photographers ourselves by setting up mini studios and taking a series of photos of our (cuddly) animals in the style of Joel Sartore. We used plain white or black backgrounds as well as concentrated on the focus and angle of the photos to imitate our focus artist.
Monday 10th September – Year 3 children will take part in an Inter-House cross country competition during their usual PE lesson (Lesson 4). Please can children wear house shirts on this day (instead of their PE tops) along with their usual PE shorts and trainers.
Wednesday 12th September – Class Rep Meeting (Recital Hall – 2.45pm)
Friday 21st September – World Peace Day
You-Time! Please check your child’s You-time allocation for any errors. In addition, if your child is not attending a You-time for any particular reason, please communicate this with your child’s class teacher, on the day of the activity.
Black Shoes and Hats- Just a reminder all children should be wearing black shoes to school.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
The Year 3 Team