This week, 3JS have looked at the artwork of Quentin Blake the illustrator of Revolting Rhymes. They copied a self portrait of him and then watched a clip about constructive feedback. The class then applied this by giving constructive feedback to one another and then attempted to draw the portrait again. Can you see the improvements?
This week, Year 3 have had a productive week of learning, including lessons linked to our topic for this term – Showstoppers – Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. We have also started thinking about and preparing for our upcoming show by practising our scripts and beginning to learn the songs.
In Literacy, we have been thinking about the format and structure of play scripts by organising a ‘muddled’ script as well as adding stage directions (verbs and adverbs) to help the reader understand how to act and speak their lines.
In Maths, we have been exploring the concept of perimeter. We have identified what ‘perimeter’ is as well as calculated the perimeter of both simple and compound shapes. At the end of the week, we also applied these skills to solve a topic-based problem by creating a fairy tale village, in which each character required a house with a set perimeter.
In Topic, we have continued to develop our understanding of grid references and looked at maps in more details. In particular, we have discussed how keys can help to understand a map and added these to a fantasy map.
In Science, we started our new topic – Light and Shadow. During our first lesson, we identified different sources of light (both natural and artificial) and explained how light allows us to see. We also drew diagrams to illustrate our understanding.
In Art, we explored the medium of water colour, which was often used by our focus illustrator – Quentin Blake. This week, we experimented using water colours to paint and created a colour wheel to demonstrate our learning and painting skills.
Have a great weekend.
Year 3 Team
- Please continue to help the children to learn their lines for our Year 3 show, as we will be starting to rehearse next week in the Memorial Hall.
- Year 3/4 Sports day – Thursday 7th February (8am – 9.30am). Please can children wear house shirts, PE shorts and trainers on this date. Water bottles and hats will also be necessary.
- Celebration of Chinese New Year – Friday 1st February
- FOBISIA Short Story Competition – Due by Monday 4th February
- Year 3 Show – Thursday 14th February (8.00am). Please come to watch this fantastic show and support the children.
Welcome back and we hope you had a wonderful break. The children are well rested and eager to take on the new challenges that 2019 has to offer! Preparations for the show are well underway, and we would like to say a big thank you to our Parent Reps who have worked incredibly hard to start getting the costumes sourced during the holidays and this week.
In Literacy, the children are beginning to explore play scripts. They shared what they already know about play scripts and they have made a class tool kit to understand the correct features in play scripts. They have also acted out of different scenes to their class, using stage directions and sound cues.
In Math,s the children are continuing to learn about measure. We have been using Cuisenaire rods to add and subtract different lengths. As usual, we have started with concrete resources, moving onto pictures than moving into the more abstract number sentences.
In Topic, we have been learning about grid references and maps, The children played a game of ‘Battleships’ to help remember to move along horizontally and then vertically when reading a grid reference,
In Science, we have concluded our topic on rocks. The children took part in an investigation to see which type of rock was the hardest. They made the test fair and came to their own conclusions. Next week we are moving onto ‘Light and shadows’.
In Art we have begun an artist study of Quentin Blake, the illustrator who worked with Roald Dahl. The children researched his art online and made a montage of their favourite illustrations, which will help to inspire them in future lessons.
Have a great weekend
Year 3 Team
- Please help the children to learn their lines, as we will be starting to rehearse next week in the memorial hall.
- The show will be on Thursday 14th February at 8.00am. Please come along to support all the children if you can.
- Sports day will take place on Thursday 7th More details will follow nearer the time.
Click on the picture below to see a video of the Christmas party.
We have had an amazingly busy week! We enjoyed Roman Day and had lots of fun at our class Xmas parties!
On behalf of the Year 3 team, I wish you an enjoyable yet restful holiday and look forward to seeing you all again in January!