What an extremely busy term of learning we have had! This week, we celebrated Chinese New Year. It was great to see the whole school in in their outfits, joining in with the Chinese games and activities, as well as trying various Chinese food and treats! We have finished the term on a high, with the success of our show, we have seen the children blossom in the classroom.
This week, in Literacy the children have been studying character descriptions. We have been creating adjective and noun phrases to describe characters and working together to generate character questions.
In Maths the children have enjoyed our new topic, multiplication and division. This week we have been representing different multiplication facts using arrays and repeated addition. We will then use various written methods, such as number lines and grid methods to solve word problems.
In Topic we wrote questions for our own fantasy maps. These were then tested, with peers writing feedback for their questions.
In Science we have been investigating how shadows are formed and how they change depending on the position of the light source.
In Art we are still continuing to work in the style of Quentin Blake. We have explored water colours and are beginning to create our own characters in the style of Quentin Blake’s work.
Enjoy your half term break and have a relaxing holiday!
Year 3 Team
- Please ensure your children are arriving at school on time each morning. The bell rings at 7:30am to start the day. We have noticed an increase in the number of students arriving late recently.
- Monday 5th March – Book Week
Please encourage all children to participate in the activities and competitions. We will have a ‘book character dress up’ day on Friday 9th March. Please can the children dress up as their favorite character, but not from a movie or video game. It should be a character from a book they love.
- Water Bottles – Please ensure all water bottles bought to school are made from plastic, not glass.
We had a very exciting day learning about the Chinese New Year and celebrating with the Senior school! Take a look at the pictures!
3Do have created drawings in the style of Quentin Blake. After, they painted, using water colours. The results were excellent. Well done everyone, have a great break!
3JB have enjoyed learning about the artist, and well known illustrator, Quentin Blake. The children have practised sketching, then adding watercolours and finally black pen to imitate his style. Can you tell who is who?
Despite putting on a fantastic performance in Shrek this morning, 3TO still found the strength to produce some wonderful Quentin Blake style pictures. We sketched the pictures in pencil, then used watercolours to paint them. Finally, we used black pens to go over our lines to give them the scratchy, messy Quentin Blake look. They are fantastic!
Well done to all of the Year 3 students for their fabulous production of Shrek! We have been so pleased with all of the hard work that the children have put in and we are sure you will agree with us that their dedication really paid off. Some of our Y1 and 2 children described the show as “amazing”, “fun” and “hilarious”.
What has been extremely impressive over the last few weeks is the student’s continued commitment to the rest of their learning. We are so proud of their mature attitudes and enthusiasm. Well done Year 3 – just 4 school days to go and then a very well-deserved break!
This week, in Literacy the children have been completing their work on scripts and are moving on to learn about character descriptions.
In Maths the children have enjoyed using polydron to make 3D shapes. We have started to learn about multiplication and division.
In Topic we have enjoyed completing our own fantasy maps. Some children have started writing questions about their maps for their friends to answer using their understanding of grid references and the points of the compass.
In Science we have had fun continuing to investigate various opaque, translucent and transparent materials and beginning to explore shadow changes.
In Art we have continued to work in the style of Quentin Blake. We have explored water colours and are beginning to create our own characters in the style of Quentin Blake’s work.
Enjoy your weekend after a busy week!
Year 3 Team
- Please ensure your children are arriving at school on time each morning. The bell rings at 7:30am. We have noticed an increase in the number of students arriving late recently.
- Wednesday 14thFebruary – Chinese New Year Celebration. Children are invited to come to school in traditional Chinese dress. There will be a fun-packed selection of activities taking place for students and staff from EY1 to Senior School. Free food and drinks will be available and there will be a variety of Chinese food available I the canteen at lunch.
- Wednesday 14thFebruary – Science Fair. More details to follow.