As a treat and a culmination of our English learning journey (instruction writing), the children made chocolate cornflake cakes. They decorated them with a spooky Halloween twist; they were made into spiders!
As an example of instruction writing, the class studied recipes and wrote their own instructions on how to make chocolate cornflake cakes. It was a fun hook and incentive to their writing!
Ex Wroxall teacher, Mr Kieran Larwood, came into school on Tuesday to share his new book, ‘The Beasts of Grimheart’.
He gave a talk to the children about the book, including the characters, setting and plot. This was really useful for the class because one of their end of year writing objectives is ‘In narratives, creates settings, character and plot’. Good writers can draw upon ideas that they have read in books and that is why it is so important that children are exposed to a range of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and reference and textbooks.
In Science, the children have been learning about ‘Animals, including Humans’. Nutrition has formed part of this learning, including the seven food groups and the correct amount to eat. Working in small groups, they created different types of foods and had to match them to the correct food group. Then we discussed the correct amounts to eat (Carbohydrates 50%, Fats 30% and Protien 15%). We also discussed the importance of Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre. They were very surprised to learn that our bodies are around 60% water!!!
We have been working on Place Value and Addition.
The children have been using number lines to count on in ones, tens and two digit numbers (depending on abilities). Ask the about magic numbers! 🙂
Some children were adding near tens, which involved rounding up and then adjusting.
We then moved on the partitioning method to add.
The Day the Crayon Quit has been our text driver for the first three weeks of Autumn term 1 . The children produced some lovely letters at the end of the learning journey.
A new school year and a new teacher for Year 3. I would like to say a huge thank you for welcoming me into your school community and I look forward to working alongside you in order to maximise your child’s potential.
Please find the Year 3 topic web below:
The children have been pretending to be Roman slaves and acting out the jobs a slave would have to do. We have some wonderful actors in Blossom class.