Year 3 have worked incredibly well through the lockdown and have been settling in for the remainder of this very strange term. Thank you to all our families for your continued support.
Through lockdown, the children have impressed all the year 3 staff with overcoming the challenge of using technology, new experiences, expectations and remote learning. We had a busy day independently engaging with mindfulness, TTRS, Bug Club, and a wider curriculum subject for our morning learning. The children then engaged with the teachers in writing, reading, maths and ended our day with story time.
In writing, we have been planning and writing narrative and fantasy stories thinking about characters, setting, problem and resolution, ensuring we apply the skills we have been learning, such as expanded noun phrases, speech and including paragraphs. The children have really surprised the teachers with their creative imagination when writing their fantasy stories.
In reading, we have enjoyed exploring a range of texts around our topic ‘Ancient Egypt’. We have looked at both fiction and non-fiction texts to understand the lives of pharaohs, process of mummification and the River Nile. We have also loved exploring our favourite author Roald Dahl and studied his book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. We used our knowledge of the story and created a comic strip on the computers as part of our computing lessons. The children enjoyed using the internet and Microsoft word.
One of our texts was looking at a recipe after we learnt the process from bean to bar and we were excited about making cookie mallows adding lots of chocolate chips in our cookies!
During the lockdown, in maths, we were learning about multiplying and diving 2 and 3 digit by 1 digit. We have also been practising our 3 and 8 timetables – please encourage the children to keep practising these!
We have also learnt about adding money and working out change, the children have enjoyed buying toys from our pretend shop. This week, we have moved onto learning about length and converting millimetres into centimetres and centimetres into metres.