Friday, 21 October 2016

21.10.16

It has been a very busy but productive half term and the children in 3W have already had many special and fun activities to remember - our Egyptian day and Zulu day in particular. Thank you to all those who came to parent's evening this week. It was lovely to get the opportunity to talk about how well your children are doing and what a delight they all are to teach!

When we come back from half term we will be moving into our new topics. In Geography, we will be looking at South America and comparing life there, to here in Britain. In science, we will be moving into our Rocks and Soils topic, initially looking at how different types of rock and soil are formed. In English, we will be studying a unit on performance poetry. The children will discuss poetic features, the poems' structure and the poet's language choices and then have an opportunity to write their own poems. In maths, we will be using money to add and record using the correct notation and place value.

We wish you all a happy half term and hope the children have a well-earned rest!



Thursday, 6 October 2016

Ancient Egyptian Day

 What an amazing day!   On Tuesday Year 3 were transported back to Ancient Egypt.  What an amazing sight to see all of the children in costume, dressed as either Egyptian citizens or explorers.  Our day started with a workshop about Egypt and the River Nile then we had the chance to learn an Egyptian dance.  In the afternoon we had an amazing maths lesson, measuring people and objects using Royal Cubits and fingers .  This measuring system was used across Ancient Egypt.  Finally we watched and participated in a show which recreated the death of the Pharaoh and his mummification! The children were engrossed in all of the gory details and I am sure the children will remember this very special learning experience for years to come.

Also this week we had great fun in Science making simple magnets.  Our experiments worked and we were able to work out which way was north.  The children showed great interest and knowledge of magnets and did some excellent work.

Next week the Zulus are coming to visit so that should be fun.  We will also be beginning our new English unit which explores the facts regarding Tutankhamun's death.  In maths we will be continuing to work on place value and partitioning numbers.