Saturday, 10 September 2016

Welcome!

Welcome to the year 3 blog! 

We have had a great start to the term and the children have settled into the routine and expectations of year 3 brilliantly. Thank you to all parents who attended the meeting on Tuesday, it was lovely to see so many of you. Please don't worry if you were not able to make the meeting - I have paper copies of the Powerpoint with all the information so if you would like one pop in to myself or Mrs. Ward-Tsang and we can give you one or write a note in your child's reading record and we will pop one in their book bag.

This week we started our topic on Ancient Egypt and went whizzing through time in a time machine where we began to start to look at what life was like for the Ancient Egyptians. In maths we have been recapping adding and subtracting 1-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers and how we can use our 'number facts' to help. We have kick-started our science topic by sharing lots of topic books together in small groups and brainstorming what the children already know about forces and magnets. The children have also been voting for this year's eco-team, school council and liturgy team class reps and these will be announced next week!

Over the next couple of weeks we will be learning about autobiographies in English. In maths the children will be comparing and ordering 2 and 3-digit numbers along with adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers.We will also begin to look at multiplication and division facts for the 5, 10, 2, 4 and 3 times tables. In science we will be conducting different investigations looking at what factors affect forces and will also start to explore magnetism. In art the children will research why Egyptian death masks were so important to the Ancient Egyptians and will begin to design their own. In computing they will start to understand what coding is and will use the iPads to work through simple coding programs.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and the children have a well-deserved rest after such a busy first week back!





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