What makes the Earth angry?
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|What causes a volcano to erupt and which are the famous volcanoes in the world?||How do volcanoes impact on the lives of people and why do people choose to live near them?||How can we recreate an erupting volcano?||What causes an earthquake (and a tsunami) and how are they measured?||Who experiences extreme weather in our country?||Which countries have experienced earthquakes and tsunamis in your life time?||
How can we capture a stormy weather pattern using
music, drama and dance?
This term the children will begin their Literacy looking at creating images using poetry. The children will learn a poem by heart and write their own descriptive poem. The following week is 'Rush to Read' week, therefore we will be focusing our literacy around the book 'The giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl. We will be doing lots of exciting writing around the story building up to children writing their own version of the book. They will then move onto looking at stories from other cultures such as the Tiger Child and Seasons of Splendour. After that the children will be reading and writing their own humerous poems about school, using powerful verbs, adverbs and rhyming couplets. During the final two weeks Year 3 will look at letter writing and the story Dear Father Christmas. The children will build up to writing a letter about a funny christmas experience and write a letter to Father Christmas. Throughout the half term children will practise good letter formation and joined handwriting as well as being tested on their appropriate spellings.
In Numeracy, children will begin the half term looking at doubling and halving numbers to 100. They will then move onto fractions, money, place value and subtracting 2- and 3-digit numbers. During week 3 the children will look at choosing the appropriate measurement to measure a length and know 1 litre = 1000ml, and apply this knowledge to estimate length and capacity. They will then look at placing 2- and 3-digit numbers onto a number line and ordering numbers. We will complete the half term revising time-tables and solving multiplication and division problems.
What FANTASTIC work!
Joshua is a real science whizz and did a fantastic piece of writing about rocks and how they are formed.
The children have enjoyed learning about capacity and measuring how much a container can hold.
This week's child of the week is ...
04.11.16 Amelia Ratcliffe
18.11.16 Joshua Thompson
25.11.16 Golden Book - Lara Severn
02.12.16 Amy-Jaye Kirk
Our Archie people this week are ...
04.11.16 - Ethan and Sarah
Ethan has been ambitious in his literacy and numeracy this week. He also did a fantastic piece of independent writing in literacy, well done Ethan :)
Sarah is an always ARCHIE girl. She is kind, honest and always tries her best. I like to think of her as the mother hen of Year 3, as she looks after everyone in the class and really cares about them.
11.11.16 - Thalia and Connor
Thalia is an always ARCHIE girl who is super ambitious and very independent. She is a child I can trust and treats everyone in the class with kindness and equality. Connor always tries his best and this week was really ambitious in his writing. He wrote a fantastic story based on 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' and took his time to ensure he had captured the details of the story.
18.11.16 - Riley and Callum Brown
Both of these boys are always ARCHIE but have stood out this week for different reasons. Riley has been super ambitious with his spellings since starting Year 3 and has already got 60 correct out of the 100 Year 3/4 spelling words. Callum is in Archie Bear for being ambitious in numeracy and always trying his best.
25.11.16 Joe and Cory
These two are ARCHIE boys everyday. They are ambitious and try hard in everything that they do. They also treat people fairly and are a good friend to everyone in the class. Cory has been super ambitious and confident this week in his maths and is always after extra learning. Joe stands out for his ambitiousness on a daily basis both in the classroom and during PE/Netball after school.
02.12.16 Lucas and Alexia
Lucas can have some wobbly moments at school but has been super confident this week. He has happily come into school each morning and has done some exceptional writing and math work. Alexia has really settled into Year 3 now and is beginning to really show off in her maths work. She is a really ambitious lady who wants to do well.
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