3 Normans –
Miss Howe/Mrs Bennett
3 Vikings –
This week as writers we will be using the story of The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry to write our own versions of the story. We will link our learning from the last two weeks and use direct speech and fronted adverbials in our writing.
We will continue to find out about the rainforest and the topical issue of palm oil. We are looking at a variety of products to see which ones contain palm oil and how we can encourage people to use sustainable palm oil instead.
We all had a fantastic time yesterday with the animals and rangers from Kimmy’s Zoo. It was incredible to meet some real rainforest creatures face to face and get to ask lots of questions about them……lots of photographs to follow soon. We will be using these animals to help us with our Super Science work this week.
This week as Scientists we will investigating food chains and using everything we know about vertibrates and invertibrates to make some food chains of our own. We will be finding out what the words – producer, consumer, predator, prey, herbivore and carnivore mean. We will also investigate how the energy passes along the food chain.
Year 3 have P.E on a Monday afternoon with their class teacher.
They also have outdoor P.E. every other Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Birch the School Sports coach.
P.E. kits should be kept in school ALL week incase they are needed at other times.
P.E. Kits should include: A white T.shirt, blue or black shorts, trainers or plimsolls and a plain tracksuit for outdoor P.E.
Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed on P.E. days.
This week as designers we are starting to work on our collaborative 3D rainforest projects. We would welcome any donations of interesting materials that could be used to enhance our shoeboxes, for example shiny paper, interesting wools or threads, cardboard tubes to make tree trunks. You will be able to see these amazing projects later in the term.
It is great that so many of you are using the new My Maths to complete your homework but please remember to click on the “show my summary” button to save your work. You can also rate how easy or hard you found the activity by clinking on the RATE IT tab and leaving an emoji for us to see.
The Reading Challenge.
Please remember to take part in our weekly reading challenge. It’s really easy! All you need to do it to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week and record it on your reading challenge slip. Make sure you hand your slip in on Monday morning to be entered into the prize draw to win a book in assembly on Monday afternoons. Let’s see if all 4 classes in Year 3 and 4 can reach Mrs Ashford’s target of 75% taking part in the challenge. WE CAN DO IT YEAR 3 AND 4!!!
As Mathematicians we are continuing to investigate 4 digit numbers. We are using place value and dienes apparatus to help us understand what each of the 4 digits represents.
Games to play at home.
Play games on ‘My Maths’ website https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Spring Term Homework 2019
We are pleased to announce that we will now be using My Maths for our weekly maths homework. This is an online maths program that means you can access the homework from your own computer or tablet. Each activity can be tried as many times as you want to improve your score and there are online tutorials if you need extra help. Last week you took home your special login codes to have a go at your first My Maths activity. Please speak to your class teacher as soon as possible if you have any trouble accessing My Maths at home.
This term the English homework will be focusing on comprehension questions from a range of text types. Each week there will be different styles of questions to help us fully engage with different types of writing from non-fiction to instructions and stories. Please try to answer the questions as fully as possible to show your understanding of the text and please see your class teacher as soon as possible if you need any help.
The Year 3 and 4 Team.