Last week in Art we learnt a new technique called 'Tonking'.
First we sponged a thin layer of paint onto a piece of sugar paper. Once it had dried we put another layer of paint on. We then got a piece of news paper to pull off one of the layers of paint.
We loved it because we got very messy.
This term in Science we have been studying light. We have learnt how light reflects certain objects and that it travels only in straight lines. Last week we made shadows and discovered how shadows are made.
Can you make different shadows and measure how long they are?
Welcome back to you all and a happy new year!
As we start a fresh term I wanted to remind you of a couple of things which will really help your child to make great progress this term.
We had a great rock star day in December and so many of the children are enjoying using TT rock stars. Please continue to play this at home. What rock star level are you at? If you have lost your login details please speak to me asap.
Well done to the children who won their book prize in Mr Fykin's draw. I have been so impressed with many children reading consistently each week - well done! New book diaries are coming out today. Please do continue to read daily with your child it is so important. I can really see a difference in the children who do read regularly at home, even just 5 minutes a day.
Please keep PE kits in school during the week as sometimes we do get extra coaching sessions. Children in 3H now have PE on a Monday and Friday.
We are joining in with REDjanuary so we are encouraging the children to keep active every day in January. Children can bring in old trainers or Wellington boots for outdoor activities.
I look forward to lots more learning over the coming weeks.
We have loved having the dentist in over the last few weeks. This week we learnt what the right size tooth brush was for us. As well as how clean our teeth were. Here are some pictures.
This week we have been looking at finding the different between numbers using bar modelling. Bar modelling doesn't give up the answer but it helps us decide what we need to do to find the answer. Below is an example of how we use bar modelling. Have a go at some of the questions at home.
1) Amy has 153 marbles. Sophie has 68 more. How many marbles does Sophie have?
2) Vikki can jump 362cm high and John can jump 276cm high. What is the difference between the heights that they can jump?
3) Charlotte goes to the shops and spends £162. Karen spends £46 less than Charlotte. How much does Karen Spend?
How quickly did that half term go?
We have had a fantastic start to the year with everyone settling in well to year 3 and being in Key Stage 2. All of 3H have grown up and are more independent in and outside of the classroom. I am very proud of you all!
A big thank you to all of the parents who came to parents evening and our class assembly, it was lovely to meet you all and talk about your child's learning. If you have any other questions or queries, please feel free to catch me in the playground or write a note.
Have a wonderful half term, relax, get outside and be happy!
Let the countdown to Christmas begin!
We have had a very busy but exciting week. We have been making moonlanders and fraction monsters. We had a visit from Mr Kightley and we have been writing some fabulous stories about Sunny the Meerkat. Have a look through some pictures of our week.
In year 3 we are working very hard to learn our times tables. We need to know the answers within 5 seconds.
Today was very exciting. We were very grown up and learnt how to add numbers using column method. There are two very important rules. that we need to remember.
1) Make sure numbers are under the correct place value heading.
2) Start adding from the Units/Ones.
We loved this lesson and we were very successful!
H T U
3 2 3
+ 3 6
3 5 9
Have a go at these questions over the weekend?
425 + 41 =
842 + 157 =
508 + 291 =
Welcome to 2K!