This week, year 3 have been continuing to explore this term’s shadow play topic. This has seen us testing different materials for the upcoming shadow puppet theatre and investigating light and dark using cardboard boxes in science. Speaking of cardboard boxes, we really can’t get enough right now. Thank you so much to all that have brought some in. If you still have any, please bring them in – every little helps!
In English, we moved on from urban myths to a more classical one in the form of Perseus and Medusa. We story mapped the tale and then innovated it, before using it as a basis for creating our own mythical creature with a grammar focus on expanded noun phrases. We can’t wait to build a whole myth around them next week!
In maths, we have progressed to non-unit fractions and then progressed our learning by placing fractions on a number line. This set us up to start adding fractions at the end of the week – a big step! All the children made a really good attempt at this and enjoyed using practical resources like beakers and water to present their ideas. If you’d like to have another look at the tasks and challengers, they’re here.
In guided reading, we were back to Stig of the Dump and we made our way through the second chapter. You can find this week’s chapter here and have another go at the find and copy questions and challenges here.
It was in topic that we investigated different materials and their suitability for use in a shadow puppet theatre. We all ultimately agreed that tissue paper made the best front for the cardboard box theatre as the shadows were very visible behind it and some children even experimented with different layers.
In P.E, we are doing tennis outdoors and practising different skills in the alternate lesson. Our tennis skills this week involved us learning to control and roll a ball with a racket and consolidating this through some fun games.
In English, we look at writing our own myth with a grammar focus on writing direct speech.
In maths, we continue non-unit fractions and their real-world application.
If you have any cardboard boxes at all, please do bring them in. Even if your class has plenty, other classes could do with some more!!!
Wishing you a restful weekend.
Year 3 Team