In English, we have just finished our class text Mr Penguin and the lost treasure. The children really enjoyed planning and writing their own adventure stories using Mr Penguin as their main character. Year 3, have recently written their own newspaper article about how Mr Penguin saved the day! The children are very excited to be moving onto writing a non-fiction fact file.
Year 3 have recently finished their math’s unit of fractions. The children enjoyed adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. We are now focusing on our new topic of shape. The children are learning about turns and angles. We have practiced making quarter turns, half turns and whole turn in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. The children have enjoyed going on an angle hunt to find obtuse, acute and right angles.
In Science, the children are continuing their learning about forces and magnets. The children enjoyed carrying out an investigation to identify which magnet was the strongest by exploring how many paperclips each type of magnet could hold. The children were able to show their findings using a bar chart.
In English, we have been looking at the book ‘Mr Penguin and the lost treasure’ by Alex T Smith which is a comical and engaging book. The children have been exposed to new vocabulary as well as having lots of exciting writing opportunities. The children have been able to make predictions of what might happen in the book based on the illustration on the front cover. Year 3, have enjoyed using their imagination to create descriptive writing. Recently, we have been looking at the features of instructions before writing our own set of instructions for Mr Penguin.
In our maths lessons, we have been focusing on fractions. The children have learned to find a fraction of number as well as finding equivalent fractions. We have spent some time comparing and ordering fractions and the children will use these skills to move onto adding and subtracting fractions.
In our arithmetic lessons, the children are revisiting addition and subtraction with a focus on using the column method with exchange.
Our topic this half term will be focusing on magnets and forces. The children will be carrying out a range of investigations using magnetic forces. So far, the children have explored push and pull forces as well as having the opportunity to explore how a magnet works. The children have been able to categorise materials into magnetic and non-magnetic as well as exploring the force of a magnetic field.