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8th September 2017

English

This week in English, we have continued our Traditional Tales unit. First we used our story telling actions to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs. Then, we looked at the story ‘The True Story of The Three Little Pigs’ which focuses on the wolf’s viewpoint. We used role play to think of reasons why the wolf might blow down the pigs’ houses and used this to plan our own story from the wolf’s perspective.

Maths

This week in Maths, we revised 2-D shapes and started to explore 3D shapes and their properties. The children were encouraged to use mathematical vocabulary to describe 3D shapes, thinking about how many faces, edges and vertices a particular shape has. The children worked practically to match 3D shapes to real life objects and even made their own 3D shapes using straws and multilink cubes.

Project Work

This week, children have been discovering that rocks can be different and classified with respect to their properties. They have been challenged to think about why rocks might be different and where rocks come from. The rock life cycle has helped them to understand the journey from igneous to sedimentary and how metamorphosis occurs.

Mandarin

This week, students learnt greetings, which they could use in their daily life. They learnt to ask “What is your name?” and the correct greeting when meeting older or younger people. During lesson, students worked in groups or pairs to practice and consolidate their speaking and listening skills.

Computing

Over the next few weeks, pupils will be doing some problem solving using a game called Wheely on www.coolmath-games.com. The pupils have to work out the logical steps needed to get the car to the end of the level. The puzzles increase in difficult and pupils need to be intuitive and resilient to get to the higher levels.

Physical Education

PE lessons have continued to focus on cross-country running. Pupils have been timed for 2 or 3 laps of the course. They have been introduced to the concepts of pacing their run as well as breaking the full distance down into smaller sections.

In swimming, pupils have been improving their breaststroke technique this week.They have focused on the ` froggie` leg & `pizza` arm actions.

Music

This week, Year 3 students examined the lyrics from Gershwin's 'They Can't Take That Away From Me'. Children were encouraged to make predictions about the likely storyline behind the song and to express any personal connections to lyrics and their possible meanings.

Homework

This week, children have an English task to complete in their homework book. Along with their spelling and reading to complete, children will also have received their myimaths login details.

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