Welcome to Year 3!
Class Blogs 2017 - 2018
Please see below our learning blogs from the academic year 17/18
TBQ-Can I understand the value of money and calculate change?
Today we developed our understanding around the value of different coins. We used money to calculate the total cost of items as well as how much change should be given. All children would benefit from more practise, so maybe let them pay for things whilst out shopping, so that they can understand the value of money further!
TBQ-Can I listen, and respond accordingly, during a debate about the Act of Union?
The children were very interested today to learn about how Queen Anne formed the United Kingdom back in the 1707. They questioned 'Queen Anne' about her decision and had to show super listening skills to respond accordingly!
I have challenged them to find out when Northern Ireland joined the United Kingdom as well as which dynasty ruled after the Stuarts...
TBQ-Can I understand pitch and link this to the features of the object making the noise?
TBQ-Can I discuss and recognise the features of a persuasive text?
Today we re-read our persuasive leaflet about King Henry VIII and identified language and punctuation features. We spotted question marks, possessive apostrophes, adjectives and rhetorical questions.
Ask your child when they would need to use a possessive apostrophe!
TBQ-Can I find the halfway point between 2 numbers?
Today we looked finding the halfway point between 2 numbers. The children showed great effort because our calculations involved various mathematical methods; column addition, halving/dividing by 2 and column subtraction! We will do further learning around this to make sure that we really understand how to do it. Ask your children to demonstrate their learning, by showing you how we needed to find the difference first!
TBQ-Can I count forwards and backwards from any number within a 100?
Today we used hundred squares to count from any number, forwards and backwards, up to a hundred. We looked at patterns in the number square such as 'what happens when we add 1 to a number ending in 9?'. As your child to show you what they have been learning!
TBQ-Can I understand how sound can be seen?
In Science, we undertook an investigation to see if we could make uncooked rice move; using only sound waves. With a bowl, clingfilm, baking tray and spoon we were successful! Ask your child about sound waves and vibration...
TBQ-Can I convert from analogue to digital time?
Purple & Blue
TBQ-Can I compare analogue and digital times for a 24hr clock?
Today we compared how time looks different on analogue and digital clocks. We explored this further by considering 24 hr timepieces. All the children need more practice, so test your child at home and see what they can remember!
TBQ-Can I explore the introduction of the Magna Carta by listening, responding and challenging ideas appropriately?
Should a king be able to do as he pleases?
Today the children held a debate around the introduction of the Magna Carta. They discussed reasons for and reasons against a king doing what he wants, just because he is king! Consideration was given to how to put across your own opinion, as well as how to listen, and respond, to the points of views of others. We certainly have some budding politicians in 3ZS!
3ZS WOW Week
TBQ-Can I re-enact an important historical event?
3ZS WOW Week
TBQ-Can I use a range of Art and DT skills to create a shield?
3ZS WOW Week
TBQ-Can I maintain the interest of the listener?
A day of History at Warwick Castle!
TBQ-Can I understand and compare lengths?
TBQ-Can I gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listeners whilst presenting?
Today the children presented their very own news broadcast about the Battle of Hastings. To make their report interesting and accurate, they had to think about, and prepare, their scripts. They also considered their tone of voice and where to look!
TBQ-Can I use formal methods for division?
Today the children were developing their understanding of more formal methods for division. It was tricky, but they persevered!
TBQ-Can I explore and group magnetic/non-magnetic materials?
Today, we explored magnetic materials and made predictions based on what we already knew. Just like all scientists, not all of our predictions were correct! We discovered that not all metals are attracted to a magnetic force.
TBQ-Can I explore a significant historical event?
TBQ-Can I place significant events on a timeline?
Year 3 making Egyptian Pyramids!