What an amazing start it has been!
The gradual reveal of our class text, ‘Ice Palace’, has kept us on the edge of our seats with the children begging to read on to reveal more of Ivan’s plight and journey into the perilous unknown! The language the children are using in their writing is sensational and, labeling ourselves as ‘Year 3 magnificent magpies’, we are keen to steal and share vocabulary from the author Robert Swindells as well as from each other in class. Next time you are in our classroom, ask us what the ‘WOW words’ on our brick wall mean and how we might use them in our writing. We are building up quite a spectacular word-bank!
In maths the children have been using concrete apparatus to build 3 digit numbers, showing their understanding of the value of each digit. Having explored the make-up of these larger numbers, the children are now practising the formal, written method of column addition and subtraction.
We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about seed dispersal, with lots of the children telling me how they have been on forest walks and outdoor adventures to find examples of seed dispersal in action! We have found a space for everyone’s creative homework to be displayed in class- beautiful! Linking with our topic of ‘Stone Age’, we have now moved on to learning about rocks and fossils in science. I am pleased to share that we have many budding geologists in our midst! Magnifying glasses, mini-microscopes and of course a huge range of rocks, shells and fossil samples to explore and identify – the class are eager to discover more in the coming weeks!