W/C 15th January 2018
This week in English we have continued to look at 'Wolves in the Walls' and using this text to help develop our writing. We have looked at using adjectives, verbs, complex sentences and similes in our writing to change and develop the story. The children are really enjoying the story and loved re-enacting the wolf party from the book! See the picture below of our sentence stacking wall with examples of the children's work.
In maths, we have been looking at division. We started by using the chunking jumps on a number line method to help with our division and then progressed to looking at the 'find the hunk' method. The children found the name very funny! We have really been practising out times tables to help us use known facts to help with our division.
In Science, to looked at skeletons and the different types of skeletons. We started be looking at vertebrates and invertebrates and then broke it down further by looking at endoskeletons, exoskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons. The children had images of different animals and they had to sort them depending on their type of skeleton. The children had big discussions deciding what skeleton a butterfly had!
For topic, we looked at the map of the world. We used atlases to find and label the continents and oceans of the world. Then we located the equator and the tropics. Using this new information we discussed the climate of different places and how the closer the place is to the equator the hotter it is and used this information to colour code our maps. See below some examples of our maps.
We were also very lucky for a local Martial Arts School to come and teach year 3 some Martial Arts. The children learnt some great techniques and they didn't even realise they did over 100 star jumps during the session! The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and if you want to see what we got up to, see the pictures below.