English Class Novel:
We are thoroughly enjoying studying 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' as Roald Dahl is one of our favourite classic novelists. Some of us even got dressed up as Oompa Loompas, Willy Wonkas and Violet Beauregardes for World Book Day! As part of our work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we've written poems, character descriptions, stories, newspaper articles and letters. We are going to finish off the term by linking our writing to history work on our local area of Newton Hall.
All of maths homework is now online. As well as subtraction, addition and multiplication, recently we have been learning about fractions of amounts, time, mental addition, written methods of addition and subtraction using a number line. We will soon learn written methods for multiplication.
In science this term, we have been learning about the human body and movement. We have compared the movement of humans to the movement of other creatures including those without a backbone. We even had the chance to observe snails and worms in the classroom to investigate how they move without a solid skeleton. We loved watching them use their muscles to grip onto surfaces. When learning about the human body, we had volunteers lie on the ground so we could draw around them and label their bones. That was fun!
Design and Technology
We have been linking our art and DT work with our class novel. We've designed our own magical sweets and we even designed a tasty, healthy soup for Charlie Bucket using the knowledge we gained about healthy eating in science.
Year three are really enjoying learning how to play the ukulele this term!
We have just begun a local study of Newton Hall throughout which we will discover what life used to be like in our area. We will be finding out about the history of the shops, the school and other buildings in the area. Using our geography skills, we will also be locating these places on maps.
In R.E. this term we have been covering the meanings of events such as Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter.