Year 3 have been busy busy busy…

This week Year 3 have been hands-on investigators in science! We have tested different types of rocks to explore their physical properties (hardness, permeability, magnetism and formation).
In Geography we have deepening our knowledge of continents and locating European countries.
We have been using the film Ice Age to inspire our writing this week, developing character studies. We have used the most appropriate adjectives and explored a range of conjunctions to develop sentences.   Next week we are looking forward to developing our own characters.
In Maths we have been exploring a range of methods to subtract a one digit from a three digit number. We are becoming much more confident using these methods and explaining our understanding. ​

Year 3 Sharks dig deep at Bring Yer Wellies

Year 3 have been archaeologists today at Bring Yer Wellies to inspire our Stone Age Topic learning. They learnt the art of digging for artefacts and reconstructed parts to reveal a Stone Age object. They finished the day with some team building. It was a wonderful day!

Year 3 Sharks.

What a great start to the school year Sharks have had! We dove straight into our Stone Age learning, researching facts about how the lived all those years ago. We have been writing diary extracts on life in the Stone Age inspired by the text Stone Age Boy.

Our science learning this week was all about SOIL. Ask your child if they can recall what soil contains and the different layers. We even had a look at what type of soil there is in Ellenbrook.

Today we had those wanting to be our school council representatives give their speeches and what wonderful jobs they did!

The results will be announced in class tomorrow…

Year 3 Sharks transition day

It has been lovely to get to know the children a bit more today!

We stared the day with how we can persuade people to read and enjoy reading by creating quotes to display in our new reading area. After this, the children wrote a message in a bottle because they were stranded on a desert island. The children also completed a maths activity involving partitioning numbers and this afternoon ordered periods of history on a timeline. We’ve realised that compared to all the previous years there have ever been, the children haven’t been around for very long at all!

Im looking forward to teaching Sharks fully in September!

Playground Leaders

The Playground Leaders from Year Five were very excited to lead their first session today with children from Amazons and Year Three. They have completed two weeks of training with Miss Camilerri and were happy to put it into practice with fun games during lunchtime. Children from other groups will take part during the rest of the week. More photos to follow.