Year 3 Weekly News 3.2.23
In English this week we have been reading Gorilla by Anthony Browne. The children have thought about other books or stories that they can make connections with that are similar to this story, such as The Snowman. They have learnt to describe characters from the story using a range of ambitious verbs, adverbs and adjectives. They have also ensured they are describing more than just what the character looks like but also their personality, actions, their thoughts and how they feel.
In maths, we have been subtracting. We have focussed on mental methods to begin the week, without any regrouping e.g. 364-153 can be completed mentally by first subtracting the ones to get 1, then subtracting the tens to get 1 and then subtracting the hundreds to get 2, so the answer is 112. Solving a subtraction calculation that needs regrouping is much more difficult mentally. When trying 52 - 17 = mentally, the children partition the 17 into a 10 and 7 in their head, first subtract the 10 (52-10) to get to 42 and then subtract the 7 to get to 35. The children have also used diennes blocks (see photos below) to regroup a tens stick into ten ones, so they were then able to finish the subtraction.
This week, we have been continued our food technology learning. The children have made chips and also tasted a variety of salad bar foods to learn about texture, taste, colour and how this affects our food choices. Here we are making our chips: