Weekly Blog Post - 22.04.22
It's been a wonderful first week back in year 3. Everyone has got back into the swing of things and are working very hard! Keep it up year 3!
We have started our new book this week, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The children have loved reading about Charlie and the mysterious Mr Willy Wonka. They have been describing the various settings that we have read about such as The Bucket's house, Prince Pondicherry's Chocolate Palace and The outside of the chocolate factory. They have been using descriptive skills needed to create an effective setting description such as writing in the past tense, including adjectives and expanded noun phrases.
Next week, We will be writing character descriptions of the four children that win the priceless golden tickets.
This week, we have been revisiting place value. We have been using resources to help us understand and visualise the place value of numbers and looking at the place value of measurements such as money and length.
Next week we will be focusing on addition and subtraction.
The new term bring a new PSHE focus: Be Here, Be You, Belong. This topic celebrates individuality, diversity and self-worth. This week we have been reading two books that emphasis these values. First we read 'How To Be A Lion' which tells us that it is good to be different and not to assume stereotypes. Our second book is 'The New Jumper' which helped the children think about individuality and how to treat people that want to be different.
Each week, children will be set five to ten spellings by their spelling teacher to practice at home for a spelling test on the following Thursday.
Mrs Cousins' group: snake, shame, came, snowflake, caveman
Mr Mason's group: donkey, money, jockey, valley, Tuesday, beautiful
Mr Arthur's group: character, chemist, anchor, stomach, mechanic, scheme, ache, orchestra
For home learning this week, we would love the children to produce an entry for the Turner Art Competition. The theme is 'Belonging', which links with our learning in PSHE this week. Here is the information:
We are very excited to announce that we have been invited to enter the Turner Contemporary's annual art competition.
This year’s theme Belonging is inspired by the work of Ingrid Pollard who will begin her major solo show to Turner Contemporary in Summer 2022. Pollard uses film, photography, sculpture and installation to explore ideas of identity.
This will be explored more throughout our PSHE topic this term; Be Here, Be You, Belong.
As well as taking part in art work within school, we are asking you to design something at home! With the theme being ‘belonging’ you can design anything from a painting, sculpture, contemporary dance or speech!
The winner of this competition will have their work exhibited at the Turner contemporary!
By your child entering this competition, you will be giving permission for their piece of art to be possibly displayed at the Tuner contemporary.
Please bring in your designs or send any videos to Mrs Winchcombe (email@example.com) by the 28th April. These will then be passed on to the Turner Contemporary.