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Our Learning this Week

Word of the Week

 

Every week the children of Year 3 will be learning about and discussing a given word. 

 

This week's word was incessant.

 

The children will be reviewing:

 

  • Synonyms of the word ( similar meaning - different spelling)
  • Etymology ( origins of the word)
  • Definition
  • Using the word in a sentence

Things to discuss at home:

Maths: This week we have been exploring angles. Specifically internal angles of shapes. We begun with right angles and used this as a basis to judge whether an angle was greater than or less than 90' from here we ordered a range of angles.

 

 

English: This week we have continued completed our work on The Egyptian Cinderella. We wrote our own alternative ending to the story using all of the grammatical features that we've learnt. We then moved on to the non-fiction book Egyptology and became researchers. We've identified the features of information books and begun to conduct research on different sub-headings in preparation for creating our own informative text. 

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We explored our new text Egyptology and were fascinated by all of the drawings and photographs, we learnt that these are secondary resources and we're very much looking forward to seeing primary resources from Ancient Egypt when we visit The British Museum! We also noticed that the non-fiction text is in the form of a journal full and the addition of artefacts makes it similar to a scrap book. 

We looked through the book in groups and created a mind-map of all of the features that we noticed. 

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Once we had identified the features, we became researchers and begun to use the book and I.Pads to build a fact-file page on a key area such as Pharaohs or Gods.

Once we had identified the features, we became researchers and begun to use the book and I.Pads to build a fact-file page on a key area such as Pharaohs or Gods. 1
Once we had identified the features, we became researchers and begun to use the book and I.Pads to build a fact-file page on a key area such as Pharaohs or Gods. 2
Once we had identified the features, we became researchers and begun to use the book and I.Pads to build a fact-file page on a key area such as Pharaohs or Gods. 3
Once we had identified the features, we became researchers and begun to use the book and I.Pads to build a fact-file page on a key area such as Pharaohs or Gods. 4
Once we had identified the features, we became researchers and begun to use the book and I.Pads to build a fact-file page on a key area such as Pharaohs or Gods. 5

Maths

This week in Maths we have been exploring angles. We have reviewed right angles and used this information in ordering a range of angles. We all had lots of fun exploring Kadinsky's Composition VIII and seeing how many different angles and internal angles we could identify. Below is a link to a video for you to try at home.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWjRlBF91Mk

 

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Concept Curriculum

During our concept learning this week we have continued to consider the significance of the River Nile to the Egyptians and it's role in the success of their civilisation. From this we explored a range of rivers across the globe investigated various enquiry questions such as:

  • What's the climate?
  • Are there any landmarks?
  • Where in the world is it located?
  • What wildlife can be found in and around the river?

We used these questions along with books and I.Pads to develop our own fact-file posters to present. Some of the rivers that we investigated were: The Ganges, The Mississippi, The Thames and The Amazon.

 

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Home Learning Celebrations

We have really enjoyed sharing or home-learning this week and the diverse range of children's creations has been fascinating. We've enjoyed everything from home-made hieroglyphic bookmarks to PowerPoint presentations about rivers around the world. If your child wishes to create a PowerPoint presentation this can be emailed to the school office for the attention of their class teacher.

 

Remember, Year 3's Home-Learning Grid for this half term is available on the website at:

 

Year Group Pages - Year 3 - Home-Learning

 

Our Knowledge Organiser is also available to see at:

 

Year Group Pages - Year 3 - Knowledge Organiser

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