Cherry Class - Year 3
Welcome to Cherry Class!
Stones 'n' Bones
This term we will be exploring the Stone Age and Bronze Age.
What we are learning this week (21st January)
Maths: We are going to be consolidating our 4x table with a focus on division facts, before moving onto multiplying and dividing by 8 this week.
Writing: We are going to continue The Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. We are going to be writing character descriptions using interesting vocabulary and sentence structures. We are also going to revisit and extend our knowledge of speech marks.
Reading: This term we are going to be reading Stig of the Dump. This week we will be reading Chapter Two. We will continue to develop our inference skills and start to explore themes and conventions of the story.
Topic: In history, we will be exploring what cave paintings can tell us about life in the Stone Age. We will use our knowledge of cave paintings to inspire our own cave paintings and cave designs in art and DT.
Homework: The children's homework was to learn their multiplication and division facts for the 4x table.
Spellings: The children's spellings these week are: telephone, telescope, telegraph, television, submarine, submerge, subsoil and subsordinate.
What we are learning this week (14th January)
Maths: We are going to be starting to look at multiplication and division. We will be looking at the concept of equal grouping and equal sharing, multiplying by 3, dividing by 3 and multiplying by 4.
Writing: We are going to continue The Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura to analyse his writing style and techniques. The children will continue learning the story off by heart, acting out the story and will move onto evaluating the story and the language choices. We will be looking at different techniques to use in creative writing, such as repetition, alliteration, similes and onomatopoeia.
Reading: This term we are going to be reading Stig of the Dump. This week we will be reading Chapter One. The children will be answering a wide range of questions about the chapter and developing their skills on inference and asking effective questions.
Topic: In history this week we will be holding our own archaeological dig in order to find some Stone Age artefacts. Additionally, we will look at fossilisation and begin to explore how fossils can teach us about life in the Stone Age.
Homework: The children's homework is to write a blog post using our Purple Mash blog.
Spellings: The children's spellings these week are: Beautiful, successful, forgetful, pitiful, fairness, loveliness, nastiness, foolishness