Teacher: Miss I Sanchez
Teaching Assistants: Mrs G Bennett, Miss L Catton (HNF) 4 days)
Year 3 topic this term is Rivers. Children are learning all about rivers, from the journey of the river with all its features, to what the major rivers in the world are and where we can find them which helps them to learn about all the continents and some countries. We started the term making our own display about rivers and we’ve continued making a model of a river with all the details, which, after a couple of weeks, we can say we’ve produced very different but spectacular projects.
We will be attending to a trip to Greenwich, where we will explore the Thames in order to understand and experience in first person what one of the most important rivers in the world is like. We are very lucky to have it so close that we must make the most of it. It will be an amazing and very educational day by the Thames River.
“Rivers” is also found in our Literacy lessons as we have written different texts about it, from information texts to newspaper reports including some poems. Grammar and spellings are part of our morning work every day, making sure we keep practising because as I say and children love “practice makes perfect”. Our fiction section will be also related to rivers, but in this case in a very particular way as it will be set around a green ship… very exciting!
Reading is one of our “unforgettables”. We have a 20-30 minutes session every day where children have the opportunity to read for pleasure being supported by an adult so they can discuss different aspects of the book and also, of the reading skills they present when reading aloud. Children have the chance to share their opinion about what they read and what they think might happen next as well as asking questions/doubts that rise when reading a story. To consolidate this reading routine, it would be ideal to continue reading at home every day for at least 10 minutes.
Maths is a subject that children keep asking to do more and more at school because they are exploring place value, getting used to column method in addition crossing 10s which means using the “dungeon” and subtraction “borrowing” to what manipulatives are very useful and exciting to use. Children love solving problems involving missing numbers and finding 10-100 more or less of a given number, however, in order to make this flow properly we need to make sure children practise the times tables at home every day after (or before) their daily reading. Rounding and estimating are also part of our Maths this term.
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