Happy Half-Term!

This half-term has flown by in Year 3!

We have been very busy designing, making and evaluating our rain forest models (which use a pneumatic system). The children’s creations are brilliant, and we hope they can explain how their pneumatic system works now they have brought their models home. During the evaluation stage, the children produced a detailed piece of writing highlighting the positives and areas of improvement that they would like to make to their model if they were to make them again.

In art, we have been weaving and using needle work to create a valentine’s gift to bring home. Again, the children’s level of focus and creativity has blown us away! 

Our science topic this half-term has been Forces. Each science lesson has been a practical lesson, where the children have completed a range of investigations. Some of these investigations included: using different materials and ramps to test how friction affects the speed of a cars, and testing the strength of different magnets. 

Over the last few weeks, in maths, the children have been learning about fractions. They have begun ordering, comparing, finding fractions of amounts and shapes as well as adding and subtracting fractions.

We would like to encourage the children to use TTRS and Hit the Button over the holidays to improve on their speed and times table knowledge. Times tables will support the children in all areas of their maths work. The times tables the children should be secure with by the end of Year 3 are: 2,3,4,5,8 and 10. This includes the division facts and being able to recall the tables rapidly and in any order.  

We have had a very busy final week. We have enjoyed the Mandarin Spring Festival assembly where some of our children took part in a traditional Chinese dance. Today, we have our inter-house sports competition where representatives of Dahl, Rowling, Shakespeare and Bylton took part in a tag rugby game to score points for the house team. The results will be announced in the first week back. 

Thank you to all children in Year 3 for their hard work this half-term.
Enjoy the holidays! 🙂

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