# Year 3 wb: 6.11.23

Date: 10th Nov 2023 @ 2:15pm

What a busy week we’ve had in Year 3!

In Maths we had been learning about the inverse to operations.  An inverse operation is the opposite of an operation, it reverses an operation. The inverse operation of addition is subtraction.  We completed several calculations using fact families and discussed how we can use a fact family to help us check a calculation. We have also been learning how to estimate, we found out this means a really good guess.

In English we have been thinking about how the author creates an effect on the reader.  We focused on several parts of the story and thought carefully about how we feel.  We also practised our dictionary skills and found the definitions to some quite tricky words.  Mr McAulay and Mrs Taylor also said our handwriting is really improving too, we have been practising this skill during our first things first sessions.

As part of our Called by God unit in RE, Rev Sandi came in to talk to the children about being called by God to be a vicar. Rev Sandi shared how she had initially tried to ignore God's calling as she had a different job and a family to look after. However, God kept asking her.  Rev Sandi shared that whilst she had been nervous doing the training and it was hard work, she enjoyed her role and she was glad that she had responded to the calling. Whenever she faced things she thought were too difficult she said, I'll do it with the help of God.

In our Happy Mind lesson today, we learnt about character strengths. We first thought about what our character strengths are and then discussed with our tables what we thought each other’s strengths were. Some of us are braver than others and some of us are more curious than others. We said that Team H-A-P feel happy when we show are character strengths.

In our worship session we talked about Remembrance.  World War 1 and World War 2 affected the lives of millions of people and shaped the world we live in today. Remembrance Day provides an opportunity to reflect on those conflicts and to learn about Britain's involvement in them and the ways in which the World Wars are remembered around the world.  During Remembrance people stop to remember those who have served and sacrificed, from armed forces and emergency services to civilians, whilst hoping for a peaceful future.  We remembered those whose lives have been affected by taking part in several activities, we plaited red, white and blue wool together to symbolise joining together in peace, we painted stones and made them into the sign of a cross and we wrote poems on white doves as a sign of serenity.

In art, we began our new topic, linking our artwork with our english text, Jemmy Button.  We learnt about two famous french artists, Paul Cezanne and Henri Matisse,  we learnt that Cezanne was an impressionist like Monet and Matisse began the fauvism era in art.  We researched facts and created our own amazing knowledge organisers.  Mrs McLean was very impressed with our facts and how we created our own 'arty' organisers.

In Geography we have been learning about the water cycle and the journey of a river.  We learnt that a river is a body of water and we even learnt some famous river names like the River Nile and the River Thames.

In Spanish we continued to learn more animal names, we learnt un raton, un mono, una oveja, una vaca and un pato.  I wonder if you know the english translations?

In music we have learnt a new note and new song as well as practising the notes we have already learnt.  We are becoming quite the musicians!

We hope you all have a peaceful weekend, as we remember those who volunteered, sacrificed, served, fought, and died, for our freedom.

Mr M and Mrs T

Brereton C E Primary School

School Lane, Brereton Green, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RN