Y3 blog w.b. 29th January

Date: 2nd Feb 2024 @ 3:16pm

We have had a very busy week in Year 3!

In Maths, we have been measuring in metres, centimetres and millimetres. We then learned how to convert centimetres to millimetres and metres to centimetres! These are useful life skills and the children have been very engaged.

In English, we have been planning and writing a lost narrative using our vehicle text ‘Into the Forest.’ We thought about a place that was exciting and fun, but might also be a busy location such as a fair or football match. We have then been setting the scene and writing the openings to our stories using lots of Year 3 writing features.

In our PSHE lesson, we discussed what keeps our bodies healthy and thought about things that are not healthy for our body- we investigated lots of facts! In Spanish we recapped our previous learning. We then learnt how to say 'I play' and then added an instrument we play.

In RE, we compared the lives and experiences of the disciples with the life of Christians in history and today who are changed by Jesus and give up everything to follow him. We listened to 'The Parable of the Rich Man' and discussed why the man was sad when Jesus told him to give away all of his lovely belongings and give them to the poor. Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30

In Forest School we learnt how to weave sticks to make houses like the Tudors used to. we also found out that the upper floors would overhang ground floors, enlarging the square footage on the upper stories, this was to reduce the amount of tax they would need to pay and not obstruct the street.

In art, we started off by having a closer look at how Gwen might have made her drawings. The children identified the possible materials as charcoal, graphite, ink and wash. We discussed how Gwen might have built up her pictures – did she make graphite line sketches and use the wash/ink over the top, or did she start with big, bold marks of wash, and add the pencil later? We then chose some drawings of toys and used our observational drawing skills to emulate them using different graded pencils.

In Computing, we discussed why someone might want to send a fake email. This could be: To try and access a person’s computer or email account and take their personal information. To trick a person into sending personal information to access their bank accounts or other important personal data. We discovered that when someone sends an email trying to trick people into giving away personal information, it’s called ‘phishing’. Finally, we wrote an email to our teachers to explain how to avoid scammers!

On Thursday, we had a visit to St. Oswald's Church. Rev. Sandi told us about 'The 10 Commandments' and how they show us how to love God. He made us and He loves us deeply. So knowing the first four commandments helps us know how to love Him back. The last six commandments show us how to love other people. It starts with our parents in the Fifth Commandment. Then the last five show how to get along with others.

Thank you for your support; have a lovely weekend.

The Year Three Team.

Brereton C E Primary School

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

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
or Senco: Richard Cotton

Tel: 01270 918931

Email: [email protected]

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