Year 3 wb: 15.1.24

Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 2:31pm

Yet another busy week learning in Year 3!

We welcomed Mr Tracey to the team this week; Mr Tracey will gain practical teaching experiences to prepare for his career in education.

In Maths, we multiplied 2 digits by 1 digit using the expanded written method, we partitioned the 2-digit number into tens and ones then multiply each by the 1-digit number, for example:

24  x 3

20 x 3 = 60

4 x 3 = 12

60 + 12 = 72

We then focused on the link between multiplication and division and began dividing 2 digits by 1 digit, we used our times tables knowledge to help us with this.

In English, we began by exploring some exciting new vocabulary, eerie, darted and ensconce, we then used our new-found words in sentences ensuring we used an adverb within our writing.  We finished our week by discussing the effect some sentences within our text had on us, the reader.

In PE, we learned what tag rugby is and how the game is played for the first time. We learnt how to tag using lots of fun games such as ‘Rabbits’, where children had to dodge past defenders who were trying to tag them.  After this we learnt how to pass a rugby ball from hip to hip, swinging the ball in the motion of a smiley face, releasing and aiming for our team mate's chest. We then practised in a couple of different activities.

In Computing, we learnt about computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.  We also discussed how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

We had such fun during forest school today, we made protection potions to ward off the witch from our new text 'Into the Woods'. We mixed a variety of herbs and spices which not only delighted our senses but combined made a particularly good potion for deterring unwanted fairy tale folk.

In RE today we analysed the bible story 'The Calling of Levi' (Matthew 9:9-13, Mark 2:13-17, Luke 5:27-32) Jesus Calls Levi and Eats with Sinners.  After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.  Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”  Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.  After reading the story we made two lists. What was important to Levi (Matthew) before Jesus called him and what was important after?

In PSHE, we learnt how to stay safe online. We looked at fake websites and whether we should give our personal information out to people we don't know online.  We discussed whether we can trust all websites, we discovered that we can't trust all websites but the BBC is a trustworthy site.

In Art, we researched Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, scientist, and inventor during the Italian Renaissance. He is considered by many to be one of the most talented and intelligent people of all time. The term Renaissance Man (someone who does many things very well) was coined from Leonardo's many talents and is today used to describe people who resemble da Vinci.  We then researched an artist called Gwen John was very much influenced by Leonardo da Vinci. Gwen John was a Welsh painter, but she spent many years of her life in France. She had a sister and two brothers. When she was eight, her mother died. The family moved to Tenby a seaside town in Wales. She began painting the amazing objects she found on the beach, like shells and fish. Finally, we created our very own knowledge organisers to arrange our facts and illustrations.

In History, we were learning about the Battle of Bosworth where Richard the 3rd battled Henry the 7th. King Richard was killed which then resulted in Henry the 7th starting the Tudor era.

In Music, we have been learning different notes: B and F sharp. We also learnt how to play the music from the film Jaws! It was terrifyingly tremendous as we practised playing the notable 2-note ostinato which represents the shark.

Just a quick reminder also please, to ensure the children’s safety in communal areas, we have asked them to try and make sure all of their belongings fit inside their lockers, wellies can be kept in the two plastic boxes in our outdoor area on Forest School days to keep our corridors clear.

We hope you all have a wonderful 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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