Year 3 wb: 4.12.23

Date: 8th Dec 2023 @ 3:39pm

Another brilliant week in Year 3!

In Maths, we began to learn our 8 times tables, they were tricky at first but we learnt a song to help us with them.  We continued our learning by using arrays to work out multiplication and division calculations.

In English, we continued to write our letter home to ‘Mama’ we told her about the wonderful sights we had seen and the irresistible smells we had the pleasure of whilst on our adventures.

In Geography, we talked about the Sustainable Development Goals and what they are trying to achieve. Then we focussed on 14, Life Below Water. we discussed why this goal is important, what is being done around the world to support this and what we can do to help. We then created posters to highlight awareness.

In RE, we looked at several paintings of the shepherds visiting the stable. We then thought how the pictures reflected that they were in the presence of God.  We made notes on the following paintings and noticed that each one showed Jesus with a heavenly glow around him.

'The Adoration of the Shepherds' by Gerard van Honthorst

'The Shepherds went to see the baby' by Dinah Roe Kendall

'The Adoration of the Shepherds' by Guido Reni

'Shepherds Field Nativity Painting' by Munir Alawi

‘Nativity' by He Qi

In DT, we began to investigate how pneumatics work, we discovered that tools and appliances driven by compressed air are known as pneumatic devices. The word pneumatic comes from the Greek pneuma, meaning “air” or “wind.” We then linked syringes to plastic tubing and practised forces the air through the tube to inflate balloons and make different objects move with the power of air.

In Music, we practised the songs we have previously learnt and then performed a compilation of songs which we hope you will thoroughly enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed performing.

In Art, we evaluated our own artwork, which we created in the style of Henri Matisse.  We looked at the colours and shapes we used to compose our art and how we could improve it if at all possible.  We then looked at some Nativity scenes and used watercolours to finely paint our own scenes.

In Spanish, we consolidated our learning from this half term by taking part in a little quiz.  We had to practise our verbal, listening and writing skills in Spanish.

We had the pleasure of a new visitor in our classroom this week too, Jingle McSnifflebottom, the cheeky elf arrived and has caused a little mayhem.  He is keeping an eye on all the children and will be leaving at the end of half term to report back to Father Christmas.

We completed our Autumn Assessments this week, Mr McAulay, Mrs Taylor and Mr Robinson are super proud of us all!

Have the most wonderful weekend.

Mr M and Mrs T





Brereton C E Primary School

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

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
or Senco: Richard Cotton

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