Spring Term Update 2
Wow, what an amazing term! The children have continued to work very hard and we have done some incredible work.
In English we have been writing tales of fear. First, we read The Mystery of the Lantern Light where we learnt the story map. We then picked out all the good aspects of the story and looked at applying it to our own writing before creating our own suspense story. The children really enjoyed creating their own tales of fear, coming up with fantastic, creative ideas and writing great stories of suspense.
In Maths we have been learning about geometry. We have been looking at acute, obtuse and right angles. It has been amazing to see the children apply their learning in finding angles in shapes. If time allows, keep practising at home.
Our History topic has been about the Romans. The children have explored what Romans did for leisure. Starting with looking at mosaics and creating their own in art. We explored what Romans did in their free time, including visiting the baths and watching chariot races and then applied our knowledge to creating fantastic adverts on PowerPoint. Shields have been made for our up and coming Roman battle and the children are all looking forward to our trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace. Let’s hope the sun is shining and don’t forget to apply sun cream!
It’s been an excellent half-term and we are now excitedly preparing for summer 2. Let’s hope that we have plenty of sunshine whilst we continue to make progress and enjoy our learning.
The Year 3 Team
Times Table Rock Starz
As a school we have invested in a times table program called Times Table Rock Stars. This website helps improve the children’s time table recall and speed, helping to prepare them for the new national times table test that has been introduced into year 4.
The children have been sent home with login details in the back of their reading records. It can be accessed on an iPad through the app or on a computer via the website. This additional time spent practicing times tables at home is appreciated by the school.
The children really enjoy Times Table Rock Stars, getting to answer times table questions in a set time limit and then earning coins at the end of each round. The coins are based on how many correct answers they get with 1 correct answer equalling 10 coins.
Have fun playing!
Access the website here:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask your class teacher.