In English we are learning about the significance of our class birds – herons and shelducks. Children read and discussed detailed information texts about them focusing on their appearance, habitat and diet. Pupils practised using generalisers, expanded noun phrases and technical vocabulary to write their own non-chronological reports. Working in small groups, we discussed the effectiveness of sentences and points to work on. Using self and peer assessment, children are attempting to stop some of their mistakes and suggest how they could improve them.
In Maths this term we will be learning place value. Children will revisit the place value of 3 digit numbers and start learning about 4 digit numbers. Throughout the sessions, the children will be using concrete manipulatives such as base tens/ dienes to represent the numbers. Children will identify the ones, tens, hundreds and thousands correctly and confidently. They will also compare the numbers using < > + signs and order the numbers. In this topic, the children will also learn to count in 10s and 100s from any given number.
Year 3 have been learning about Animals including Human in Science this term. The children learnt about the human circulatory system. They are beginning to understand what circulatory is consists of and how they are important to us. The children learnt about how the organs in the body work together and the importance of taking care of ourselves. The children also had the opportunities to look at how the human heart works and understand that heart and circulatory system works together to deliver blood to our organs so they can function.