Active English & Human History24-09-2020 | 17:15:02 | Comments Off on Active English & Human History

Never believe that English and History are all reading and writing. This week we have been:

Re-enacting scenes from our wonderful English text, The First Drawing…

As well as having a true test of survival between bipedal and quadrupedal hominids. Whoever gathers the most fruit – SURVIVES! Can you guess who won?

Stone Age sorting23-09-2020 | 15:27:21 | Comments Off on Stone Age sorting

Our Computing unit for this half term is branching databases.

We had lots of fun last week creating our own human branching databases. This week, we have had a go at sorting Stone Age animals into categories. We first looked at what makes a good question in a branching database. Mr Linley-Simon and Mrs Little provided us with what they thought was a good starting question but we quickly realised that it wasn’t a great starting point and came up with some better questions to help sort our animals.

Fabulous Foragers22-09-2020 | 06:29:59 | Comments Off on Fabulous Foragers

Year 3 became hunter-gatherers yesterday as part of their learning about the experiences of Stone Age man. They scoured the school grounds for edible finds and then discussed which things they thought were safe to eat; how could you tell which foods were safe and they also thought about how difficult life could have been for Stone Age man. We also tried some of our school-grown apples!

Putting our place-value thinking caps on in Y321-09-2020 | 07:10:51 | Comments Off on Putting our place-value thinking caps on in Y3

We have been working so hard on our knowledge of place-value over the last few weeks in Year 3. Last week, we were set a tricky challenge – how many different ways can the number 340 be made using only hundred and tens counters?

This started off straight forward but then our teachers told us that for level 2 of the challenge, we were only allowed to use 2 hundred counters rather than 3. This then went down to only 1 hundred counter (and lots of tens!)

Our teachers were so impressed with our understanding of exchanging counters of equal value!

Forest School Fun19-09-2020 | 14:12:07 | Comments Off on Forest School Fun

On Monday, Year 3 helped with some essential groundwork in our school grounds. They dug holes for some new trees and then helped to move our delivery of topsoil. It was hot and heavy work but they persevered and did a super job.

Toilet Tissue Timelines & Manipulated Maths #WerringtonSTEM12-09-2020 | 07:31:39 | Comments Off on Toilet Tissue Timelines & Manipulated Maths #WerringtonSTEM

A wonderful first full week back in school, with a wonderfully balanced basket of learning! We had our first proper look at the true scale of the Stone Age through the medium of toilet paper…

From our Smiling Jack, the Stone Age begins (roughly; we’re working in a rather inexact format here).

At the other end, next to the pallets, is us in the present day. The first 3 sheets are written history, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.

The other 217 sheets are when we were wearing furs, scratching a living from the Earth, largely by grunting and hitting things with rocks.

We also got stuck straight back into our mathematical thinking, working to truly master our understanding of the value of digits in numbers. Base ten equipment is really helping us with this, getting to grips with those tens in preparation for visualising 3-digit numbers…

What is a balanced diet?11-09-2020 | 14:34:05 | Comments Off on What is a balanced diet?

This week in Science, we have been continuing our learning about nutrition by thinking about what makes a balanced diet. We decided that a balanced diet is when we eat a mixture of different foods to power our bodies.

We then enjoyed creating our own balanced meal!

Super Scavengers08-09-2020 | 15:27:17 | Comments Off on Super Scavengers

Year 3 enjoyed exploring yesterday as they completed a scavenger hunt as part of their first Forest School session of the term. They made some interesting discoveries and even found a froggy friend!

What a great start!04-09-2020 | 16:39:21 | Comments Off on What a great start!

Well, what a great start to the year after such a strange 2020 so far!

Coming back to school, into a new Key Stage, has to have been daunting at the best of times, let alone after so much time out of our usual setting. And yet, after only three days, everyone has settled SO well back into our new classes!

We just want to say how proud we are of everyone for making such a mature, sensible beginning to their Key Stage 2. And we have so much knowledge between us already!

We have a lot of work to do, but with this sort of attitude we’re sure that we’ll make such great progress as we go from strength to strength. I hope you’re as overjoyed as we are; treats should definitely be in evidence this weekend!

Three things that will really help us all to be the best that we can be: read, read, and read. Of course, we all know that we HAVE to read three times a week, but we SHOULD read every day; it’s by far the most important skill for us to develop this year, so the more we do, the more we’ll be able to learn independently – which is so important as we progress in our learning journey.

Let’s keep up this wonderful attitude, and from here we can be the very best that we can be!

Don’t forget, important information, such as homework, spellings, useful websites and key dates will be on our new Padlet site, so do check it out:

https://padlet.com/clittle32/ehl0kjjycv0l41j

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Little & Mr L-S

How real were ‘The Flintstones?’02-09-2020 | 17:02:30 | Comments Off on How real were ‘The Flintstones?’

What a great first day in Year 3! Everyone has settled in so brilliantly!

Our History topic for this term is based on the Stone Age. We introduced the topic this afternoon by watching a range of short cartoon clips of shows that are based in the Stone Age period. Although we don’t yet know a lot about the Stone Age, we made assumptions about what this time period was like but we questioned a lot of things. Did men really wear ties like Fred? Did they travel by car like Barney? Did women really wear red lipstick? And did people in the Stone Age really keep dinosaurs as pets??

Watch this space over the next few weeks to see if our learning helps us to establish what is real and what is fake from cartoon shows.

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