Welcome to Wear – Year 3
Wear class is all about learning, working hard, trying our best and having fun.
We start the day with Maths, where we will be focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, solving word problems and a brief insight in to fractions.
When maths finishes we then have a 15-minute break time. We try to include a 10 minute times tables practice into every lesson to help recap and develop our understanding. We have also been practicing number sequencing, counting and bonds to cement our mathematical understanding.
After break, we return to lessons and start English. In English we have been recognising different word classes (in particular nouns, verbs and adjectives), how to punctuate sentences correctly, creating our own set of instructions and how to produce a descriptive piece of writing. So far, we have all created our own, individual Mr. Men character, a description of an ancient city and a set of instructions for joining a Roman army. We will be moving on to punctuating speech and producing our own story using our class book, “Frankie’s Magic Football” to help structure our writing.
During the afternoon we have a range of topics we have been focusing on. In science we have been learning about Forces and Magnets. Some of the picture show the experiments we have conducted so far. These include; a push pull experiment, a magnetic strength experiment using paper clips, a test to understand magnetic attraction and repulsing and a test of friction using different materials. We now plan on testing up thrust using a parachute and then using graphs and bar charts to display our findings.
In History we have been learning about the Ancient Romans and we have looked at their way of life, the different roles within their civilisation, their clothes and their series of invasions. We had a class visit around the Roman remains in Chester-Le-Street and we were able to get inside the Anker house attached to the church to see some Roman artefacts.
Friday is our end of week test day where we do a times table test, spelling test and arithmetic test. We keep track of scores and anyone who has beaten their previous score, achieved full marks or made huge progress gets entered in to a race with the chance to win a prize. Also, on Friday we have a prize for whoever in the class has ended that week with the most Dojo points.
The rest of our afternoons are spent learning about; different styles of art, designing in DT, developing out ICT skills, learning about different Religions and staying fit in P.E.