Monthly Archives: March 2017

Angles

Next week in Maths, we will be looking at Right Angles!

An angle is the amount of turn between two straight lines, which are joined at a corner.

A right angle is a quarter of a turn. This turn measures  90˚. Degrees are what we measure angles in. To show a right angle on a shape, you draw a small square, just like on the picture. angle90

Ready for Maths next week, we are setting you a challenge to find as many right angles as you can around the environment. You can find right angles in your house, in the supermarket, at the park… there are many places! If you can take a picture of the right angle and bring it into school to show us!

Enjoy right angle hunting! :)

Miss Rourke & Miss Hunter

Following Instructions

This week in Y3R, we are looking at Instructions in English. Today we have looked at what makes an effective set of instructions. The children had to follow two different instructions – one set of instructions made a Pirate Hat, whilst the other made a Sea Creature. Once the children had made their Pirate Hat and their Sea Creature, they identified which instructions were the most effective. The children decided that the Pirate Hat instructions were the best!

Can you remember what makes an effective set of instructions?

Miss Rourke :) x

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

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Hi Year 3, This week we are going to have another look back over fractions, which you should all feel fairly confident about as we have looked at them before. However, this time we are going to be looking at adding and subtracting fractions, and the trick is, practice makes perfect! Have a go with the questions below!

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Miss Hunter and Miss Rourke

Time to Build!

Y3R have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian mechanism, a Shaduf, in History and DT. The children have learnt how the Ancient Eygptian’s used the Shaduf to get water from the River Nile.

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The children evaluated the Shaduf and decided that it was a useful mechanism. They then designed their own and we decided to make DT even more exciting by incorporating Forest Schools! The children (and the teachers) got ready in the correct outerwear and had so much fun building their Shaduf’s.

They built their Shaduf out of sticks and rope. All the teachers were impressed that they all worked effectively! Well done!

What was your favourite part of building the Shaduf?

Thank you for all your hard work!

Miss Rourke x

Estimation

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Hi Year 3, This week in Maths, we will be looking at Estimation! Estimation means to make a really good judgement or a close guess. We will be setting up an ‘Estimation Station’ where you will be able to estimate how many items are in a jar. The items will change daily. Each morning you will be given the opportunity to write your guess down and the closest guess will get a prize! It would be great fun if you could create your own estimation station at home and let your family guess how many items are in the jar! The more whacky and weird the items, the more fun it is! But remember, don’t give away the amount until everyone has had a guess! If you can, bring pictures in of your estimation jars!

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Enjoy Year 3! Miss Hunter and Miss Rourke

Y3R had a fantastic time dressing up for World Book day! Our theme this year was Ancient Egypt, so all the children came dressed as Pharoahs and Mummies. They looked brilliant!

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The children had fun in the morning learning some Egyptian dances and singing some Ancient Egyptian songs!

Miss Rourke & Miss Wilcock :) x