Ospreys Class Blog
In maths, we learnt how to use column subtraction. It was challenging and fun. In English, we wrote a newspaper report about Miranda's adventures. We are going to put them on display.
In french, we learnt how to ask about the weather. We made paper 'fortune teller' games to practice our French weather words.
In geography, we researched hurricanes and how they effect us. We focused on the impact of hurricanes on Florida.
By Freddie & Sophia
What an amazing week it has been! In maths, we have learnt about fractions and now column addition. In English, we have been writing a diary about 'Miranda The Explorer'.
We have also learnt the French words for days of the week and months of the year. In science, we have learnt about different types of skeletons. We have also been learning about hurricanes in Geography.
By Will & Maddie
We have been concentrating on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables in maths. We have worked out the multiples of 3, 4 and 8 using our existing multiplication knowledge (2s, 5s & 10s). We expanded on what we know to complete all multiples up to 12 times. We then apply those times table facts to work out both multiplication and division problems.
In English, we are using The Iron Man as stimulus for our own writing. Ospreys have created word banks of precise adjectives and verbs to help them write short powerful sentences and interesting similes.
Our focus in science is magnets and everyone has enjoyed the practical experiments so far. The final task is to design and build individual games powered by magnetic force.
Our Christmas play rehearsal is going brilliantly. Thank you for helping support song practise at home.
Our focus in maths this week has been geometry and we have been identifying and drawing horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines. The children should be able to amaze you by identifying these lines in everyday objects.
This term's English work has been centred around the book 'The man whose mother was a pirate'. This week, the children finished writing their sea poems. We then became journalists and interviewed the pirate's son on how his feeling towards the sea had changed from the start of the book.
We have analysed our results from the science experiments we carried out to find the best material to cover a toy car track. We then wrote letters to the toy manufacturer explaining our findings.
We also looked at some of the important jobs people did in Anglo-Saxon Britain. Once we had researched the different roles, we wrote job adverts for people to apply to become either a tanner, a smith, a potter, a weaver or a woodworker.
Continuing our focus on the value of 'Thankfulness', we planned and wrote individual prayers which we will share each day to remind us of all the things we are thankful for and all the ways we can show how thankful we are.
Our class read has been The Iron Man. We finished the story this week. There was lots of challenging new vocabulary which has been interesting to look at. Everyone really enjoyed the adventure and we all agreed that our feelings towards the Iron Man had changed by the time the story had finished.
Ospreys have been tasked to find the best material to put at the bottom of a toy car track. We learned all about the force of friction and how it would reduce the speed of our toy cars. We thought about how to make each experiment fair so our results would accurate. We also made predictions as to which material would have the least friction and therefore be the best. Finally we carried out our experiments and wrote up the results into a table.
Our French lessons have moved on to asking our friends how they are and being able to reply if someone asks us the same question.
Our yoga sessions began this week and it was amazing to see how many yoga poses the class remembered. In French, we have started to learn the different ways of saying hello so don't be surprised if you hear your child reply "Bonne nuit" when you say good night to them.
Everyone has worked so hard to remember the words to the hymns we will be singing at our harvest festival. We are sure that you will enjoy our performance!
We have all settled into life as Year 3s brilliantly. We have been discussing the Christian value of 'Thankfulness' and how important it is in our lives. We are bringing home a postcard on which we can record how we have shown thankfulness. These postcards should then be brought back into school to be shared and displayed.
We have also talked about trying to achieve the Citizenship award. We all agreed that the tasks sounded great fun and simple to do. I have uploaded the information to the Class Letters page.