Year 3 Termly Information Spring 2 2019

Summary of this terms learning:

In maths this half term we have been studying fractions and measures. We solved problems involving fractions of shapes as well as smarties and focused on representing fractions in a variety of different ways! We also took our maths learning outside to tackle perimeter, including measuring the playground. Our English unit this half term has been based around Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. We have explored writing for different audiences, making postcards and letters. Our research on deserts and desert animals helped us to create information texts about how animals adapt to their environments. In Science this half term, fossils and soil have been our focus. We borrowed Mrs Howell’s fantastic fossil collection and created fossil rubbings, sketched the different examples of fossils and classified the fossils into groups. The costumes that the children created for world book day were brilliant and they all enjoyed the book related activities during the week, including creating their acrostic poems and the workshop with the famous author John Dougherty.

Children’s comments about their learning:

“I enjoyed doing the tests, seeing which soil absorbed the water and which ones it passed straight through.” – Alfie

“I liked the desert, when we got to draw the pictures of the camels and write the camel information test.” – Samuel

“I enjoyed learning about fossils because we got to learn about the different types of creatures that were in the fossils.” - Ayaz

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