Our project "Are all Riches Gold" has sent us travelling down rivers. The children learnt all about what a river actually is and after some debate on whether we have rivers near us we learnt about local rivers. We dispelled the myths that the Thames and Nile are near us!
We then looked at the features of a river - exploring them by name, description and picture.
Try discussing this with your child-
Do river provide a richness to the country?
10th October 2019
Further excited this week with regard to the Nursery Rhymes created last week. The children have checked, edited and finalised their poems and they were checked again by Mrs Boar.
The children then designed their own front and back covers and are exploring the idea of sending their final book to the printers. Watch this space we may have published authors in the very near future!
As part of our unit on "The Dish and the Spoon" we have explored lots of Nursery Rhymes this week. We practice reading them aloud as well as changing our voices as we read. We then used a question generator to create various different questions that we would pose to the characters.
Why did you lose your sheep? (Little Bo Beep)
How were you able to get on the wall? (Humpty Dumpty)
What if your tub got a hole in it? (Three men in the tub)
Who were you serving tea for? (Little teapot)
Why not read some nursery rhymes with your children this week!
We then looked at all the nursery rhymes and recreated our own using characters that we had explored. Have a look at these four.
Hey Diddle Diddle
the sheep and the fiddle.
The teapot jumped over the gate.
The little mouse laughed
to see such fun
and the food ran away with the plate.
Little Miss Puffet,
she sat in a bucket,
eating a banana and a biscuit,
there came a great bit elephant,
who sat down behind her,
and frightened Miss Puffet away
Hey diddle dumb,
the guitar and the drum,
The monkey jumped over the fire.
The little puppy cried,
to see such a mess
and the wheel ran away with the tyre.
Hickory, dickory dock,
the sheep went up the clock.
The clock struck two,
the sheep went boo,
Hickory, dickory dock.
27th September 2019
We have had another busy week in year three. This week we have been using a variety of sources to research the Pyramid of Khafre. The children have found out lots of information such as:
Who was it build for?
Why was it built?
How big is it?
Who discovered it?
What was inside the pyramid?
In Maths, we have been learning how to add two and three digit numbers together using the partition method.
20th September 2019
This week the children imagined they were explorers in 1922. They were given a research pack of evidence from the inside of an Egyptian tomb and needed to find out more information about what had been taken from the tomb. The children made connections between the tomb paintings and facts that they had been given and learnt about the "Eye of Horus". It was a very special symbol in Egyptian times and was thought to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife.
The children then developed their line drawing skills by drawing the "Eye of Horus" and then suggested ways to improve their work. The children draw their final design before developing their ideas by painting them. We were really impressed with their outcomes.
What a busy week we have had! The children learnt all about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and really began to think deeply about the motives of Howard Carter. Children had mixed opinions about whether or not it was morally okay to open his tomb. Our conversations became very interesting when we compared it to opening a loved ones grave or stealing from somebody's bedroom.
In Maths, we have been learning all about place value. We have been very impressed by the children's understanding of numbers and their ability to compare and find 10 and 100 more. They will be challenged next week!
New reading records have arrived... please remember to read with your child at least three times a week and record how many pages they have read. This will help us to get to our next "Around the World" country.
6th September 2019
Are all riches gold?
We have had a very exciting first few days back at school. We introduced our new project which is called "Are all riches gold?" and the children were given the opportunity to explore an Egyptian tomb. The children discussed what they could see, how they felt and what they could smell. It was decided that the person whose tomb it was would have been very rich because they had lots of gold.