Y3 Spring 2 2018 Summary

In maths this half term we have been studying ‘Fractions in Disguise’. We read the story by Edward Einhorn and explored equivalence in fractions using fraction walls and lego. We took our Maths learning outside and found natural objects and represented them using our fraction knowledge. 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 some fantastic examples of fossils from the Sedgwick Museum and created fossil rubbings, sketched the different examples of fossils and classified the fossils into groups. We also celebrated STEM week with a range of science investigations including finding the best biscuit for dunking, creating a circuit out a piece of paper and foil and exploring micro biotics and their importance in our eco system. 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 own comic strips and the workshop with the famous Author Pippa Goodhart.

Children’s comments about their learning:

“I enjoyed doing the tests, putting a drop of water onto the fossil to see if it would sink through or just roll straight off. It rolled straight off.” – Amber-Rose

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

“I enjoyed learning about fossils because we got to learn about the different types of creatures that were in the fossils and we did lots of comprehensions about them. I am excited about going on the school trip to the Sedgwick museum.” Hannah