The children all enjoyed their trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum last week, where we had plenty of opportunity to learn about the Stone Age, through a hands on approach.
In Maths this week, Year 3 having been looking at right angles and directions. They started the week by recognising right angles in regular and irregular 2D shapes. They then followed and wrote their own instructions involving movement and turning at right angles. At the end of the week, they had to solve problems based around finding different landmarks depending on the instructions they were given.
In their English lessons this week, Year 3 completed their work on instructions and explanations. They watched clips of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, taking notes on the structure of the show and it’s important key features. They then completed a detailed diagram explaining how to play the game, making sure to use time connectives, bossy verbs and writing in the 3rd person. At the end of the week, the children completed an independent write, where they were asked to write a story based on a picture of a setting.
In Science, continuing on from last week, Year 3 investigated how the height or surface of a ramp affected the speed on which an object moved down a ramp. Using their plan, they changed the variable they chose and then recorded the results in a table to analyse later.
In this weeks lesson, we have explored how settlements changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Looking for the first time at hill forts and crannogs. The children completed their research as a group and then presented their findings to the rest of the class.
Next week, we will be conducting a geographical experiment aimed at showing the children the importance of rivers when forming a settlement.
In their ICT lesson this week Year 3 continued using ‘Scratch Jnr’. They planned a storyboard of 4 scenes that they will design next week using the programme.
Have a great weekend,