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Week Beginning 18th September
Yesterday was a very exciting day here at Coten End! When Year 3 were gathered in the hall to find out about the activities we would be doing on our palaeontology day, My Grana came dashing into the hall in a panic. He told us that Mr Garlic had discovered a mysterious egg in Wildlife Way! Naturally, he asked the expert palaeontologists in Year 3 to help him find out what the egg belonged to. We bravely ventured outside to search for clues. Amongst other things, we found giant footprints in the mud, scratches on the fence and various chewed items. We all had different theories about what type of dinosaur it was. Mrs Chenault, Miss Siddorn and Mr Roberts have now sent it off to the Natural History Museum to get their thoughts on it.
After all that egg-citement, we then went on to produce some wonderful dinosaur artwork, learning how to use oil pastels to create different textures. We also took class in a class 'Kahoot' quiz all about the Mesozoic Era. A great day was had by all!
Week Beginning 11th September
Another busy week in Year 3! In Maths, we continued our learning about place value, including ordering and comparing numbers. We really enjoyed using the Chromebooks and iPads to research different dinosaurs in English lessons. We took notes about the information before using them to write our own non-chronological report, focusing particularly on using conjunctions and organisational devices. This tied in nicely with our History work this week, where we were learning about the different periods of the Mesozoic Era. We created a dinosaur timeline and found out when different dinosaurs were roaming the planet. In Science, we learnt about different types of rock and how they are formed. We even found some fossils amongst the examples we looked at!
Week Beginning 4th September
It has been an extremely busy first week in year 3! We kicked off our 'Fossil Hunters' theme by learning about the different layers of the Earth and created some super 3D diagrams. The children have already impressed their teachers by doing some amazing writing based on the picture book 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' by Julia Donaldson, including a letter and a diary entry. We have been revising different word classes, particularly looking at using adventurous verbs, adverbs and adjectives. Our maths lessons have all been based on place value, including some tricky problem-solving and reasoning tasks. In Computing, we learnt about the importance of having a 'powerful password' and changing it regularly. We have created some brilliant front covers for our new learning theme books by sketching dinosaur skeletons and colouring them using a wax resist technique.