# What We Are Learning

Welcome to year 3's page, here you will find all the fantastic learning we have been doing throughout the half term. keep visiting the page to receive regular updates and information about further events and activities we'll be doing!

W/B 26.06.17 (Hathersage trip)

This week in English we will be creating a speech to deliver to the villagers to persuade and inform them of the innocence of the iron Giant.

This week in Maths we will be completing our fractions learning by showing fracctins of shapes and amounts alongside adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. We will also be using word problems to show all of our previous learning.

This week in 'Mighty Metals' we will be creating a wanted poster form the perspective of the villagers to help capture this 'monstrous beast'.

W/B 19.06.17

This week in English we will be creating a setting description based on the book 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. We will be immersing ourselves within a mysterious environment by using a dramatic approach to help us ask questions and make deductions from an ever growing collection of clues we find upon the way.

This week in Maths we will be continuing our learning of fractions. We will be adding and subtracting simple fractions with the same denominator whilst using shaded shapes to help us.

This week in 'Mighty Metals' we will be exploring electrical circuits to find out if we can help the villagers bring light to their dark and gloomy settlement.

W/B 12.06.17

This week in English we will be exploring the use of diaries and including why we keep them and what they purpose is to the reader. We will look at how to convey emotion and feeling through varying sentence types. We will finally create a diary from the perspective of the Iron Man detailing our journey from our fall from the cliff, being scattered by the shore and searching for metals to eat!

This week in Maths we will continue o investigate fractions to become more efficient in finding varying fractions of numbers. We will then find equivalent fractions and show how they can have the same value.

This week in Mighty Metals we will be exploring 'How do we know something is metal?' by identifying different objects around Farmilo which the iron Man ma want to eat!

W/B 05.06.17

This week in English we will be starting to delve into the wonderful story of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Using this as a starting point, we will try to help the Iron Man from being smashed to pieces by creating sequential instructions of how to create a parachute to guide him safely to the ground. Within this piece of writing we will be looking at using a range of adjectives, rhetorical questions and persuasive language.

This week in Maths we will start to identify fractions in terms of identifying halves and quarters and representing this upon a range of 2D shapes.

This week in Mighty Metals we will be discovering the forces in use when the Iron Man falls from the cliff.

W/B 22.5.17

This week in English we will be exploring a range of narrative openings and asking the questions 'How will my story begin in a way which makes the reader want to read on?' and ' What makes this opening effective?'. We will also be using our knowledge of effective locational writing to engage the reader and show them, using multisensory writing techniques, how the reader would feel if they were in a specific location.

This week in maths we will be exploring a range of 2D shapes and identifying their key features. We will then discover the meaning to the word perimeter and use our previous knowledge of measurement to measure the perimeter of a range of different shapes.

This week in Scrumdiddlyumptious we will be holding our Farmilo Chocolate Factory Shop outside of the year 3 classroom from 3:15 on wards every day except Thursday. To achieve this we will be creating our range of chocolate tastes to sell to the public. Children will be working on the chocolate stall and have been given their allocated time which can be found on the staff rot within the classroom.

W/B 15.5.17

This week in English we will analysing a range of printed promotional advertisements such as leaflets and posters to discover their key features such as writing fonts, slogans, humour and persuasive sentence types. We will be focusing upon the purpose of different advertisements including how they intend to want the reader to feel. Slogans types we will be creating include rhetorical questioning, motivational catchprhases and claims of quality. The persuasive writing techniques we will be creating include guarantees, no matter what... and if, then sentence types.

This week in maths we will be collecting a range of data within the year 3 classroom and understanding how best to record it using a table of results. We will then interpret the data and make conclusions as to what we have found.

This week in Scrumdiddlyumptious we will be creating a logo for the Farmilo Chocolate Factory using a range of graphic writing styles. We will also be planning and creating a digital advertisement in the form of a television advertisement to promote our chocolate company using slogans, persuasive writing techniques, imagery, sound effects and emotive drama. A chosen digital advertisement will be shown to the rest of the school and paced upon the website when completed.

W/B 8.5.17

This week in English we will be completing our recipes by using rhetorical questions to make the reader question themselves and explore a range of synonyms to help us effectively describe our character in more detail. We will also be fully immersing ourselves into our characters by answering a serious of question as though we were actually them.

This week in maths we will become familiar with millilitres and litres by accurately identifying what volume and capacity are. We will then be representing this using litres and millilitres and converting between the two.

This week in Scrumdiddlyumptious we will be visited by a professional chef to help us create a wonderful range of cupcakes. We will also be looking at the different food groups and developing the most healthy meal which could be placed within the Farmilo menu. Finally we will identifying what the word 'Fairtrade' means to us and other around the world.

W/B 1.5.17

This week in English we will be finding out the key features of a recipe. Within our recipes we will be using imperative verbs to show clear commands, preposition to show where ingredients are to be placed and persuasive vocabulary to make the reader want to follow our instructions.

This week in maths we will become familiar with grams and kilograms and use this knowledge to convert between the two. We will be reading a range of weights shown on scales and show how this can be represented accurately and precisely.

This week in Scrumdiddlyumptious we will developing our own questions in which we want to find the answers to about the life and times of Roald Dahl. We will also examining a range of fruits to find out which has the highest amount of water.

W/B 24.04.17

This week in English we will be using 'show not tell me' sentences to portray a new character of our choosing to be placed within 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

This week in maths we will be extending our measurements knowledge and will be starting to use meters to measure larger objects around the playground. We will then be subtracting and adding different lengths to discover how to plan different routes around an object.

This week in Scrumdiddlyumptious we will be exploring and recreating the illustration techniques of Quentin Blake and using market research to help us find out the most popular chocolate at Farmilo.

W/B 17.04.17

This week in English we will be introducing our key text of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and becoming familiar with the key character traits of Charlie Bucket. We will also be creating adverbs from related adjectives, for example: Charlie bucket was selfless and he acted selflessly.

This week in Maths we will be using estimation to help us figure out the length of different objects using mm and cm. We will then start to covert lengths to show only mm or cm and mm.

This week in Scrumdiddlyumptious we will be exploring the world of chocolate and discovering how to correctly taste chocolate whilst recording our findings.

W/B 20.03.17

This week in maths we will using the grid method to multiply 1 and 2 digit numbers.

This week in English we will be starting to develop an adventure story portraying our ultimate predators hunting techniques.

This week in 'Predator' we will creating promotional material for our ultimate predator park including exhibition signs and maps.

W/B 13.03.17

This week in Maths we will be using a range of methods to show the multiplication tables of 3, 4 and 8 including repeated addition, bar model and number sequences.

This week in English we will be creating a recount based around an encounter each one of us has with our ultimate predator.

This week in 'Predator' we will be identifying  range of different material and their properties in order for our ultimate to survive within its natural habitat. We will also be looking at different types of teeth and creating a model of a canine tooth.

W/B 06.03.17

This week in maths we will be solving mathematical problems by using our multiplication and division facts for the 4 times table.

This week in English we will looking at a range of information texts about existing predators and using this to compile our own using subordination conjunctions in relation to time and reason.

This week in 'Predator' we will be highlighting adaptation within land, sea and air predators and explaining how this is essential for survival. We will then use this knowledge to reason why our own ultimate predator may need such an attribute.

W/B 27.02.17

This week in maths we will be recalling multiplication and division facts for the 3 times table by discovering the relationship between these functions and showing inverse operations.

This week in English we will be developing a clear, precise and commanding set of instructions on how to care for a giant cockroach by including imperative verbs and time conjunctions.

This week in 'Predator' we will be discovering the human skeleton and identifying its 3 main functions of support, protection and movement.

W/B 20.02.17

This week in maths we will be subtracting different amounts of money using column subtraction. we will also be finding the difference of two values by representing them using  range of coins.

This week in English we will be developing a speech using the rule of 3 (emphasising a point made 3 times within a sentence), repetition and emotive vocabulary.

This week in 'Predator' we will be conducting a habitat hunt around our school whilst predicting where habitat may be located and then finding out if this is true.

W/B 06.02.17

This week in maths we will be adding and taking away amounts of money by by converting pence into pounds and pence.

This week in English we will be completing our reports on the local outbreak of pollution by including a commanding closing statement.

This week in 'Flow' we will be delving into to history of the Titanic by creating persuasive advertisements to entice people to come aboard the 'unsinkable ship'.

W/B 30.01.17

This week in maths we will be naming and showing different amounts of money.

This week in English we will be creating a non-chronological report detailing a recent outbreak of pollution within our local community.

This week in 'Flow' we will be exploring the impact pollution has upon our environment and the actions we can take to help combat it. We will be examining and trying to filter water samples taken from the recent outbreak of pollution.

W/B 23.01.17

This week in maths we will be using our previous knowledge to convert times between analogue, 12 hour digital and 24 hour digital clocks.

This week in English we will be exploring the 'River Journey' by Moira Andrew. We will be finding out what personification is and how to use it.

This week in 'Flow' we will be finding out about major river of the world and their journey alongside developing a bridge to help cross one of them.

W/B 16.01.17

This week in maths we will be using our knowledge of time to convert recorded time from an analogue clock to a 12 hour digital clock.

This week in English we will be focusing upon correctly using paragraphs, creating detailed speech and ending our stories in a creative eye catching way.

This week in 'Flow' we will be exploring soil types by the riverside, the water cycle and how to use a map.

W/B 09.01.17

This week in Maths we will be looking at the key features of an analogue clock allowing us to show o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to.

This week in English we will be starting to plan our own story which includes Oliver from 'Oliver and the seawigs'. We will be using exciting sentence starters whilst focusing upon multi-sensory paragraphs.

This week in 'Flow' we will be recreating the famous painting 'the splash' by David Hockney by using different shades to create tone and definition.

W/B 28.11.16

This week in Maths we will be using estimation to help us find the correct answer.

This week in English we will be creating our very own mythical beast and using expanded noun phrases to create detailed sentences.

This week in 'Gods and Mortals' we will be creating our very own Pandora's box in which we will be placing messages of hope inside.

W/B 21.11.16

This week in Maths we will be representing 10 more and 10 less number problems.

This week in English we will be finding out the importance of sub headings and why we will be using them in our character profile of a new ancient Greek God.

This week in 'Gods and Mortals' we will be exploring the Greek Myth of Daedalus and Icarus in particularly how we can help them to design better wings.

W/B 14.11.16

This week in Maths we will be using our knowledge of multiples to find missing multiples of 50 and 100.

This week in English we will be given a challenge by Zeus himself! There is room for a new Greek God on Mount Olympus but who will be able to create an all conquering Greek God? The new God will be shown through a character profile.

This week in 'Gods and Mortals' we will be helping Icarus and Daedalus to create a flying machine.

W/B 7/11/16

This week in maths we will be identifying multiples of 4 and 8 and representing them within a number sequence.

This week in English we will be using alliteration, similes and metaphors in a character description of the Ancient Greek God Zeus.

This week in 'Gods and Mortals' we will be creating the horns of the Minotaur and replicating the patterns of Ancient Greek pottery.

W/B 17/10/16

This week in maths we will be looking at quarter, half, three quarters and full turns and how we can use them to navigate a maze.

This week in English we will be developing a character description of Zeus including the features of alliteration and similes.

This week in 'Gods and Mortals' we will be meeting the Ancient Greek God Zeus!

W/B 17/10/16

This week in maths we will be using our mental arithmetic skills to answer place value questions.

This week in English we will be observing poems and how we can use expression, tone and tempo to perform them successfully.

This week in Tribal Tales we will be preparing for our class museum which takes place Tuesday 18th October at 2:30.

W/B 10/10/16

This week in maths we will looking for parallel and perpendicular lines around our classroom. We will also be discovering how to categorise angles into obtuse, acute and right angles.

This week in English we will be composing speeches to include within our classroom museum.

W/B 03/10/16

This week in maths we will be using the method of column subtraction to solve missing number problems.

This week in English we will be investigating a bronze age crime scene in the classroom and using a fact file to document the evidence.

This week in maths we have been representing numbers in lots of different ways including written, standard form, tally, diagram and expanded forms. We will also be on the hunt for Roald Dahl inspired questions around the classroom.

This week in English we have been investigating settings and why they are important within stories. We have introduced our class text 'UG' and created questions we would like to ask him to find out more about his life in the stone age.

This week in our topic lessons we have been lucky enough to visit Creswell Crags and be introduced to real bones of animals which lived thousand of years ago. We will also be creating mysterious tribal art to display in our wonderful class museum.

This week is Maths we will be investigating place value and identifying this within 3 digit numbers. We will also be manipulating numbers to find different combinations to view the value change each number has made.

This week in English we will be exploring information texts and there importance in displaying key pieces of information about archaeologists and the different jobs they do.

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