# Gods and Mortals

## Partake Theatre - Jason and the Argonauts

Week Commencing 10.12.18

PE Days - Tuesday with Gordan and Wednesday with Miss Conneely

English - This week, we are having a spelling, punctuation and grammar blast to support our writing skills before the Christmas break!

Spellings:

bottle, handle, candle, rectangle, possible

Maths - We are learning how to formally subtract 3 digit numbers.

Topic - This week we are learning how to code to support our Greek army battle formations.

Week Commencing 3.12.18

PE Days - Tuesday with Gordan and Wednesday with Miss Conneely

English - This week, we are writing newspaper reports about the discovery of Pandora's Box with reported speech.

Spellings:

thumb, lamb, climb, knife and knock (silent k & b - old English origins)

Maths - We are learning how to formally subtract 3 digit numbers,

Topic - This week we will research and learn about famous Ancient Greeks such as Aristotle, Plato and Archimedes. We are also comparing Ancient Greece to Modern day.

Week Commencing 26.11.18

PE Days - Tuesday with Gordan and Wednesday with Miss Conneely

English - This week, we are learning how to use a variety of prepositions in preparation for writing our trip advisor review for visiting the Minotaur's maze!

Spellings:

decide, exercise, cell, century and concert. (Soft ‘c’ that sounds like ‘s’ when spelt ce, ci, cy)

Maths - We are recapping and learning how to mentally subtract 2 digit numbers in preparation for moving onto 3 digit formal subtraction.

Topic - This week will have an art based focus as we research Ancient Greek tiles and design our own based on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Week Commencing 19.11.18

PE Days - Tuesday with Gordan and Wednesday with Miss Conneely

English - This week, we are learning about Adventure stories in preparation for creating our own stories with mythical beast encounters! Our grammar focus will be subordinate clauses and conjunctions.

Spellings:

accidental, special, usual, capital, pedal

Maths - We are learning how to add 3 digit numbers using column addition and bar modelling. This week we are learning how to carry over from the ones and tens columns.

Topic - We will focus this week on learning about everyday life for the Ancient Greeks

Week Commencing 12.11.18

PE Days - Tuesday with Gordan and Wednesday with Miss Conneely

English - This week, we are learning about the story sad of Icarus and Daedalus! From this story we are learning how to write a diary entry with linking adverbs.

Spellings:

altogether, small, almost, rainfall, always

Maths - We are learning how to add 3 digit numbers using column addition and bar modelling.

Topic - This week we are learning about the famously known Gods and Goddesses while also conducting a science investigation on wings for Icarus that would not melt.

On Wednesday 14th November, we have Partake Theatre coming to school to help us learn about Jason and The Argonauts!

Week Commencing 5.11.18

PE Days - Tuesday with Gordan and Wednesday with Miss Conneely

English - This week, we are unpicking the different characteristics of poetry while planning to write our own about a mythical creature.
We are concentrating on the use of rhyme while also including powerful similes and metaphors.

Spellings:

This week the children will be tested on 10 random spellings that they already learnt last term.
New Y3 spellings will be handed out on Friday.

Maths - We are learning how to add and subtract 2 digit numbers both mentally and formally.

Topic - We are now starting our topic of Gods and Mortals! This week we are concentrating on locating Greece on a map while researching what Ancient Greece looked like to the mortals in comparison to today.

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