Year 3 Weekly Update

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We have had a lovely first week back after half-term!

The week started with another excellent Music lesson. I am very impressed with how determined the children are to keep practising, and their enthusiasm in the lessons is great! Lots of children are becoming more confident at identifying different notes.

In our English lessons we have started to look at Explanation texts. We have looked at an example text and used this to help us work out the key features so that we know what to include in our own writing. We have also started reading a new book in our Guided Reading lessons, The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Throughout both of our guided reading sessions this week the children have really impressed me with their inference skills; they have been thinking really carefully about what different words or phrases might suggest to the reader.

In maths we are continuing with our work on Addition and Subtraction. This week our focus has been on adding and subtracting three digit numbers and tens, when an exchange is required. We have been practising using a variety of methods; such as, using the dienes, using number lines, and looking for number facts that might help us.

On Thursday we spent the morning learning about Remembrance Day. We thought about why Remembrance Day is so important, and focused on the symbol of the poppy. We then explored different paintings and drawings of poppies, and used these designs to inspire our own art work. The final pieces are lovely, and the children put a lot of thought and care into their work.