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Year 3

SEPTEMBER

History inspiring Art!

 

Beech class have been learning about early Stone Age cave paintings. We had fun creating our own hand painting and learning about the techniques used in the Paleolithic period. We evaluated our finished work using two stars and a wish and have decided we can't wait to do some more Stone Age art work. 

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We are Computer Programmers!

 

Beech class proving what great programmers they are! All children used the Scratch programme and used their coding skills to develop a moving character in a game (in this case Dog 2b)

Next steps will be adding interactive backgrounds and debugging programmes to correct errors – all exciting and hugely enjoyable!

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OCTOBER

 

Marvellous Measuring!

 

 Beech class enjoyed a maths game where they had to match up centimetres to their equivalent in millimetres. This is also useful for helping children to multiply and divide by 10.

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A follow on game where children had to match up centimetres to metres by multiplying and dividing by 100. All groups managed to match and no group made the mistake of saying 10cm = 1 metre, (it’s 100cm!)

After this children enjoyed an outdoors lesson measuring real things in the playground in metres and cm.

Were you inspired?

 

Thank you to all the parents, and a lovely Granny, who came to Year 3 Inspire Workshop. 

We had a really useful session learning the methods for column addition and subtraction and also all about using suffixes and prepositions. A head full of knowledge to take away!

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Being Geographers in Year 3

 

Beech class are finding out about the United Kingdom and in particular its countries and cities. To help in this process, we used atlases to further plot cities on maps and also to develop our mapping / compass skills by finding different cities that are north, south, west and east of Birmingham. In this way, where we live and where others live in the UK gains true perspective and real meaning.

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Stone Age Jewellery Quarter!

 

We spent an enjoyable afternoon looking at Stone Age pendants and designing and making our own. A fiddly job but we persevered and can't wait to add the finishing touches. 

 

Do you know what the pendants would have been made of? 

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