This week seems to have flown by. In English, we have started a new unit by reading Arthur and the Golden Rope. We have been thinking about quest stories and what the elements of these are. The children enjoyed predicting whether Arthur was going to be a hero or not. In maths, we are finishing our unit on multiplication and division. We have looked at scaling problems and also started to use the column method to times two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers. In Year 3, the children begin to learn that when you are working with larger numbers, you need more formal methods. They are doing very well and I have had a real flurry of people learning their times tables and moving up which is great.
In history, we have started to learn about a Bronze Age civilisation in Ancient China called the Shang Dynasty. We have started by thinking about how we learn about history from artefacts. In science, we looked at the acoustics in school and measured the decibels of different rooms to see which was loudest and which was quietest. On Tuesday, we completed relay races with OCRA .
Next week, we are continuing our learning about the Shang Dynasty and completing our final lesson on sound. We will also be completing a short unit on money in maths.
Hope you have a good Friday and a great weekend.
Miss Keen and the Year 3 Team