Art and DT
This week in Art, the children learnt how to use the 'Pinch and Coil' method to make clay pots. They worked really hard at trying to keep the coils the same size and we think they look great!
In a couple of weeks time, we will be creating a human sculpture using this method.
In RE, we are learning about the Creation Story. This week, we went up to our beautiful reflection garden to see all of the wonderful things God created. Some of the most wonderful things the children thought of were the flowers, the animals in the sea and on the land, and people because we get to have friends and family.
Topic- UK and it's Counties
Our Topic this half term is the UK and it's Counties where we will be looking at maps to find different counties, reading OS maps and designing our own, orienteering outside around the school grounds and also reading 4- figure grid references. This week, the children did an excellent job of using the 8 points on a compass to find different places on a map.
In Literacy, the children have started reading the book Edward Tulane which is a story about a peculiar toy rabbit who goes on many adventurous journeys.
Lessons started with creating character descriptions, thinking in character and making inferences, and now the children have begun to plan a diary entry as Edward himself.
Maths- Place Value
In Year 3, we have started our first maths topic which is Place Value. The children have been learning where to place digits on a place value grid using hundreds, tens and ones and how to flexibly partition.
The use of practical equipment have been helping them to visually see the digits of a number easily before writing them down and answering some problem solving questions.