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Predators

Trip to Millets Falconry Centre

On Tuesday 6th February year 3 visited Millets Farm Falconry Centre. We were shown the different birds and all the children had a chance to hold a bird of prey. The children learned different facts about each bird, their habitats, diet and how to differentiate them from other types of birds. They were given the opportunity to see some other animals including: Meerkats, Reptiles and Rakoons. A brilliant day with all children being a credit to the school.

Week 4

Topic – Predators

Our topic lessons this week have been focussed around animals and their habitats. The pupils have analysed the different features that animals have that make them suitable for their environment. Using the knowledge that they have gained throughout the topic the pupils were asked to design their own predator, justifying their reasons for giving it specific features and how it is suitable for certain environments.

 

Maths – Multiplication and Division Word Problems

Our maths lessons this week have continued to focus on multiplication and division word problems. The children were set some challenges in their work over the week, setting them some two step word problems really beginning to stretch their abilities to the next level solving reasoning questions at a mastery level.

 

English – Varjak Paw

In English this week the children were given the opportunity to use their plans to create a non-chronological report with the focus being on our class book of Varjak Paw. The children have created some excellent pieces of writing with our big push on handwriting really starting to shine through.

Week 3

Topic – Predators

In our topic lessons this week we have been learning all about predator plants. The pupils were given the opportunity to explore the Venus Flytrap analysing its key features and how it adapts its food consumption for the environment that it lives in. We have also been looking at skeletal systems, comparing different animals to us as humans, distinguishing the key differences of each before being given the opportunity to use our knowledge to label the key bones that make up the human skeleton.

 

Maths – Multiplication and Division Word Problems

In our maths lessons this week we have started looking at multiplication and division word problems, with the children having to use their prior knowledge of the topic to pick out the key pieces of information. Over the week we have progressed onto multi – step word problems to stretch and challenge the children’s abilities.

 

English – Varjak Paw

English lessons this week have continued to be focussed around our class book of Varjak Paw. The children’s aim over these next series of lessons is to write a non-chronological report about the book. In our build up lessons this week we have been acting out key parts, as well as analysing different examples of non-chronological reports, highlighting key reoccurring features. The children were given the opportunity to plan their reports having obtained all the information necessary to do so.

Here are some of our Venus Flytrap diagrams.

Week 2

Science – Predators

In our topic lessons this week, we have continued to explore our predator topic. We have been learning all about different food chains whilst learning some new vocabulary by exploring producers and consumers. The children were given the task to produce their own food chains with the animals of their choice, using digital technology to do so. We have also learnt all about fossils and the process that they go through to become what they are today.

 

Maths – Division

In maths this week we have continued to look at division using the bus stop method. The pupils have done exceptionally well with it being a real challenging topic, but through their perseverance and timetables knowledge they have been able to divide 3 digit numbers by 1 digit, as well as having to regroup their columns at the same time.

 

English – Varjak Paw

In our English lessons we were given the opportunity to write our diary entries in the role of Varjak Paw. The children were given 2 lessons to produce their piece of writing which they had planned themselves. Upon completion the children were asked to edit their work with a partner taking it upon themselves to find spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes to correct with their purple polishing pens. Before taking it to the next level by being critical identifying what their strengths and areas of improvement are to help inform their next piece of writing.

 

Week 1

Science – Predators

In science this week we have started our new topic for the term ‘Predators’. The children have performed some independent research into the topic analysing food chains and categories that different predators fit into based upon their dietary requirements.

 

Maths – Division

In maths this week we have been looking at division having introduced the children to the bus stop method, allowing them to use their timetables knowledge to help facilitate their own learning. The children have been able to break down the questions into digestible chunks making division easier for them to understand each question and obtain their answers.

 

English – Varjak Paw

In English this week we have started our new class book of Varjak Paw. The children have been able to really engage in the book through the use of freeze frames taking on the role of different characters. The children were given the task to explore different features of a diary entry, before having the opportunity to plan their own.

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