This week in Year 3
We have had another full week of learning in Year 3, which the children are taking in their stride. We are very excited to have the opportunity to invite you into School next Friday morning between 0800 and 0900 and we are really looking forward to welcoming you into the Year 3 classrooms and sharing our favourite pieces of work with you.
We continued our unit on poetry by looking at Roger McGough’s The Sound Collector. We wanted to write our own Beechwood version of this, so to start with, we walked around the School, carefully noting the sounds we heard and the onomatopoeia words to describe them.
We visited Mrs Cussans in her office and spent some time chatting to her and appreciating the smaller noises, such as the clunking of the hole punch and the murmurs and other distant sounds from the Great Hall. It was lovely to get to know Mrs Cussans a little better and the children really enjoyed the opportunity.
We were also very excited to be able to go to the Science Lab, where Mr Darcy had gathered lots of sounds for us to gather. There were whooshes and pops, booms and bangs, and lots of gasps of delight from the children. Lots of these featured in our poems!
We have been learning about magnets in maths this week, sorting magnetic and non-magnetic materials and investigating the strength of each of the magnets. Despite understanding the science of magnets, there is still an evident joy and lots of laughter that comes when the children watch magnetic force in action. Once we gathered the data, comparing the magnets, we drew our own bar charts to display the information.
From the Year 3 Team