In Dahl Class we are learning all about the Stone Age. Today we were focusing on the Neolithic times. This is when the first stage of Stonehenge was built. Stonehenge is a monument and archaeologists think it was was orginally built as a burial place in around 3,000 BC. Over the next 1,500 years it was added to. We think some circles were used to mark important days in the year like the Winter and Summer Solstice. They helped Neolithic people keep track of when to grow and harvest their crops.
We built our own Stongehenge using cheesy puffs.
Thank you to all our visitors today. We really enjoyed showing you our books, and sharing with you some of the skills we use in critical reading. We especially loved looking through our 15 reads for Year 3. Which one have you borrowed? Would you recommend it to others? Write a comment to share why you enjoyed the book.
This term we have been looking at multiplication and we have started to investigate the distributive law. Can you explain to someone at home what this is? Maybe you could use some resources to model it – I would love to see your pictures!!
Wishing you all a very happy new year and we hope you have all had a wonderful holiday! A huge thank you for all your gifts and cards, it was very kind!
A few things to note ready for tomorrow:
PE Days: Wednesday’s and Thursday’s – please ensure both indoor and outdoor kits are in school tomorrow.
Key Skills – please bring your key skills books in tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Mrs Phelps and Mrs Denby
This term we have loved our learning about the amazing things that happen to shape our land. We have enjoyed using the maps and atlases to find out about mountains and rivers. The devices have been useful to find out facts about volcanoes and earthquakes. Now it is time to test our knowledge. Please complete the quiz below and then record a comment on the blog to share how you did. As an extra challenge, you could write your own question and multiple choice answer! Enjoy the quiz.
This week we are asking that you complete our quiz about the Romans again. How much can you you remember? Make a comment on the blog to let us know how you got on!
This afternoon the children have been working hard on their final presentation pieces. The outcomes are wonderful and include pencil drawings, water colours and some great kinetic letters. Well done everyone!
Please remember that reading and spelling practice must happen every week and that ‘little and often’ will help these facts go into your long term memory. Key skills must be handed in every Wednesday. Dojos will be awarded every week for completed key skills.
1. Read every day and record in your reading diaries.
2. Complete the four in a row activities.
3. Practice your times tables using ‘Tables Master’ or ‘Hit the button’ and record your scores in your own table within your Key Skills. Remember we are looking for at least 2 tries on at least 4 days.
4. Practice your spelling from the list below. Remember we expect you to learn the spellings from the All section, if you would like an extra challenge you can learn from the Most and Some column.
Friday 3rd November 2017